Sunday, January 13, 2008

nice

it's been such a nice weekend. some beloved friends who moved away a year ago were back in town for a few days and we had them over for dinner, rapidly picking up old traditions of ordering our favorite take out and a few bottles of red but this time their son, their adorable son whose birth i was honored to witness is closer to two now, he and M got along famously, the adults reconnecting as well. it made me miss them all the more but it was so lovely having them here for one night.

then yesterday we went to a birthday party for M, a party held by cool yet somewhat unknown parents a bit of a distance from here. we spent longer than we thought we would connecting with parents whose kids are in class with M, something i've never been good at and yet at the same time it was really quite lovely. we all napped when we came home, later than usual for M but lazy and good.

then this afternoon we'll make a little trip to the library, one of our new favorite places where we will all pick a few books and come home and read. i am reminded again of how lucky i am, how blessed i am to have this family, this very good man and this adorable child lighting the way.

23 comments:

Orangeblossoms said...

gratitude is so good..... I love finding my own and witnessing the gratitude of others.

Kyla said...

It does sound like a nice weekend, and I think you were probably in need of the recharge. It is good.

Amy Y said...

Sounds perfect! I love weekends like this :)

liv said...

i love hearing you this way. you sound so, so good, sister.

jen said...

thanks, y'all. it's keeping myself out of work for a weekend. it's been great..

kristen said...

love.

carrie said...

How relaxing!

I love (and need) weekends like this!

Family Adventure said...

My favourite type of weekend! Yeah!

Heidi

Julie Pippert said...

Oh such a lovely and positive weekend...and clearly just what you needed. :)

Beck said...

I love happy weekends like that!

flutter said...

Oh my love, see how love just fills you up? When you let it?

I love hearing you like this

Gwen said...

Happy for you, for all of you. I love connecting with out of town friends, even though it's always bittersweet.

Jennifer said...

Ahhh.

Omaha Mama said...

Aw - nice is right.
Sounds so good to me.

Aliki2006 said...

It sounds like the perfect weekend! Sometimes these little reminders are so important...

bgirl said...

what a great free-flowing weekend...much needed and from this post, much enjoyed.

Wayfarer Scientista said...

oh jen, I missed your baby shower for Just Posts! I'm so glad you had such a great weekend!

mitzh said...

really nice....

thailandchani said...

Sounds like the best thing you could be doing. Especially after the chaos last weekend.

So.. what are you reading?

crazymumma said...

Its those little days, those little ways that can make us so grateful.

Wish I had been one of those parents at the party....

Janet said...

We, too, enjoyed the company of some old friends over jambalaya and red wine this weekend, our five kids weaving a joyous soundtrack in the background. It is a nice way to spend time, isn't it?

ms chica said...

I don't know if I can come up with a comment more articulate than the title of this post...

Ally said...

Ahh, those good days are what makes it all worthwhile. I treasure them, too.