It's been a busy week so far, with Valentine's Day on Tuesday, Hope's picture day on Wednesday, two grad school projects and volunteering. It's good, though. It's so wonderful to see Hope so excited about holidays and creating memories that I know that she will have for a lifetime.
Last weekend, I hosted a girl's night out book exchange at my house. Everyone brought a few books or magazines that they no longer wanted and everyone got to take a few home. I provided a buffett of mini desserts (so that everyone could try a bit of everything!) and a coffee and cocoa bar with a variety of add-ins. As a favor, I made up simple bookmarks with an image of a Victorian woman reading.
The best part was being able to share time with my girlfriends without the obligation of children or distraction of spouses/boyfriends. We laughed so hard and everyone agreed that we need to have more girls nights.