Monday, January 24, 2011

Joey does have friends.

Joey and I joke around about how he has no friends out here. He doesn't really connect with most of the guys he works with. Most are in a completely different frame of mind. However, we were invited over for dinner with one of the few guys he does get along with and his wife.
Some pre-dinner photos.

We were absolutely spoiled. Rachel is an amazing cook.


Leena watching Rachel do dishes.

We got candied oranges.

Three types of deviled eggs.
Stuffed mushrooms...mmmmmm, my favorite. Then for dinner we had a veggie salad, eggplant moussaka and some amazing bread. For dessert Joey made a peanut butter cheesecake and I brought our peanut butter fudge. Phil and Joey enjoyed some of his mead.



Leena colored.
She/we played with the doggies.
She got dragged around by a doggie playing tug o war and was giggling hysterically. It was fun to just hang out and chat and watch Leena play.
Their amazing bus!

Ahhhh, afghans.
The wonderful cook. :)
Phil with his amazing red hair.

Stepping back and truly seeing what matters has been in the forefront of my mind lately. Joey and I have been brainstorming, praying and realizing what really matters and making moves to make our lives more streamlined and fulfilling. Fulfilling in what truly matters. Love. Letting go of worry. Everything else can work itself out. There's no room for negativity, doubt and worry about the future. Take a hike. With letting go of these things our marriage has strengthened even more. Our love has multiplied beyond what I thought was even possible. Our parenting has improved and our faith has greatly increased.

There has been lots of giggling. There has been lots of cuddling. There has been lots of kisses. There has been an amazing amount of love all around.

Constantly improve. Never stay stagnant. Keep the fire alive, in all your relationships.
Peace and Love.

4 comments:

With Love, Jamie said...

Lovely post :)
Looks like a wonderful night & sounds like a yummy dinner!
You & your daughter look so adorable :)
xo, Jamie

O Bella Naturals said...

Looks like you had such a great night! I love that bus! VW's are my favorite <3 Totally in agreement about life, more snuggles, more giggles, less distractions, more quality time. So glad for your little family.
<3 Betsy

Violet Bella said...

this post made me soooo happy. joey's friends look so sweet, and wonderful people to be around. what an amazing feast! and you took the most beautiful photos to remember it. im so happy that you are joey are adding to your fire. this time that he has been home has seemed to be such an important one. hope to one day actually meet this boy! love you....

Vero said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG, ABSOLUTELY TRUE, ONLY LOVE MAKES THE MIRACLE IN CLAY, JUST LOVE THE WONDERFUL BREEDS! AS THE SONG SAYS Silvio RODRIGUEZ.AMOR AND PEACE IN YOUR VIDA.VERO