What a weekend!
Danny & I have been dashing about here in New York & have had quite an exciting weekend. We had so many blog related events & deadlines to pack into a few days, so it was also quite intense….but I felt incredibly in love with my husband through it all as we raced around the city in between commitments. He is a gem, even under pressure. And no matter what our schedule, he will be stopped in his tracks upon seeing the cutest dogs ever, as happened Friday night at the Madison Square Dog Park. 🙂
Also, today (Feb. 13) Danny & I will be guests on BYU Radio! The show is called Thinking Aloud and it will air on Classical89 KBYU-FM at 11 am and 8 pm MST. And also on BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) at 11:30 am and 5:30 pm MST. The topic they want us to speak about is Choosing Happiness. Maybe you know by now that this is certainly a topic we love to talk about. 🙂
And, this weekend I had a visit by some of my oldest and dearest friends I’ve ever had. Three women who used to live in Brooklyn (before they had babies & moved to real houses with yards & washing machines) came back to have a girls weekend. I spent every moment I could with them eating amazing food, reminiscing around the neighborhood, staying up late, eating ridiculously good brunches, & going to Broadway (Mary Poppins charmed us all…it was so magical I even had a tiny tear :). We laughed at seeing futons on the street (in the trash) and joked that back in the day, one of the husbands would have probably brought it off the street & up 3 floors to give it a new home in his living room. We laughed about one friend’s first apartment that was big enough to house a King Size bed, and nothing else. You could lay on each side of it and touch the wall (though it did include a guest quarters – a small strip at the bottom of the bed where there was enough room for a sleeping bag.) We laughed at bathrooms that were so tiny you had to stand in the bathtub to close the door. Or kitchens that were so small that when all of us women were in there cooking a big Sunday meal together, our bums would be touching as we chopped vegetables on the counters. And we laughed at a Valentine’s surprise party that we planned for our husbands…complete with those tall Virgin Mary/Jesus candles in red, lining the ridiculously long hallway of one of the Brooklyn apartments (the candles later came in handy during the great East Coast Black-out of 2003 while we all sat in candlelight & ate popsicles out of the freezer before they melted.) I wish I had photos. But these were the days before we had digital cameras. This is how far back I go with these dear women.
All weekend we felt so grateful for the friendships that we have. What friends are your closest ones? Are they ones you met as newlyweds, in college, as a new parent, or because of your children’s friends? I always hear that new moms bond together like nothing else. I wonder how that will be for me as I’ll be so much older than most new moms!
P.S. A few love announcements…
-And see a little something I’m getting for Danny for Valentine’s Day, which reminds me of our courtship 🙂 (Danny, dear, you’re not allowed to click the link! 🙂