I don’t remember exactly when or how it started. I mean I kind of remember.
The babies were itty bitty. And my friends, Briya and Miss wanted to come over to visit the cutest twins ever born. And there happened to be an award show on? The Oscars maybe? I don’t remember. Mama Brain.
And then they came over again the next award show. Because hey, we like an excuse for a party!
And now it’s a thing. And we moved to a bigger place. And the babies are not itty bitty anymore. And more people come.
But for me, not only is it an excuse to have fun visiting with my friends.
But it’s an excuse to show my friends love through my cooking. And trying new recipes.
Oh and there’s some wine. Or margaritas. Or something.
This is how we did the Emmys.
Appetizers – chips, salsa from Fresh & Easy, and my homemade guacamole; figs with honey goat cheese wrapped in prosciutto; salami, white cheddar cheese and sea salt crackers.
Dinner – Tostadas made with my slow cooked Mexican roast and all the fixings
Dessert – chocolate cupcakes with caramel cream cheese frosting
I love the tradition we created!
It’s been a rough summer. I was doing great with this whole blogging all the time thing and then stuff happened.
We took a family trip up north to see my inlaws, my aunt, Monterey Bay, and San Francisco.
Then I took a trip up north again to see my friends that normally live online and in my phone.
-credit Just One Miss
And somewhere along the way the not so good stuff happened. The kidney stones that gave me grief last winter decided to wreck havoc again.
I’ve spent the last month and a half straining my pee and taking pain killers. Getting a CT scan. And I’m still not well. I’m able to be writing this with the help of the meds. And unless things change, like the stones passing, I’ll be having some kind of surgical procedure to evict these suckers. Either way, it all sucks.
I did manage to have some good times this summer and be a mom to my kids and a wife to my husband.
I managed to show up for work most of the time and be somewhat productive. Hopefully I’ll be feeling better soon.
Oh, and this also happened -
-credit Sara Ramirez
I’ll be back soon!
We watched a little TV.
Did you see?
I’m still pinching myself that this happened.