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>> Sunday, July 13, 2008

So this weekend I find myself by myself. Well let me clarify, with time for myself. I have forgotten what it was like to do what I want when I want. To sit and read , clean the house and it actually stays clean for more than 24 hours, to go to a farmers market and think about only what would make myself happy, to prepare meals just for me and sit and eat them at a leisurely passe. This is all things I did before the boys. All wonderful things. Things that had once escaped me until Cyndee gave me the wonderful gift of a weekend for myself.
So of course having time for me had to include a wonderful dinner with friends, two of my best friends. A time to relax and decompress from all our worlds bring to us. A time to laugh and eat a bit to much and drink things that only taste best when shared. A time to giggle and cook and share stories of our life's and responsibilities. And a time to let go of it all.

Mango and avocado salsa. Freshly made mojitos with mint from the garden. Bruschetta, bright with locally grown tomatoes. Spaghetti and clams only made better with a bit of pancetta. This is a meal to linger over, to share with best friends, to let go of it all and feel refreshed.

Mango and Avocado Salsa

1 ripe mango, diced
1 ripe avocado, diced
2 scallions, sliced thinly
half pint cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped
handful fresh cilantro, chopped
juice of 1-2 limes

Mix all ingredients together and serve right away. Serve with tortilla chips or pita chips.

Spaghetti and Clams

Our get togethers usually involve lots of picture taking. Me for my blog and Sopha for her flickr. But mostly because we just love to do it. Here Sopha is with her new macro lens she got for her Birthday.

And amazing chocolate peanutbutter cake from Sopha that I get to enjoy right now because we had no room for it after our lovely meal.

Thank you to my friends for helping make life just a little bit sweeter!

And as far as my family goes: As much as I have enjoyed this time for myself, they are my heart and my home, and I honeslty cannot wait for them to walk through the door!


HoneyB July 13, 2008 at 4:53 PM  

I'm glad you had some time to yourself and was able to enjoy what you wanted! Those days seem to come far and few between when you are a young mom! It also sounds like you are a great mom because your very last statement summed it all perfectly.

C. C. & A. July 13, 2008 at 9:29 PM  

We miss you and We Love You! See you tomorrow!

Anonymous July 18, 2008 at 9:17 AM  

I had a awesome time....thank you for my visionboard(love it!)
You are the best.... my friend, thanks for being such a wonderful friend.
Hey, why is my picture up....hehehe, i guess you wern't kidding when you said you were going to post it.( i forgive you for now....lol.)


Anonymous July 18, 2008 at 11:17 AM  

I had a wonderful time, too, Sarah! Thank you so much for a delicious meal.... especially the bruchetta that I was SUPPOSED to make! :o) Thanks for helping me out on that one - too bad I had to work. There just aren't enough hours in the day! Again, thank you for a lovely night out.... can't wait to do it again!!!
Love, Jen

Sophie July 24, 2008 at 8:43 PM  

Sounds like you really enjoyed your time. I really like the fresh, summery theme of this entry :). Yum, avocados, they're so good and super healthy!

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Katia August 4, 2008 at 10:52 PM  

Hi Sarah,

Glad you got some time to yourself, I totally understand the need. I've been looking through your archives at evrything I've missed and it all looks wonderful. Your photos look really great too! Thank you for checking on me- I'm back.

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