Good Food and Good Friends

This post is part of a daily series to help me notice “all the nice things” that happen in 2017. I encourage you to keep a similar journal – you’ll have lots of wonderful memories to look back on at the end of the year 🙂

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Yesterday, we had two of Dan’s co-workers and their girlfriends (Dave, Kaitlyn, Graham, and Becky) over for dinner. Hubby cooked pulled pork and served some raw veggies, and fried up some of the almond-crusted fish I had made the day before. The friends brought some pretty delicious wine, a great salad, and some very nice flowers. Dan also made “pudim de leite condensado” (condensed milk pudding), which I have to say, is the best one I’ve ever had (sorry relatives!). I don’t even make the stuff, and I’m from Brazil, where it comes from. Dan has mastered the art of the “pudim” and frequently makes it for guests, who always enjoy it. We also had some caipirinha after dinner.

We had such lovely conversation about adventures and life in general. Graham had recently taken 3 months off to go sailing around the world, and Dave had recently done a huge bike trip, so we had lots in common and lots to talk about. I also had a nice chat with Becky about homeschooling, life coaching, online writing and more. When the time to put the kids to sleep came, Dan and I took turns taking care of the kids, so both of us could still enjoy conversation. It was a really lovely time, and I’m very thankful to have a helpful and involved husband. Love you babe!

We decided at the end of  last year that we had been denying ourselves a social life for far too long, so I joined the sports club, and Dan decided to invite friends over for dinner every Saturday when we’re available. So far it’s been really great. It’s really nice to hang out with friends and enjoy conversation.

What nice thing happened for you today?

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