Friday, May 29, 2009

My Peeps and Dinner


Get ready for a photo!

Staying still for the photographer...



Ok, last one...we are hungry!!




Have you ever heard of studies that prove that people live longer lives when they have a close-knit community? This is the kind of world I live in. I know all my neighbors in a 1/2 mile radius. Well, I guess that is easy when every one is on 40 acre parcels for the most part.... In fact, the only reason I may not be able to live in a big city again is because there is such a large community of wonderful people here I could not bear to leave. Big-hearted, kind, creative, funny, genuine people. When I attend any kind of event in my community, I will certainly know someone there. A rare kind of place nowadays.
Last night, I had a small group of friends over to watch the documentary "The Business of Being Born," which was lovely. And, considering all the women pictured above have had home births, it is a topic near and dear to our hearts. They let me cook them dinner, feed them a bit of wine and enjoy swapping stories about our lives. Perfect kind of night for me.
My super-duper excited five year old took the photos above. She is becoming quite the photographer.

Dinner:
Vegan Green Goddess Dressing with Endive Spears
Broccoli Crostini
Salad with Mint and Radishes
Zucchini Salad with Pine Nuts
Grilled Niman Ranch Sausages

2 comments:

heather said...

You are so lucky to have a community like that. It is rare these days. :)

Anonymous said...

yes we are so lucky. i am still savoring that meal, jess. and it was such a sweet way to spend an evening...

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