Perfect Moment Monday: dinner party

by Lori Lavender Luz on February 23, 2009

in Perfect Moment

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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours with us, too.
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I’m writing on Saturday, during a break in the action.

Roger and I used to entertain quite often BK (before kids). We also tried to entertain in the early days of kids, but until today, the stress and strain of planning, shopping, prepping, cooking and cleaning while keeping two kids safe and occupied, well, that took a toll.

We are having two couples over tonight.

I just realized that Tessa and Reed have helped! Their net give was, for the first time, bigger than their take. They helped clean. Tessa helped me make a key lime pie. Reed helped Daddy shop and apprenticed in making the short ribs.

Tessa and I have set the table and cut the squash. Now, she and Reed are playing together nicely while Roger and I put on the finishing touches to the appetizers.

We have music on, and we’re all singing to each other. The harmony in our house today is beautiful.

And the guests are yet to come. There are sure to be even more perfect moments when the evening really begins.
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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Raggedy Ann April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

Hummm…can I send my little guy over to your place for a while? I’m sure you could teach him a thing or two.

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B April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

And it will only be two or three years before you can shout instructions from the deckchair while sipping mojitos and cracking pistachios!Way to go!

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

I posted because well, I have to, It’s Monday and it’s just not Monday without sharing my Perfect Moment w/You!!

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Bonnie April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

I love when we have harmony! We need to have it more often. I hope you had a nice evening!

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

That sounds wonderful…both the dinner party and the family time.

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luna April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

what a wonderful day and evening! I agree with pam — that harmony is no accident. it’s there, even if you can’t feel it sometimes, because of all you do.

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Kami April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

One of my daydreams before having our Someday Baby was cooking together with our little one(s). Thanks for sharing your happy moments doing just that.

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

That is so delightful, “the net gain”, love it! We call it B.C. at our house, Before Children.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

It sounds like the perfect pre-dinner party time.

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Wordgirl April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

I love this Lori — the harmony in your family is no accident — that comes through grace and love — both of which you have in abundance!Love,Pam

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Raggedy Ann April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

Hummm…can I send my little guy over to your place for a while? I’m sure you could teach him a thing or two.

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B April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

And it will only be two or three years before you can shout instructions from the deckchair while sipping mojitos and cracking pistachios!Way to go!

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

I posted because well, I have to, It’s Monday and it’s just not Monday without sharing my Perfect Moment w/You!!

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Bonnie April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

I love when we have harmony! We need to have it more often. I hope you had a nice evening!

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Kristin April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

That sounds wonderful…both the dinner party and the family time.

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luna April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

what a wonderful day and evening! I agree with pam — that harmony is no accident. it’s there, even if you can’t feel it sometimes, because of all you do.

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Kami April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

One of my daydreams before having our Someday Baby was cooking together with our little one(s). Thanks for sharing your happy moments doing just that.

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Martha April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

That is so delightful, “the net gain”, love it! We call it B.C. at our house, Before Children.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

It sounds like the perfect pre-dinner party time.

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Wordgirl April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

I love this Lori — the harmony in your family is no accident — that comes through grace and love — both of which you have in abundance!Love,Pam

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MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

You have trained them well!Now hop over to my blog- I think you can guess why!

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MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 1:28 am

You have trained them well!Now hop over to my blog- I think you can guess why!

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