We have always loved opening up our home and bringing in those we love and cherish. Not only do I love entertaining... hosting a special baby shower or having a big 4th of July BBQ in our backyard and adding all the flare that is appropriate... but I am falling in love with just being able to open our home to family and friends. We will not always have salmon or steak on the bbq and their may be times when the kitchen floor is not mopped before they arrive but that is not why they are coming. It's a night to just enjoy each others company. To learn and grow. To laugh. To cry. To embrace life together.
In the next few weeks - hopefully sooner rather than later - Brent and I will embark on a day. We will each have a dinner invitation to extend to someone who crosses or path or who comes to mind and without telling the other person who that is, we will each extend a dinner invitation for the same evening. We will then welcome them into our home and will watch with excitement as an eclectic group comes together. :) It will be so, so much fun to see who is brought together around our table. Then we plan on letting the boys each carry an invitation for an evening together... yet somehow I already know who these invitations will be going to - maybe we can encourage them to branch out a little?!?
We have company coming tonight. The house is clean and the meal preparations are almost done. We're doing hamburgers, pasta salad, chips and salsa and watermelon. A fun family dinner, nothing special but I'm looking forward to it. We are welcoming friends into our home. We are enjoying life together.
The place setting can be found here