This week has been awesome. One reason is that Corey is in visiting from Trinidad! Another reason is that Beth, Corey's bestie, just got engaged and we hosted a super fun bridal lingerie party organized by Corey.
Here are some pics (mostly of food) as the others I can't publish as it would spoil the surprise for Beth's new hubby. I must say, Corey knows how to throw a great party. This very tasty food was both healthy and colorful, and provided just the right festive setting.
|Miss Bethany Wesson, the lovely bride-to-be!|
Part of the spread: that's spinach dip past the pretzel chips
|Chicken sausages: cilantro lime, and apple with cinnamon|
|Veggies on a bed of arugula with hummus|
|Lime shrimp with water crackers and Parmesan crisps|
|Tiny caprese skewers|
|Guacamole with peach, pineapple salsa, black bean dip|
|Herbed goat cheese, prosciutto, aged Gouda, pepper jack bites|
On a side note, another few reasons this week has been a great one:
--> I've learned and refined more skills in the kitchen at the Star of Hope Women and Family Emergency Shelter - always a bonus! It's an amazing place to volunteer.
--> I tried a new arm balance pose at yoga for the first time called Astavakrasana (Eight Angle Pose) - and nailed it on the first try on both sides! This is a really tricky one as you can see below, so it's pretty exciting.
--> I FINALLY did King Pigeon on one side at yoga - after nearly two years of trying. Now for the other side!
--> I'm really proud of Greg who has been working so very hard and is doing great things.
This week, I'm feeling especially blessed and very grateful. I'll end with a quote from President Kennedy that I hope inspires you too:
'As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.'
-- John F. Kennedy