Wednesday, January 25, 2012

menu: ethan's birthday

Today we celebrate Ethan! In the spirit of 'It takes a village', today we'll tell tales of dear friends and family and how they played a part of Ethan's birth.  Ethan arrived early; his due date was Valentine's Day.  As you might imagine, this lends a comical air to the stories --- Marjorie's 'midnight ride' to Georgetown Hospital, Ryan's first ever sleepover with Danny, Jeff leaving MBA classes at Georgetown (how convenient!) to meet me, Jeff and I finally agreeing on his name in the halls of Labor and Delivery, Nancy's rescue and sleepover with us at the hospital, Debra's triage and the mass goldfish funeral, Nana's week of carpool to Montessori (driving DC rotaries - so brave!) and the Hogan's arrival during one of DC's most memorable blizzards.  Whew!

So many of our loved ones have winter birthdays so we try to celebrate over cozy dinners.  I can't think of anything more memorable than laughter and loved ones together to share good food and great times.  We'll be sure to post more pictures of the food and preparations later this week!

PS.  In case you're hungry for a cozy celebration of your own, here are links to two of our favorites:


  1. Happy Belated Birthday to Ethan! Can you believe our youngest ones are 9!!!

    1. Thank you, Claire! I cannot believe how time has flown by! All the best to you and yours. xoxo B