the after dinner glow

last night, some dear friends came over  to make us a delicious dinner of lentil pasta.  it was the first "normal" social event we have done since baby jack was born. it was lovely.  dinner was yummy, the conversation was great, and the evening made me feel like a complete stephanie again, not only jack's mommy.  but one of the best parts of the evening was the reminder of how much i love the feeling after entertaining.  after our friends departed, david cuddled with jack on the couch while i cleaned up the kitchen and living room.  a freshly cleaned home bathed in the of warm glow of candlelight and the soft lighting of lamps, our music playing on random, and the lingering feeling of friendship in the air...this is one of my favorite things.