You are my Sunshines...

It's been over two years since I have met the very best imaginary friends. When I learned we were going to be growing from a Party of Four to a Party of Five I skipped on over to ivillage and joined a buch of other crazy gals to talk about our morning sickness, swollen bodies and aches and pains. Now, as our babies approach their Second Birthdays we talk about more, so much more... We talk about ourselves, our families and of course our chuildren. We share book reviews, recipes and coctail concoctions... we support and encourage each other through tough times and tragedies and celebrate life's joyous occasions. Some of us have met irl (in real life) and others have not. We share secrets and laughter and tears...

I have many firends (endearingly we refer to one another as Sistas) url... Don, my husband, teasingly calls them my imaginary friends though he too has met and chatted and IMd with some!

While I am lucky to have some great friends irl, I want to say a big thank you to my Sistas.... My Sunshine, my Tata, my Lova... NocNoc, Lushy, to Immy's Momma and Hula Hula Girl and Chrissy, Miss lilbitcrazy... and to all of you whom I have forgotten to mention.. you know who you are!
You make me laugh and you encourage me to be the best... here's a cheers to you!

When Life Gives you Lemons make Vodka Lemonade!

1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup (or less if you prefer) simple sugar syrup*
1 cup water

*simple sugar syrup
bring equal parts sugar and water to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Cool before using.

Mix lemon juice, simple syrup and water together in a pitcher and chill. When ready to serve pour desired amount into a glass with ice and a shot (or two or three) of your favorite vodka, (Grey Goose) and garnish with a sprig of mint or a lemon wedge... if you have a hammock and a good book they go perfectly!