girl night. {family traditions}

Tonight was girl night.  I guess that's a good place to start my new photography blog.  Me and my mom had a great time with each other without all the boys (well, except my littlest brother.  He stayed with us tonight.)

Mom and I started a girl journal just for the two of us.  It's got little readings full of God's promises and we took turns reading it out loud together tonight.  (Mom teases me during school time that I'm a read-aloud hog.  I am!  ;)  )

We had a delicious dinner and were totally silly while we ate it.  We both love stuff like steamed artichokes, pickled garlic, goat cheese and grapes, and even butternut squash ravioli sauteed in brown butter...

the artichokes were dipped in butter and balsamic vinegar.  yum!

We toasted to each other and to being girls together!
Monday night is both girl night and guy night.  We take turns with the boys keeping my littlest brother.  I love reading to my littlest brother (he tells me I'm his best friend).