February 2014 Highlights & Reads

Highlights from Last Month

  • Tom went to a football conference in Concord while I visited with San Jose friends
  • We celebrated the 3rd anniversary of our first kiss and the 2nd anniversary of closing on our house
  • We had an amazing dinner with some new friends from church who have also journeyed through infertility (and survived!)
  • Tom went to Fresno to attend the premiere of a friend’s movie

Books I Read in February

Favorite Podcast Episodes


Favorite Reads: Jan 2014

Here are my favorite reads from last month.  

I only read one book in its entirety during January, but it was a good one.


MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche

After having the experience uprooting my life twice in the last 5 years and having to make a new circle of friends, I was intrigued by Bertsche’s goal to find new friends.

She spends a year going on at least one “friend date” a week, and her experience is hilarious and thought-provoking. As an introvert who can lean toward the quiet/shy side with new people, I found it comforting to know that I’m not the only grown woman who struggles to make friends in adulthood.

I also liked how she explored the idea of friendship. What makes a “good” friend? And when does an acquaintance turn into a friendship?

I’d definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a fun memoir that is also thought-provoking without being too heavy.


These are the blog posts that kept me thinking long after I read them: