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|Book club in Bellingham!|
We have been meeting for almost 10 years. In that time, we have seen many pregnancies and births, we have seen deaths, we have seen injuries and illnesses, hard times, times to celebrate, and everything in between. We have read 100 books together. We meet once a month, alternating between the homes of our members. We talk about the books we read, then we move on to talking about how we are doing. A large part of the focus will often land one or two specific ladies each month - those of us who are most needing to reach out and find support or guidance. Some months it's 3 hours, other months we are together for closer to 5 or 6 and all find ourselves surprised at how late it is.
|Christmas potluck & gift exchange 2011|
Once a month, we gather. We laugh together, eat together, drink together, sometimes cry together, and it's always a time that rejuvenates my soul. We celebrate birthdays together with nights out several times a year, and most years we take a weekend trip to a beach house or somewhere fun with our kids. Last year I am pretty sure we had 20+ kids and 6 adults in one house. It was awesome. We have had grown up sleepovers, and next year we'll be going to Suncadia for a weekend to celebrate our 10 year anniversary.
|Me and Tara, who started the book club|