Bloom Book Club
The book club starts on Monday, June 24th, which is a week from today, and every few days there’s a new video—lots of conversations about the book, and four recipes that we cooked together, too.
Here’s a link to the intro video, and here’s a link to the details and schedule. No need to sign up—although you can, if you’d like to get an email when each video goes up. All you need is a copy of the book, and you can always get them at B&N, Amazon, and right now Dayspring has them at a great price, too.
On Saturday morning, Jessica picked me up at the hotel, and we drove to Angie’s house, where the video guys were setting up and her darling girls were just about to leave for the pool.
We spent allllllll day in Angie’s house, snuggled up on the couch, and then bumping in to each other in the kitchen, telling stories, crying a little, and literally laughing till we cried. (It took TEN takes for us to get through the Breakfast Cookie segment. I’m absolutely not telling you why, but my stomach hurt from laughing.)
We talked while the cameras were rolling and while they weren’t. I’d never met Jessica or Angie, but we have dear mutual friends, and more than that, I think, we’re on the same page in some fundamental ways: women who are pursuing lives of faith, parenting little ones, juggling books and blogs and travel schedules, trying to live with courage and honesty, trying to soak up the little kid years and do the work we feel called to do.
Honestly, we connected. I hope that translates. I know it will. I hope you sense that we really had a fantastic time together, that we weren’t turning anything on for the camera—if anything, the poor video team had to keep waiting for us to get back to the topic at hand, you know, the videos we were shooting.
As ever, I’m such a believer in what happens when we invite people into our homes and lives and stories. Saturday was a total treat, and I hope you get a chance to take a peek at some of the videos we made. Happy summer & so much love.