- It was my Grandma's (in-law) 70th birthday. It was a gorgeous weekend. Grandma Nancy was surrounded my her entire family, which was beautiful. It was special to have our family come together and celebrate. I feel so connected and a part of my husband's family, I love them so much.
- It was Mother's Day! I miss my mom all the time so it was so nice to go home. It was a quiet afternoon of a BBQ and wine with my parents and brother and sister. Going for power walks on the beach. Driving around Long Beach and looking at real estate for when we move back. Coffee and long chats with my mama :)
- My brother recently got ENGAGED and I was DYING to meet my new future sister-in-law! Jenny fits perfectly into our family and I can't wait to be sister's for real. :) Like officially sisters. I always wondered who Jake would end up with. She's perfect for him!
A couple weeks later, we flew out to Florida. We extended the trip to make a vacation out of it, but it was really for one main reason: Amy Lo (one of my best friends from Florida State) got MARRIED!!!
Amy was the friend who I called in the middle of the night when my roommate was sick after a night out and I didn't know what to do. She slept on my air mattress with me while we took care of my roomie. We made sushi together for the first time. We stayed up LATE wondering who our future husbands would be and what they would be like. We baked. She became a soul sister. We started "tastes of heaven"-- sharing with each other moments that felt like heaven was so close we could taste it. I loved hearing her tastes. :) We read the bible and studied together. And now she is MARRIED to a wonderful man and I couldn't be happier for her!
Sometimes, taking a hiatus to abide is worthwhile. :)