I got this book as a Birthday gift and I finished last night.
I LOVED IT!
Like for reals, I loved this book.
It s about a girl just graduated from college who in struggling to figure out what's next in life.
This book chronicles her travels around the world, something I am severely jealous of, where she learns that there is more to "it" than high paying jobs and all the materialistic things we fill our lives with. She realizes thru travel that its people and experiences that we should hold onto and make our lives full, rather then stuff.
Every time she mentioned a new place, I would google the pictures and wish I was there too. This book has definitely given me the itch to travel.
If you're looking for a summer read, pick this up!
Its the time of tan shoulders, long days spent outside, running in the sprinklers and chasing bubbles. BBQ's, backyard fires, smores, movies on the beach, ice cold Coronas and best friends. When my babes smell of sun screen and water mellon, and ice cream and popsicles are considered acceptable meals. When we eat dinner outside and spend every second we can down at the beach. It's laughing babes, loud music, flip flops and sundresses.
In our spare time we are Super Models.... I mean really who wouldn't want to book us?
Rehearsal was held in the Barrel Room at the Winery. How gorgeous right?
The Bride and her Maids
The weather the day of the wedding couldn't have been more beautiful. It was so breathtaking there
Sofia wanted to help Whitney put her lip stick on so bad. I on the other hand was having a panic attack she would get it on her dress.
For the past year we have done nothing but plan and plan and plan this wedding. Some days it felt like it would never come. This weekend was pure perfection. The weather was perfect, the flowers were perfect, the company was perfect, and the Bride and Groom were GORGEOUS! All of the planning and hard work sure did pay off.
Ted and Whit I hope you know how much this weekend meant to everyone involved. Your families were so full of love and happiness, it was amazing to be around. Thank you for having me as a part of it. It was such a BLAST!
To the old lady in Ikea who stopped to tell me that me and my children were beautiful, BLESS YOU.
I have been feeling nothing short of beat down by life lately, and my children, although beautiful, are testing my ability to have patience. Its good to know that although I feel extremely exhausted and frustrated, at least I'm fooling someone.
How are you two already? You were just swaddled in my arms, all chubby and soft and smelling like a newborn babe. I blinked and you turned into this spunky powerhouse of a little girl. You have been such a blessing to our family. You are the craziest rough and tough little lady, but such a little lover. When you kiss me you hold my cheeks, and your arms wrap all the way around my neck when you hug me. You sing most of the day and you are always always dirty and hungry. When I found out their was a baby girl swimming in my belly, I was scared. I was equipped to raise loud little boys, not dainty little ladies. Was I ever wrong. You are rougher than any boy I know and I love that about you. You are strong and independent, but so kind and gentle hearted. When you climb up on my lap we make secret promises to be best friends forever. You're my best girl. I am so grateful for you babe. You fill my heart up to the brim with the most intense love.
We decided to have a last minute BBQ for the babes for their Birthdays. I didn't have a ton of time to plan this out so I went easy camping themed. I have seen this on a couple of blogs and thought it was super cute. I think this may be the last year I'll be able to do a combo gender neutral party for these two. Gavin was eying the super hero party decor pretty hard:)
I just went to the dollar tree and picked up some bug nets, flash light, glow sticks, and scamp like snacks for the kids treat bags. Gummy worms, carmel corn, chex mix. Stuff like that. I printed some labels ( THANK YOU ANTHEA) and stuck them on some brown lunch sacks I had and whipped up a little banner.
Michaels had these little bird houses for a $1 so the kids got to do a fun craft. And of coarse S'MORES
I'll Eat You Up I Love You So
I got some baby lovin in thanks to these two beauties
The best part of the night was when the sun went down and we played a movie on the garage. I put our old crib mattresses on the floor with a heap of blankets and pillows, and borrowed a movie projector from my neighbors. It was pretty awesome! I think we may have to buy one for sumer movie nights!