Monday, November 28, 2016


We just got home from a very fun filled week. We road tripped to Oregon/Washington for Thanksgiving, to see my family, go to the beach house, and attend Marci's wedding. I am always so filled with with love and gratitude after weeks like this one. Here's why...

We drove 13 hours in the car both ways with four adults and a baby. Vienna was a CHAMP and slept at least half of the drive. We didn't have any car trouble or accidents. We didn't get any tickets. The weather cooperated. It was excellent.

We got to see my family and it was so lovely. I know I say this a lot, but the older I get the more I realize how dang lucky I am to have been born into my family. There weren't enough beds, in the new house my parents moved into, with all of us home so my parents literally gave us their bed and master suite for the weekend. How lucky are we?? Very. We brought our camera but I ALWAYS forget to take pictures. It's so, so fun to see my parents be grandparents, and my siblings and their spouses be aunts & uncles. Everyone ADORES V and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

We went to the beach house just outside of Lincoln City, Oregon. It's always a relaxing time at the coast. I've always had an appreciation for water. I could watch the waves of the ocean all day long. It's fun to watch V experience the things we love. 

Finally, we got to attend Marci's - one of my very oldest and dearest friends- wedding. I was in tears within seconds of seeing her and witnessing the sealing. Marci and I have known each other since we were little girls and we were literally inseparable all through high school and college. Almost every good memory in those years has her in it. She is one of the most kind and caring people I know. I was and am still so lucky have her in my life. It made me so very happy to see her find someone that she can spend forever with. 

Very happy and blessed these days.

Side note: It snowed when we got home. Vienna's first snow! 

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