That’s my old friend Karen and me, about 15 years ago. We were 22 years old and on our first trip out West, from FL to OR. That road trip absolutely changed my life. I wrote about it in this post
way back in 2007.
As my 20th high school reunion approaches, I’ve been thinking about that girl – who she was, what pieces of her still remain. I think I’ll probably go. To the reunion, that is. I have a penchant for getting super duper nostalgic. It suits me beautifully 🙂
These two continue to capture my heart, daily. John is officially a full time stay at home papa. He couldn’t be more proud, more excited. And this makes me incredibly proud, excited. I am in a state of constant gratitude that this is a move we can afford to make. The other day John said he was considering a blog about his stay at home papa adventures. Oh, swoon. I would so read that blog 🙂
The sun came out for a few days. I notice that I’m in the BEST MOOD EVER when the sun comes out. I’m not going to lie. It can get rough living in the NW with all this rain and gloom. Jan-Mar are the hardest. I’m going to try and manifest tropical travel next year during these months. Please, oh, please!
We throughly enjoy ourselves when the sun does come out.
And even when it doesn’t, of course. Here’s True getting in on my daily gratitude practice. Yes, it’s a giant piece of paper taped to the fridge. Whatever works, friends. Whatever works.
Found a little love on the sidewalk the other day. I’ll add it to my collection
, for sure.
The other day this is what happened:
Friendly stranger: “Hey kid, what’s your name?”
Friendly stranger: “Huh?”
True: “T.R.U.E. True!”
I almost fell down, barely believing that True just spelled out his name for someone so that they GOT IT. I love this kid, so so much.
Lately, he’s into knee boarding on the tennis courts.
And staring at the outdoors, possibly dreaming of knee boarding at the tennis courts.
Life, you are so cool.
Recently, Lacy and I were driving down the street when we saw a sassy woman wearing a very cool coat. Lacy rolled down her window, “Hey sweets, cool coat! Where’d you get it?” The answer? Anthropologie. We bee-lined it to the nearest store, and as luck would have it, they had ONE left, 30% off the already marked down price no less! Oh yeah, baby. I love this coat. Feels like me, and I’m pretty sure I would have worn it in high school, too. It may just have to take the trip with me to my 20th reunion 🙂