It has been really hard to figure out where (or if?) to pick back up in this space. In some ways it feels like none of this (the dirty grout, the new floors, the freshly painted walls) really matters any more but at the same time we've realized that all of it matters. The blooming flowers, the quiet evenings in the backyard with dogs climbing all over us, dinner with friends and yes, even installing a new kitchen floor - these are the moments that are woven into this thing called life. And now more than ever before, we fully realize that life is precious and meant to be celebrated. So whether we're talking about grout or floors or how our loved ones are doing - hi. I've missed you.
Can we start back up with some highlights from life recently? These are (just a few of) the moments I'm treasuring. I hope your week has had sweet highlights, too.
We had some really wonderful friends in town two weeks ago and spent part of our Saturday at the Summit Brewing Company. The tour was meh but we still managed to have a great time and you get to sample beer (which is really great if you like beer...which I don't. haha).
I hopped on a flight straight from work last Friday and spent the weekend in Chicago with my Grandma. I love her so, so much and this was a special weekend just being together. No agenda, no itinerary, just quality time together. Also? I had never been told we looked so much alike until church with her on Sunday morning. I loved it!
[My bag is the Hamilton by Michael Kors in luggage. I spent a year looking for a cognac bag, found this one a month ago and made 3 trips to an MK store before I finally pulled the trigger at the outlet mall with Grandma. I am absolutely head-over-heels in love with the bag! I realize that's ridiculous. It's also true. Tip: most outlet malls have a coupon book that offers 20% off at MK! ]
This little cutie turned nine on Tuesday! We had a really rough start to life together three years ago, but it's hard to believe that now. He and I are best buds and he is seriously the best snuggler around. Happy Birthday, Beemer! I hope you never lose your sweet puppy playfulness, even if you're finally growing into your old soul.
I hope you have a weekend full of moments and hopefully full of projects, too. We've been working on a couple things that I can't wait to share. See you next week, friends.