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Bestie Moon

“Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.” -Unknown

Last weekend, I had the privilege of leaving the little man at home with Ken while I took a much needed bestie moon with my childhood best friend. I don’t know why I didn’t do this the first time around, but it was by far one of the best trips I’ve ever had. There’s something about time passing so quickly, knowing change is just around the bend that makes you realize how precious every moment of the present is. After months of hard work, late nights, and many Facetime sessions with my brother we were both able to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Neither of us have played tourist in the city where he’s been working so hard to create a livable oasis. I couldn’t have been happier about the food we ate, the places we got to see, or the conversations that we had. Being able to tour the Parker Hotel, the Ace Hotel, and reaching Joshua Tree just before the sunset was the perfect plan to an easygoing, fun trip. Thank you again to my brother who hosted us, killed them crickets, and took care of his two big sisters.

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Little Busy Bodies

“Every one has a friend during each stage of life. But only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.” -Unknown

Two weeks ago, we were lucky enough to fly out to D.C. for a wedding where we got to spend time with family and friends. Years ago, Ken was sent there for a seven month assignment and forever he’ll be tied to Maryland and the people there. I have never heard of a more hospitable clan of friends and family and now that I’ve had a chance to get to know everyone there, I can see why Ken misses them so much. Along with spending time with Ken’s extended network of friends and family, I also had a chance to see a childhood friend of mine and to meet her new beautiful daughter, Harper. Watching our two sons drive up down the street looking for neighborhood buddies was the cutest thing ever. I can just imagine the trouble these boys would get into if they lived near each other. It’s hard not to want to pick up everything and just move over to the other side of the coast to be with such amazing people in our lives. I know we’re all already counting down the year(s) until we can return and spend more time with all those we love so much.

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