Next week, my husband and I are going to be on the other side of the world for 10 days. While I am excited to travel back to Israel, it is quite difficult to get things in order for our boys. There have been some things done in preparation that have me a nervous wreck and not wanting to go at all (like going over our living will). Not trying to be a downer about it all, but this is hard stuff and makes for some serious convo, especially when my entire side of the family is going with us. I think the thought of not being able to get to my babies if they need me has me a bit frazzled. I know that we'll be alright and return home to our boys, but my perspective has been altered completely. We are spending extreme amounts of quality time as a family, making memories and the most of our time… isn't that how it should always be though? Sometimes we just need a reality check about what really matters in life. I like pretty things, but no thing really matters in the grand scheme of things. Time is so precious, and I'm choosing to make the very most of mine.
Okay, enough of all of my diary talk.
1. A necklace I got 4 years ago when I was in Israel -- symbolic of the 12 tribes. It is even more beautiful in person.
2. My Easter outfit via text to my best friend in Texas. Missing her!
3. Hudson's 1st run with the sprinkler this year. I can hear his little squeals all over again.
4. Whipped out my neon, geometric print bathing suit from Target last year.
5. Reading, reading, reading to my babies. Good book.
6. Enjoying my new J.Crew bauble necklace that is said to be authentic (with charm), but probably isn't considering it was $14. You think I care? Nah.
7. Got a new chair while on a family thrifting trip… not too sure where it's going yet though. Pretty fabric though, eh?
8. Took the boys to the zoo to see all of the animals. Now, Avery can go "Ooo, Ooo, Aah, Aah" like a monkey and believe me, it's the cutest thing ever. I love when he learns a new "trick." :)
9. On the way to see Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3!
With a full weekend behind us, we are looking forward to a full week ahead and possibly a spontaneous trip home to Charleston -- it will always be home.