Sunday, April 15, 2012

time + a winner

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.

Lastly, congrats to our Poppy & Pinecone giveaway winner: Mendi of Her Late Night Cravings


Nicole Rene said... [REPLY]

wow hope you have a fabulous trip! and I love all the images :) have a great day!

Sandra Leiva said... [REPLY]

That J.Crew bauble necklace is so cute, I love it <3

natasha {schue love} said... [REPLY]

JUST ordered that necklace! Looks so pretty...can't wait to get it in the mail! :)

Candace Donley said... [REPLY]

One of my favorite posts yet, probably because it is so transparent & so you! Missing you too, bff. Love, love you! What will I do for 10 days?! I'm hoping to be real productive & have lots of surprises to show you when you get home. :)

Anonymous said... [REPLY]

That necklace from Israel is gorgeous! The pieces were curate from our travels and experiences are the best ones yet! I'm getting ready to go to India and am already dreaming of the amazing baubles I'll find there!


Gaby [The Vault Files] said... [REPLY]

Ah love both necklaces, your outfit (cute top!) and that bikini!
Have a good trip!

Bon Bon said... [REPLY]

Sounds like an adventure! Always exciting and full of some nervous energy:-) xoxo

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said... [REPLY]

You are so right. Sometimes we need something (like being separated from our children) to help us re-prioritize and appreciate each moment. I'm sure they will do just fine as will you. I hope you have a wonderful trip!

Jessamie Vincent said... [REPLY]

Love the whole weekend! I really hate that we couldn't join you at Disney on Ice. I'm pretty sure G would have loved it! Soon, very soon, we WILL get together. Have a wonderful time in Israel!

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said... [REPLY]

Where oh WHERE did you snag that amazing j.crew necklace for only 14 dollars?! Do tell.

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said... [REPLY]

@Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} Here: