My last post was about feeling that I have forgotten how to relax and have fun. This week had two very fun experiences to help me feel that again. (I sat on that entry for a week and didn't want to post it because I was worried that it made it sound like I don't appreciate being a wife and mother- and I really, really do. It is just that I feel I've grown a bit too serious.)
First, we had an AWESOME (yes, truly AWESOME) girl's date out to a gorgeous restaurant/cafe called Bottega Loius. Oooooh. Lovely. This is what a girl can dream about... high ceilings, crown molding, gold leafing, and gorgeous desserts as far as the eye can see. Top this off with some of my favorite company and we are in business for relaxing and fun! Heidi, we are DEFINITELY going here!
Some of the ladies ordering... it was so hard to choose!
The second thing from this week was our marvelous Memorial Day. We met up with our friends the Jeffords in their amazing house that makes me forget about California's tiny living spaces. You know how sometimes you will make a friend and you know you were obviously destined to be friends? Well, that is Suzy. I love her. I love that her texts will make me laugh from my gut out loud (Heidi, it's really a cackle) and I'm so glad she is back in my life after a year of thinking she had moved back to Texas. It is one of Heavenly Father's kindest tender mercies to have given me inspiring and wonderful friends- I have been blessed with more than I ever deserve and I am immensely grateful to add Suzy to this list!
I'm sure we overstayed our welcome (we stayed for 5 1/2 hours!), but it was just so hard to leave.
Such beautiful women- Suzy and her daughter Darby
Ali's diaper soaked up half the kiddie pool!
Slip n' slide!
Brandon and Suzy
(*I'm sure you don't need me to tell you this, but those are just IBC Rootbeers on the table)
Ali and Juliette. Ali went through six outfits (literally!) going back to the pool. She loved it!