Home sweet home!
Our trip to Alabama was one of our best ever. So much family. So much time with friends. Lots of yummy food. More time than usual to kick my feet up (since there was lots of family to love on the girls). It was just a really happy trip.
But you know what they always say… it’s so good to go away, but it’s so good to go home. I always start sorely missing my family before we even give our hugs goodbye, but I’m happy that we have a home together in Kansas that we (and our girls) love coming home to.
Last week I did a short recap of our road trip down to Alabama. It was mostly uneventful except for when Hadley accidentally facetimed her PAT teacher while we were grabbing dinner in Nashville, but I’m just thankful that it was her number on the other end of that embarrassing moment instead of someone I haven’t talked to in 5+ years. Ha. Kids!
On Sunday we threw ourselves together and went to my parent’s church. I’ve been to their church a million times as an adult, but I’m without Jamie 99% of the time since I usually visit Alabama when he’s away. It was so nice to have him on my arm and show all of my parent’s church friends that my husband of almost six years does actually exist. 😉
Later that afternoon we slipped out to my friend Kerry’s house to have dinner with her and her sweet husband, and then I ended the night meeting up with some friends for dessert at the tail end of their dinner. One of my favorite people in the whole world (Amy) was there, and we hadn’t seen each other since we both lived in Arizona 2.5 years ago. We hugged for a solid minute, and I almost didn’t let go!
On Monday my sister and six month old neice arrived from Florida!
Seeing the three girls plopped on the floor together with toys was a moment my mom had been waiting for since Jennifer and I were pregnant. She couldn’t wait to see all of her granddaughters together!
On Monday night we ran over to Amy’s house to have dinner with her family and (finally) meet her adorable son Ben! I walked in and immediately saw him sitting on the floor, and it felt like far from the first time I’d met him. Social media, FaceTime, etc. are such a good thing.
Tuesday we spent playing with the girls and doing a little bit of shopping.
My aunt, uncle, and cousin arrived around lunchtime to join our crazy crew for the holiday week, and we were so happy to see them! My aunt is truly like a third grandmother to my daughters, so we were glad that they drove down from Pennsylvania to see us.
My grandmother made her signature meal for dinner, and all felt peaceful in my world with everyone around the table eating together.
Be back Wednesday with another photo dump from the three best days of our trip. Whew buddy… it was a good, good time. Have a great day! xo
PS: I hadn’t rewritten my “About Me” page in a while, and well, my life is changing all the time. 🙂 I rewrote the entire section, complete with updated pictures. Take a look!
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo