It feels like the theme for the past 5 days or so has been catching up. My ahhhhmazing Aunt Marilyn flew into town with her daughter/ my cousin Alanna last week. Last I saw both of them I was about 4 1/2 months pregnant with Sadie and celebrating my cousin Brian’s wedding in Tennessee. The last time I saw my cousin Alanna before that, was nearly 14 years ago at a family reunion back east. She was about 5 or 6 years old. Saying we needed to catch up on lost time is an understatement. We basically needed to meet. But that’s the thing about family. No matter how long it’s been, you pick up where you left off and everything just falls into place so seamlessly. Family takes zero effort. It just feels so natural.
It was the first time Aunt Marilyn and Alanna got to meet Sadie. And once again, everything just fell into place. It was as if Sadie has been around them her whole life. She was loving every minute.
We split our time between LA and SD. We did all the sight-seeing imaginable in LA and then closed the week out with an epic BBQ at mom and dad’s house in SD. Nothing beats a little fresh smog-free air, burgers, family and a little pool time.
The trip was short and great. And I am so looking forward to our next gathering. I love them so.
I also managed to squeeze in a little breakfast play date with my dear friend Amber. Amber has been off creating her world of wonderful-ness all around the globe. She moved away from LA years ago to live in NY and then flew off to London after that! So, it’s been years… Catching up was a serious necessity.
Aaaand… the BIGGEST part of the weekend (as if all of that wasn’t enough) is that my beautiful sister Jamie got engaged!!
I’m so thrilled for her & her fiance Jason. It’s going to be a great year leading up to their wedding. And what a beautiful union those two will make. I couldn’t be happier. And neither could she – she is absolutely beaming! And check out the ring! Jason spent the last 6 months designing it!
So… after all of the excitement and catching up. I had some “catching up” of my own to do… laundry. And Sadie wanted to help.