September 2018 - A Wedding Celebration in Budapest! Our most recent trip to Budapest was short & sweet [again]! We flew over to celebrate the marriage of a dear friend over Labor Day Weekend in 2018 [only three weeks before our own wedding, a little crazy in hindsight]. It was an incredible four day event [...]
If I'm being completely honest, I found this book a little unbelievable and predictable. Not to say I didn't enjoy reading it, I read it in 48 hours [mostly motivated by our impending book club discussion] but I definitely wouldn't have finished it if I truly knew what would happen or if I simply wasn't interested.
Finally getting around to writing up our most recent [recent = three years ago] trip to Florence. I guess that's what happens when you come away from the trip engaged and moving to California - LOL! I believe this was my third trip to Florence but also my favorite because we had the chance to explore some of Tuscany which is absolutely beautiful. I always "joke" with Kevin about wanting to retire there on an old vineyard one day. I'd say he's still warming up to the idea.
It took me a bit longer to get into this book but after the first few chapters I was hooked. That said, this isn't a super happy, feel-good type read. I found myself pretty frustrated with the protagonist for most of the book. It honestly feels like watching your best friend marry/date the bad boy who doesn't treat her how she deserves yet she keeps going back to him.
I can't believe my little baby is ONE! This past year has been filled with all sorts of baby firsts - breastfeeding, bottles, solids, crawling, new words - and it has absolutely flown by. I tend to be a realist so I went into motherhood with fairly modest expectations around the challenges that babies also present - sleepless nights, teething, blow outs, spit up, crying - and sure we experienced that all too but we definitely lucked out in the baby lottery with Palmer. She's fearless, independent, happy-go-lucky, stubborn, beautiful, curious and loving. She's the best thing that ever happened to us and I can't imagine our life without her.