Monday, November 11

Weekend Travels

We have been looking forward to this weekend for quite some time.   We traveled to New York for the weekend to celebrate the wedding of a good friend from my college years.  We knew it was going to be a bittersweet experience, as we were excited to spend time with friends, but nervous about leaving our Molly overnight for the first time.  She stayed with my Mom, and she could have cared less about us leaving-- she waved by intermittently while playing with the room of toys at my parent's house.   When we called to check in, she would say "hi Mommy, hi Daddy, I love you" and quickly move back to her previous task.  I'm constantly amazed by the resiliency of children.  Honestly, this time away harder on us than it was for her!

Jesse and I enjoyed some quiet time together and had lots of time for talk- it was so nice.  We also spent time enjoying the company of friends, who were such a huge part of my life for so many years.  It was gratifying.  I love that regardless of the amount of time apart, when we're reunited, it seems as though we've been neighbors all along.  

We met at the hotel on Friday evening, after the Rehearsal, and spent hours talking and reminiscing.  Saturday, we spent the afternoon a a local winery, which just happens to be the oldest winery in America.  It was a beautiful location, and we tasted some great wine, again- in the best company :)

The wedding took place north of New York City, at the most beautiful venue- an old remodeled mansion in a country setting.  The wedding ceremony was beautiful, the food was unbelievable, and the bride and groom were seriously so, so happy.  I always try to leave that reality somewhere for the bride and groom- "in the best and worst of days, always remember the joy and love you felt today".  Because marriage is tough, and at the end of the day, relies on the deep rooted love you have for each other.  Love never fails, right?!  It was seriously a gorgeous evening, full of love and fun.  (I opted not to take my camera, because I'm really not good with it and didn't want to spend the entire evening trying to figure out how to get a good shot).   I could not be happier for this new couple.

And likely the best part of the weekend was the giant hug from my Molly the minute I walked through the door.  Talk about unconditional love.  That girl :)

So here's to a new week and new beginnings all around.  A new marriage of friends, and a new job for me.  I'll take all the prayers I can get!

Happy Monday,


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