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Bonjour, Paris!

Au revoir, mon ami’s! We are headed to Paris for the week (with a quick stop in Venice on the way). Pictures and stories to come!

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happy june!

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june goals:

  1. survive recital week at the studio – 4 shows in 2 days = insanity!
  2. catch up with old friends at my high school reunion! (10 years! yowza!)
  3. explore venice and paris with joie de vivre!
  4. go to the louvre and a parisian flea market (ive been 3 times and never seen either)
  5. plan a jammin cast party at the farm for my OK kids
  6. start my human trafficking awareness training so i can get more involved in fighting this atrocity

may goals:

didnt get much done this month, but it was a good one!

  1. celebrate the baptism of our goddaughter! so honored!
  2. spend as much time as possible with my pea while she is in town!
  3. finish up a few projects around the house that ive been meaning to do
  4. paint the powder room(been on the list since we moved in)
  5. finish all photobooks for mom and dad
  6. celebrate my bff, “sisters”, mama day, “brothers” and brothers birthdays!
  7. use my zumba punch card before it expires
  8. look into taking tennis lessons with mom – going to take lessons in the fall…summer is way too busy!
  9. go on a family adventure(hiking?)
  10. go rock climbing – eesh. at some point i WILL do this again! i miss it!

on monday after “wedding week” my BFF nicole and i drove to wilmington so she could have a meeting with the people she will be working for. after her interview, we had SUCH a nice day! she has been an expat for more than 5 years, so its so nice having her home for a little while! it felt like we were in high school-just road tripping, stopping to take pictures, eating, laughing and singing at the top of our lungs in the car. i loved every minute of it!

we stopped for lunch at oceanic, and ate right on the water…

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after lunch we drove into downtown wrightsville and explored a little bit…

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i love having my pea home!

as you saw in the last post, we started out stacie’s special day with yoga on the beach(which was wonderful and relaxing) and a delicious omelette bar. then the madness of getting 11 girls ready in one house. it was chaotic and so much fun! finally it was time to take photos and start heading downstairs to the ceremony!

of course i couldn’t let these special moments go by without snapping a few candid photos…

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so obviously i dont have photos of the ceremony, but here are a few from the photo session on the beach afterwards…

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then it was off to the reception on the USS North Carolina Battleship… such a fun party!

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it was SUCH a great day, and we made SUCH great memories. i loved the whole day and i was so glad i got to celebrate with so many of my favorite people!

whew….the week of april 28th was a doozy! my “little sister” and best friend stacie married the man of her dreams in a BEAUTIFUL ceremony on the intercoastal waterway. i went up early on wed to help with all the preparations. it was a long week, but SO much fun and full of so many great moments!

working on flower arrangements…

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loading up the big van and taking all the items to the reception venue…

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lunch after unloading everything and walking up the giant ramp…

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rehearsal dinner overlooking the marina…

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yoga on the beach the morning of the wedding…

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omelet bar breakfast to fuel up for the big day…

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getting glammed up for the walk down the aisle…

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next up…ceremony and reception!

trip to greenville

a few weeks ago i drove down to see husby in greenville, sc where he is working right now. i actually really like the city of greenville. it has a very mom and pop, indie feel which i love!

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there is a new park in downtown called falls river park, and i had the best time exploring it- once while husby was at work, and again before our dinner date one night. it actually reminded me of a teeny tiny central park!…

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after dinner, we discovered a children’s garden under the highway and i absolutely fell in love. i want one in my backyard!…

love the murals on the columns!
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we made friends with this little duck couple, they followed us everywhere…

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on monday before matt headed to work and i headed to raleigh, we stopped at earth fare for a veggie juice date…

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i loved getting some quality time with my husby! i miss this face during the week when he is gone!

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birthday week!

this year’s birthday week was so much fun! i was totally spoiled by some great food and great friends, thats for sure!

husby took me to asheville for dinner on our way home from our weekend in louisville. we ate at early girl eatery which is one of the places we ate on our honeymoon. it was just as delicious as we remembered!

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stephanie and saylor took me to irregardless cafe, which i havent had since my wedding dinner! i loved this girls lunch with two of my favorites!

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dad took me and a bunch of my friends to kanki, which is our tradition for birthdays in our family…

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thanks to all my family and friends for making me feel so loved!

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