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The past week has been nothing short of amazing, wonderful, awesome and exhausting. (And maybe a wee bit unproductive on the design front!) I can't help but think the stars really aligned on this one and our life just seems to be falling into place. I'm going to abide by my friend Marissa's advice and just ride it out. Take it for everything it's worth and really really enjoy it. I have a feeling that fridge up there in the 8th row is going to become completely covered in StickyGrams of my two boys... they really are the most perfect things in my world (can't forget my little fluffy-butts too!)
Yesterday I went and had my left shin tattooed. Finally finished with the traditional portraits on the front of my legs... time to move onto another spot! Afterward I came home to do some work and bake some yummy chocolate chip cookie dough pies for Marissa and Kayce, who came over last night with some champagne and St. Germaine (How I've never had St. Germaine I will never know, but it was delicious!) So sweet of them to bring us housewarming cocktails and to sit out on the front porch for a couple of hours chatting. They're new moms (7 months and 5 months respectively) of sweet lil' boys and it felt so surreal to be talking about parent-things! haha They are total gems though. So thankful for them!
Last night Toby opened the front door long enough for Enid to slip out in a scurry. She's still missing and it's breaking my heart. She was a stray before our friend Rhonda took her in, and she hasn't been outside since we got her (mid-December). I was terrified she'd get out and run off but of course I never put her tags on her. I left food and treats on the front porch in hopes she'd come home. It came a pretty ridiculous storm this morning (full on mega hail and all!) around 5:30am and I was so worried she might be scared. Her treats were gone and a little bit of food eaten, so I'm slightly hopeful she might come back. I'm putting up posts on Craigslist, the East Nashville ListServ and all that jazz in hopes that we find her! She's become such a huge part of this household.
Today they're calling for "the storm of the century" in Nashville. I think the meteorologists like to tack exaggerated names to fronts that move through but if this morning was any indication of what's to come, we better be prepared. It seems like all of the city is in a tizzy. The worst part is supposed to move through exactly when I get on the road for my hour long drive to work (and also on the hour long drive home!) so I haven't exactly worked out how that's going to go down yet.
Mike has been wanting to pick up his blog again, so he's entertaining the thought of having a "life + style" blog, too, including Toby + Dad outfit posts! How cute would that be?! I really hope he goes through with it because it just sounds fantastic. (He may need some encouraging though!)
Anywhoo -- I guess that about does it for my little life update! The sweet comments, emails, tweets, etc are still pouring in in regards to Toby, so thank you thank you thank you! It means the world to us!
What are y'all getting into this weekend?
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