The drive was so incredibly beautiful. There is something so special about Tennessee and as we made our way through the mountains today I could practically touch it. I felt an overwhelming sense of belonging mixed with nostalgia and a heavy undercurrent of joy. Meredith (of Fawver family fame and also one of my very best friends) asked me over dinner if I was happy in Johnson City and, incredibly(and it's incredible because I was so unhappy in VA despite all the wonderful people there), I AM.
I am in such a great spot in my life. I have a loving, devoted marriage to my soul-mate. I have two sweet, healthy, hilarious little boys that make my ever lovin' heart explode. I am two hours or less from practically all of our family and lifelong friends. Also, need I remind you that the groundhog was wrong this year and Spring arrived early? I can't think of a single thing I want right now except a smaller jean size (and I'm workin' on it, yo!)
I promised you pictures so I'll just get on it with it so y'all don't have to keep pretending that you're here for the words.
|Declan points out the fish|
|Bridgette would actually face the camera when I took her picture. GENIUS!|
Bridgette and Declan are 6 weeks apart and have been sweet friends ever since...
They really do play very well together...
He wasn't the center of attention but he sure was a good boy at the Aquarium!
|The tunnel under the penguin exhibit|
|Meredith and Mason. Mason was such a good boy too! He's about 3 months younger than Aengus but outweighs him by a good pound and a half!|
Aengus with his eyes on the big kids! It won't be long, buddy!