Jeezy, being out of the office for two days will certainly set you back. I am JUST getting caught up on emails. But with the upcoming, long holiday weekend, it makes all the catch-up work a little easier to swallow.
I’m currently grappling with an idea I have that would ultimately force a few risky decisions. I ran across a quote this morning that spoke to me, so I thought I’d share.
“A ship in a harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” —William Shedd
If you are thinking of taking a risk or trying something new, I hope this quote helps inspire you, as well
And now let’s get on with our moment of gratitude. What were you thankful for this week? What made you smile? What made you think, “man, life is good…” ?
This week, I’m thankful for…
Vanilla tootsie rolls
Spontaneous Main Street cupcakes (<3 you, amanda)
Our little world-traveler, Bean, who rolled with the punches effortlessly
My grandparents, who welcomed us into their home with open arms and went above and beyond to make our stay in Santa Rosa Beach a great one
A clean house (which I can’t do alone — thank you, mom #2 )
The upcoming, long weekend
The upcoming, delicious cookout food
Having the confidence to wear a two piece bathing suit, fading stretch marks battle scars and all
You – who continue to follow me on this crazy journey and still care about what I have to say
What are YOU thankful for this week?
One of my favorite areas around Santa Rosa Beach is Seaside — a town that is so creepily perfect that it served as the background for most of The Truman Show set.
From good ol’ Wiki:
Seaside is an unincorporated master-planned community on the Florida panhandle in Walton County, between Panama City Beach and Destin. The town has become the topic of slide lectures in architectural schools and in housing-industry magazines, and is visited by design professionals from all over the United States.
While Seaside is fun to visit, I have a feeling that all that perfection might get tiresome afterawhile and a dorky klutz like me would stick out like a sore thumb. But that doesn’t mean I can’t take advantage of the town’s perfection while I’m there!
Figure A: The Pizza Bar.
After getting stuck in the rain (guess you aren’t so perfect after all, Seaside!), this pizza joint spoke to the Mister and I like a message from the Lord himself. And we’re not ones to ignore the Lord.
The Pizza Bar was a cool, hip place to dry off from the rain and recharge our batteries.
As I evaluated the menu, I immediately knew that I wanted the Farmer’s Market Pizza, topped with market veggies and arugala. One might even say it was in God’s plan.
We’re back! No matter how long we’re gone, it’s always nice to come home to our little house we love oh-so-much. But after four beautiful days at Santa Rosa Beach, it sure was difficult to pull ourselves out of bed this morning and jump into work-mode.
Bean was a world-class traveler and I’m putting together a “traveling with baby” post. I also have lots of yummy restaurantsto recap, as well as a Pilates class review! But in the meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to these past few days.
Now you know why you haven’t heard from me