This trip back East has been so wonderful for so many reasons, and now that we are gearing up to head home, I want to stop and remind myself of all the things that I am thankful for ...
:: having had the chance to meet the two new babies in my two best friend's lives. It's been amazing to see my best friend Amy, transform into a mama and it was wonderful to meet the newest little one of the Carvery family. I'm in baby heaven I must tell you!
:: to receive more good baby news! Winslow and I will be a Tito (uncle in Filipino) and Auntie this April when my sister-in-law has her first baby!
:: having had the chance to really relax with Winslow. It had been over 6 months since my hubby had taken any time off work and I know that this holiday has done wonders for him. We've had a great time sneaking out on dates too! It's been very rejuvenating for our marriage.
:: for the opportunity to do things that we don't get to do up North. See live music, eat out (the Green Door, one of my favs) , shop, walk through outdoor markets, window shop. It's been inspiring.
:: for the opportunity that we've all had to reconnect with our family and friends. It's so hard to be so far from them and I know that it will be a long time still until we see them again. This trip has been wonderful and it's been especially nice to see Noah interact with all his family.
:: for signs of fall. pumpkins and gourds, leaves turning beautiful colours (oh I miss those beautiful sugar maples when I'm up North), the idea of things slowing down. I'm ready for the quietness of fall and then winter.
I'm off to catch so sleep now. Tomorrow is my big 30th birthday, ha! Not so big actually. Tonight I had a lovely family dinner at my sister's house and tomorrow will be spent with my family again (our last day here). Spending time with my family is the best gift of all I have to say.