Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Whirlwind Post before EUROPE!!!

Just wanted to update you on a few of the things that happened before my *amazing* trip (which I will be posting about in the coming days)...I had the chance to go home and surprise my parents for Easter (wahoo!) and spend time with my Little Sister before heading off to Europe...


Got the cutest card from my Little Sister!


Home for Easter weekend to surprise the parentals...first up, spending some QT with my seester in Chapel Hill. (Belated birthday present for her)


Lunch :)


<3


She has a habit of doing this...


...see what I mean?


The south...in a jar


*delicious* fried pickles at Relish


Cheesy Grits with Braised Roast


And finished with fried donuts - YUM


A little retail therapy - loved this mirror


We went shopping...and without knowing it, bought the same pair of earrings. #seesters


Loved this place setting display




Finally, after many years, visited Caffe Driade


Seesters semi-serious



Seesters silly 


'Let's take a serious photo!'


*fail*


Almost....


*super fail*


:-D


Nailed it


Carolina Inn, how I love thee


You too, Bell Tower


(you're my favorite, Old Well...shhhhhh, don't tell the others)


Madeline shopping in Madeline heaven


Emily along for the ride


Flowers make me happy


Hahaha she's always wanted one


Road trip home!


No trip home would be complete without it...

video

Surprising Momma first!

video

Next up is the Daddio!


Taking a ride in some new wheels


'It's like a roller coaster!' (*feels like she's 5 again*)


Held my first snake


Yep. That happened.


Awwwwww - family photo minus Liv


We love our Daddio!


Bahahahaha


Small town City Drive-In


(Benjamin wanted silly faces)


<3


Doing his favorite thing - grillin'


Me doing my favorite thing - cooking brunch (aka quiche and fruit) 


Easter Dinner - Dad edition


Easter Dessert - Mom edition
(both are family traditions)


The ladies :)


With the gents


Dying eggs!


Pretty platter - breakfast before church


Ugh. You again.


Killin it


New office!


New desk - I finally get a standing one!


So, so sad - broke my French press. Need new one. :(


Tiny teacup for espressos!


In honor of National Sibling Day


IF Gathering for the ladies of Aletheia


Lovely morning learning more about Jesus' work in our lives!


Exploring the BPL with Jake


We finished a puzzle of the MBTA with a random stranger...minus a piece


Nas started volunteering with kids church - he's a natural!


Noms - Tupelo with Melissa


My coworkers have been amazed at my lunches...(it's all in the presentation)


Running joke in the office... Can you guess which sign goes with which space? Choices are: Refrigerator, Entry Hallway, Exit, and Bathroom ;-)


Braving the day in white pants (they made it out alive!)


Awesome present from my sister Liv - she knows how much I love lemons


View from the office


Waiting for me as I left for work one morning


Home


Making scones with Gloria!


Practicing those knife skills


She loved it!


Finished product


And finally...getting ready for my 16 day trip abroad. Lists a week in advance....

Soon, very soon, you'll see all the photos from my trip to Marseille and London! I can't wait to share these amazing experiences with you!!!!

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