Sunday, May 01, 2011

on the seventh day, she swOOned.

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While I have discovered many new favourite things this past week {Kate Middleton's wedding dress, Pinterest (thank you, Rachel!), coconut water, feather hair extensions (thank you, Steve Tyler!)... just to name a few!} I'm swooning most this Sunday over all the little {self} discoveries I have made in Tennessee this weekend...
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I love how much summer is in the air! The farmers' markets are setting up shop. The patios are coming to life. Freezies are being consumed & my feet are swOOnheart happy in my new jellies when that not-quite-yet-summer-breeze breathes through them.
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My summer calendar is filling up with swOOndates. Road trips. San Francisco. Hospital orientation. Weekends in Vegas. Birthday parties. Roommate reunions. San Diego. Weddings. Start of semesters. Boston. Arrivals of new additions. Possibly even a homecoming will be thrown in the mix. This summer is going to be tres swOonworthy & I can't hardly wait!
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I'm loving how much this beautiful little lady adds so much joy to my life... & has brought my (at times) almost estranged family, closer together...for the first time in ever at least a decade ... to gush over her adorableness + admire her beauty. With each sugary sweet scrunch face smile, she's teaching us to love one another, unconditionally. With each gentle embrace, she's reminding us to hold tight to the ones you love. With each new milestone, she shows us that life is too precious to miss a single moment; you just have to be present to appreciate them. She is our {restored} common bond. It's a different dynamic... but it's a good different; a swOOn different.
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One of the many things I have realized recently about the necessities to my internal happiness is I must be in close proximity to the people who mean the absolute most. It meant the world to me for Jess to spend the day with me today! + her 25-week-along belly... swoon! =)
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.... And lastly, I love that I get to start this week off with one more full day with my lovelies & a play-off hockey game on Tuesday....
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Happy 1st day of May! Life is in full bloom! =)
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4 comments:

JoJo said...

Beautiful pictures and I couldn't help but notice how gorgeous your engagement ring is in the last one! Excellent work :-)

Katie said...

I am totally swooning right now!! I LOVE prego rego Jess! And, my highly hormonal self just shed a little tear over how cute Reese is and how she has brought your family together. A lot of swooning happening over here! I heart you Jocelyn!! :)

Katie said...

Hmmm... I didn't mean to call her "prego rego Jess" but I am thinking it just might fit in with all the swooning. So, oh well... haha!

Jenn said...

love the family pics!! reese is so cute!