Sister Date

I got to hang out with my super awesome sister, Olivia, last night…which makes my heart so happy.  We haven’t had a chance to hang out in a while due to my school schedule and her similarly busy life.  I mean, the life of an 18 year-old  high school senior is packed full…this I know.

Anyways, I (unknowingly) got to witness my super cute little sister get asked to prom after a school ultimate frisbee game.  I will take a quick pause for you to reflect on the fact that high schools now have ultimate frisbee as a team sport.  I thought we were pretty forward thinking by starting hockey, lacrosse, and rugby…obviously not!  So, after WINNING the game, her date went and did a quick change before coming back dressed in a blazer and bow tie and carrying a bouquet of flowers.  Being the wonderful big sister that I am…I snapped a few quick pictures.

the ask

right after he asked her to prom

Olivia, her date, and the entire ultimate frisbee team.

Olivia, her date, and the entire ultimate frisbee team.

We headed to Frothy Monkey in Franklin for dinner afterwards for a nice dinner.  We had a great chat about all sorts of things and I ended the night with a beautiful Vanilla Latte.  If you haven’t checked them out, you should definitely make your way to the Franklin location.  They are just off of five points in this great old house.  The atmosphere is great and on a warm day they have a pretty awesome patio.  I ordered the PMP sandwich for dinner…thanks Olivia for making me think of PIMP. I couldn’t get 50 Cent out of my head and definitely ordered the “P.I.M.P” instead of the PMP. Thankfully our server was good-humored and played along – bringing me the P.I.M.P sandwich I requested.

they always do the best foam designs!

they always do the best foam designs!

And somehow we ended the night with no pictures together…date fail!  At least we had a blast together.

Have a great weekend – I’m headed to Atlanta for some fun with my Georgia loves!

Winds are Shifting

I loved Mary Poppins growing up and one big parts at the beginning (and end) of the movie is the shifting of winds that brings Mary Poppins to the Banks family (and sweeps her away at the end when her work is done).  

I think we’re experiencing our own bit of shifting winds – with new opportunities and changes on our horizon.  Some of these changes are exciting, some are scary.  I’m glad I have a great partner to lean on through all of these changes and a God that is leading and directing our paths.

I am going to hold off on sharing all of these changes, as they are all rather up in the air right now.  But, I will share a little about our Sunday, as we had a nice day just being with one another!

Joshua and I had a good full day together yesterday – just talking about the future, about our desires and dreams.  We talked about what we had imagined life to be like before we got married, about the path we thought our lives would take…and how we are in a completely different place than we thought.  It was good to talk and share what was on our hearts and minds.  I can’t imagine anything more important than sharing with each other.  We took a scenic drive through Franklin, past the rope swing on the river and then up to Green Hills to try out this great new coffee shop – The Well.  Something about being together in the car is always really great.  I love to ride along side my husband and look out at the world around us…and I think he finds something wonderful about driving.  It’s somewhat therapeutic for us.

Looking forward to a productive week!