{moments} sea of gold

Friday, December 06, 2013

Hello lovelies!
Life has been so busy and wonderful, and before we get back to business and getting ready for the most lovely holiday in the world, I wanted to record a few gems from the past couple weeks.

Last week I turned 30! Can you believe it? I forgot it was the big one till about a week before (I have a tendency to forget my age). I was pretty excited to be celebrating it because I realized I was exactly where I wanted to be at 30; married to my best friend, in the middle of raising our family of beautiful child(ren), living in a home of my own. I lived Plan B (move to LA, study fashion design, do fun and exciting young working woman things) for so long, my birthday was a wonderful way to celebrate finally living my Plan A.

Babe is the best. He always puts so much thought into my gifts for any occaision. One of my favorite songs is Ho Hey by the Lumineers. We may randomly start singing it to each other and start dancing in the kitchen, I'll neither confirm or deny that part of my life is lived inside a musical. Also knowing how much I love records and my vintage music console he bought me for my birthday when we were dating, he got me a vinyl of the Lumineers new record. LOVE IT! And if that wasn't enough, he wrote me a poem that included the titles of all the tracks from the album.

Then we went to a super fancy dinner at The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant. It was HEAVEN! The Spinach Artichoke cheese fondue and the White Chocolate Creme Brulee fondue were death by deliciousness. I am still melting with cravings for it's yumminess.

You can all concede that, as far as birthdays are concerned, my husband is the best.

He is a musician and composer, but he is also pretty poetic. On our drive to Las Vegas for the Thanksgiving holiday we saw the clouds above the hills glowing with light as we drove the last stretch of desert before the city came into view. It was just after dusk and we were so ready to see family and end our journey. As we came over the last ridge and the city lights came into view, he called it a sea of gold. The warm amber of the streetlights of the oasis of a city flooded the valley underneath dusky purple skies. It was beautiful.

There is one other thing from that trip that I will hopefully never forget.

BH and I have been married for two and a half years and I'm still learning how to navigate my relationship with his parents. They are very different than my own so my frame of reference doesn't seem to be able to interpret them very well. I think they like me well enough, but I don't know them well enough to read their words and actions with skill and precision, so I hold onto the little moments that seem to tell me that they approve of me. During our "ladies date" that weekend, my mother-in-law told my little girl that she had one of the best mommies in the world. I was so surprised! I asked why that was and she said that I was just really good with her. I was grateful we hadn't had any major meltdowns that weekend so she could see us at our best. It meant a lot to me. It's mostly because Boo is such a darling babe. Sassy, but sweet. But at least in that one way on that one day, my MIL was pretty proud of me.

It was such a good weekend. I didn't take a single picture, or read a single page of my book, and didn't check a single email. Just loved and lived for four days strait and came home to a perfect clean house (don't even ask me how that happened, must have been magic elves). Pretty wonderful.

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  1. Sounds like an amazing birthday celebration!! We love Ho Hey too, so romantic that he made the songs into a poem! I keep forgetting I'll be turning 28 around the time our son is born, my birthday will definitely be put on the backburner this year, so worth it :)


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