Happy Friday!

22 Jul

The weekend is within sight, y’all! And I for one am beyond happy about that because this week has dragged by like turtles in mud and I’m ready for a little change of pace! You know how when you get home from any (good) vacation you almost feel like you need another vacation to recover? Yeah, well this is pretty much like that except in addition to just being tired from the travel itself and jetlagged from the damned eastward travel (it gets me every. single. time.), I’m missing home and family and friends and Charleston and the whole routine we’d gotten into there something fierce. 😦

That being said, it’s been so, so nice to be back in our home with John, as our trio.  And yes, he’s been one happy camper week, even texting me daily on his way home to remind me that he’s doing the happy dance knowing the house won’t be empty when he gets home. Ha! Neve has loved being back next door to Amalie- and her new baby brother who arrived the week before we got back!-back at school with her friends, and back eating at restaurants with schnitzel. Seriously, she didn’t miss a beat whatsoever, even with the big time change! Oh, to be a kid again…So that’s pretty much what this week has been about- settling back in at home, getting in touch with our normal routine, reconnecting with friends (hurry up and get home, Horan family- you’re the only ones missing!), and enjoying what’s left of the German summertime ❤ Here’s a look!





The fountains at Milaneo…





So happy to be back with these two!




This backyard BBQ couldn’t have come at a better time! And it was the perfect party for everyone to meet baby Simeon ❤







Neve is absolutely in LOVE with ‘Amalie’s new baby.’ She talks about him every day and is mesmerized by him when he’s around. And she’s so sweet and gentle, it’s precious ❤


My husband knew it was a good week to bring the sunshine indoors 😉


How nice that we’ve only had one rainy day all week, too! And it’s so warm- not crazy hot like in Charleston, but lovely warm- the kind that means you get to eat your dinner outside. 😉 And remember before our trip how I was talking about how completely over it I was- the language barrier, the unfriendliness of so many of the folks we encounter, the isolation that can creep up without warning? Well, the vacation worked- I definitely feel reinvigorated after our time at home and I’m back to seeing things as stimulating little adventures- most of the time anyway 😉 Right now, it’s all about being present, making space for all the feelings and just sitting with them, without judgement. I can miss things and look forward to things and enjoy the things that are happening right now- all at the same time. Nothing is all or nothing.

And for one more moment of confirmation that the Universe is always looking out for each and every one of us, this shot came in as I was typing on this post. It’s from Lori- one that she’d forgotten to send me a few weeks ago from their lunch date to ChicFilA. Look how happy my girl is. I absolutely love that she’s happy no matter where she is or what she’s doing. We sure lucked up with this one ❤


Happy Weekend!

8 Responses to “Happy Friday!”

  1. Lori M July 26, 2016 at 1:58 AM #

    Love reading your blogs girl…<3 and miss y'all bunches and bunches

    • Erin T. July 26, 2016 at 1:40 PM #

      Girl, we are missing you something fierce! Want to come on a vacation?! 😉

  2. Brook July 22, 2016 at 2:23 PM #

    Glad you guys made it back alright. It was so cool to finally meet you,I wish I could have met Neve also but there is always next time. I loved our conversations and how you knew just what button to push to rall up Kurt it was fun. Hope we can all hang out more when your back in town.

    • Erin T. July 22, 2016 at 4:50 PM #

      Yes, it was so awesome to finally meet you and Kurt, too! I’ve heard so much about you for so long that it’s just cool to finally put a faces with names! Andy is lucky to have such great friends. Thanks so much for letting me tag along at Trivia- I miss doing that weekly. We will be home for a month at Christmas, so would love to hang out then- and to introduce you to Neve!

  3. Eleanor July 22, 2016 at 1:47 PM #

    Yes, I miss knowing you are two blocks away, but I am happy you are with John. I have never seen a child as happy as Neve and she always has a smile. A Beautiful little girl with terrific parents. Love you all.

    • Erin T. July 22, 2016 at 4:50 PM #

      Love you, too, and missing you already!

  4. Robin July 22, 2016 at 1:04 PM #

    Really enjoyed this positive, upbeat post. So glad that you and Neve have settled back in at home. Can’t wait to meet little Simeon!!

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