[eskimo kisses and pizza, of course!]
[the walkway dedicated to my grandfather, so special!]
[lunching in heart-shaped aviators, it's only natural]
[bump week 29!! + always rinsing everything in the "tiny shower"]
[pony and ruffles in the pool with gaga!]
[gettin' ready with my pretty ladies <3]
[oh, she will show you how to eat cannoli]
[maddalena's feelings on leaving :| + maddalena: "two years old"]
after the very best beach week one, steven left to head back to the real world [ew!], and my sweetest mommy came down for the next week... and although i definitely pouted for a whole day about steven leaving, it was so nice to shift into girl time for a while and have such quality time with my best ladies!
aaaand so, it was glorious! it's just such a special place for us... and one week, two weeks, it never quite feels like enough! we even tried to extend our time there before it ran up, but ticket changes and doctor's appointments, oooh, they just didn't make it easy. then, when we finally did return to nashville, for the first time ever i ended up with one of those, "looks like my luggage didn't make it home" scenarios [i always wondered when that would happen to me!!]. it was 10pm with a sleepy toddler, and i was just feeling aaall the drama about it, wishing we'd just never ever left our happy home away from home.
but!! we woke up the next day to a beautiful green wonderland, my bag arrived safely to me, contents fully in tact, and the sunshine made everything pretty and warm! the farm turns into a pretty magical place, itself, around this time of year and through the summer, so, i am officially excited to plant myself poolside, stroll alongside the grazing, dusty horses, and soak in the golden sunsets. give me that west-facing porch and i am a happy girl.
but, like, hey... if you want to put me back on orchid island for a while, thaaat's totally fine, too!! ;)