but wait… backing up a sec! steven and i zoomed off on a date night friday night with our sweet friends!! it was so fun and so great to get to catch up, especially when dearly missed college friends are in town. successful nights like that always feel like such an accomplishment to me, too, considering i tend to have so much anxiety heading into baby-free situations. oooh, i do! [what? i have a child about to start pre-k? brittany-patra, queen of denial, right here, HI!] but for these friends!!! anything. 😉 we’re all in the same boat with little ones, anyway… and isn’t that juuust soooo nice? so, thanks for the baby care, mom & dad!!! they were truly so happy with their evening farm adventures.
that evening was followed by a saturday family day with the same lovely group! it was such a wonderful chance to get together with our favs and fill our cups with more than just coffee and wine that day. for real! how just plain nice it is to just be with your kind of people. and to see all our tiniest humans loving each other!! never gets old. it’s the craziest. we love all of you so much!! also, i ate a fabulous amount of pizza this last week, and honestly, i just love and miss pizza on the reg. it’s literally the one meal i would straight up eat daily if i could!
ps! my sweet maddalena mini-mommy is baby. ob. sessed. she was so sad to part ways with baby claire that evening! she’s a total nurturer. maybe i need to get her a new plant or something to love on! haha. nevermind the 1,000 baby dolls and actual furbabies we have in our house!
also, that face rocco is making in his dream vehicle?! that’s the face he makes when i’ve told him not to do something… [like, don’t push the pedal. i know. i was never going to win that one!] but we all know he’s going to do it anyway. it won’t be cute when he’s a teenager, i don’t think? it’ll probably just be terrifying at that point. but for now… melt me.
earliest. wakeup call. EVER!! when rocco got me up at 5 am!! steven claimed that he, too, was a victim of the early morning wakeup… however, he just happened to make it back to sleep while i stayed conscious on the sofa with my curious george watching lovebunny! sooooo… 😉 also, i’d kind of accidentally stayed up way too late the night before torturing my poor little soul when i saw that the notebook was on tv yet again. gah. my heart! how i’ve survived a million viewings of that movie for the last 13 years, i don’t even know. i get legit chest pains. too many feelings. i mean, i literally told myself i wouldn’t watch it again out of sheer emotional survival, but i just can’t look away when it’s on tv! allie + noah forev. <3
but anyway! sunday… we then magically made it to church on time! despite the fact that boy bunny was a bit of a crankasaurus, and we really almost didn’t head off to church all together. but then we did! and i was glad. what was crazy, too, was that i’d had a specific verse kind of bopping around in my mind since the night before, and then at church, the sermon ended up touching on that very topic. whew, so deep, all these universal life layers! but i always think it’s neat when that happens.
additional sidenote: rocco sipping from a coffee cup at church? oh, that child. everything he does is LITERALLY the cutest. […thinks every mom ever.]
also, i feel like i’ve finally nailed my dainty necklace layers for the moment! what’s weird is, the cross charm and the B charm i’ve been wearing were each given to me when i was really young, and they’ve just been kind of lingering in my jewelry box for years! and then one day, BOOM! totally completing my décolleté situation.
oh, life. you funny.
anyway. it’s our last week of official summer and iiiii need SO much coffee!