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Found this picture of me and Ryan in Mom A.’s mobile picture gallery. I love that we are both dramatic throw-your-head-back-and-laugh kind of people. And I love that we laugh together every day.



“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” –e.e. cummings


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Happy Festive Friday!

Ryan and I love to celebrate. We will use any excuse to make something into a celebration. Friday seems like a great day to recap all of the great things we’ve been celebrating lately. After all, isn’t the fact that’s it’s Friday something to celebrate in itself. So here’s to our first Festive Friday post! This one will be a recap of celebrations for the past month or so.

  • Happy Friday!
  • Happy engagement to our good friends Livi and Jake! So excited for you guys! That ones a little older than a month, but we’re still celebrating.
  • Happy baby! Or happy pregnancy! Or happy you’re going to have a baby! Not sure how to say that exactly… But we have so many pregnant friends right now! In fact, three of my bridesmaids are pregnant. Along with another one of my closest childhood friends. And one of my aunts. And a close college friend. And a coworker. And one of my coworkers just had her baby yesterday. Is it because I’m in my late 20s, or is it a baby epidemic? Either way, I’m excited! I love babies! Congratulations all of you, pregnant people!
  • Happy one-year anniversary of my back surgery (and the Nashville flood)! What a crazy (often difficult) year it has been. Ryan and I participated in the Hell or High Water 5K during the first weekend of the month, and I celebrated the fact that I could walk 3.1 miles this year compared to last year at this time when I couldn’t even walk from the couch to the bathroom.
  • Speaking of walking several miles, happy first trip to NYC for me! I had a training session in New York City last week, so Ryan tagged along with me, and we made a mini vacation out of it. We walked over 30 miles while we were there! I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do that a year ago. So glad I finally got to see NYC!
  • Happy 2-year job anniversary to Ryan who has been working at LifePoint for two years now. So proud of him for recently being promoted to Senior Compliance Analyst. So happy promotion too!
  • Happy Cinco de Mayo, Happy National Day of Prayer and Happy Mother’s Day! I think that covers the holidays from the beginning of the month.
  • Happy Memorial Day! So looking forward to a three-day weekend! We are very thankful for those who gave their lives defending our freedom.
  • Happy Tallahassee friend weekend! We are so excited to have our great friends John and Anelle stay with us this weekend.
  • Happy end of the the school year to our sweet nephews (AB Honor Roll for those smart kids) and all the other sweet kids in our lives.
  • Happy first dance recital to our sweet niece Penelopi Jane who will be performing tomorrow.

As you can see, we’ve had a lot to celebrate lately. Hope you have a happy Friday and happy Memorial Day weekend!

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