Oh my gosh, my coronary heart is so full proper now, it feels prefer it may completely burst.
This weekend, Steven and I had been showered with a lot love in Ohio at our engagement get together this weekend — and my decoration bathe!
Saturday morning, my greatest buddies’ moms all threw me an decoration bathe — the place every individual brings an decoration for Steven and my first Christmas tree!! How candy is that! It was a gorgeous tea get together, and so they served all scrumptious meals that was “Caralyn-friendly” — that means on the Particular Carb Food plan! I virtually cried at how considerate it was!!!
My besties all flew in from New York and California, and Steven’s mother and sister and niece had been there, and my sisters-in-law had been there with their daughters, and it was simply this stunning mother-daughter morning.
We acquired so many customized ornaments of Steven and I, or of New York Metropolis, or of wedding-theme. It was so considerate!
After which that night time, my mother and pa threw us our engagement get together at their home! There have been over seventy individuals there! We had a bunch of buddies in from New York and Miami — and naturally my besties from Cali and NYC — and buddies from highschool and center faculty I hadn’t seen in years, and all my dad and mom’ buddies from church and the neighborhood and previous seasons of life — it was simply surreal.
It was so fantastically overwhelming to have everybody we love all in the identical room, on the similar time, there to have a good time…nicely…US!! It was humbling and superb and simply truthfully the very best night time ever.
A lot in order that I actually didn’t take a single image all day or night time!
These photographs had been all despatched to me by others!
However the love in that room was simply completely superb. My brothers gave essentially the most heartfelt, considerate — and wickedly humorous! — speeches about Steven and I, and the way completely happy they’re to not solely welcome Steven into our household, but in addition how completely happy they’re for the 2 of us to start our lives collectively.
And all of this was a lot extra significant as a result of we’re transferring right here in per week!!
It was simply essentially the most stunning night time. Steven and I had such heat and fantastic conversations with everybody there. My elementary faculty music instructor was there! And people who I haven’t seen in ages, however we picked up proper the place we left off! It was simply superb. I couldn’t have dreamed of a extra particular night time.
And I’m so grateful to all of our family and friends who took off work on Thursday and Friday to be there and flew into Ohio only for the event! And naturally, to my fantastic dad and mom and household who threw us essentially the most attractive night. It was a weekend we’ll always remember.
So now, we’re flying again to New York Metropolis tonight, and I’ve acquired 5 days to pack up my condo and transfer again to town!
Are you able to imagine it!!
PLEASE pray for me that I can get all of it completed in time!
And thanks for giving me grace as I navigate this hectic interval of my life! It’s transferring central right here proper now, however it received’t be ceaselessly! 🙂
I hope you all have a tremendous Monday! And I’ll discuss to you on Wednesday! (When hopefully I’ll have made a fantastic dent within the packing!)
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