began with a skipped workout and an impromptu gathering with childhood friends [and marta!!] who were in town for a wedding. an evening full of cold beers and catching up over grilled steaks + so much delicious food.
my guy & i headed out early saturday for the annual pig jig at the state fairgounds. i’ve never seen so much bbq + sides in one place and yes, i was literally in hog heaven. we strolled over to the farmers market after the festival, and i found the most perfect hanging baskets for my new front porch! we napped and recovered from our food como just in time to watch the nba playoffs and grill out with a few of his guy friends that evening.
we stayed in bed a little later than normal sunday morning, and i ran home to get presentable before meeting someone quite close to my heart. i’ve followed her story for the past three years, and over countless email & text conversations we’ve become friends. she was in town for a few very special events with her daughter, but made time for a reading at flyleaf books. while waiting for it to start, i overheard her say ‘wait, is grace here?!’ before locking eyes and pulling each other in for a most overdue hug. the tears welled, and all i could think was ‘ohmygod finally.’ after the reading, we had the honor of meeting her gorgeous daughter, and a handful of us walked over to lucha tigre for a drink. it literally felt like we were just hangin’ out with girlfriends on a sunday afternoon! she was so sweet to sign a bookmark for rhyan, and even remembered how to spell his name correctly! [major points for that]
it was the most amazing afternoon, spent with some awesome girlfriends and meeting a couple long-time tumblr friends in real life … and i’m so happy marta was in town to meet the girls and join in on the festivities.
it goes without saying, my heart was [and is] so full.—