Thursday, December 6, 2012

This town and these friends.


Sometimes I take a step back and look at my blog and realize that I talk about the same thing all of the time. Seriously...ALL of the time- but then I don't mind too much because that's just my life. And as I began this post I was going to write "I love this little town of mine," and then thought about how I must have said that before, so I decided to do a google search to see how many times I've said it...and yes, it's definitely been more than handful. But oh well, because you know what? I do love this little town of mine. I enjoy living in a place that completely embraces the holidays, a place where any place we go we are guaranteed to see no less than four people we know. It's that kind of small town. And I adore it.

If you would have spent the day with Henry and me, you would probably be just as tired as I am right now. It was one of those days where at the end of it, I feel like I've run a marathon. It also didn't help that I pushed Henry's nap almost two hours later, which isn't something that works well for a boy who naps like clockwork, and something I never, ever do. It was such a fun day though, filled with out of town friends, good pizza, and great ice cream. Henry and his buddies ran around all over downtown as us Moms tried to get some adult conversation somewhere in between the "NO! Don't climb on that!" and the "Get down from there, right now!" that was constantly going on. Kids are crazy.

And now I'm sitting here, looking at these photos from our day and thinking about how much I love this town. And thinking about how much I say that, and how much I really never expected to either one, love this town so much, or two, say it as much as I do. Time went on though, and I somehow fell in love with a place that I never expected to end up in, and here I am now, inviting our friends to come up and visit as much as possible. I'm also thinking about friends, and how lucky I feel to have all sorts of people in my life- those I talk to on the regular, those I talk to much less frequently, and those I really just keep in touch with online. All important, all wonderful.

So I'm thankful tonight, for a handful of different things. For this town and these friends, and for a day so full of LIFE that I'm crawling into bed feeling like I couldn't go another minute.


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  1. I love that town of yours too! We had so much fun visiting in October. It's so charming and beautiful. We'll definitely be back. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

  2. Those are some stylish kids :)

    xo Ashley

  3. I love my little city too! I love that everything that I need ( mall,supermarket, target, gym, kid's school, doctor, dentist, hairdresser, etc ) are all in a two mile radius. I love that I always run into someone that I know when I run errands. Cute photos!

  4. So sweet...we also live in a small town (suburb of philly) and love it so much. Here's to blogs full of LIFE!

  5. its especially wonderful that henry gets to grow up in that wonderful little town! so much life and joy going on. i live in a small town in north jersey and i aboslutely love it! every year they do a holiday stroll (and i was bummed to have missed it this year because i was in new york). yay to small towns!

  6. Haha I don't mind you talking about these things more than once.. It's interesting!
    And you clearly have a ton of people who enjoy everything you write.. like me! :)


  7. How cute cute cute is that last picture? Henry looks like he's having the bestest time in the world! WOW. You're so talented in capturing these moments!

  8. A very sweet post about friends. Reading this made me realize how important it is to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. It's sad because one of my long-time best friends have not spoken in about 3 weeks because of some drama...unfortunately our friendship is very rocky right now but have been feeling too prideful to reach out. I think I need to now, and let her know I love her especially for the holidays. Thank you for reminding me that life is short. :)

    Cathy Trails

  9. I would be in love with that town of yours if I lived there too! Living on Orange County, CA I can't say there is a lot to love except the weather and modern conveniences. I'm a cali girl through and through, but sometimes I fantasize about owning a 1920's craftsman style house with a red door on acres of land out in the country somewhere. *sigh*

    Strive to Thrive,

  10. oh, i can relate with this post. i feel the same way about my town. and you know what, those days that you feel like you ran a marathon, always feel so good ;)

  11. I adore your little town!!! Also I love that you have connected with so many blogger and IG mama friends that are now real life. I just had a blogger mama friend over for Judahs birthday party on Saturday and as I was introducing her to everyone (we have known eachother almost a year know) I just said to her "Kendra I seriously feel like I've known you my entire life" I love how you just find these "Soul sister friends" not sure if that makes any sense, online.