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Back to the Real World

Weddings, don’t you love them?

Wedding Day

Isn’t she gorgeous? Seriously, these two are amazing. 🙂

Hair Dos

I love getting my hair done!

Bridesmaid Fun

Why the wedding pictures, you ask? I was back home for the past five days to go to one of my very best friend’s wedding. It was amazing and incredibly beautiful. *sigh*

Sorry to be out of the loop, folks, but I swear, I’m back to the real world now.  I’m hoping Wednesday I’ll get a post out with more info Warm Fuzzies Blogfest, such as when it’s actually going to start. 😉

Hope you all had as fun of a weekend as I did!

Home

It’s as if my house is filled with light. I come home and colors are more vivid, sounds more brilliant, and smells more delicious. I am filled with contentment; the message ‘everything will be alright’ beats through me. I love coming home, particularly because home is filled with music.

One of the very first things I did after getting back to MN (after I went on a run with Dad, the dogs, and Cale, and after I ran into the house to give Mom a big sweaty hug!) was to lift the piano lid, sit down and play, letting the music spin around me. I have an electric piano in MS, but it just isn’t the same as the real thing. After playing piano, I played guitar with Dad.

Today, I’m going to leave you all with the first piece I sat down to play. It’s glorious. Of course, there are about a bazillion I’d like to leave with you, but this one has some wonderful parts. So relax, sit back, and enjoy some beautiful music.

Oh, and uh…before y’all start getting crazy ideas, I don’t play it near as well as this dude 😉

Pictures!

Geez, you miss a few days and come back to 34713084138 blog posts to catch up on.  Looks like I have a busy night of reading ahead of me.

Here’s what I did this weekend:

Young Adult Author

Road trip!  We drove to Knoxville for a weekend of…

Hiking

Hiking

Inspiration

Inspiration

Beauty & Awe

Beauty and awe

Relaxation

Relaxation, and if you ask Cale, most importantly...

Baseball

Mississippi State baseball!

I hope you all had an equally fantastic weekend 🙂

Happy Easter!

I am in the in between moment of the day.  We’ve just gone to church and are preparing to leave for Grandma’s in an hour.  Mom is running an errand, Katie’s taking a nap, Dad is still at church, and I am sitting at the table, writing.

I love Easter.  I love this beautiful sunshiny 69-degree day (Minnesota in the spring-time is utterly breathtaking.  Mississippi is starting to become humid and hot, so it’s a nice break to be here for a bit).  I love my family and how they remind me to laugh hard and be at peace.  I LOVE the music at church – the brass ensemble and the amazing choirs.  I especially love that tiny bells are handed out to kids to ring whenever the word ‘Alleluia’ is spoken or sang.  I love our family’s tradition of making Ukrainian Easter eggs and I love the candied ham loaves Mom makes.

Happy Easter everyone.  Enjoy the beauty of the day.  I’m going to go play the piano to celebrate.

Best. Holiday.