There has been much to be grateful here this week!
Not only were we so happy about the event
but it was done in the most romantic way ever!
This fabulous photo
was shot by her fiancé Elliot
who had envisioned this photo
as he set up a most romantic proposal!
he knows and loves my girl well!
No doubt he fits right in here!
Couldn't be happier for him to be joining our family!
I will be forever grateful
he had a photographer
capture theses magical once in a lifetime moments!
Couldn't help but share this one again!
The next day was celebrated in the best way possible
with brunch with the best friends ever!
Couldn't be happier to
have the planning expertise of these to loves!
The evening was an engagement dinner
with both families
to join our families
in the first official event
on the road towards the wedding!
Love his family!
I knew I would
they raised such an incredible young man!
I was grateful to have two of my children
at the breakfast bar this summer …
so I savored the last breakfast
before Ellis's big move to San Diego on Wednesday.
My heart was so happy as her brother
offered to help with the move.
The love between these two makes this momma's heart so full!
I knew Ellis's departure was going to be really bittersweet for me
since I have been down this road before with her departures
I made sure to prepare with plenty of self care this week as well.
I spent last week editing out belongings
passing them along
in order to have an organized and calm interior.
I also made sure to have all of my fall decor in place.
I bought just a couple of finishing touches
like these textured 'rag rugs' and new dish rags
that finish of my kitchen
perfectly for fall.
I cannot believe how much joy I get
walking into my kitchen now
Sometimes it can be the simplest additions
that can make my heart sing!
I have come to really enjoy being in my kitchen these days
have come to realize that a shared home cooked meal
is really a way for bonding
quality time spent.
Things have always looked pretty here
but slowing down
making meals a priority
has been a missing ingredient until now.
I am really grateful to cherish life's small moments.
To finish of the living room for fall
I added some small gourds to my existing succulent filled urns.
Fluffed my center urns
rearranged the shelves.
This morning I returned
to one of my favorite rituals
coffee and candles before sunrise.
Writing my gratitude list for the week
reminded me even if
my heart is snagged
with my daughters moving
I know it is for the very best all around
taking the time for gratitude
just how great life can be!
Especially when you can spend it in the company
of good friends and family!
I am off this morning to Laguna Beach
to spend time with the always inspiring
fora beautiful week and all the blessings involved!
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life