THIS WEEK! So so so many joyful things happened. I wish I could tell you all every single thing! And this is when it's a shame that I have limited myself to a "top 5."
1.) One of the biggest things is that we figured out what Christian's internship details are going to be! AH! And they involve going to work with our FAVORITE PEOPLE GROUP! (There will be more on this later as things finalize.)
2.) This last Monday, I was doing a workout in our living room when Christian came in the front door carrying two packages. One was long and the other was relatively small. He dropped the long one down on the floor and said, "Love, this is for you." A secret about me (that's not actually a secret) is that one of my top two love languages is gifts. This is not the way Christian naturally shows affection, so when he goes out of his way to gift me something it means a heck-of-a-whole-lot. The thing is that I had been wanting a clear umbrella for-EVER, but could never bring myself to buy one. Umbrellas are like, NOT cheap. Well, not our kind of cheap. Anyway, I opened the box and what did I find? A beautiful clear umbrella! Schatz, you're the greatest.
3.) It was National Coffee Day, yesterday. I'm an ex-Intelligentsia barista= I have a serious love for java. 'Nough said.
4.) Ya'll, BOGO deal at Sprinkles!!! Sprinkles is home to probably THE best cupcakes. Ever. At 9:30 this morning, I grabbed a buddy and we walked ourselves over to get us some crazy-delicious, individual cakes! Also, the girls that were working were THE cutest. But seriously. THE. And one of them even came out so I could take a pic next to the Sprinkles ATM. Yes, you read that right. Sprinkles has an ATM where you select the cupcake you desire, slide your card and BOOM! Out comes a cupcake. Cheers, ladies! You are beautiful humans!
5.) Lastly, I'm thankful for childhood. Especially my childhood. There is something so beautiful about the minds and hearts of children. Their imaginations are exploding with creativity. Anything becomes a sword, a fort, a spaceship, a bridal gown.... I remember always wanting to try on my moms heels and wear lipstick. But I also raced my bike against the neighborhood boys down the gravel hill. I hunted for the best branches to make roofs for bunkers, or a bow for my "arrows." I climbed trees all day and ran around barefoot every opportunity I got. And above all, my parents were and are the greatest parents I could imagine. Yeah, I think childhood takes the cake this week.
Have a wonderful weekend, all!