I played host to four sweet friends over the weekend. I love showing off my town. I love laughing until I cry. I love drinking wine. I love cooking up a giant batch of spaghetti. I love having someone to run with. I love having someone to collect rocks with. I love talking about the same stuff over and over again. I love getting the gossip about people we went to high school with. I love wandering Santa Barbara. I love finding new restaurants. I love seeing a chick flick in the theater (even when they are a bit underwhelming).
I love that I had someone to agree that a new/old $18 trunk is just what I need. And then help me carry it to the car. And then begin the "let's make it fit in the car" game. I love that that trunk is just dying to be painted in an obnoxiously fantastic pattern. (No joke - I am currently considering hot pink diamonds.)
Good stuff, great visit. Come back soon, loves.
And more good stuff on Stephanie Howell's blog today. I wrote a post for her Lovely things month about Paul's deployment and showing him LOVE while he's been gone. I totally cried while writing it. These past six months have been so full of high highs and low lows. But that's life. And he'll be home soon and I'll get to show him our amazing new town.