First order of business: Lesley, my Best Friend of 13 years, gave birth this morning to a beautiful, healthy baby girl named Avery! It killed me that I couldn't be there with Les and her husband Chris to celebrate such a huge milestone. We have celebrated every major event in our adult lives together so I wish I could have been there. But I'll see her soon and get my hands on this precious, cuddly baby!
This baby girl will be like a niece to me and I plan to spoil her rotten. What a doll baby! Congrats, Bestie! And great job on this beautiful baby.
Thank you Lord that Avery is here and she is healthy! You have blessed Lesley and Chris already with her arrival and I know your blessings will abound in this little girl's life. Thank you for the gift of life and the promise of a new generation we see each time a new life enters this world! Amen
The rest of my weekend truly pales in comparison to becoming an "Aunt", but I'll give ya a quick run down anyway!
Friday night we went on the "Nightmare of Vine Street" Halloween Wine Tour near Hendersonville, NC. We went to one winery and three vineyards. Vino + chauffeur + hubby, mom, stepdad and brother = one fun way to kick off the weekend!
On Saturday we FINALLY went apple picking! (Now I can stop talking about it, ha!). We ended up with half a bushel of apples, so I'm planning on making some yummy apple treats over the next few weeks.
We spent the weekend at mom's cabin and the girls had a great time. They love exploring the great outdoors!
On Sunday, we came back into Greenville (after I stared at my phone all morning waiting for the arrival of little Avery!) and went to Fall for Greenville, an annual downtown festival. You buy tickets and use them to sample all kinds of food from some of the best restaurants in town. It's pretty awesome (and filling!).
And tonight I am sitting here, thinking about my best friend and how much I miss her face.
How I wish I could have been there today to experience her becoming a mommy.
How I wish I could cuddle that sweet baby right now.
How it's times like these that I detest the 450 miles between us.
When I finally get my hands on that baby, I know I will love her instantly.
I can't wait!