Austin and I are welcoming our first house guests this weekend… The Proti clan! Yes, yes that's right, we couldn't even go two months without seeing our dear friends Kelsey, Chris, and their son Alex from Columbus… it's love, people!
Haha… actually, while I'm ECSTATIC that they're coming here, the idea for the trip was born from their desire to check out Hurlburt Field at Eglin AFB (located between Pensacola and Destin), where they'll be moving this summer. So, with them house hunting a mere two hours away from us, how can we NOT meet up with them for the 4th of July?? I'm so excited! :)
The holiday plans included Mindy too, who was planning on stopping here for Independence Day activities during her road trip down to Tampa. However, she was sadly snatched up by the convenience of air travel… I'm happy you don't have to spend all that time in the car Mindy, but goodness, we're going to miss you this weekend!
|I love these girls.|
We'll have to make a Mindy/Sara/all the Columbus people I love stand-ins on the 4th of July. It's only polite, after you all were so kind to bring Austin and me along to Birmingham with you!
|All the photos y'all took that day are HILARIOUS. And so sweet.|
|Alex's pale Uncle Austin and Aunt Molly… hey did we move to Florida or what?|
As it is, I am very ready to see Chris and my dear Kelsey:
And her precious little son, Alex, who I remember as being this big:
But has grown a mind blowing amount since we moved from Mississippi and is even crawling around the floor now! So crazy. He's become a bona fide water baby this summer, I'm excited to see if he enjoys the beach as much as the Columbus AFB pool!
Then, since this post is already somewhat discombobulated (or so it feels to me, anyway, my brain is trying to shut off) I'll mention that I met another wonderful friend today on base, Donna! She lives just a few houses up from me, and as it turns out, we have the same brain. It's rather amazing, we couldn't stop marveling about how similar we are! Artists, lovers of antiques and oddities, tacklers of DIY projects (though she way has me beat so far!), and we even share similar mannerisms that had us cracking up. It was great. We plan to paint on the beach next week, with a blog post surely to follow!
All of this reminds me of how truly lucky I am to be a spouse in the Air Force community, I have met so many wonderful women that I'll truly never forget. Now, can't you all have a convenient reason to stop by and spend the 4th of July in Florida partying with us and the Proti? :) Then how about all my far away loved ones, ya? Hehe. Missing all of you tonight.
Annnnd my rambling stops here… good night everyone!