For Taylor and I, today was our last Sunday here in Utah before we head off together on our grand summer adventure. Our families put together a little goodbye shin-dig on our behalf, seeing as we'll be packing up our lives and making the big move later on this week. Getting the chance to be with all the people we love all at the same time made my heart so happy I thought it might burst (and all the yummy food made my tummy so happy that it nearly DID burst). For the record, I am a strong advocate for joint family parties. In my opinion, there really is nothing better than hanging out with all of my siblings and Tay's siblings for hours at a time. My sweet grandma and grandpa even made an appearance, which obviously made the evening complete. The party was complete with hill-rolling-races, painted sunsets, puppy chases, and a whole lot of laughter.
(Sidenote: Taylor was going to shave off his beard today but when he jokingly came out to show me his goatee look, I decided I liked it and so I made him keep it... at least for a little while. He rocks that ironman look, yo.)
I feel at peace when I think about the plans we've made for the remainder of this year. When the new year initially came, I was somewhat contemplative about what Taylor and I should be doing and what kind of goals we needed to be setting together. But as time naturally passed, things and plans seemed to just fall together. I feel really good about what we're doing, the goals we've set, and the direction in which our life is headed.
As I watched Taylor interacting with various loved ones tonight I was overcome with this feeling of love and appreciation for him. Of course, I always love and appreciate him, but you know those moments when you feel like a fly on the wall in your own existence and you come to all sorts of realizations at the exact same time? Tonight was one of those moments for me. I love my Taylor! He truly has helped me in so many ways amidst my journey to become the kind of person I want to be. He is such an important part of who I am and he plays such a large role in who I want to be. I love being married to my best friend. He really does enrich my life in so many ways.
Long story short: life is good, I love my family, I adore my husband, and I'm excited to see where the next couple of months (as well as the next couple of years... but we'll just stick to the more immediate future for now) will take us.