Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Gift of Friendship

My best friend is getting married in less than a week....
It's had me thinking about how blessed I've been to grow up with her.
We spent our summers on the lake.
Spent our springs watching baseball.
Spent our falls back-to-school clothes shopping and trying to schedule the same classes.
Spent our winters coming up with crazy ideas or artsy projects.

She is the only person I've met that has been able to make me laugh so hard that I can't breath and am seconds away from peeing my pants. I'm quite reserved, and it takes a lot to make me laugh...
but she always seemed to have the recipe. 

My thankful thoughts for her lately have also been triggered by my reading of the book 
1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp.

I really enjoyed the book and have been counting my gifts every day.

I decided to get the book as a {somewhat late} bridal shower gift for my sweet Kayli.
I know she will enjoy it too. 

I wrapped it in a crocheted table runner, tied it with some more lace, 
and added a silk flower in place of the bow. 

We basically have the same shabby-chic, boho style. 
It makes shopping for her very easy and fun!

Although I'm still trying to figures out a wedding gift...
The date seems to have creeped up fast!

Wednesday after work we start our trek down to Alpharetta, GA.
It will be well worth the 16+ hours of driving to see her, meet her man, and celebrate her day! 

I will try to get some pictures of her beautiful boho wedding to share on here, 
but also I am a bridesmaid, so I will probably be very busy!

I'm not even sad that tomorrow is Monday, 
because it simply means that I will be closer to wedding time!

I haven't seen Kaylin since my wedding over 2 years ago...
and this trip is the highlight of my summer, since buying a house seems to be taking way too long...
Wish I had some news to share there, but unfortunately the date just keeps getting pushed back.

But, as Ann would tell me...practice eucharisteo. 
I am thankful for the beautiful day, weekend, and upcoming week.
I am so thankful I get to see my Kayli girl, and I am thankful she found herself a husband!

I hope you'll join me in counting your blessings this upcoming week...
It's quite fun!



  1. Olivia, what a beautiful, beautiful post! Will you please share with us at Five Star Frugal at A Tray of Bliss. My friends would welcome you with open arms! Love, Mimi xxx

  2. Thankyou for taking the time to share with us Olivia. I'm sure you'll be loved by the readers at A Tray of