Lately I've been really missing my family. On my vacation in March, I was so lucky to spend time with my hubby's side of the family (his parents, his sister and her husband and their three adorable girls) at Disney World and my side of the family (my parents, sister, and future brother-in-law) at St. Simons Island (where we were married).
Almost a year before this photo, we took our vows here.
My sweet parents had a surprise for us...
They saved flowers from our wedding cake and had a 'top layer' for us! They also had a 'top layer' of the grooms' peanut butter/ chocolate cake, which neither of us got a piece of. It was so popular, there was none leftover. It was so thoughtful! I hope to always be that thoughtful of others.
After the departure of one of my closest friends on tour, I've really taken a good look at my life and my priorities. It's so easy to get caught up in the Wicked bubble, where the world revolves around this show and the cities we go to and the audiences and who goes on for whom, etc. But when Lauren was getting ready to say her goodbyes, I figuratively tried on her shoes, and there is a huge world out there. This is an amazing, wonderful job, which I am so thankful for, but it's a job. Family and relationships are what matters. I'm been working on my self and my own happiness and self worth.It kills me to not be a part of my family's life. My sister is graduating from law school on Saturday and I'm in Spokane. It was a big ordeal to just get the days off to go to her wedding. My sister's wedding. My niece just turned 10 and I would have loved to celebrate her birthday in person, not just over the phone.
**********And now I'm off to Canada in two weeks, for pretty much all summer. This is going to be interesting. My phone is going to just be my phone again. No texting, no data (unless there is wifi). It's like 10 years ago, when we had phones to talk. It's going to be a great exercise in being a little less accessible and connected... ;-)
Our anniversary in Dana Point, CA