Bee gave birth to her three little blessings this morning! They're all doing good (as far as I can tell from the text updates that Brooke is getting from David! Thanks, Brooke!!!), and will be in NICU for a little while just to make sure that they are getting all the nutrients their little bodies need!
Thank you to all of you who have been praying the last few days for Bee!
What an awesome week I have had so far! I got to see one of my besties Morgan Grayson, had an AMAZING dinner, and better than amazing conversation. It was soooo good to catch up and get some time with her just us. I mean, the husbands are great and all...but it's rare that the two of us just have been able to sit down and talk for hours. It really was so great.
THEN I got to hang out with my mother-in-law and future sister-in-law on Sunday day and night. So good to catch up! Patricia and I went to an awesome restaurant called Eclipse De Luna in Atlanta...how can you go wrong with wine and cheese...honestly!!!
From there, off to Savannah/Tybee to see my dear friend Bethee and her new little one, Tully. WOW. To see friends with their children is truly one of my favorite things. It just so unbelievable that we are all there (well, almost all;). Tully is an absolute dream. So so so cool to finally get to meet him!!! I think that by the end of the second day he MAY have even been flirting with me!! ;) Well, I'd like to believe so anyway.
Yesterday, I arrived in Beaufort, South Carolina, to see my BFF from high school, Bethany! I know I keep saying it, but WOW. Preggers with TRIPLETS and she couldn't look any more amazing. I mean, how is it possible that she is still THIN???? We sat and talked and had a wonderful night just watching TV. We both commented on how cool it is that with best friends...it always feels like you just saw each other.
Then this morning...the kicker...I got to go with her to see the babies!!! We went to the Doctor (had some VERY good test results) and then had an ultrasound. Oh my goodness...if I am blessed with the ability to have my own children someday, I cannot even imagine the feeling of seeing them on a screen like that. I started crying and they're not even MINE!!
From there, off we went to breakfast to celebrate the great morning...and now little Bee is upstairs resting as I sit here and just mull over what an awesome week I have had so far. I think that the best way for me to phrase this week so far and how it has affected me is perspective. To be so blessed with SO many friends who I can sit with and just chat, or challenge each other, or cry together...it is truly overwhelming. THEN to be able to sit with some of those dear dear friends and see the BEAUTY of life, and how blessed we are in our relationships (of course I'm missing my amazing husband more than words can express!), our families...it almost makes me wonder how I can ever think that what I do for a living, or where I live, or my material possessions have EVER been a thought in my mind. Silliness.
Well, I'm sure I'll be blogging more about all of that as I still have four days of my trip left, and at least a dozen great friends still to see!!!
Off to decide what I can cook my little Bee and Baby A, Baby B, and Baby C for dinner! Oh, and David, too!!
MAN...what a year THIS is going to be!! I think that the BIGGEST AND BEST news that I have moving into 2009 is that my wonderfully amazing little brother, Reggie, (it's Nicholas's youngest brother...but I consider them all to be mine just the same) is marrying an equally wonderful little lady, Patricia! I'm so excited to have another Mrs. Williamson! CONGRATULATIONS to you both...cannot WAIT for the party that will be your wedding!
Nicholas and I had an awesome holiday, as well. We got to spend some time just us and have the joy of blending our family traditions. It was SO great to not only get time together, but see yet another way that our lives continue to merge into one. Marriage is absolute heaven...I couldn't love it more!
I was so blessed to have my best friend Bobo and her husband come and stay with us the day after Christmas. It was the perfect Christmas present! We always say that our time together is like sitting in an old couch at your parents house...just FEELS like home!
And if THAT wasn't enough, one of my other besties and favorite people in the world REBE came up with her husband Jason from San Diego to celebrate the New Year with us. Honestly...a party just isn't a party without that girl. ROCK STAR.
New Years, of course, was amazing. I absolutely LOOOOOOOVE having parties. We had a lot of our friends come over (black tie optional...Nicholas looked so handsome!). We had a TON of Champagne and danced the night away! I think that if I had my way...I'd somehow make money having my OWN parties and inviting all my favorite people every week. I mean, I do invite all of my favorite people every week already, I'd just like to figure out how I can make that my career. I'll let you know if I get any ideas!
And now...back to work. I do get the silver lining of getting to see even MORE of my closest friends at the end of this month when I help to host my bestie Bee's baby shower!