Monday, April 21, 2014

A weekend with my favorite people: Just what my soul needed

As I look back on the weekend, I am almost pinching myself thinking, "Did that really just happen? Where did the time go?"

I hadn't seen my Mom in almost 6 months, my Dad in 1 year - and have been feeling extremely homesick. I have learned over the past few years that "homesick" has nothing to do with location - but with the loving arms of those you miss.

Lately I have been in kind of an emotional fog. Not a very exciting or riveting person to be around, with not a lot to talk about. And I feel like that fog was cleared this weekend! Especially when my husband walked in the door Friday night (we haven't seen each other in 3 weeks).

It was a wonderful weekend. Here are a few of the things that filled my weekend with joy:
  • Mornings of drinking multiple pots of coffee and catching up on life -- I have always cherished weekend mornings with my mom and dad.....
  • Showing them the sights of Tucson
  • Taking them to the Farmers Market to show them that things really do grow in the desert!
  • Going to some of our favorite restaurants - enjoying good food on patios with perfect weather
  • We went to a musical comedy theater Friday night which was awesome! I was so happy my parents enjoyed it as much as Ryan and I do!
  • Sitting out by the pool playing International Rummy while sipping margaritas
  • Waking up Saturday morning with my husband next to me, and getting to talk about our day ahead -- I've missed that.

These visits always go way too fast! But I am so grateful that they got to make the trip from North Dakota to spend some time with me! I am very lucky to have parents who I love and get along with so well.

This photo was taken right away - reunited after 1 year! Big smiles :)
This was the 1st night, we went my favorite gastropub up the street from my house called "Noble Hops" -- and we got an extra treat! There was live music, which was an amazing Spanish Guitarist.

This is Friday night @ a modern Italian eatery called North.  The atmosphere here is just gorgeous (if you can see the mountains in the background)

Ryan and I reunited....glowing with smiles!


Barb Geier said...

I am so happy your parents were able to join you for the weekend. This post made me smile!!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

This post makes me so happy! I am so glad you were able to spend time with mom and dad, and see Ryan as well. Being homesick is so so tough. I haven't seen mom & dad since Christmas so while I haven't gone as long as you have, I've gone longer than I'd like. We are so lucky that we belong to a family where we all love each other, get along, and genuinely enjoy each other's company!

I can't wait to see you guys in August!! I am SO glad that I will be driving distance away at that point!!!!!!!! :)

Marlys said...

It was just so wonderful to spend those past days with you and Ryan! We enjoyed every minute of every day! And we were surprised to see the produce at the Farm Market - it was awesome! We enjoyed the food you made for us, too, expecially the salmon meal with fresh grilled veggies! Looking forward to having you with us in August!

Amber said...

You look so much like Lisa in that last photo!!

Glad you had a great weekend with your parents! I live in the same city as my mom now but my dad lives about 600 miles away and I don't get to see him as often as I would like!