Around the Table

A few weeks ago I decided that I was going to start having my two cousins over for dinner at least once a month. These two are like my siblings and my love for them is out of this world. Being an only child, I took these two over like they were my siblings growing up and we've always been very close. Last week we sat around the dinner table chatting and laughing, my heart was so full. They are growing so darn fast, I feel like I can barely keep up with whats going on in their lives. Anyone else feel like the days are long but the weeks, months and years are so short? To me, time goes in the blink of an eye and it unnerves me. I want to fill my time with meaningful dinners, conversations, laughter, love, and people. I told myself at the beginning of 2015 that I was going to fill my time doing things that matter most to me and fill my home with the ones I love. I've got a girls dinner planned for next week, and I'm already so excited to be around the table with those who mean so much to me! I can't wait to see Mackenzie and see how she is enjoying married life, and Griffyn is about to celebrate one year of marriage. Being able to share in such special milestones in others lives is so rewarding.

I've noticed that if I sit down one evening and take a hard look at my calendar and right then and there text friends or family to set a dinner date, I'm so much more likely to follow through. I've also started to sit down each Sunday and plan out meals and activities for the next week, so that I know exactly what we've got going on. This helps me to see which nights we have free and can either enjoy the night just Josh and I, or plan something with friends. Pinterest has also been seeing a lot of me lately. I've been pinning lots of recipes so that I can feed my people well.

How do you carve out time to fill your home with friends and family?

I hope you have a fantastic Tuesday...guess what? THE SUN IS OUT HERE! Insert all the praise hand emojis. 

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