Soooooo, school started which basically, in my humble opinion, means summer is over. The second our schedule is jammed packed and tied down, and that easy breezy feeling is gone, it’s like buh-bye summer.
But, say it isn’t so! Summer went too fast this year! Even though I’m sick of sweating to death, I’m not quite ready for it to be gone. What to do in this pickle? Well, I’m solving that by wearing the brightest pair of shoes and drinking wine with my ladies. Because, well summer is bright and colorful, and full of fun and happy family meets ups. So, ya, I’m going to keep that vibe a bit longer.
My home girls right here are everything. I mean, I am blessed. When sister-in-laws become best friends, it’s like seriously the most amazing thing ever. I have said it before, and I’ll say it again : I married into the best family. There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not grateful for the people God has placed in my life. And, one of the things I am most thankful for is a bunch of in-laws that I truly do love and love me in return. It’s 100% one of my greatest gifts.
The main thing that I love about us is our uniqueness. I mean, we are all so different, but somehow the same. Although, we have different goals, styles, and hobbies, we love big, deep, and loyal. There is a loud one to a quiet one, a sporty one to a girlie one, a stay at home mom to a working mom, a mom to a stepmom, a feisty one to a tame one, a book nerd to a tv show marathoner. Somehow this eclectic bunch comes together and it’s magic. It’s love. It’s fun. It’s sisterhood.
To these girls pictured here and the few sisters that couldn’t make this wine day, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love you bring to my life. I grew up with an amazing brother, but I always wanted a sister. And, look how many amazing sisters God blessed me with. I am forever truly grateful for you ladies.
Eh hem, insert cough here, please remember all these good flowing emotions next time I text asking, “Which one of you can watch the babies?!”
And, wine. I mean would it be a family gathering if there was no wine? It’s like that age old question : if a tree falls in a forest and no one hears it, did it fall?
We like our wine. Ok, ok. I won’t lie. We love our wine. Well, most of us do. One of these ladies pictured does not like the beloved vino. Gasp! I know. I know. She is a beer girl. Which, to this celiac, basically means war. Just kidding. You can keep your beer sister, that leaves more wine for moi.
But, honestly, I feel like our usual spot is a winery or a brewery. We are very lucky to live so close to so many cool local joints. The majority of them are kid friendly, which is a huuuuuuge plus. We love to gather the family and friends, bring a big potluck picnic style meal and just hang out. We usually end up being a pretty huge group and take over a great deal of any space we inhabit so we tend to stick to places with fun and large outdoor areas. We are a more the merrier type of people. And, that includes wine too!
Aaaaaand, for reals these amazing Free People mules from Matta Lou Boutique are seriously all the rage. I have been eyeing this bold and funky print for some time and I can honestly say they make my feet happy. When I look down I smile. How can you not when you see these?! They are summer if summer were a shoe. So, I’m going to wear these on repeat like I am going to hold on to summer.