I have a pinterest board named 'this is the dream I'm working on'. I was inspired to create it after reading posts from here and here. I love finding pins that belong on this board. I'm probably even a bit too discerning with what I'll pin to it.
Last weekend we hosted Easter for our families. This was the first party we've hosted together, the first as a married couple, and the first time having everyone over to our new home. Both our our mothers are amazing hostesses and amazing cooks. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous.
By no small miracle, all of the food was ready at the same time.
Dan and I were seated next to each other at the head of the table.
There was a moment at dinner where everyone was talking and eating and laughing,
I sat back and looked around the table and had overwhelming feelings of contentment and joy.
I was right smack in the middle of a life that I had dreamed of.
I paused for a few moments and let myself experience it; hopefully locking away that image, feeling incredibly grateful and then jumped right back in to eating and laughing with our families.