Sometimes I skip a Monday post just to be a rebel in the blogging world. Mondays are like the prime real-estate in all of blogland. No one is doing anything at work but goofing off and reading blogs, everyone has fabulous pictures to share and brag about… Monday morning posts are where it's at, so I skip them from time to time…
What I mean to say is that I was way too tired and lazy to put together any type of Monday post yesterday. You see, Jared and I did a crazy little roadtrip this weekend that I didn't tell you all about. Yes, bloggers keep secrets from time to time. We hopped in a car after work on Thursday and drove close to 9 hours to spend roughly 48 hours with my sister, brother-in-law and the most amazing niece/baby in the entire world.
The whirlwind weekend was totally worth it though. Quality time with my sister and her hubby and lots of snuggles and giggles with my favorite baby. We got to see their new place which was so nice! Their neighborhood had an awesome walking/biking trail along it that we took full advantage of.
The beautiful fall weather was calling our name so we got a nice, long walk in the first day we were there. I was loving that fresh scent of the leaves and the crunch of them under my feet.
It's nice when you're "vacationing" and your hosts are amazing cooks. Not only were we fed well while we were there, we were fed healthy, yummy things! We are staying on track and even got to work out with them at their local gym while we were there. Somehow we've turned into those people who can't go so many days before they start really, really missing the gym. I'm definitely okay with feeling that way. Especially when I see these pictures and still feel like a whale---- baby steps! We'll get there! :)
You know how much it pains me not to be able to post the millions of pictures of my niece, but again, let me just reiterate how adorably perfect she is. She is such a smiley, happy baby. I swear, she makes me feel like THE most entertaining person in the world. One little song chorus, a few whistles, clapping my hands? You name it…. she loves it. She loves me, I should say ;)
So this weekend was full of smiles and laughs and love. I loved on that baby as much as I could, trying to make it last for another 2 months until I'll see her again. I melted into a pile of mush every time Jared held her and tickled her and made her laugh. (He's going to be one hot dad one day! ;)) I loved watching my sister be a mom for the first time and looking like a complete natural. I loved it all, every last second of our way-too-short visit.
Although I'm almost in tears every time I look at her adorable pictures, and even though I wish I could see my niece every single day, I'm so happy. Who knew such a little person could bring me so much joy, and in such a short amount of time?! Aunt Erin is a role I'm taking on proudly.