I missed last week’s five favorites, so I’m combining both weeks into one!
- Met up with two awesome new blogger friends! We had brunch and talked non-stop for almost 5 hours. It was so refreshing to spend time with girls that understand the desire behind this whole blogging thing. I feel like it was the start of two amazing friendships and I am so thankful. I was on a high the whole day after spending time with them. They filled my soul and I really needed that.
- Addams Tavern in Westfield for brunch. If you are gluten free, try the crab cake. You won’t regret it. This picture was taken right in front of this adorable place!
- Ambeli Greek Taverna in Cranford. This is an authentic Greek restaurant that’s also BYOB. It’s small and fills up quickly. It was spectacular Greek food and I plan on going back soon!
- Officially became part of an IBD group for hopeful, pregnant, and current mamas! The amazing and inspiring Stacy from Instagram @gutsygirlblog asked me to join her group of moms that will serve as an ongoing resource for all things motherhood and IBD and I more than happily obliged. Nothing like this existed when I was working through decisions regarding my IBD and my pregnancy and I am so beyond thrilled to be a part of this novel group of amazing and compassionate women. Visit this link if you are interested in more information or please share if you know anyone who might benefit from this resource: gutsy-girlblog.com
- We started house hunting! We are currently renting and our goal is to move sometime between now and the next year or two. We have been going to open houses every weekend and it’s been fun dreaming about what our future life is going to look like. I cannot wait to settle down in the eventual home where we will raise our babies and watch them grow up.
Finally, one more thing, which is not a favorite at all but something that I cannot believe happened today: the tragic death of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, made even more tragic by the death of his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. I was never a huge basketball fan growing up, but I always knew who Kobe Bryant was. Fast forward years later, I married my husband who happens to be the biggest basketball fan I’ve ever met. Basketball has since become a part of my life and I’ll never forget the moment he told me about this tragic news. He was shook. I couldn’t write a blog post on the day of his passing without taking a moment to honor his legacy, his daughter, and the others that perished in that tragic helicopter crash.
Many people are aware that Kobe won an Academy Award for his short film released in conjunction with his retirement and dedicated to his love of the game. But if you have not yet watched it, take the 5 minutes to see it. It’s worth it. It reminds us all to dream BIG and work BIGGER. Click here for the original video: http://www.believeentertainmentgroup.com
All my love,