May 30, 2010

the best 3 days ever... but seriously.

It's really rare for me to do a post about all the happenings of my life because I'd just much rather write about universal ideas... but these past few days have been so ridiculously wonderful that I just have to share. Bear with me! 

It all kicked off on Thursday afternoon. Cubs vs. Dodgers game. 1st row behind Cubs dugout. Cubs win. I get a tan. Double victory dance ensues. 
And then--two hours later--who do I get to see?  Why, the lovely Emily Giffin, of course! (See: this tribute to her.) Went to her book signing. Surprised her in the front row :)
Then we headed to Jack's wine bar. Gossiped. Laughed. Gossiped some more.

And I remembered why we're soul sisters. And why she means so much to me. And why I love writing.
Saturday: Ran the Soldier Field 10 Mile!  Reached my time goal. Met some friends along the way. Remembered how challenges serve as the best inspiration.
Oh, and remembered why I love my parents. (Nerdy matching t-shirts pretty much says it all.)

And now it's Sunday morning--the calm after the storm--and I'm just brimming with gratitude. For summer sun, for treasured friendships, and for good health. 

Dear Memorial Day weekend,
You're not even over and already you've been a seriously legit summer kickoff.

13 comments:

Heidiopia said... [Reply to comment]

What a delight! Emily Giffin is my favorite and I love hearing what an incredible person she is. Hope your bliss continues... :)

Neely said... [Reply to comment]

Emily will be in my city on Tuesday cant wait!

Claire Kiefer said... [Reply to comment]

Your parents are adorable, and congrats on the race, that's awesome! I hope the second half of your Memorial Day weekend is as incredible as the first half. :)

ALFIE said... [Reply to comment]

sounds like a FABULOUS weekend!!! what a lucky gal you are to be friends with your favorite author!! knowing what a wonderful woman she is makes me love her books even more :)

Caroline said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on all the very exciting things in your life! Love the photos! xo

m i s s . k r i s t a said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! What an amazing weekend!:)
Congrats on your run! Your parents are super cute with their t-shirts! Haha.

Saumya said... [Reply to comment]

That sounds like an amazing three days!! Emily is awesome :)

Gracie said... [Reply to comment]

You are quite the inspiration! It sounds like a wonderful weekend. I hope the rest of summer is even more lovely and rewarding. :)

brlracincwgrl said... [Reply to comment]

What a fantastic weekend! I hope your summer proves to be just as great as it has began :)

Michael said... [Reply to comment]

Congrats on the run!!! I have to ask, does your mom have a stash of orange shirts just laying around? They look vaguely familiar to the Disney World shirts we had many, many years ago...

Can't wait to see you in less than a few days!

Brittany said... [Reply to comment]

don't you love perfect weekends? glad you had a great one.

and funny question...where in the world did you get your gold shoes? are they sperry's?

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

glad you had such an amazing weekend!! i just read Love The One You're With and am wondering if there's a specific order in which I should read the rest of Emily Giffin's books?

s a m said... [Reply to comment]

life. is. good