On that note, I had yet another tremendous visit home for Labor Day weekend. I had originally planned to head out to Portland but, due to dad's heart procedure earlier this summer, I felt a big tug in my heart to go home instead. I just really wanted to spend quality time with he and mom. Allison and I both found a cheap flight and we took two extra days off work which was perfect. The entire visit was just full of laughter, fun, love - it really was awesome.
A huge highlight was meeting sweet baby James and visiting with the Larkin family. I can hardly stand how cute he is:
I haven't seen Patrick in about 8 years so that was pretty wild. I'll just leave it at that. ;)
Overall, the visit was really needed for me. I have been swamped recently, both at work and personally, and I really appreciated the time away. I already feel like I've been thrown right back into chaos being back in New York but you know what? I'm embracing the insanity. All I know is I love my life and this weekend away was the tiniest glimpse into why. I haven't even scratched the surface. ;)
Next up? SKYDIVING in just two days. Next up after that (if I survive)? Giants season opener. I cannot freaking wait...