Family Reunion.

I have been up since 6am baking a double layer birthday cake from scratch – in my pajamas and an apron of course, since I wouldn’t want those to get dirty…

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The office desk is clean for the first time in weeks – you can even see the table!

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The dogs are freaking out because they can tell something is going on.  Huey is hiding in my closet…

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And Indy is planning an escape…

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The towels are laid out…

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The bed has been made…

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And the house is freshly vacuumed…

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It can only mean one thing – COMPANY is on the way!  I have been looking forward to this weekend for weeks and weeks.  My mom and both sisters are currently en route to Virginia.  It is hard to believe that the four of us haven’t all been together since my sister’s gorgeous farm wedding last October. 

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In case it’s not clear, I am 100% obsessed with my family.  I don’t share a lot about my past on the blog, but let’s just say it has been rocky.  My dad left us when I was 15, and while my older sister was off at college, my mom and I bonded together to pull our family back together and raise my little sister. 

While the rest of my friends hung out after school, I worked at my mom’s flower shop – making wedding bouquets, driving the delivery truck, loading cars with mulch – you name it.  When I wasn’t there, I was taking Sarah to soccer games and birthday parties.  Like it or not, I grew up very quickly. 

But I’m not complaining.  Our unusual circumstances only made us stronger.  My mom became my best friend, and my sisters were my teammates.  Our family truly embodies girl power.  My mom’s birthday is this weekend, and I can’t even explain how excited I am that we will all be together to celebrate.  She is the bravest woman I know.

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Counting the minutes and staring out the window until they get here.  Hurry up guys!