Maine, Man

I was blessed last weekend with the INCREDIBLE joy of not only spending 5 whole days with my best friend and her husband, but doing so in the beautiful city of Portland, Maine. New England is all I had hoped for and more. The leaves were stunning, the lobster was fresh, and the people were great. I would definitely say my first real excursion to the Northeast was a huge success, and I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch to share the experience with. Here are just a few favorite pictures from our trip (we went a little camera happy).

Pit stop in Boston to pick up Josh. Had to see Fenway Park!

The 4 of us at the Charles River

Breathtaking!

My first oysters

Giddy

The perfect meal.

The beautiful Portland Head Light

Best buds

One of many beautiful mansions on the water.

leaves!

Thanks Josh for the Fall shower.

We had to pull over on a back road to capture this hidden gem.

Cracking up in the rain and cold at how completely LOST we were.

serene

Borrowing the boys pipes for a photo op. Clearly we are pros.

Love the fog on the water

home away from home

Stuck at the airport for 8 hours. No big deal for these 2!

Phew, my hand is tired from all that photo uploading. As you can see, we had fun. Truly what I came away from Maine with was an intense feeling of gratitude for the people in our lives. Julianne and Daniel have been our friends for a long, long time. We love doing life with them. Things are just better when we’re all together.

But with the gratitude and happiness comes a longing to see them on a daily basis. It is difficult having best friends many states away, but that is what we signed up for when we packed up the Montero 4 years ago and waved goodbye to Georgia. Saying goodbye to friends really dampens the mood when heading back to a city we actually really love a lot. Who knows what God has in store for the 4 of us down the road, but hopefully it will involve more random mini-vacations and living in the same state again.

I hope everyone is enjoying the Fall. I’m so glad to have gotten to see some pretty leaves, because there sure aren’t any of those in Texas. But good news!! The high temperature dropped below the mid 80s this week! WOOP!

Have a great weekend!

Caroline

Berthdayyyy

I’m officially well into my 20’s now. Woopdeedoo! It’s kinda funny how no matter how much older I get, I always seem to be the embarrassingly young one in our friend groups. I love birthdays, but hate when all my 30 year old friends have to find out that they’ve been hanging out with a 24 year old…Sorry guys.

I might say this every year, but this year was REALLY the best one ever. Josh spoiled me rotten this time around. Josh and I are now proud owners of a Tempurpedic mattress. Having one has been a far off dream of mine for years and years, and on April 28th that dream became a reality. I am still in a state of wonder and awe when I lay on it. Man, it’s good. So BYE BYE nasty stained who-knows-how-old-you-are craigslist mattress. I hate you and never wanna see you again!

My super sweet husband also took the liberty of booking us a one night stay at the SWEETEST bed and breakfast I’ve ever seen for the weekend in San Antonio, which is about 1 and 1/2 hours from here. We had so much fun walking (and walking. and walking) around the city and on the river walk. We laughed the whole day and made fun of how weird we are. The usual, really. It also happened to be Cinco De Mayo on Saturday, which worked out nicely 🙂

Our AMAZING bed&breakfast

 

OUR SHOWER HAD 5 FAUCETS!!!

 

Relaxing in our room

 

Josh chillin on the private rooftop balcony.

 

At the river walk

 

At the Alamo!

 

New boyfriend

 

Little getaways make me feel so much better about life. It means the world that no matter how stressed Josh is about work and no matter how much is on his plate, he is willing to put it all aside to spend quality time with me. I love you boo!!!

24, you are going to be AWESOME because I am loved by amazing friends, the best husband in the world, and an even better God. I have much to be thankful for.

Here’s to growing up!