Sequins and Sea Breezes: Weekending

Weekending

2/13/2017


Happy Monday friends! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Mine definitely didn't feel long enough but I guess it never really does. I woke up in the middle of the night Saturday night full of things I wanted to say today and then when I went to write this post I couldn't think of anything to say, does that ever happen to anyone else? Hoping I'm not the only one there! Linking up with Biana for my weekend recap!

Friday was kinda rough for me. We were supposed to be getting audited at work, which anyone who has ever been through an audit knows it's not fun and can be incredibly time-consuming and invasive but after some canceled flights and some discussions we decided to reschedule it for another day. Which should have been a relief but in all reality, I really just wanted to get it done and over with. After a bit of a rough day rose is the only way to end a day.


Saturday started out with a 2.9 mile run and ended with margaritas. Without getting too "personal" on you, I found out that one of my longest family friends was dying and my parents were taking off to go back to Cincinnati to say their goodbyes. If you didn't already know, I've already lost all of my grandparents so basically my parents are all I have left so hearing that a close family friend that is my parents age was dying really hit me hard. It's one of those things that  you really don't expect to hear so it made me realize that I don't have forever with my parents left.


Sunday was a day of errands and chores before heading out with Kerri and the boys for some mimosas and darts. Sadly, while I was out I got the call from my dad that our family friend had passed. Yet another reminder that life is all too short, but I was thankful to be with close friends that love me and were able to lift my spirits. Kerri and I were able to beat the boys in darts before ending the night with lots of German food. My parents and my long time family friends may not live near me but I appreciate my adopted family that I have here and how much they help me through the tough times.


I apologize that things got a little deep here today but that's life. It's not always rainbows and butterflies but I feel that I need to acknowledge my real life and it's not always pretty and fun. But thank you a million times over to Kerri and the boys for always making me have fun even when I don't feel like it. You guys are so amazing!

I hope everyone has an amazing week and just remember, no matter how bad it gets, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel!

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35 comments

  1. So sorry to hear about your parents friend...that always hits me hard too. So many of my parents friends have passed recently, and it is scary to think about!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about the family friend that passes this weekend. Life is such a precious thing and I don't think you take anything for granted which is what I love about you girl!

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about your family friends passing. I hope your week starts off well!

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  4. So sorry for your loss. Tough weekend but so glad you were around other loved ones and able to have your spirits lifted just a little bit.

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  5. It sounds like you had an emotional weekend. I am so sorry about your family friend passing.
    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. I'm so, so sorry to hear about your friend. I'm glad that you've met people in Florida who can help you through rough times. It's so important. Thinking of you, friend.

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  7. Sorry to hear about the loss. I had a family friend who was like a second mom to me and she ended up passing a few months after my dad. It was a tough year. I'm glad you were able to have some bright spots in your weekend!! And you got to see Kerri! Always a win.

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, and am sending all the hugs. Mimosas and darts are always a great idea, and I'm glad they were able to help cheer you up a bit this weekend. Sending more hugs for the week ahead <3
    Green Fashionista

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your family friend! I lost all of my grandparents too over the last few years and it makes it even harder to see our parents get older! Sending prayers your way girl!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  10. oh girly girl. i'm still so sad for your loss and you know i'm always here to try to lift you up! even if it's me being awkward and saying dumb jokes then proceeding to have us win in darts because THAT is what makes me feel better hehe. had a fun time yesterday! sending all the love and all the good thoughts that this week goes quickly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. I am so sorry to hear about your loss! praying for you during this hard time!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm sorry to hear about your family friend! But thank goodness for adopted families who can be there for you when you live so far from your family.

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  13. A run rewarded with margaritas is the perfect combo. And I'm sorry to hear about your family friend, especially realizing that they are close in age to your parents. I remember when my father was having health issues and really having to come to terms with the fact that my parents are invincible. It's hard.

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  14. I am so sorry to hear about your family friend! My thoughts are with you & your family.

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  15. So sorry to hear about your family friend! Prayers for you!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear about your family friend, but am thankful you have a great support system to be with you. Sending lots of love!

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  17. So sorry for your loss! Life is so precious, so you have the right attitude to not take it for granted. Xo

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  18. So sorry to hear you had a rough weekend. Sending over hugs and prayers your way, girl. And audits are no fun, trust me I know! Hope this week is better for you!

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  19. So sorry to hear about your friend. Life is so short :( Hope you have a great week this week. Thinking of you!

    Amanda Kids and Cabernet

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear about your family friend. It was good that you were with friends when you heard the news. Life really is too short. Sending love and prayers your way.

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear about that and I definitely agree that getting something over with is so much easier. Big hugs to you XO

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  22. I'm sorry for you loss darling, my condolences. Brighter days ahead - sending big hugs your way.

    Xoxo, Maggie
    http://www.maggiekrol.com/hieleven-pastels/

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  23. It sounds like such a hard couple of days. I'm so sorry to hear about your family friend-- sending you positive thoughts <3

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  24. Aw so sorry! Sending positive thoughts your way!

    Jamie
    Treats and Trends

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  25. I'm so sorry to hear about your family friend, Pamela! My prayers are with you and your parents. Glad you have close friends that can lift you up, hugs my friend! I hope you have a good week.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  26. I know what you mean about getting the roadblock in your mind when you need to write, but nothing is actually coming to mind! I'm hitting that with my Hawaii posts, but hopefully the roadblock will get lifted sooner rather than later! I'm so sorry to hear about your family friend! It sucks that it takes something like that for us to realize how short life really is, but I'm glad that Kerri and the guys were able to lift your spirits! It's so great that you have such a great support system in Orlando!

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  27. I'm so sorry to hear about your family friend. My grandparents have all passed, too, so I know how you feel about friends our parents' age passing. Makes you want to hug them a few extra times whenever we see them. I hope you have a nice week!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  28. I'm sosorry about your loss. Hug your parents hard when they get back. Glad you had a great weekend despite that and the work stuff!

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  29. So sorry to hear to hear the news about a person close to your heart! The thought of losing loved ones is just the worst feeling. Glad you got to get out and enjoy some fun time with Kerri and the guys. Adore your outfit in the first photo!

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  30. oh hun, i am so so sorry about your family friend. it really is horrible when something happens and it makes you realise how short life is and how quickly it can change. my mum is quite young - in my opinion anyway - and she had a stroke at the beginning of the year and it just wrecked me. hugs hun. hope you're able to spend some time with your parents soon.

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  31. I'm so sorry for your loss but so grateful that you were surrounded by people who also love you on Saturday. I'm impressed with that 3 mile run... you totally earned all the margaritas. ;) Ugh. Audits. No fun. Hope it goes smoothly when it does get rescheduled!

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  32. I'm sorry to hear things have been rough on you lately. I hope your week has been off to a good start. Life is too short and not promised to anyone. Enjoy the moments you do have with your loved ones. No need to apologize, life happens and this is your space to share what you would like. Hopefully we can all be a support to you as well. On a happier note, drinks and German food sound amazing, and way to beat the boys at darts! xo Beautifully Candid

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  33. Oh man- an audit is no fun! My best friend's company got audited last year and she was a stress-mess during the process. Sending you good vibes it resolves quickly!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  34. The sunshine looks amazing! Michigan needs to take notes.

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