i spent the weekend in nashville with two of my dear girlfriends, lizzie and mary martha! i definitely cried the night before i flew out to meet them, because i hadn’t been away from conrad yet and leaving my kids in general makes me anxious, but josh is such a rockstar of a father and of course he handled everything so well back here at home while i was away. he texted me a picture on sunday of the cutest braid in eleanor’s hair which he did all by himself before taking the kids to church and i almost died! it was just so sweet! like, duh naomi, he’s got it. i don’t even know why i hesitated the night before i left. probably just because i’m still nursing and i’m not away from my babies much.
but i didn’t realize how much i needed this time away until i was there. i intentionally didn’t bring my computer, and once i arrived in nashville, i deleted all of my social media apps off my phone so i could truly keep away from technology for the entire weekend without accidentally clicking into instagram or my email out of habit. i feel like i do a decent job in my day to day of not having all of that be too present in my life, but it’s definitely still there, so the weekend was a great refresher for me and if i realized anything, it’s that i need to do this more often.
i know you’ve seen lizzie and mary martha pop up on my blog before. they are two of my favorites. we’re all cut from the same cloth of wanting to get out and explore everything, eat all of it and not miss a beat while traveling. but i think we did a great job of slowing down and also relaxing, too. there were times we’d arrive at our destination and accidentally still be sitting in the car 45 minutes later because we were having such a good conversation about something. love that about these two though, and loved getting to catch up (and sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!) in nashville.
also, can we talk for a second about how kind and sweet all the people are there?! everyone greets each other so nicely and it seriously kept making my day. also, the biscuits. i regret not bringing a big old suitcase back to new york full of only biscuits.
church on sunday! and with no little kids on our laps, i can’t believe how much i got out of that meeting!
on our way to the airport on sunday, we stopped through the cutest town called franklin. they had the sweetest toy store called it’s vintage, baby! i stocked up on some gifts for the kiddos and am already dying to go back! i’ve never seen such a thoughtful put together collection and i could have spent hours in there.
such a good time. hope to go again soon and bring the family!!! also, thanks a million to everyone who gave recommendations on my twitter a few weeks back. you guys never steer me wrong!