It is really easy for me to say why
and I can sum it up with three points:
1. First week of Summer. This was the first official week of summer vacation for my sons. Which can be odd when I see social media posts from friends in the US who are preparing to send their children back to school. The Autumn school term in England starts back up again in September.
2. My mum flew in from the US to visit. She got in an hour earlier than we expected and so we jetted into town in a taxi to meet her at the train station. I caught a really cute video on Instagram of my boys who were beyond excited to see their Nonna. Ronan has not stopped hugging her since she has been here.
(Side note: For those of you whom have asked about the audio on my instagram videos. Yes it is lower than usual. I think when I dropped my iPhone 4 last, which shattered it on both sides, it damaged the microphone. Just think of it as a modern day take on silent films.)
3. A royal baby was born! I am a royalist. I have been enamored with the Royal family since I was a little girl living in England with frame photos of (the then titled) Prince William and his mum Lady Diana on my vanity. I got dressed up and wore a fascinator in my hair at 0 dark 30 in California to watch the Royal Wedding with my other dual citizen friends and family. So of course I delayed dinner for a few hours to watch and wait for the live review of the new royal baby to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. I was not surprised to find out the name and love how it sounds, George Alexander Louis.
Speaking of names. I have been obsessed with baby names since I was a teenager. I have always had a long list of girl names and though they have changed through out the years, my longing for a baby girl is still as strong as ever. As I was looking through a journal this week I was surprised to find a friend of mine had altered my baby name list when we were both at summer camp back in 2000.
So while Zoë (my sister’s name, meaning life) and Rose still frequent my current baby naming lists, I have to admit that my choices as a seventeen year old have changed quite a bit. The amended name next to the astrid is of my friend and blogger Lauren. So who knows Lauren, maybe when I get my baby girl I will indeed name her after you. 😉
Starting tomorrow I leave you in the loving arms of ten blogger friends of mine, living in eight different countries around the world. Each day one of them will be the guest blogger with a special post about Love. It is all in celebration for our 10th Wedding Anniversary (02.08.13) and Vow Renewal. I will be keeping everyone updated on Twitter
, and Facebook
with the hashtag: #RyanAndBonnie
. Our friends and family will be sharing as well as we celebrate from Snowdonia, Wales. Look out for the button below on the Guest Blogger’s blogs and share some love and comments as they open up to you about Love
Have an amazing weekend and I look forward to catching up with you all
when we return with photographs and video from the Vow Renewal.