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Birthday Wishes Do Come True

It's hard to want anything for your birthday when you know your birthday wish will come true three days later. That's right, in just 16 more days, the Verlo and I are going to be landing in the States for the first time since I moved here almost two years ago. I can't even believe it has been that long. It really feels like a few months ago I was boarding a plane to move here. That is until I see pictures of Logan and Leland who were just babies when I left and now are full blown toddlers and both will be big brothers by the time I land. I can't believe it's been almost two years since I saw anyone from my old life in person besides my mom and godmother. I can't even put into words how incredibly happy I am. 

I can't wait to introduce everyone to Loek, so they can maybe understand a bit more why I am so happy here. I can't wait for Loek to get to meet everyone so he can put a name and personality to the co-stars of all my great stories. I'm so excited, I want to pack already!

It is going to be a whirlwind trip. We have so much planned, but I wouldn't have it any other way. After a day and a half at my parent's house, we are all going to pile in the car and head up to Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina to see my Nana, cousin Alice, Uncle Jim and Aunt Jan. I'm so excited for some family time. Oh, and the beach, but to be honest, Loek is way more excited about the beach than I am.

After 3 days in South Carolina, we will come back home to Georgia. Where I will get to see my old coworkers and just have general fun being back in my home town. The weekend will bring a welcome back party with for me with friends and family coming in from in from all over. Luckily for me the next day is my best friend Christy's Baby Shower! I can't believe that the 3 girls I consider to be basically sisters are all going to have babies this year! I have to say that I am in awe of my friends' transitions into motherhood. Seriously, Ash, Hayley and Christy thank you for being such great moms to my five favorite people under three.I lovingly refer to them as my Fab 5. 

 

Christy and baby Grayson! You have no idea how excited I am to feel this belly! 

Our last few days are going to be spent in South Georgia with my godbabies! Yep, I'll have both a godson and a goddaughter! Kinley, your Aunt Kaitlin would really like you to be born on time okay? In fact, if you wanted to come a week early, she wouldn't mind at all sharing her birthday with you. Seeing them is a big deal! 

I honestly can't believe it is coming so soon! You guys, I can't wait to see your faces! 

 

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