saturday morning, megan, mari, naomi & me set out to cross the brooklyn bridge with pizza as our motivation (not that we needed motivation, but juliana's is the best). it was 38 degrees when i left my house, so i opted for the warm vs. cute coat. should've gone with cute. it warmed up faster than i thought, and the weather was beautiful. we walked slow and took a thousand pictures between myself & naomi (clearly). it's been SO long since i've walked that bridge sans-kids (flashback!). cheers for stroller-free walks!!!!!!!!!!(!!!)
we headed home eventually filled with 2 large pizzas, salads, and 2 rounds of hot cocoa (starbucks that naomi greeted us with at the start of the day- lifesaver- and shake shack to close out the afternoon). man, it was so good.
honestly, it's been a rough few weeeeeks so the day was saving to my soul. all that being said, mid-meal, i got a call from my parents with some really sad news- i'll get to that another time, but for now, it's put into perspective once again to cherish the moments of life- particularly the ones that fill your heart with happiness and remind you to be a better person. the girls and i talked so much about kindness and the magic of this season, and it really just gave me such a sense of peace and motivation to do better- even though my best some days is merely a pathetic level of crap compared to other days, it's the best i can muster. but it's enough.
so thankful for these lovely, beautiful girls, and for this city that never ceases to amaze me.