"Bottling up both the sweet and tart of life's most precious moments. "

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sweet sunrise….

My husband has been on a mission lately…. He has taken me on an incredible and humbling journey in honor of my upcoming 30th birthday. (I can’t wait to share the special and spectacular details of this last month, but feel it deserves a complete post of it’s own.)But today’s “surprise” has inspired me to express my glee NOW! So today was day #28 of “30 days of Emily”……. and here is how it went……..

I can think of nothing that I love more ,in this world, than being with my family!!!!! I would like to think of my family as close knit and my sweet Josh knows that my loved ones near is of great importance to me. Josh gave me the gift of a getaway with family for my birthday.So we are getting ready to go to a cabin in the mountains with my parents, sister, brother in law and aunt. I have known about this for a little over a month and  I couldn’t have thought of any better way to celebrate my birthday! But this morning Josh found the one and only way to make our celebration the best that it could be! I got a special delivery on my front door step this morning…..


My “baby brother” Nathan is living in Florida and is dearly missed here. We haven’t seen him in over 10 months. So when he arrived this morning my heart was pounding with excitement and I was absolutely delighted by the news that he was going with us to the mountains! It was the best surprise! Even more fun was… my parents were just as shocked as I was that he was here!(My husband had a team of secret worker bees who helped pull of the surprise.) So around 7:30 this morning I had a full house, full of smiles, a few tears, and lots of excitement. A sweet sunrise, indeed.

I am going to soak up the next two days with all that I can.

My heart is full! My cup runeth over!


Uncle Nate meets his nephew for the first time…..


The four guys I love most in this world!



They were fast friends…



We had a great day!


  1. I feel the same way.

    I LOVE when my brother comes to town - he has lived on the east coast OR in Asia since he left for college at 18 years old.

    I just feel more complete with him ... we grew up together, survived a divorce together ... we are very close and he is my only sibling.

    I totally FELT your joy on this one!

    What a great, great surprise!

    Enjoy your time in the woods!

  2. that totally brought tears to my eyes! what a wonderful surprise!!
    enjoy your family filled weekend!

  3. Now I see how much Micah looks like Nate!! You are blessed!

  4. Yea! Em, I'm so happy he was able to be part of your celebration. I know how much that meant to you! Have a great time with your whole family! Love you!

  5. THIS post made me smile ear to ear.
    Love you!