Thursday, Hubby and I are leaving to go to my hometown, visit my parents, and my mom and I will host a bridal shower. I can’t wait! I grew up on a tiny island down south, and I LOVE going home, even if its just for a few days. In celebration of my “triumphant return,” here are the top ten reason’s I can’t wait to drive over the bridge:

10. The view! Seriously, does it get any better than this?

dsc00815Or this?

dscn06609. The warm weather! It’s supposed to be in the high 70’s while we’re there this weekend. Who cares if there might be a little rain?

8. Checking out all the new photos of me my parents have added since I’ve moved out. There used to be more photos of my brother. Now my parents have practically erected a shrine unto their daughter.

7. Seeing my childhood dog Buffy.

6. Having lots and lots of dinner table chat.

5. I love when Hubby fixes something for my un-handy dad and my parents are amazed at his skill. Last time he fixed a leak in one of their shower heads. They were impressed; I think they may have loved Hubby more than they loved me for a few minutes.

4. Mom’s lasagna. I’ve never had one as good as hers. Never.

3. HOSTING A BRIDAL SHOWER! There will be flowers, food, presents and girly chatter. Definitely my idea of a good time.

2. A lunch date with Hubby at Hudson’s.

1. Just hanging out with these folks:

dsc02374Dad, Me, PopPop, Brother, Mom, Hubby, celebrating super-tall baby brother’s birthday.


Oh, and if you were curious as to which top I bought, I ended up going with my number one pick! I bought it with this cardigan in strawberry, and plan to wear them this Saturday for the bridal shower. They were the perfect choice because I can wear them together, or pair them with different things I already own. Versatile is the name of the game!