What the Heart Needs...

So in the midst of my work ending, our office closing in 1.5 weeks and still not being offered a job yet, there are just times when you need something and you don't realize it. Hanging out with Kasey last night was exactly what I was needing without realizing it, to have some girl time, shop a little bit, go completely nuts in the sweets shops, trying a macaroon for the first time and realizing how AWESOME they are. At the end of our hang-out time, I drove home feeling so encouraged and I didn't realize I needed that girl time. Both of our husbands are coaches and the first time we ever met up, we found out our husbands are in the same Masters program right now at the same university, due to finish up in the same semester. I have never met another coach's wife and it was so encouraging to know some of the feelings I have about being a coach's wife are felt by other coach's wives too.
We are already planning our next time to meet up.

Then this past weekend, Sean and I went up to SLO to hang out with his best friend and his wife who recently had a birthday and stayed with his parents. 
Again, the time away, the time to hang out with friends and family, do a little wine testing and relax was refreshing. Kip and Kimbia enjoyed the huge backyard they got to run around in at my in-laws as well, plenty of space to catch a frisbee and Kip thoroughly enjoyed exploring every last inch of the backyard.

Just a few photos for your viewing pleasure of our weekend.
We went to Kelsey Winery and there was a flock of peacocks, is that the correct terminology for peacocks, a flock?
There had to have been at least 30 peacocks.



There was a beautiful persimmon tree.



 Of course you had to have grapevines at a winery.


Have you ever experience not knowing you needed something until later?
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Also all next week it is Christmas cookie week on my blog, 5 days, 5 different Christmas cookies!

33 comments:

P!nky said...

Sending good vibes for the job!

God sends what we need before we even know we need it. He is so good!

xoxo

Leah said...

i loved that. He always send encouragement in different ways knowing we need it. It's good you got to hang out and enjoy yourself. You took great photos! that's a lot of peacocks!!

Mellissa Rondinelli said...

Great pics! Good luck on the job hunt!

Shia

Joy said...

Prayers for you and the job hunt! I know someone will come along and see what an asset you will be to there workplace! Love the peacocks. We had them all around us in Jamaica and it's hilarious when they do their "call"... it sounds like HHEEELLLLPPPPP! =) Hope you have a great Tuesday!

SHAYNA said...

Those peacocks are everywhere!!! Prayers for you & your job hunt! The perfect one WILL come along!!!

CALLIE said...

So great to meet sweet new friends just when you need them most!! God is in control and He knows just the right job for you at the right time. I have no doubt you will find something perfect soon. Chin up sweet friend!!

Sarah said...

So glad that you got so much out of meeting your friend. It's the best when you realize, I really needed that. Good luck with the job search, you'll find something I'm sure!

Bev said...

oh my friend... sounds like we're career hunting together!! I've been searching since late August... and I'm trying to stay as patient as I can. I receive spiritual readings via email every day, and lately they've been telling me stay optimistic and trust in His plan.

Don't miss the colors of the rainbow while you're chasing the pot of gold at the end of it. Keep talking to others b/c it makes the world of a difference, as you found out last night with your girlfrannnnd).

Keep your head up and keep applying.... even if you don't hear anything for awhile!

xo, Bev

Kaylyn said...

Holy guacamole, those things can get on the roof!!?

Amanda @ Eloquent English said...

Peacocks are such beautiful birds! ohmy!!!

Always Maylee said...

Sometimes you just need some "me" time to clear your mind. That can be anything that makes you happy, like spending time with family or friends, shopping, etc. Glad you were able to enjoy yourself!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

TheTinyHeart said...

Glad your girl time cheered you up a bit! Good luck with the job search...I know something will come along!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Margaret F said...

So glad that you got a little "you" time and that it made you feel a bit better. We all need that! Xo

Sarah and Stewart said...

I love that feeling when you randomly end up getting exactly what you didn't know you needed!

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

love the pics dear. we all need that time sometime.
-wHiT

Victoria said...

Time with friends can be sooo refreshing! Glad you got some :)

Elsha said...

So I hate birds but those guys are beautiful!! And I'm in the same boat with a job right now. We are moving across the country and I've got nothing lined up, faith is all that we can have in situations like this. And hard work! Good luck girl

courtney said...

sounds like a fun date. i love when God blesses us with exactly what we need like that. good luck on the job hunt... im also looking for a job, too, and it can be discouraging and draining!

BeckyJo606 said...

So glad you found a good friend! When my job became part time last August I found a really nice permanent part time job with a temp agency. I'm sure you could find a full-time one that way! It's also really nice because I got to try out a few jobs to see if I'd like them. ;)

Kristal said...

I absolutely can relate! That is one of life's amazing surprises! We never know what is coming and sometimes we have to wait it out until we find out why. :) I'm excited for your giveaway tomorrow!
Kristal

Rachel Ashely said...

Excited for Christmas cookie week! BTW I don't think I have ever had persimmon...lol

XO,
Rachel Ashley
http://fashionablyliving.com

Megan said...

Girl time is the best! It always seems to happen at just the right times too! Sending good luck your way for the job hunt! Great pictures too!

ola said...

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jillian at faith that laughs. said...

sending prayers your way sweet friend! xoxo

la petite lulu said...

Girls nights out are the best :) I bet you are addicted to macarons now, they are awesome hey!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Yay for a girls night out! :)

Janna Renee said...

Sorry to hear that you are stuck in this transition phase at work. I know that girls night always helps me! I don't usually go out, but when they can get me out of the house, I definitely enjoy it.

ruthy ann said...

Isn't it the best when some says "Me too?!" it's awesome to connect with someone in that way. Hoping your finding peace with the whole job situation...things will work out!

Laura @ Chaotic Domestic said...

Gorgeous photos on this post! Glad that you were able to relax a bit since you've been stressed out. Hope things work out for you.
Looking forward to seeing cookie week next week!

Ashley said...

I'm sorry to hear you still haven't found a job... but everything will work out just the way its meant to work out for you guys! You just described my trip to Michigan this summer. It was exactly what my heart needed... and I had no idea that trip was going to be so refreshing and make my heart so happy. I'm glad you did some things that were just what you needed. (:

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Sending strong prayers your way for the job hunt! I know there is a good plan out there and a new, great job will come soon!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Good luck on the job hunt. I am sure something amazing will come along!

*LO* said...

you seriously take the best photos.