As we continue to watch Irma's path, I am thankful to report that my loved ones and friends did not endure any sustainable damage in the Tampa Bay area. Aside from some fallen trees and brush debris, everyone is safe. As of this morning, my brother Lucas who lives outside of Tampa has lost power, but he says it's typical of storms in that area.
This weekend was a travel weekend for me, but thankfully I was heading away from the storm to the Midwest- Kansas! This was my first trip ever to MO and KS, and the first time in 4 years seeing my best friend Alex, whom I've known for 15 years. She has always been a sweet sweet person in my life, and a source of comfort and pure joy. This weekend was no exception as we celebrated her and her husband John's baby girl who is on the way and due in late December.
Alex and John threw the most beautiful and extravagant baby shower on Alex's friend's farm in Smithville, MO. One of my favorite touches was the handmade doughnut wall. So trendy!
Another pleasure of the trip was spending time with Alex and John's family, and I also got a few cuddle sessions with their dog, aptly named "KC".
It was a quick trip, but I couldn't have asked for better flights, and an amazing time with everyone present. I hope to visit again soon, and not 4 years from now!