Friday Five.

Random highlights of this week:
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Bath time — Reunited with my two pups. (: Meet Bori and Lucky.
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During prayer meeting, one of my favorite little girls, Ana, came up to me and slid me a note. I turned it over and it said “pray” with a little drawing to accompany it. Preshhhhhhh. She only 8 and she so HOLY, that’s pastor kids for you. 

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(Lovingly) forced the boyfriend to do all these random things that he didn’t want to do. Like bake!
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Back in the good ol’ Nissan Altima again. I’ve been popping in old mix CD’s that I made in high school. Definitely a throwback.

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Catching up with good friends over breakfast and coffee!

Happy Friday! May your weekend be filled with good people and good conversations that encourage you, and carry well into the week. XO.

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Friday Five

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Magical dusk at Barceloneta Beach.

This week was filled with several special moments, including celebrating a friend’s birthday, visiting Vicenzia, finding a new favorite cafe, and appreciating time for rest. I leave for Rome Saturday and friends of friends have graciously welcomed us to stay at their home for the night and even offered a ride to the airport. On Sunday, we leave for Greece where we’ll spend the rest of the Easter Break. Hopefully I’ll return with some color on my skin! It actually feels a bit strange that I won’t be celebrating this Easter at home. My church hosts a “passion week” revival and an extravagant Easter dinner each year, and although I can’t join them, I will keep this holiday in mind and be joyful nonetheless. Jesus has risen, people! Hallelujah! (:

Here are my five favorites of the week. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

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Sail boats were everywhere in Spain and it ignited a new desperate desire in me to find a sail buddy. Where’s a Nolan when you need one? (“Revenge”, anyone?)

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Coffee gelato + girl talk @ Amorino.

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We celebrated a friend’s 21st birthday with 21 gelato pops! (Scoops of gelato dipped in chocolate, then frozen) I tried the custard and mint — both were delicious. Now I’m looking for a reason to make my way over there and try more flavors.

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A new store has opened in Verona; it’s comparable to a Nordstrom or Whole Foods. The first floor is a sophisticated eatery complete with an oyster bar, sandwich counter, fresh produce, and more. The design is phenomenal and I found myself equally enchanted by both the food AND branding. I plan on copying this hanging clipboard design to showcase print in my future apartment. 

Happy Friday!
XO.