My parents and I took a last minute trip to Rayne this past weekend to catch up with a few loved ones before the school year kicks off. I had the pleasure of seeing Eat Pray Love with the girls on Friday, treating myself to a Birthday Cake milkshake at the local candy store on Saturday, and chatting it up with some of my favorite relatives on Sunday. 

Time always seems to slow down when I'm in Louisiana, surrounded by family members that are perfectly content to sit down and just talk for hours on end. It's the simplicity in those moments that make life worthwhile, don't you think? So instead of taking it all for granted (a nasty habit of mine), I will do myself a favor and continue to embrace every second I spend with them from now on. Family is no doubt the most important thing in this world. What's the hurry?