Ever find yourself in a place where you feel completely calm? Where your anxiety leaves you and you can completely relax? A place where you can take a cleansing breath without having to yawn or sigh? Where you can read a book without the nagging feeling that there are 100 other things that you should be doing? Where you can lay on a white sofa with sun glinting through the window and take an afternoon nap? My sisters house is one of my favorite places. In her home I have total serenity,... and on this vacation I have been fortunate enough to spend some time in her home with her. The following images are all ones that I stole from the inviting corners of her nest.......
Sunday, July 25, 2010
All in all our vacation in Utah has been pretty great so far and I really don't have much to complain about, but in the spirit of 'keepin it real'... I do have to mention the.......not.......so......fun parts of our trip.
So,.......................drum roll please........................
A $521.00 car repair was not on the agenda, but took place anyway.
And,.....a much bigger bummer was taking our tiny mite to the E.R. for stitches (way past her bedtime) after she fell headfirst into the corner of a bookshelf while horsing around with her cousins. She was such a brave little sweetie!! It was painful to watch them hold her down and work on her, but she did so well. Then,...the amnesiac that they used on her had the opposite effect than intended and she was a crazy-wired-psycho baby begging to go outside and play. (Which would have been really cute had it not been 3:30 in the morning by the time that she finally settled down. oi!!)
Posted by Holly at 12:44 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010
Watching my little girls become fish.......
A BBQ with some dear friends that I am lucky to see more than once a year.
Being cheesy with my sister and getting matching sister/friendship/sassy bracelets while shopping at Down East Basics. (My favorite store that is no where near me in So. Cali.)
by the way....
I totally stole this picture off of my sisters blog. (Thanks Wend. :))
Posted by Holly at 7:28 PM
Thursday, July 15, 2010
A family BBQ in my oldest sisters amazing back yard. Doesn't this first picture look like a watercolor?? Her yard is more ethereal than these pictures can portray.
Watching my kids play with cousins that they haven't seen in months. Hearing the giggles, the water, and the birds. Watching my sisters giant gold fish swim in schools through her pond.
Smelling all of the flowers!!!
Posted by Holly at 4:03 PM
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I am in my favorite place in the entire world....Utah. I have been here for nearly two weeks visiting family and friends, and I am finally at the point where I feel like I can catch my breath, sit down, and blog some of the highlights of my trip. The first one being...........the ECLIPSE festival. Yep, that's right...I went to an entire festival on the 29th of June. All in honor of the movie. Yes I am a dork,...and yes it was the most fun I have had in a long time. My darling sister, my very good friend, and I spent 7 hours doing all manner of things "Eclipse" related. We got free goodies, watched a costume contest, ate yummy food, danced, shopped, and frolicked until the moment of truth. We watched the film.............and...................I................loved...................it!!!!!!!!!! It was (in my opinion) by far the best film yet.
I think that I may have joined "team Charley". He was hilarious.
I met Alice and Rosalie. Now we're tight............
And I got to hang with Napoleon who did a stellar performance of his famous dance. What a stud.
It was such a great night.....
In the near future I will post more moments from my favorite place.
Posted by Holly at 11:25 PM