Some Northwest Beauty

I don’t normally post iPhone photos here, but we spent the weekend in Washington and didn’t bring a camera with me besides my phone. And dang, not too shabby, iPhone. I mean, it helps being in one of the most beautiful places ever, I suppose. I think this was the first time since I moved away 8 years ago that I felt like I could live there again some day. Again, the weather was perfect, but I felt such a pang of sadness leaving this time. In addition to fun hikes with besties and getting caught in a torrential downpour in a kayak, we went to the wedding of a friend I’ve known since I was 15, right in the neighborhood I grew up in – the lake I grew up near. It was a little surreal, seeing such old friends and boys I once loved, and afterwards walked the few blocks to my aunt’s house in the dark on the cul-de-sac my cousins and I played in for hours as kids. My parents and grandparents don’t live in the house I grew up in, so that’s as close as it gets, I suppose.

I feel like we’re in such a strange limbo right now, wondering what lies ahead. Twenty five days til I’m married and a handful more til I’m 30 years old! A time for reflection and well laid plans if I ever saw one. Someone tell me what those plans should be, ha. HA!