Thursday, September 29, 2011

A few days at home...

Hello guys! I've been at my family's home for the past week! Boy, was it jam-packed with fun stuff! I rarely ever get to spend more than 2 days with them at a time because of Jonathan's work schedule or other things going on at church. I hated to leave my hubby for so long, but it was nice to be able to spend  some individual time with ALL of my family...which is saying a lot because there's 8 of us all together!

While I was there we celebrated my birthday early and my family got me some things I needed for my trip to Ethiopia. (It's so soon!!!) Everyone was there but my closest sibling in age, Matt. He was busy working, you know, to save up money for his upcoming wedding. It was a good excuse. :)

While I was at home, I got to see one my old highschool friends get married. My sister was one of the bridesmaids, so I went early to fix her hair. I loved watching everyone get ready and remembering our special day, which is almost a year and a half ago! It was such a sweet wedding and she was so stunning. It is always so amazing to see how God brings two people together. It was evident that God is the center of their relationship and their wedding.


Don't they look so precious? (Sigh) I love love!

The next day I was also able to catch my best friend after a senior shoot in Jacksonville. I love that we can pick up right where we left off, no matter how long it's been. Whenever we meet up, we talk for hours and hours. She's the kind of friend I can share anything with. We've been through so much together and it's only made our friendship stronger. We laugh with each other until our sides hurt. We cry for each other. We love each other no matter what. It's a blessing to have a friend like that. We had such a good time, but I forgot to take any photos though. (Shame on me!)


After spending a week at home, it almost felt like I lived there again. I finally stopped calling my old room, "my room" on this trip. It's Michelle and Katie's room now. It feels kind of weird. It made me remember the summers and breaks I spent at there, wishing I could be with Jonathan. I'm so thankful for the home I was raised in, but my home is now wherever my husband is...he is home for me. And yet, my home is with them too. It feels strange to have 2 homes. I suppose the more people you love, the more homes you have and home is wherever they are.

Anyway, I hope to catch up on everything I've missed while I was at home! I have lots of lovely photos from shoots that are begging me to finish editing them! I hope to show you all soon!

I hope you all have a blessed Thursday!

18 comments:

Faith said...

I haven't been home since the wedding yet, and I wonder if it will be strange for me, too! "It made me remember the summers and breaks I spent there, wishing I could be with Jonathan." I completely relate to that! I'm glad you had a good time catching up with your parents and siblings!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

So happy you had such a wonderful time with the family. Its nice to have that get away moment from the husband so when you come back, it'll be that much greater a reunion.

Emily w/Amazing Grapes

SeƱorita said...

You have a beautiful family.. Can't wait to hear about your trip to Ethiopia!!

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Purposely at Home said...

Awww! what fun! loved seeing all the pictures. you are such a beautiful young lady....inside and out. :)

Stephanie said...

I'm glad you had a good trip home. We are lucky enough to live 2 miles from my parents and 6 miles from Erik's parents, and let me tell you, I NEVER take it for granted. I know so many people who live far from their families, and I don't know if I could do it!

Charissa Steyn said...

I know what you mean by this comment- I suppose the more people you love, the more homes you have and home is wherever they are.

I so feel the same!!!

Breanne said...

awww looks like you had fun! I've been singing the song "home" by edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros. "home is wherever I'm with you." I so agree with the many homes thing. I feel the same way.

Nicole said...

wow are you not so incredibly lovely!? and what a gorgeous family you come from!

may i ask what you are doing in ethiopia?! sorry if i'm asking a painfully obvious question.

xoxo

Heather said...

Looks like an amazing trip home!! I find that once you get married, going to weddings is a totally different experience... it's almost like it reaffirms your love for your husband or something!!! (not that we don't love them already ;)... what a gorgeous bride!!! glad you had fun! xo

a girl with a smile said...

What a cute family!! <3
Looks like you enjoyed famtime

Mary said...

Your family is precious! I cannot WAIT to hear about Ethiopia! So soon!!!

Olivia Grace said...

Looks like an amazing trip! What a beautiful family!

Lauren {love,lulu} said...

You have such a beautiful family :) Good luck in Ethiopia!

Brooke said...

What fun! I love your hair and the bride is gorgeous!

jessica {creative index} said...

so nice to hear you had a wonderful time!!

and the bride is beautiful.. i love her dress and headband! :)

Sarah Kate said...

You have such a beautiful family! Only once have I been home with my family without my husband or daughter. It was weird slipping back into that old family unit mentality for me, too. My mom even does my laundry for me! Ha!

Annie said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your time at home! I love your pictures!

Laura said...

You have your mothers eyes, and your father's smile. (: looks like a wonderful time. the wedding was beautiful!

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