It has been nearly two weeks since I hit "create a post" or even logged on to my blogger dashboard. It was an unannounced break, but a truly refreshing and much-needed one. Not saying I don't love you guys. I do. It's just that sometimes, I need to take a step back and breathe--retain some of the private moments in this pretty life I live.
It's a good feeling, but it's also a good feeling to return. To gather my photos in a virtual pile and type away on a clean screen, and remember things and smile.
"The meanwhile" of these past two weeks has been stuffed full like my mouth when I eat s'mores. There was our county fair last weekend, filled with friends and blue ribbons and dancing in the dirt and country music + bucking horses at the rodeo. I made milkshakes for four hours at the "Got Milk? Dairy Women of Oregon" booth, and earned myself a raspberry one--the tastiest thing on the planet right there, folks. I also embarrassed my self by being in the direct line of fire when one of the machines stopped working in the middle of a shake. Let's just say I resembled an ice cream cone. .
...Oh, and I also called the booth "got women?" by mistake. Oops. That's my only comment on that one.
This past weekend has been spent at the Oregon coast with my mom's side of the family (the prettiest place on earth, I promise. Come visit me and we'll cruise on down). Blue skies, sparkling surf, sandy toes, breathtaking hikes and bonfires as the sun melted into the sea all made their way into my heart. I got some more freckles, stalked a hippie van, wore a tie-dye shirt, and scared seagulls.
And when I got home, I freaked out because I'm possibly shooting a wedding next week. By myself.
...Yes, that was my news. Actually, no it wasn't--my news was really that I am shooting a wedding in September. But now I'm shooting two, if everything is set. Am I nervous? Ahem. But more than that, I am beyond thrilled and excited to have this opportunity--because I never dreamed it could become reality so soon. Send some prayers my way on the 11th.
Now, I leave you for one week to go on a belated troupe to Idaho with a tent and my family. There will be guest posters, so watch for them. And give them some love?
Into the blue I go!
ps- i found a pretty car ♥