Hey guys! Hope you have enjoyed all the guests posts over the last week or so while I’ve been away! How awesome was that DIY by Joanna!? I am already itching to make that care package for a friend!
I wanted to share some iphone pictures from our trip. Rylee was a trooper on her first plane ride. No meltdowns = success! Haha. She was a handful though because she is at that age where all she wants to do is be on the ground crawling. But with a lot of distraction and one hundred games of peek-a-boo, we made it to Wisconsin in one piece. As heart breaking as it was to attend the funeral and say my final goodbye to my grandpa, it was so good to reconnect with family and laugh together about memories we shared. All of my cousins came (none of us joined by our spouses) so it literally felt like we were 15 again on summer break. It’s crazy how quickly I can revert back to that time. We share so many memories of that place. It had been a long time since I had been back there and it is still as beautiful as I remember. The same paths I walked through 12 years ago are still mapped out through the trees and my Grandma’s house still smells of cinnamon apples. It was the first time Rylee got to meet her great grandma too, so that was pretty special. She was able to bring her joy in a time of such sadness for her. I was so thankful for that.
Sam and I are looking forward to July when we will be heading back out there again to celebrate the fourth of July. Nothing is better than fireworks on a lake! This time, we will be visiting Sam’s family cabin as well. Sam is originally from Minnesota, but like me, his family also owns a cabin on a lake in WI that he visited as a kid. Isn’t that funny!? Each cabin is a few hours away from one another, but sometimes I laugh at the idea of somehow meeting him out there when we were 8 and him being my summer crush every year. Haha! We probably would not have ended up working out if life would have taken that turn…but it’s fun to imagine! I love that Wisconsin holds such a special place in both of our hearts. Especially living in southern California, which is SO different from there, in so many ways. It makes us want to let our kids experience it as we did.
P.S. – I got a few people asking me what iphone app I used for some of these photos, and for most, I used VSCO Cam. It’s my new fave. Check it out.