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One of our favorite things to do is ride around our neighborh...

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One of our favorite things to do is ride around our neighborhood with the top down and look at houses. We love our little apartment but we are always dreaming and looking. I always did that with my family growing up. Three girls in the backseat riding and reading and looking out windows. Every block has a different feeling…yesterday we saw a little girl riding her bike down the street with her feet up on the handlebars. I thought she was the coolest. For a minute I remembered what it was like to spend every moment practicing those sorts of things outside until dinnertime.

Today we bought plane tickets to North Carolina for Christmas! Seems so far away but it won’t be long before we are there, baking and visiting. 

This weekend we are going to see two friends, bandmates, perform a backyard concert. Instructions are to bring blankets and food and drinks. I’m excited for it. 

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california summertime

I think I will get in the water next time I'm at the beach. I...

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I think I will get in the water next time I’m at the beach. I’ll walk in up to my knees and almost change my mind and then a swell will come and I will go for it. Maybe my body will get numb and hate me for doing it until a half hour later when my fingers are raisins and I’m finally used to it. I just want to know what it’s like out there in our cold ocean. The only people not wearing wet suits are kids. They don’t seem to mind the cold at all. 

p.s. pizza 

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film summertime

june already....

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june already.

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california film summertime

Jeff and I met my family at my grandparent’s beach house last...

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Jeff and I met my family at my grandparent’s beach house last week. We ate delicious granddaddy-prepared-breakfasts and multiple watermelons. We played beach volleyball and swam in the canal. We danced in the dark and played a ridiculous amount of four-square. I want to live like that all the time. I can’t wait to go back.

Also squeezed into our trip: eastern nc bbq with my dad’s family in the town I grew up in; lunch at a favorite pizza place; catching up with a sweet, old family friend, and a trip to my grandma’s house where we spied on newborn kittens and ate her good cookin’.

1. applying spf liberally  2. yard dancing  3. net casting  4. sunset  5. leah on the stairs   6. pulled pork tacos courtesy of lauren + nathan  7. leaving (detour/lost/middle of nowhere)

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beach beach house family summertime

One: We’re leaving for my family’s beach house tomorrow! I ca...

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One: We’re leaving for my family’s beach house tomorrow! I can’t wait to see everyone’s faces and be near water and eat food prepared by someone else’s loving hands.

Two: Lately, we’ve been staying up til the middle of the night talking, making homemade spaghetti after church while pretending it’s fall, watching lots of movies on the floor of our cozy apartment, and forgetting to take pictures of any of it, all with friends.

* old photo from my grandparent’s lake house *

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apartment family friends reminiscing summertime