a week well spent

Sunday, August 11, 2013

it's amazing how quickly times goes by when you're with the people you love. it almost seems unfair, doesn't it? i mean, really. i would have sworn that five minutes ago I was rushing off to the airport, daydreaming of California sunshine and yet - somehow - I'm already back in Oregon, unpacked, and wondering where the week went.

it's times like these that I really wish life had a "pause" button. wouldn't that be great?

the thing about having a really good time is that, when it eventually has to end, it's a million times harder to say goodbye. and goodbyes are the worst! but we won't think about that right now.

this week was everything I could have asked for and more (a lot more). i must have really been needing this trip because I felt spoiled just being home. being with my mom. spending every day with my best friend. finally seeing my family. finally being with my people. we all have our people, don't we? you know the ones - the people in your life that make you feel rejuvenated and calm and loved and happy and grateful just by being in the same room together. i sure love those people.

the theme of this vacation was definitely relaxation. i have a handful of fun adventures to share, but the moral of the story is that this week was all about taking it easy. enjoying the simple things. like not having to set an alarm. and going on walks. riding bikes with my mom. hanging out with my dog. listening to the ocean. reading. maybe dedicating an entire day to eating cupcakes and watching the whole season of orange is the new black with lauren. (you know, life's simple pleasures)

sweet, sweet vacation. i've only been back for a few hours and i'm already feeling nostalgic and sappy and all sorts of melancholy. i suppose that's to be expected, after a trip like that.

damn you, sweet vacation! 


  1. Beautiful photographs! ♥ I'm super jealous, I wish I was going on holiday soon... Especially to America. I'd love to see the Disney World in Florida. :) Glad to hear you had a great time.

    Abigail ♥
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  2. Yay! I am so glad you enjoyed yourself, Heather. I was so excited to read that you were going to be coming to California. Someday, we'll have to meet up... you know, if you're ever in the northern part. ;)

    What did you think of Orange is the New Black!? I just finished the season and oh man... what an intense show! But so so good.

  3. So jealous! I'd love to be back in California. Land of palm trees In-N-Out Burger...


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