Hello friends! Long time, no see (or should I say post)!
I have been avoiding posting…only because it’s been WAY TOO LONG. At the end of August we traveled to Alabama for 7 days, Idaho for 4, and then came home for 2 days before going beach camping in San Onofre for 3 nights!
First of all, I don’t want to overwhelm you with photos so I’ll try to keep it to the highlights. Second, I have procrastinated on keeping up with writing as frequently as I would like to so I feel pretty bogged down. All in all, I think it was great to have that time away and now I’m getting back into the swing of normal life. Slowly…but surely! Here we go:
Pretty in Pink.
Baking with not a lot of success…but at least there’s citrus in the mix!
I did some shopping before heading to Alabama. I had to prepare for the sweltering heat.
Window seat and loving every minute.
We arrived and it was as if our family never left. Back to family dinners and Lucy show!
One of the many things I loved about Alabama: TEA from Piper & Leaf.
Summer thunderstorms, football, and coffee…all in an Alabama afternoon.
Ceilings at my brother and sister’s church.
I loved this church! The community, the music, the meal, and the family that will soon belong to the Ladicks. ❤
Moss Rock Preserve hike. This trail was gorgeous!
Porch sittin’ outside of Cracker Barrel and suckin’ on peppermint sticks.
For me, this single photo contains immeasurable beauty and grace.
My favorite part of the trip was having baby Hazel fall asleep in my arms 3 different times. I love her so much.
Love this photo my sister shot of us with the most beautiful nieces.
Welcome to Idaho! Where the sky is always blue and the river is always rolling.
AND the cows are everywhere (not kidding)! 🙂
My mom and her Tom at the highest point in Boise County.
Me and my Bret looking dusty and excited during our 30 mile ATV ride through the gorgeous Jerusalem Forest.
Momma and me. Sun in our eyes couldn’t keep us from smiling. ❤
Road trip to Idaho City. This ice cream cone had a jelly bean at the bottom!
I loved the historic buildings and landmarks in this town.
Getting to walk for miles and miles is one of my love languages.
This is called me hitting the jackpot with a mighty handsome-looking husband.
I loved how you could see forest bordering all around you in this small Idaho town.
We arrived safely at home and got right back into the swing of things with a Community Group Kick-Off BBQ. It’s amazing what calm a bonfire can create for the little ones.
September work traditions going strong: Pumpkin Spice Lattes and budget planning.
This lovely photo was taken by my friend Gina. We got to share a campsite with her family and that was such a blessing. I am so excited that beach camping will be a tradition for our family for years to come. We love you San Onofre!
Last, but certainly not least, Wine & Cheese Night on the beach! Us and three other couples joined together for a glorious night of indulgence. Maybe this will become a tradition as well!?
PHEW! If you got through all that, thank you! I appreciate it and I am excited for normalcy to kick in here pretty soon!
Enjoy your week, everyone!