Sunday, November 10, 2013

Together is my favorite place to be... DUH

I got back a week ago so I suppose I should get over my vacation hangover.

I just really love these people and am so grateful for seven years of friendship with all of them.

And being hidden away together in a log cabin

in the midst of beautiful fall colored woods,

talking, laughing, hugging, all sitting around together reading,

meal planning, cooking, baking, eating,

hiking in the afternoons

and spending the evenings reading Harry Potter out loud to each other (!!)

was such a crazy amazing gift.

So I am just grateful.

And not sad at all
that I don't actually live in a log cabin with them
and that my life isn't just doing those things with them all the time.


The Annual Trip: 2013.

One Last Picture Explosion.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Gorgeous pics, EM!!! So glad that you guys got that time together. I can just see the joy and laughter emanating from the page.

Love you!

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