Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Life Lately {Fall Break}

As I sit here and reflect back over the past four days I am just so full. I had the sweetest fall break spent at home. Although classes were cancelled last Thursday and Friday, I had to hang around to work Thursday afternoon. As soon as I got off work, I met up with Kelsie to head home. The short drive home was just what I needed….windows rolled down, radio turned up, and an explosion of fall colors. We spent Thursday night relaxing.

We slept in Friday morning and woke up rested before spending the afternoon in town. Kelsie and I went to Blue Ridge, Georgia to explore a few local thrift stores. We each scored some awesome pieces and the best part is I don’t think I spent more than $12! It was a gorgeous fall afternoon and we drove the back roads to get home. We rolled the windows down and sang loudly to this and this. When we got back home we went on a walk in my neighborhood to admire all the fall leaves. I wish I could accurately describe to you the amount of joy I felt that afternoon.

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Friday night was wonderful as well. My dad started a fire so we roasted marshmallows and made s’mores (so yummy!). Later we sat in the rocking chairs on the front porch and talked for nearly two hours. The night air was chilly and we each bundled up underneath a blanket. I’m so thankful for my friendship with Kelsie because she continually points me back to Christ. Our friendship truly is rooted in Him.

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I spent all of Saturday hanging out with my parents and my grandfather came up that night. It was so refreshing to just spend time with all of them. On Sunday, more extended family came over for the afternoon. The second photo below is of my mom and her sister…the last photo is of my parents and I.

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Although I didn’t want to leave on Sunday afternoon, I came back to school refreshed. This break came at the exact time I needed it and I’m grateful for every second of it. It was just so so good. Now, I’m ready to finish the remainder of the semester strong.

6 comments:

Miss Rachael said...

I always love your photos... you have such a beautiful family! (I guess I'm including Kelsie in that one... count her as your sister!)
I have roasted marshmallows... once. In my life. And it was a great experience :) So, I'm thinking - in that alone your whole weekend could have been made!
Thankful for you friend,
xo Rachael

Joanna Caffrey said...

Wow what a great break! beautiful pictures, too! I can't wait for my break (we only have friday off, but that's ok!). I just have to get through thursday and then it's camping time! Glad you had fun in blue ridge! i was just up near there a couple weeks ago!

Katie Cook said...

LOVEd reading about this special time. Look at those beautiful trees! ahhh I LOVE the Fall colors!! love Katie ps- you are SO radiant!

Megan said...

Fun! I love that red sweater. That's a great color on you!

Holly said...

Beautiful photos, looks like you had a great break! :)

Julia said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and writing such a nice comment. I am sure you will make a wonderful, kind teacher! :)

Looks like you had a wonderful break! I def miss those fall colors out here in California.

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