i went to Oregon 2 weeks ago and yet it already feels like it never happened! What the shit!?:(
PVSD - Post Vacation Stress Disorder - is real, people! Coming home from vacation being ANYTHING but refreshed and happy and fulfilled is NOT.ACCEPTABLE. But in reality...no matter how great of a time you had - and we had a super time from start to finish - you're basically exhausted and left wanting more:(
BURY THOSE FEELINGS AND TELL NO ONE!!!!;)
if you can't tell, I miss Oregon. It was beautiful and it was so nice to be in a city with so much to offer. BUT I don't want to dismiss the beauty of a small town, where everyone knows your name - whether you know theirs or not;) - and as the kids have gotten older, I've come to find that our city has a lot more available to us than I had ever known:)
vacations are wonderful. I need - NEED - travel in my life. Jacob has promised me a lifetime of adventures and I have no doubt he'll follow-through on that:) But there really is, no place like home:)
the flowers we left for our wonderful Airbnb' host...pizza grease stain? What pizza grease stain??;)
we wandered through Lake Oswego and I took a minute to look in this little shop:
It has a great story behind it and also donates part of its proceeds. A beautiful business:)
after prepping for the wedding in...wait...I was going to complain about having to share a bathroom with 8 other humans but then I remembered we were on vacation...staying somewhere with a legitimate amount of toilets and sinks and mirrors. What is this life?!?!?;)
the reception was at Union Pine.
i may have penciled in a vow renewal there for 2020. People renew vows on their 9YR anniversary, right? - who cares. Jacob's in!
This place was...gorgeous. I danced all over it. Ate all it's food. And then I did a couple lunges.
I look the same doing all 3 of those things;)
yeah. She's even more gorgeous than the already gorgeous reception site she chose. I mean. Stop. Pretty. You. There. Are. Pretty.
Hard to believe there are more ways to encourage my awkwardness but apparently, pretty people can be added to that long.ass.list.
the WI crew.
(+ Joyce, from IL, but we still love her;)
my dad took these photos!:):)
my perfect cousin, Briton. I introduce her that way:);)
SO much fun hanging out, Briton!!!!!!!
when your selfie...is photobombed...by another freaking selfie!!!!;)
more of the disgustingness of their reception;)
UNION PINE...see you in 4YRS!!!!;)
sunday...after buttering them up with donuts and coffee, I got that dreaded group photo...and then we headed to the coast!:)
we were SOOOO close...but yet so far. We didn't have the time to walk all the way to the rocks, which was a bummer and another excuse to leave this on the bucket list to be checked-off some other time:)
my aunt and uncle own a Vineyard.
Do you think they'd be embarrassed to know that I've included that on my resume?;)
beautiful foxy classy stunning - had to hit the Thesaurus for that cause I've been whoring out beautiful and pretty and gorgeous:/.
after our quick trip to the beach, we hustled back to the vineyard and it was worth our hustle. It was a sight to see and it was so fun to hear and see everything that my aunt and uncle have done with it, since purchasing it 35YRS ago:)
giving up alcohol, almost 5MO ago, felt the most stupid...right.this.second.
*not shown: me crying into my bottle of water!!!!:'''''''(
the family...on a trailer... a vineyard
quick ferry ride on the way back from the vineyard.
I don't have to know that you're rolling your eyes...to know that you're rolling your eyes. YES, this vacation was that perfect, that it ended with a God.DAMN.FERRY.RIDE!!!!;)
have the vacation fairy's been kind to me or am I just at an age that I can appreciate EVERY single aspect of a vacation? Especially, one that includes a beautiful state, a gorgeous wedding/bride, the ocean, a freaking vineyard AND wonderful family????
i feel like I've always vacationed pretty well - I'll be blocking comments from my parents;). Man, I love to travel.
i don't know where we'll be headed next but I won't stop checking the prices of flights daily and texting Jacob ideas for adventures I've schemed up!!!
happy traveling, friends:)