There's Not Much Like Sunshine in February

The weather this past weekend was beautiful. On Saturday it was nearly 70 degrees! In February. like to think it was an apology for the snow that occurred ON my birthday. 

Its amazing what some sunshine and a warm breeze can do for my heart. The windows were open and my mood was happy. (I seriously am feeling that I may truly need to move to a warmer climate.)

My birthday weekend was about as lovely as possible. I drove out to a winery in Indiana on Saturday with some of my very favorite ladies. On Sunday morning I had a breakfast with my best friend who just happened to be in town from North Carolina, then I celebrated with my family. I was even able to FaceTime with my sister in The Middle East.

Currently I'm counting down the days 'til spring is truly here. The first weekend in March when a good friend is coming to Columbus for the weekend. Until April when I fly out to San Fran for a weekend... its good to have things to look forward to. 


Sorry these are all just reposts from my Instagram feed- I have so many plans for pretty photos and now that the days are growing longer and the sun is shining more often my fingers are itching for the camera... soon!

On Top of the World

Apologies for the radio silence lately... I had a post all lined up and due to a malfunction it was deleted and I was too tired to upload all the photos again. Then it was Thanksgiving and Black Friday (I work in the retail world, so, craziness) and my Macbook's charger decided to poop out on me. 

But I welcome you all back with lovely photos of a trip I took to North Carolina this past weekend. My best friend got a job with Samaritan's Purse this summer and in the past two weeks made the move with her family to Boone. With myself having just moved to Columbus and the holiday, I hadn't had a chance to see her before the official move! This was not acceptable! 

Like everything I do, it was a bit of crazy leading up to it- but Friday I was on the road by 9am and made great time. It was a gorgeous day and I have to admit I really enjoyed the time in the car. I listened to a little of Aziz Ansari's audiobook and part of Rachel Held Evan's latest book, but mostly I listened to music and the solace of my own thoughts. 

It was a great trip. My best friend's family is my second family- I'm close to her parents and her in-laws and I'm always grateful for time with them. There was lots of good food, a Christmas concert given by Samaritan's Purse, Play-Dough time with the little one, attempts at photographing the stars and a trek up to the (almost) top of a mountain. 

I'm thankful that she's only 6 hours away- its still too far, but it is manageable. We were able to keep our Christmas tradition of decorating her tree and home together and it did help it feel a bit more like the holiday season.