Hello Monday! Today I am having a little 'friends' christmas party at my house! I'm excited to see all my peeps for a few hours and just get to be with them a bit during this crazy busy holiday season. I knew if I didn't just create the time and space to do it, life would happen and I probably wouldn't of seen any of them.
Saturday I spent the day out at my parents house. I knocked out a few photoshoots for my upcoming lookbook while James and our friend Joey worked their asses off repaving the driveway and cutting down tree limbs. When I was done with my shoots I helped move all the limbs James was cutting to a huge pile. And Joey even got me to use the chainsaw and cut down some limbs myself. It was fun! I was so sore the next day, so I can only imagine how they felt doing it for 8 or 9 hours straight.. They went back out there and worked all day sunday too. I am forever grateful to have a husband who has taken so much initiative to get some things done out there, and for our friend Joey who has been the only one who has helped us out there with labor. I'm honestly not sure where I would be without those two! It has taken so much labor to get things accomplished out there... things I never would of been able to do on my own. Over the past two years, they have faithfully spent their free time working so hard to clean this place up. So so grateful.
During our time out there I had a few little adventures in the woods, while taking photos and while waiting on the boys, and I found two spots with deer bones. I found my very first skull with antlers! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. It was strange, both times I felt lured to the bones, seriously. Both I found in unexplored territory out there, spots I felt compelled to venture into that I haven't been to before, or at least not since I was little. My spirit swells up with complete happiness when I am roaming in the woods. There is nothing else like it.
And for the first time I was able to be out there without getting sad. There was not one moment I was sad. It was so so nice.
I just have to mention how much I love these rings from Flight of Fancy. She made me the Gemini ring in honor of my mom, and I love it so so much. So special to me. I love how simple and delicate these rings are.