Highlights

We are back! Well, we've actually been home for two days now, and I am feeling myself very slow to dip my feet back into the flow of things. I found that this break was much needed, even more so than I thought, because when we left and were finally in the car driving away I felt myself slowing down so much more than I had realized. Do you ever feel like you didn't even know how much you were doing until you stopped doing it for a bit? Well, that's what it seemed to me, so I really benefited from the time to be slow and reflective without any pressure to "do" while we were away.
All that said, we actually "did" so much during our 2 weeks. There were times where we felt that maybe we were crazy to attempt 14 days on the road with two small children, but we really had so much fun. Some of the highlights for me were little times that stood out in which I felt myself totally in the moment, like roasting marshmallows over the fire while camping....



Riding out to dinner in our brother-in-law's old Saab convertible with the sea and harbor of Charleston spread out around us...


Holding a new baby cousin for the first time....


Relaxing at the beach and learning to make drip sand castles...


All these things, along with going to the farmer's market, exploring and visiting local playgrounds, really were the trip's highlights.

We are so glad to be home in our own beds after all of the traveling, but I know that my mind is taking a while to get back. I still feel far away, catching up with family, hearing old stories, enjoying the sun on my face.

And now for a little visual inspiration....Have you checked out the new Lovely Cluster's summer 2010 catalog? Pop on over right now for some yummy eye candy, all of their selections feel so pretty and feminine. One of my paintings is featured in the Multi-colored spread along with some other gorgeous things, its hard not to feel like I want each one!

5 comments:

karan karla {EnRouge} said...

Hi Faith! I'm so glad you are back all safe and sound. Weird, but the blog universe just isn't the same without you. So, I'm happy to see you are home and that you got to relax and unravel. I just returned home from a 7 day roadtrip, and my head isn't really back yet either. I'm afraid of letting go of what I experienced, as if I will lose some very important memories and revelations I had. So, I can relate to your thoughts here very much. Looks like you had a really nice time though--the photos say a lot about that. : )

VisionWise said...

Hi Faith... I'm so glad to hear you had a great time, and you're home safe reflecting and keeping the peace and calm... I also have been reminding myself and having friends like you remind me to keep my memories and feelings of being so relaxed in my mind (from our trip), cuz transitioning back to living on the grid in this big city, with stuff everywhere... really has propelled me to think and question and make changes... I cleaned out Nyjah's room to simplify and were going to do the same to the rest of the house... I love the pictures you posted... all so impressionable and sweet too... I looked at the catalog, and found your piece... It looks magical in that group, and I'm sure alone as well... I have been eyeing your works mama, deciding which I'd like to purchase for a while now... Take your time getting back, and enjoy the surge of inspiration that is bound to flow through... Much love, L

Stacy (Mama-Om) said...

Those drip sand castles are so cool! We were just on vacation in Southern California and did lots of playing with sand and visiting family, too.

Welcome back!

Estelle said...

Yeah, you are back. So happy to read about your trip and to see those lovely photos. Love the roasting marshmellows photo. Looks like such fun.

Lori said...

Faith, how wonderful your trip sounds! The perfect mix of fun and relaxation. Your kids are so adorable and you and I love that picture of you and your husband. Your post makes me realize how important time away is to regroup. Hope you are still feeling refreshed :) Off to visit the link.

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