Blouse: Anthropologie Bianka Blouse - Size 8
Sweater: The Limited - Size M
Jeans: AE Jeggings - Size 8
Earrings: Tree and Kimble
"We'll collect the moments one by one. I guess that's how the future's done." - Feist
Jerry and I were coming back from his brother's house this past Sunday and spotted this old, delapidated house in the middle of a muddy field. Since it was rainy and I was wearing my rain boots, we thought it would make the perfect spot for a photo shoot. After all, I don't see the point in having an awesome pair of rain boots if you are not really going to utilize them. I bought these boots back in the Fall when my oldest son was playing Football. I needed some shoes that would keep my feet warm and provide protection from the elements while I was yelling my head off on the sidelines. My first thought was to order some Hunter's in a fun color, but ultimately, I decided on this low-key black pair. They are more utilitarian than fashion forward, but sometimes (very rarely) function overrules fashion.
Work has been hell this week. My only saving grace has been coming home and spending time with Jerry. I worked 10 hours Monday and was utterly exhausted at the end of the day. It was so nice to come home to the wonderful smell of Spaghetti cooking on the stove and bread baking in the oven. After dinner, we started watching a Mad Men marathon on TV. Jerry needs to catch up before the new season starts.
Tuesday was an easier day but still stressful. After work, Jerry and I decided to go explore our soon-to-be new yard. There were all kinds of plants popping up and buds beginning to open. I can't wait to see what they will be. We did a photo shoot in the yard with some daffodils as the sun went down. The sunset was amazing. I look forward to admiring many more of these in our yard in the years to come.
Sometimes I get so discouraged when all I see is day after day of work ahead of me. Life can seem so boring and monotonous. This is why I'm so thankful for the moments I share with my loved ones. These past two evenings with Jerry have turned what could have been a stressful, frustrating week into something really wonderful. I may not live an exciting life, but those moments shared with the ones I love make it great enough.
“In the midst of aches in the joints, anxiety over the payment of bills, concern for the safety of those you love, envy of the rich, fear of robbers, dog-weariness at the end of a long day, and the unacceptable slipping away of youth, there does occasionally appear, like a ray of light piercing the clouds, a moment of joy. Perhaps you have entered the house and sat down before removing your boots. A friend has pressed a drink into your hands, and is telling you the latest news. You see from his face that he's glad you've come in; and you are glad too. Glad to be sitting down, glad of the warming glow of the drink, glad of your friend's furrowed brow and eager speech. For this moment, nothing more is required. It is in its way unimprovable. This is what I mean by the Great Enough.”
― William Nicholson
― William Nicholson