Saturday, August 4, 2012

Saying My Goodbyes

My vacation is over. We left this morning around ten and are finally home after the seven-hour drive. There's a certain sadness that washes over me when I have to leave a peaceful getaway and come home to the routine of life. I don't mind my bed and being back in my clean house but it's still a little depressing. 

My week really was amazing, though. I could not have asked for anything better. It rained a few days but on those days, we were kept occupied by the Olympics, especially when gymnastics, diving, and swimming were on. Some nights I stayed up until midnight to watch everyone compete. But beyond the Olympics, I sat on the sandy beach for six hours a day, reading on my Kindle, and getting as much enjoyment out of the week as I could. Those peaceful walks with the sand between my toes and rushing water around my ankles are missed but because college is lurking in the near future, I truly was ready to come home after a week. 

I have seventeen days until move-in day and it's really daunting. I'm scared. I'm terrified. I'm nervous. And I'm a little excited. Until I have to really think about it, I'm going to enjoy my last days at home. I hope everyone is having a great end of the summer and that it's been as entertaining as mine. What a good summer.

Now to share the last of my beach pictures and a little video.

Loved the photo on the right. It's the reflection of our beach umbrella on my Kindle screen.

Yes, those are stars.

Yes, that is the moon. Beautiful, huh?


  1. You will have such fun at college. Don't fret over it! And I love the bright, sunny vacation photos.

  2. Love your dress and the shirt (in the last photo of you).

    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze

  3. Mere!
    Your family portraits are amazing! They actually brought tears to my eyes :) I'm so impressed and in awe of your eye for details. You're super talented!


    Perfect article for people with pre-college jitters.