hello, world. my name is ilene (aka illy). this is my blog where i like to write about life, laughter and the pursuit of real happiness. creamer with a pinch of coffee, songs played on repeat, red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, and reading into the hours of the night top my list of favorite things. and life. i am a follower of Jesus and i love life.
one of the things i miss about ryan and i live in the same city are the adventures we used to have all the time. i mean, most people wouldn't call adventures in the city "real" adventures - but i looked forward to the ones we had nearly every weekend when i was in chicago. we would find a new place to have a picnic or a new resturaunt to eat out. or we'd ride bikes till forever until we found a new part of the city we'd never explored.
like i mentioned ryan has been visiting me in my tiny town so there really isn't too much to explore. but the other day while driving through downtown, we found an old dock right off of one of the main bridges. we told each other we should figure out how to get there while he visited. so the next day when we were trying to figure out the day, i reminded him about the dock.
i guess most people wouldn't find it super special, but we loved it. the dock itself was rather rickety - but ryan walked ahead to make sure that it was safe...and it was, as long as you walked down the middle. i made him nervous 'cause i was wearing heals and kept getting them stuck in between the broken cracks - hehe. the bridge didn't have rails so he was worried that i might fall over. and it wasn't a huge dock so there wasn't enough room to get a full outfit shot - but i didn't care. i just loved the surroundings themselves.
it was so beautiful and still. the tide was low and so much marsh and oyster bed surrounded us below. the breeze was salty, and we were finally together. it was like our own little island.
have you found your own little island yet?
if so, where?
unless you want to keep it a secret, then you don't have to tell.
oh and btw, guess what is in that cool looking crab-trab that ryan is holding?
a dead rat. when he told me, i just about threw up. ick.
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