Monday, June 18, 2012

you can take a wild guess that we had a grand ole time.



 'cause we freaking did.

after the mission trip to the Ukraine, Kristine and her husband stayed for a day and a half.
we got the chance to celebrate her birthday (which took place while she was away) at Dockside, a very delicious seafood restaurant on the island. 

and as we usually do, we took goofy pictures in our bathroom mirror.
it's totally out of habit and we always end up laughing and making the ugliest of goofy faces. 

and as we usually do, we cried when we took her and (her) Ryan to the airport. i always tell myself that i won't cry because we'll see them again soon, but as soon as one of us starts crying, i lose it and the tears come. 

i think that is a part of being so close to your family.
the love that we have for each other is so big and is so deep that when we are together and happy, we are over the freaking moon happy. and if we are apart and sad, we hit the lowest of valleys. 

it def suuuucks when the goodbyes happen but i am thankful that i have a family where we feel how we feel about each other. we can be on the deepest parts of the ocean in the scopes of our emotions but then that just means our love for each other is as big and a wide as the entire universe. 

and i'd dare say that is pretty darn big.

much love.
{happy tuesday, friend.}

p.s. are  Cindy (#57) of Hellcat Vintage 'cause you just won the awesome Marigold Road giveaway! shoot me an email at muchloveilly at gmail dot com with your mailing address so we can get your lovely prize to you right away! congrats to Cindy and thank YOU Mindy for an incredible giveaway! 

22 comments:

  1. Love your dad's sunglasses. He rocks them well.

    Goodbyes are so tough. I dislike them.

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  2. I feel the same way about goodbyes. Sometimes you just need a little cry.

    Your photos are gorgeous! So much color. :)

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  3. Seriously can your family adopt me, you guys always have such a fun, hysterical time!

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  4. WHOA, I can't believe how alike you & Kristine look in that first photo! I mean, you can totally tell that you're sisters in photos, but you two look like twins in that first one! Haha!

    Bummer about goodbyes! They totally suck. :( But I'm glad you got to spend some time together!

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  5. Aw, my little sis & I just said goodbye to middle sis as she ventured out to Tennessee to work at a Christian camp for the summer. I know she's gonna do great things & be such a blessing to others, but I def know how you feel about being so close to family & hating to say goodbye... even if it's only temporary.

    I love these pics! You can tell just how much the three of you love each other :)

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  6. Goodbyes are SO hard. :( Crying always helps a little. :)

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  7. You guys always make me smile! When the sisters are together, only awesome things happen.

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  8. How wonderful that you have such a close-knit family! Thank you for sharing these adventures with us! :)

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  10. aw, i adore the closeness and love inside your family. you're such an inspiration to me. Hoping that someday my family would be as close as yours. you are much blessed having them. keep on inspiring. :)

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  11. beautiful family and looks like you guys had soo much fun!!!!!

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  12. the eiffel tower in that pic cracks me up! so random!! haha

    so glad you got to see her but i totally agree it sucks to see them go....let's pool our blog money and make a time transport machine ;)

    mmm dockside MISS IT!!

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  13. all of these pictures are so happy & fun! looks like you guys all had a great time. :)

    xoxo!

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  14. i want to have a grand old time with you. freak.

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  15. I love seeing your family photos. You always look like you are having fun and your closeness inspires me. x

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  16. beautiful! :) lovin' all the stripes.

    xo
    Erin

    sweetnessitself.blogspot.com

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  17. I love the picture with the restaurant sign behind y'all. It looks like you all had a great time!

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  18. i want to be an honorary member of your family haha! seriously, y'all look lie y'all have SO much fun and i know you all love each other TONS.

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  19. i agree with kim!! i want IN on your family fun too!!!

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  20. Love these pics! I.MISS.HOME!!!!!!!

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