We got home late last night from an epic whirlwind weekend involving a road trip with my family, a Hot Air Ballon Festival in Southern Illinois, and my great-grandmother's 99th birthday (and no fireworks- booooo!). I took lots of pictures and saw lots of family and ate lots and lots of deep fried pickles. It was everything I had hoped it would be. Also, my great-aunt gave me this super chic jacket that went perfectly with my dress so now I'm basically a sassy 82 year old. AKA nothing has changed.
I will save the details of this weekend for a future post when I can include pictures, so in the meantime, I'll leave you with some wise words from this book I read from time to time. It is our toilet book. You know, the one that sits on the back of the toilet and you can just read a page or something whenever you're really feeling it? It's a super hippy-dippy book that I grew up with and when I found it half off at a bookstore, I couldn't resist.
This is a quotation I come back to whenever I'm feeling nervous or worried (which is a trait that runs in my family):
"Today, if you feel frightened or unsure about the future, pick up the double-edged sword of Light and Love. Always remember, it's simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons." --Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach