the cottage


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my family and i took a week of escape the week before last. you know how it is, sometimes we all just need to get away. this was especially needed, as the kids were soon to start the school year, and my mom's chemo treatments beginning again too. so we made a little trip down to my grandparent's sea side cottage. it was paradise all over again.
relaxing inside, wrapped in blankets, and watching old television shows. going to dinner at local restaraunts. rinsing off in the shower on the deck after coming back from hours on the sand. morning stretch routines and refreshing long walks on the beach. but most of all, being together as a family. its times like these when i realize how blessed i am to be close to my siblings and my parents. and yes, it wasn't easy coming back and leaving the ocean behind. but i have my loved ones here with me.


  1. this is so beautiful. my goodness. i love the moments you captured here.

  2. these are loverly. really. I adore the ones of your little sister jumping on the bed.

  3. My gracious. You have such talent!
    Fourth one is spectacular. <3 Like no joke.

  4. these are magical. that's all. xoxo

  5. Beautiful. That's all I can say.

  6. I absolutely LOVE the photo of your Dad hugging your Mom! It's so good to "see" the family :)


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