spring has sprung in my neck of the woods and i could not be happier. i’m sharing it with my friends at focusing on life and would be delighted to have you join me there.
no matter how many photos i take, the beauty of spring is that it never, ever gets old.
while she was home, we went out to lunch.
while she was home, we made a few trips to starbucks.
while she was home, we had a little photo shoot at the arboretum.
while she was home, we talked about the future.
while she was home, she shared her fears.
while she was home, tripp and i reassured her that everything would be ok.
while she was home, i loved getting to see her smile and the light in her eyes.
while she was home, i was reminded of how grateful i am to be her mom.
well so my girl got to come home yesterday for the long weekend. and we did what we usually do – which is grab a bite for lunch and stop by starbucks. it’s sort of our thing. and after we finished lunch and running our errands, i asked her if she’d be up to visiting some of the quirky “antique” shops nearby. to which she graciously agreed.
there wasn’t anything specific on my list except perhaps a funky (i.e. wooden, rustic, peeling paint, etc.) tabletop for use in my photography. and so we walked through the little shops looking at tchotchkes and trying on old hats.
i didn’t find any good tables, but i did find a pair of those vintage-looking bonsai shears. complete with a cute little crate and five balls of twine. and as a bonus i found a really cool old spindle and some great vintage botanical illustrations.
of course i couldn’t wait to get home to take their picture.
but the find of the day went to my girl who happens to love hippos and stumbled across this adorable t-shirt.
i love all my new treasures and i can’t wait to start incorporating them into my photos. but my favorite part of the day was some much needed downtime, hanging out with my girl.
happy friday my friends!