elodie and i headed up for my little brother's beautiful wedding and we were able to spend a lot of quality time with family. it is definitely my last trip before baby number two comes on the scene and was a nice break from the california heat wave.
we spent the majority of time outdoors picking blackberries and picnicking by lake washington. elodie loved watching the sea planes, blowing on dandelions, and finding suitable hiking sticks for mama. i did my best to stretch the days out knowing it was my last solo trip for a while with her. i could have stayed longer but am definitely happy to be home to start nesting!!
p.s. two snippets of my brother's wedding vows that really resonate with me right now:
1. love is a gift. be thankful for one another every day.
2. always stand besides them, never between them. (in reference to the couple)