So, we left England two months ago and I kiiind of feel like it was actually last week. Not much has happened except for Christmas and my sister's engagement and our road trip and an extra lot of sitting around the house waiting for people to call me back and offer me a job.
I had plans to go back to school this month, but I think we all know how well my plans have been working out lately.
So we put that part on hold, and now we live with my parents.
We keep telling anybody who asks that we're staying here forever. I don't know why people keep chuckling when I say that. No rent, free wifi. We've got it made.
Living here has made me really lazy about editing photos. I don't know what it is (no responsibility maybe?) but I've had absolutely no desire to edit anything and, if we're being honest, I probably wouldn't have even edited Megan's engagement photos except that she begged and pleaded with me and who says no to a newly engaged little sister? I still really have a ton of pictures from last year left to sort through (an overwhelming amount) and I'm trying to make an effort to get them up on here so that at least I can go back and look at them. I do this fairly often, really, and it's mostly the reason I even post these silly blogs (also for you, Mom).
Any time I ask my mom if she wants to look at some of my pictures, she says, oh, that's okay, I'll just look at them when you post them on your blog. Thanks, Mom.
Here are some pictures from last month when we went to the Grand Canyon.
We saw some elk!
Forrest had to pretend to lose his balance.
We really loved coming here in the winter. I had been to the North Rim a looong time ago in the summer when I was 13. All I remember was that it was boiling hot and there were too many people around and it was really dusty.
This could not have been a more opposite experience. We came up the South Rim this time and there was snow everywhere and people almost nowhere. It was Forrest's first time at the Grand Canyon and basically my first time because who appreciates natural wonders when you're 13? I had forgotten how colorful it is.
We stopped and listened, you know, really listened to hear the Colorado raging down below. We spent all day there and it was such a beautiful day. Not in it's a beautiful day because the sun is shining type of day. I mean it was, but it was more beautiful because of who I was with.
Do you ever just have moments in your life when you think to yourself this moment right here, it's beautiful and I want to keep this in my mind forever. I have those moments quite often. It makes my heart swell and it makes me stop and remember how magical my life really is. I mean, it's not perfect, but when I take a minute to reflect, it sometimes seems like it is.
And we saw an angry deer. He had unfortunate eyebrows and he was shaking his antlers at us.
This one's my favorite.