August 28, 2012

This is What Living is For

It was one of those perfect days.

You know the kind. The ones where time itself seems to slow down, and the minutes stack upon themselves in boundless abundance. It was the kind of day where you can hit up brunch, the farmer’s market, and wine tasting….all to find out that it’s still only lunch time. So you drive down country roads and let the hair blow across your face. And you don’t care for a second how it will look when you’re done. When you finally get to wherever it is that you’re going. You breathe deep.

And you let go.

You sit on a porch swing. And eat homemade gazpacho. In white Pottery Barn bowls that make you feel like maybe, just maybe, Giada would be proud.

You walk in bare feet, and you slow dance in the kitchen.

And when the light finally sinks low and the day sighs into slumber, you say goodbye to the setting sun as it shines over your whole world. The two of them there together swimming in the water.

And you remember that this, this, is what living is for.

  1. Christy Tyler

    loooooove it. So happy you two are taking time for yourselves!

  2. Gail

    So so lovely :)

  3. bethany cox


  4. Faye Bernoulli

    Ahh this makes me so happy! :)

  5. Lauren Wakefield

    I love nights like these.

  6. Jackie Phillips

    Absolutely perfect! When all is right in the world!

  7. Christa

    Love :) nice to see you guys taking a break!

  8. sharon elizabeth

    -sweet sigh-

  9. anouschka

    those are the days.. Glad you enjoyed your break!

  10. Alicia Candelora

    TOOOOOOOOOTALLY jealous that you can just cross the street and kayak. The end.

  11. Kandise

    Kayaking! :) The best. Did you get in the water, Mary?

  12. Stephanie Stewart

    Now THAT is a perfect summer day! Love it!

  13. Polly Scott

    Nice kayaking pictures!

  14. Eryn Kesler


  15. Susan Evans

    Beautiful Mary! And I love how you cherish these moments.

  16. Kare

    Life is good!

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