This past weekend I took a quick trip up to Iowa to visit my cousins. They are the cutest little munchkins you ever did meet, and I am so glad I got to see them one more time before I leave for Germany in a week (!!?!). There’s something so incredibly special about spending time with family. I can’t even really put words to it– I’m sure you already know exactly what I mean. As I’m about to leave for a whole year, I am reminded of how much I love and care about my relatives. I think leaving for a while makes you appreciate home that much more. But I won’t get too mushy just yet, I’ll save that for the airport ;p Below are a few photos if you’d like to see!Estelle is hilarious. She has personality to burn and a deep, hearty laugh that makes me crack up every time.Evelyn seemed so much older and more mature this time. She knew so many facts about nature and life and reading. I was pretty dang impressed.And Lars. This boy is a real stunner. He has this serious smolder that makes your heart melt.Taking the golf card for a spin.Love the Iowa farm aesthetic. It definitely has a Scandinavian feel, which makes sense because this region is home to a large Danish-American population.The house my dad grew up in until the age of 10!!!! When I arrived, this swing did not exist. But by the end of the day they had just, well, constructed it! These people are seriously so handy and I admire them for it.Someone drank a lot of punch…Not sure what’s happening hereMy grandfather’s name in the barn.Have a good one friends!
Hey friends, it’s the freakin’ weekend! Not only that, but I had Friday off due to a faculty conference, so it’s a three day weekend! WOOHOO! It was a long week for me academically, so I am more than okay lying around in my PJs for hours on end and catching up on Netflix. But I did take a quick break from my laziness to visit the Malibu pier and eat at Malibu Farm Cafe on Friday. The food at Malibu Farm is all organic and locally grown, not to mention delicious- 5/5 stars, would highly recommend! Plus, the view from your table can’t be beat. Below are a few photos from the outing if you care to take a quick look. I hope you enjoy and have a fabulous weekend. I’ll meet you back here in the blink of an eye friends.