my little cousin and by little he's half of my age and towers over me... came outside and brought me the hat. he though that it would look better. i'm not going to argue.
Tank: Heylee B., Jacket: Gap (similar, love this one), Jeans: Banana Republic Factory, Shoes: Converse
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live out in the country. My grandmother lives about a 1.5 hours west of Chicago. I was born here and so were both of my parents. Her beautiful home is in a small town and just outside of it she has an old school house in what I'd call 'farm country'. The school house borders 100+ acres of land with other farms surrounding it. it's beautiful. farm land for miles and miles... Every tractor or truck that drives by would kindly wave as they were passing. good ole country folk. i love it.
One of my fondest memories as a child visiting here was for one Christmas time, but the other was coming out to the school house and the family gatherings. Us kids loved to play especially on the old merry-go-round. Maybe not the splinters in my butt, but the rest of it. Similar merry-go-round here. All of us cousins played on the old merry-go-round this past visit, but there was no sitting on it. Maybe it was that memory of the splinters, but we all spun around on it. standing only.
Joe and I talk about moving one day. Maybe not to farm country, but somewhere in the mountains. maybe not even too far from where we are now, somewhere in the mountains of North Carolina. We both would love to have some land. 10+ acres or even 100 if we could afford it. We would love to have privacy and relieve us from any dumb Home Owners Associate rules. Maybe a log cabin with a small creek nearby so we can listen to the trickle while swaying back and forth in our handmade wooden rocking chairs. Every year we'd see the fall foliage beginning to change right before our eyes, with a snow as early as November. A big ole wooden fireplace and a place to hang a cast iron kettle over it to make stew. wow am i old and getting caught up on a tangent. A girl can still dream right? I just hope this one comes true.