Thursday, August 23, 2012

we rendezvoused.







 
Aaron had to be in northern California for work last week and this week, so we decided that instead of him coming home for the weekend, we would rendezvous up there (in San Francisco & Sacramento). I flew up Friday night and got back late Sunday, and Aaron will finally be getting home tonight (after being gone for 10 days, which is kind of a ridiculous amount of time to be away from home, I think!).

Most days I fail miserably at appreciating the stage of life we are in right now, but I've been telling myself it just takes practice...and more trips up north. ;) Oddly enough, I really do forget that I'm actually allowed to be happy in spite of my challenges, which is of course so silly. I already know that in a year or two from now the thing I will regret the most is time wasted feeling sorry for myself.

Whew! That was a bit unrelated, but just had to get that off my chest. Anyways! Thanks for the rendezvous, Aaron, and happy [almost] weekend, everyone! :)

45 comments:

  1. No doubt everything you wish for will happen soon :) Like you said, just enjoy rendezvousing in the meantime!

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  2. aw, hope you don't take any time for granted! you are absolutely adorable, girl! and this trip looks well worth it! LOVE san fran!!!
    xo TJ

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  3. What a fun rendezvous! Lovely photos.

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  4. Rendesvous to SF make everything better--love the photo of the golden gate there, Whit!

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  5. time apart sucks though, no matter what stage of life you're in. i'm glad you guys got to meet up for a little getaway and that he'll be home soon :)

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  6. next stop Seattle! Miss you friend! We'll be home in 2 weeks...but only for about a week. Perhaps a double date??

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    1. Yes of course!! I want nothing more! Can't wait.

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  7. How cool you had the opportunity of going to SF, I really want to go there!
    You look very pretty!

    HippieChicPao

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  8. That pizza makes me want to drool all over my keyboard! What a lovely weekend.

    I think it's hard for most people to feel happy about their current stage, no matter what it is. Or maybe that's just me?

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  9. Beautiful pictures! We must always remember that "this too, shall pass."

    xo,
    Ashley
    anylovelything.com

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  10. yayyyy glad you had fun in SF!

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  11. beautiful pictures! I would love it visit San Francisco one day.

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  12. Beautiful photos! San Fran is such a great city. And I totally relate to that not stopping to appreciate the moment nonsense. I do it all the time...

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  13. It definitely is easy to fall into the trap of, "I can't wait until [this] happens," or "Life will be so much easier when..." I think everyone struggles with it to some point, but I've found that being consciously present in the daily little moments really does make a difference.

    I truly love your blog, btw--I've been reading for a couple months now, and I am obsessed with your photography. I find your blog so fresh and inspiring, so keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you so much, Torrie! Just made my day! :)

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  14. Lovely photos! I love mini vacations and rendezvous out of town, such a good way to get your mind out of that place where it brings down your mood. I bet it felt refreshing!

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  15. I love you're blog! You are so talented, and I look forward every time you post!

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  16. We can dress them up as much as we want, but blogs are really for ranting. Deep breath. :)

    Lovely pictures btw. I'm not a california girl...at all. But this looks wonderful. Especially the pizza.

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    1. haha, I try to resist most of the time, but you're totally right. everyone just needs to rant every now and then. thanks for understanding ;)

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  17. Beautiful! I live 45 minutes from SF so these are views that make me feel at home. NorCal is a special place, and I am glad you got the chance to enjoy it :)

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  18. Love your striped shirt and the picture of the SF bridge!

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  19. Ahhh it's hard to be away from your spouse. My husband was on the other side of the country for 10 weeks when we got married for his internship (then he spent 3/10 of those weeks in a different state than that...). Now with his job, his first client is two hours away. He'll be traveling a lot. I'm really trying to make this place spiffy and home-like so I'm happy to be here.

    I understand what you mean though because I struggle with enjoying the journey sometimes too.

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  20. I'm with you on enjoying the current stage of life. It seems like I always find myself wishing for what's to come in the future instead fully enjoying and being happy with where I'm at now. Pretty pictures, like always :)

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  21. I'm sure that must be difficult having him away from home for such a long period of time... but lucky you to be able to rendezvous is such a fabulous city!

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  22. aw time apart is def hard! i'm currently in a long distance relationship (stinks!) but the time together is def savored. as always love your photos, whitney!

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  23. Your pictures from SF are fantastic! I love the one in B&W of the bridge.

    I relate to your feelings about enjoying this current stage. I struggle with that all the time.

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  24. san francisco is always a good idea :)

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  25. on the bright side, at least you get to go to san francisco? by this stage of life, do you mean that your husband is away for work often? mine is too :(

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  26. What a lovely idea, glad he's coming home to you :) You're really good with a camera, lovely photos.

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  27. i was just thinking about the whole "enjoy this stage of life" thing... i've been a little sad that it's darker in the mornings and darker earlier and mourning the passing of summer, which is ridiculous because i was JUST complaining about how hot it's been and how i can't wait for fall. anyway, that comparison is to say isn't it just silly how we tend to focus on what we don't have and miss what beautiful things we have in front of us?? thanks for the reminder to focus on the now! :)

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  28. lots like a good time. i sometimes wish it was just a year from now or maybe two but then i have to stop myself and enjoy my current stage of life too, otherwise i would be miserable always wishing i was at a different stage in life. live in the moment and enojy it whit :)

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  29. that would be so hard to have your husband away for work so much! and seriously, i do not miss that phase of trying to enjoy my current stage of life and not getting what i wanted - i feel for you. but you're right to remember that you can be HAPPY no matter what. good things will come, they always do. happy weekend <3

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  30. great pics!

    "allowed to be happy in spite of our challenges..." love that phrase!

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  31. 10 days is way too long! My husband goes away on business trips pretty frequently as well and it is so hard. He's going on a fishing trip with his dad and grandpa over the weekend and while I'm happy for him and excited that he gets to finally do something like that after having lived away for 11 years - I can't help but feel sorry for myself for being home alone ALL weekend. It's silly but it's totally hard to overcome. Hope your week is great!

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  32. i totally understand how you feel. i'm always forgetting how wonderful i have it right now and how i'll look back on these years as beautiful ones.
    thank you for the reminder... and for sharing these gorgeous photos!
    xo,
    andrea

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  33. My husband has been doing the whole work trip thing too lately and he was sent to California too yesterday so I'm tagging along too! The guys can't always be the ones having all the fun right?! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest posts!

    Peacelovedecor.com

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    follow you right now!
    keep up the good job!

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  35. lovely photos miss!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  36. I've been there too - finding that happy place isn't always easy :) But hooray for getaways up north to such a fabulous city! Enjoy that while you can!

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  37. The pizza look absolutely delisous! And you look beautiful!

    xx Emily

    http://outintosparks.blogspot.ca

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  38. Lovely pictures :)

    Carla xx
    http://bluebellsandbirdies.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. i really love your blond long hair.

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  40. awesome 'graphs. love those photos.
    now following you :)
    xo, I
    http://elleestivana.blogspot.com/

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