Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Scenes from a Holiday : Easter

Easter weekend I was invited to spend time with really great friends outside of the city. I jumped at the chance and drove out / ferried out, to the small island where they live on Saturday afternoon. They had the BBQ all set up, and the other guests had arrived by the time I got there. There was plenty of mixing, mingling and seeing a few people I haven't seen in a very long time. The group of us ended up talking the night away, swapping stories, and sharing advice in front of the fire as it slowly went out. 
I know I've said it here before but I don't think I'll ever be the ideal city person. I love being able to get away on the weekends. It was so nice to leisurely wake up on Sunday and go for a walk down to the beach. They even brought the fishing rod, just in case. I'm trying really hard to appreciate where I live now, because part of me knows that I'll end up outside of any big city. I appreciate the easy, casual lifestyle so much more than the hustle that's often associated with living in a city. 
After our beach walk I packed up and drove back to my parent's to celebrate Easter. I loved being able to spend time with one of my oldest friends and her main squeeze. They were great hosts and I can't wait until the weather is a little bit warmer and we can spend more time lounging on the deck and relaxing by the beach
When I got back to my parent's I took Lua for a long run. I've found this happening more often in the past few months than before, but running has been helping me to calm me down more than wind up. I might have a million thoughts racing through my mind, but by the end of a good run with Lua my thoughts are quieter. Dinner at my parents was delicious. We had halibut, roasted potatoes, shrimp topped with crab, green beans, garlic knots, and plenty more. It was a great holiday spent enjoying my friend's and family's company and taking in the sights. 
How was everyone's weekend? I had a blast with two of my favorite blogger ladies, Merl from Clyde's Rebirth and Jentine from My Edit. You can check out Jentine's post for a little taste of our weekend goodness before I get around to sharing it with you myself!



Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

That turtle is adorable! The photos look so beautiful!


lovely photos, morgan!

i am, by all definition of the term, a runaholic. i find it to be such a meditative form of exercise. if only i could get the beagle to go on a run with me!


Stunning photos. I'm so smitten with the beautiful earthy hues so delicious and calming. I love getting away with friends, and enjoying long walks & late breakfasts... it's definitely my idea of perfection.

Sounds like you had a lovely Easter!! Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday... and that turtle is SUCH a heart-melter. xx veronika

Miyan said...
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Miyan said...

omigoodness the baby turtle! way too cute...



Taylor Marie said...

Gorgeous pictures! I think I will end up outside of the city as well. I love what relaxing, outer limits life has to offer; and it is definitely a better place to raise a family.

It looks like you had such a nice Easter :)

SWF_Terra said...

Is that a tiny turtle? Adore.

Running is such the best way to calm your thoughts. I do the exact same thing. Although running with Murphy is more stressful than not so he stays home when I need calming.

Oh hey Lua. 16 days. I'm not counting.

kelsey said...

eeek! that tiny turtle is adorable.

Nita -Karoliina said...

beautiful photos.

A Lost Feather said...

i need that mini turtle in my life.

also.. i wish wish wish wish wish i enjoyed running :( it sounds so nice to me in theory.. but after 10 minutes i've had it and it is a very un-enjoyable 10 minutes. booo.

Nicole said...

I am right there with you on running... when I'm stressed or super anxious, all I want to do is go go go! It's amazing how much my mindset changes after a few miles go by. It's nice that Lua can run with you... Donna would have none of that with her stubby legs ;)

Sweet Laundry said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe how tiny that turtle is! I didn't know they came that small. And the scenery is so serene!

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