I'm back! Back to reality. It's nice to be back "home" in California, but my trip was so good, I wish I could have stayed and had my husband just move everything back to Ohio while I was there. Wishful thinking. I just keep telling myself that we could possibly be moving home by the end of the year, if everything works out how it should, and that is only 6 months away.
During my trip I visited my grandparents a lot, went to a wedding, went wedding dress shopping with the best friend, had a girl's night out, bbq'd, had a bon fire, and did some shopping. I took a lot of photos, and I'll share the more scenic ones today.
There are a lot of farms in Ohio. Flying into Columbus just looking out the window made me get excited. Seeing all the perfectly squared fields from above. This barn was somewhere between Columbus and my friend's house two hours North.
We had a couple days of rain, which I didn't mind. My last night in Ohio, there was a lightning storm and my friends and I drove out to buy some ice cream cones and watch it. I haven't seen one since the last time I was home probably. This photo was taken from my grandparents dining room looking into their back yard. The first day I visited my grandparents, my grandpa and I just sat on the swing in the backyard for maybe two hours talking. It's so peaceful back there. There were cardinals and blue jays flying up to the bird feeder, and there were two deer in the very back by the woods.
This was taken on girl's night out. About ten of us met for dinner and then a few of us went out. This was on the beach right on Lake Erie. I saw an old friend's mom, and she said to me (twice), "You look the same exact!" I think the last time I saw her was high school graduation 7 years ago, so that made me feel good, even knowing I've put on weight since then.
One of the very first nights I was in town, my best friend and I drove out to Marblehead Lighthouse (literally 5 minutes from her house) to look around. I told her I would take engagement photos for her, so we went to scout out some good spots. This photo is looking across the lake at Cedar Point. If you are from Ohio, or Southern MI, or surrounding states, you know very well what it is. I grew up going to this amusement park every summer. It's been a few since I have been there though.
This is the Marblehead Lighthouse. It had been a long time since I had been out there, maybe 15 years or more. It's kind of sad how long it took me to go back. A lot of people get married out there, and fish too. The lighthouse was closed inside but my friend's fiance said he could call someone to have them unlock it for us if we wanted. I thought that was pretty legit. We didn't though, it was kind of late and was about to rain.
Hope everyone has been having a good week. I am going to see if maybe the husband and I can go on a date tonight and see a movie. He was missed. :)