They pull up and pile out of the car. Sometimes eager, sometimes anxious.
Excitement and a little bit of nerves always fills the space between us.
“Did we dress ok? Why is it so cold/hot/rainy/sunny? I’m nervous!”
These are usually things they say with their eyes instead of their lips.
They slowly settle into all forms of this-is-the-worst/lets-get-this-over-with/this-is-as-good-as-it-gets/this-might-be-more-fun-than-we-thought.
But the hour flies by while we snuggle, freeze our noses off, marvel at discarded animal body parts, avoid dying from nearby thorns…
And before you know it…
We’re picking up discarded books on the side of the road as souvenirs of our time together.
(We were convinced someone left the exact amount of books for each of them on purpose. We were also a little creeped about WHY and HOW.)
To the big, lovely, quirky, loud, obnoxious, and incredibly sweet group of people that is the Recod family - THANK YOU. I’m so incredibly grateful for our time together and the hilarious escapades we enjoyed together!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)