All About Flowers, Friendship, and Being Stuck In A Canoe.

Sometimes Gracefully Summer

Sometimes Gracefully Summer

Sometimes Gracefully Summer

Sometimes Gracefully Summer

This past  weekend has solidified my belief that weekends should consistently be three full days instead of the measly two. Not only did Darebear and I have a marvelous time hosting our friends from Iowa, but I also managed to walk down a bumpy cobblestone street in these heels without tripping. Hugs and high fives all around. I celebrated by treating myself to a large bowl scoop of Half-Baked Ben & Jerry’s cookie-dough ice cream. Life is all about celebrating the little things, ya know? Like conquering your clumsiness one {literal} step at a time. And smelling the flowers and the flowering trees. This particular tree is probably my favorite tree outside of our apartment complex, and this dress from Ruche is also a favorite of mine and also features a variety of beautifully delicate flowers. Insert thumbs up emoji.

Sometimes Gracefully Summer

Sometimes Gracefully Summer

Our friends from college stopped by over the weekend on their way up to the Boundary Waters for their camping and canoeing vacation. They’re planning on canoeing from one campsite to the next during their time up north, and my triceps and biceps ached just hearing about canoeing for 3 or 4 hours straight. Impressive, right? I can hardly carry my groceries up three flights of stairs. And can you imagine how much sunscreen my fair-skinned husband would have to wear while we sat in the canoe, waiting for my arms to regain both strength and feeling after rowing for so many hours?! The ores would probably slip right through his lotiony hands. And then we’d be stuck in the middle of the river…waiting to be either eaten or kidnapped and raised by bears….

Is it too obvious that my only camping experience happened in my backyard?

Maybe. Probably. Yes.

Sometimes Gracefully Summer

Sometimes Gracefully Summer

Sometimes Gracefully Summer

But anyways. We had such a great weekend with our physically fit, nature loving friends. I’m always thankful for friendships that I can count on…friendships that consistently pick up wherever they left off, no matter how long we might have been apart. There’s a strange and awesome comfort that seems to accompany those kinds of relationships, and I loved relaxing in our living room, listening to our friends tell stories about their joys and struggles and hopes for the future. I think Winnie-the-Pooh said it best: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

We sent our pals on their way and spent the rest of our weekend visiting with family and playing too much Xbox. Not too shabby of a three-day weekend, if ya ask me.

Grace Beekman over and out. Happy Tuesday!


7 Comments

  • Reply kristy wiser May 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    These photos make me want to play outside! Love the look and the colors!

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  • Reply jennifer prod May 27, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    the trees are so gorgeous, aren’t they? i took pictures of an almost identical one by minnihaha creek the other day 🙂 and the boundary waters is on my ‘to-do immediately’ list – i think it sounds great! rock’n dress, too – so perfect for the warm weather 🙂

    • Reply Grace Beekman May 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      Ah! Minnehaha Creek! Darrin and I NEED to go there this summer!

  • Reply courtney conway May 28, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Loving those shoes! Super cute

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  • Reply Gina G May 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    These photos are so pretty~ and I love Ruche.

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