Wow! The last part of my trip has been amazing and I was not ready to come home. I attended youth group with my older cousins and brothers. Afterward I played cards with and met some great people who I am now privileged to call my friends. A few days later, we celebrated my cousins 2nd birthday and had delicious Oreo chocolate cake and opened presents. After his party, my cousins –Kaylyn and Jenna– and I started to get ready for a formal (which I will post pictures from soon). There I got to meet some of their friends and dance the night away. The next day my Grandpa came up from Alabama to visit us and so we went on a hike at Natchez Trace. There we found a field of pretty wildflowers in which these pictures were taken. The day after that, we went to church and afterward had a bonfire and s’mores with a friend. The next day was bittersweet. A few of us cousins went shopping with a friend but I was dreading the next day when I knew we would have to leave Tennessee and return home. It’s not that I didn’t miss my friends here in Michigan, because I definitely did– but I don’t see my cousins as often as I would like and it feels like our trips to visit are always over too soon. I wish I could have stayed a few days longer to attend youth group with them one more time and to be with my cousin on her birthday tomorrow. But then if we stayed until then, I would want to stay a few more days and so on and so on. I suppose that’s how it will always be when it comes to my cousins.
Floral Shirt | Kohl’s
Jeans | JCPenney
Oxford Flats | Payless
Cardigan | Kohl’s
Pearl Earrings | Claire’s
Nail Polish | Essie // Perennial Chic
Photography by Dan and Melissa Clark