(A gorgeous bridge and perfectly blue skies on our drive to Virginia)

I loved everything about this week. It started this past weekend at the fair (where I rode the ferris wheel for the first time), continued at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, and ended with a perfect movie night with Ryan. It was one of those weeks that was filled with so much joy and happiness I remembered to stop and take a second to consciously make a memory of these times. I don’t have any major plans for the weekend, except hopefully a family breakfast, pumpkin carving, and shooting engagement photos for one of my good friends. I’m looking forward to relaxing, and taking in more of life’s simple joys.


(Eerie settings at Howl-O-Scream – Photo Credit: Ryan Sides)


(Experiencing my first ferris wheel ride – we stopped at the top just in time for the fireworks to start)


(Raleigh skyline during a windy lunch downtown)


(“Near death” experiences at Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Scream)