Went to Samammish with a few friends. On. A. Boat. :]
The scenery was beautiful, the sun beams were hot, and the water was cold. We stayed out for hours in the heat, talking, laughing, and soaking our shirts in lake water to keep cool in the 85 degree weather.
Afterwards we relaxed in the hot tub for a few then headed over to James' house after and talked around a fire. Definitely a perfect day today, and a perfect way to leave Lake Samammish, with the sun on our backs and the wind in our hair on the drive home. I'll miss going out on the boat all summer with the boys to watch them biffing it on the wake-board repeatedly. ;]
Looking forward to great things, tomorrow I have a tattoo appointment with my favorite Seattle artist and good friend, Travis Broyles. So stoked! I'll be getting my little birdy finished that he started in 2011. Can't wait to see how it comes out, pictures of that will be updated as soon as it's finished!
I'll also be doing a shoot with my best friend Bresus Christ! and my wonderful photographer friend, Trevor Locke, next week!
I've been writing random lists- what to pack, what to do, who to see before I go, trying to stay organized with this move as I can possibly be. But these lists don't contain the anxiety that comes with the thought of "tell dad", or the "say goodbye to" pit in my stomach that I'm currently feeling. It might be that I'm afraid that what I imagine as "my daughter can never move 1500 miles away," or the opposite, "oh, yeah, okay whatever". My relationship with my dad is currently struggling. :/
Onto better things, I'm looking forward to being able to spend some quality time with my family before our sendoff, packing and helping around their houses. It was such a cool feeling to know that my family is learning to respect me and so far they are relatively proud of me, from what I can tell.
19 days until liftoff!
Lake Havasu, Arizona Sunset