// “i’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” / fall break 2016 //

Taking a quick break from catching up on assignments and studies to stop by the blog and share some of the loveliness of the past few days, because it’s been far too long since I’ve written here; all my writings have gone towards school and The Odyssey, which is an online community that I write for weekly now.

I haven’t even had time to write stories, or to read full-length books; that’s how crazy college life has been. Crazy-beautiful, but crazy nonetheless.

This craziness has made me that much more grateful for the four days I got to spend with my family for fall break, adventuring around Virginia. Jamestown and Busch Gardens and Williamsburg are all lovely places, and being with my people made it that much more fun. (Six weeks, y’all. Six weeks without seeing my family. It was tragic, but we survived, and now we have only a two-and-a-half week interlude until family weekend, which I’m sure we can manage.)

You all know by now that I like to look for lovely in everything, and fall break definitely had some lovely to be found, so I wanted to share it with you.

**Please note: All photos are mine.

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city lights, pretty lights

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Williamsburg at night

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Williamsburg or Narnia?

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a lovely sort of Friday evening

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and the streets are filled with light

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quaint

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exploring

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colorful

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walking with my people

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dreaming of times when these streets were busy

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what a lovely hat, Miss

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hats & ribbons

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crowds watching the world turned upside down

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father & son

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Jamestown: guns and ships?

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flags for each and every state

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impressed by the fact that everything still color-matches

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where prayers and praises were lifted

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perhaps my favorite photo

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the boys found the candy shop

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in the square

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at the candy counter

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truffles

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I must get back to work.

I’m so thankful for these days of rest and adventuring and Em-things and, most of all, family.

I love you all, and shall return soon– likely during/after the next break!

{love always, Em}

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