June 1, 2012

buying stock in thankfulness.


Sometimes I forget that I can take pictures of my sisters. I have these beautiful people living in my house and I... don't take pictures of them. Something is wrong here. 

I did a quick photoshoot with Sarah tonight. As the fact that I am leaving for two months on Monday begins to sink deeper, I want to take pictures to bring along with me - to keep my family tangibly there with me. 

It's cool though because I basically said to Sarah, "We are doing a photoshoot" and she basically said, "Okay." And that happened. 









I liiiiike. 

Tomorrow I am graduating from high school. What is this madness that is growing up. My family and I had a s'more party in our backyard tonight and we were recounting memories from the earlier days of our family. There was so many laughs: the kind where you grab your stomach and try to breathe. Hattie (she's seven) was making up jokes left and right, Emily, eleven years old, was being a complete goof, and the rest of us were just sitting and watching and eating marshmallows. 

"I know this may seem boring but it's the boring stuff I remember the most." Russell from the Pixar animated movie Up! said it best. I could fly on a plane all over the universe, shoot a million weddings, meet celebrities, eat sushi, but nothing will compare to the little moments I have that mean the world to me. My family is my life. Eating s'mores with them and having an awesome time makes my life super happy. 

I want to insert a quick little note to you all in here. I've gotten some really encouraging notes recently and I haven't had time to reply individually to everyone. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. You all mean the world to me. You are my friends. I love you. Thank you for taking the time to write to me and for being kind. Muaaaah. 

Okay so maybe the sentimental nature of this weekend is getting to me. I need one of those Sonic slushes. Maybe while I am at it, I should just buy stock in Sonic. That will take care of all my problems. 

ps. do you see that "pin it" button below? now you can pin pictures straight to pinterest! from my blog! halleluyer!

17 comments:

Elisha(: said...

FANTASTIC post!! :)

x.

sarah b said...

that was fun!!!!! "three leaves is a bad idea."

:D <3

Carli Nicole said...

great post!! I really love this post. my older brother is graduating this year, and it's such a mixture of pride and sadness. lovely photos of your sister. :)

-Carli

Hannah said...

I love this post. and you. your words ring SO true and really resonate. and ahhh. russell. :) another movie for october. it makes me cry.

I am so stinkin excited for you. and feeling happy for you but sad because I'm gonna miss youuuu! can't wait for our mega chat when you get back. :)

muaaaaah.

k :)

Hope said...

These are beautiful! As is your writing. Congrats on graduating tomorrow! :)

Hannah said...

beautiful post, Ellie!! I loved what you had to say. especially the russell quote. =)

CONGRATULATIONS on graduating, by the way!! I'm super excited for you! Graduating was such a huge milestone in my own life - so I know what thoughts are literally flying through your brain right now. =) Praying for ya!

Emma said...

ellie, this is gorgeous! that first photo -- ohh, it's just so wonderful. and your words. you're going to have such a great time on your trip -- we'll miss you!

-rachel said...

your sister is so gorgeous! :)

carlotta said...

gahh. this post is perfection. and you kinda made my tear up at that part about family. so true. I'd be sooo lost without my family as well. sniff. love you.

kinga said...

your sister is so stinkin cute! and your photos are gorgeous.

mary ann said...

these are so pretty! I love the light. congrats on graduating... I am so going to cry when that day comes for me next year.

Cathy said...

beautiful photos elie

Simi said...

so, I just really like this. it's so true and needed, at least by me anyways :) I have an amazing family that I love dearly, and I'm trying my hardest to savour each and every moment I have with them. #yolo, right? :) xx.

Hana said...

Your blog and photos are amazing!

sarah b said...

well done ellie! Saraaahhh so pwetty. :D gonna miss you tons and more when you leaaave tomoorrow!!!!! :( <3
Eliza~

Abbie said...

The sunlight in these pictures is SO gorgeous! Also, Russell is amazing. I used that quote while talking to my brother a while ago, and it's so true. I remember a lot of the amazingly fun stuff I did when I was younger, but I mostly remember the times when I just sat and talked with my brother, and we weren't really doing anything but those memories are some of my favorites.

Hope you have an AMAZING trip! You're in my prayers.

Abbie /// XOXOX

Alex said...

Your blog is SO BEAUTIFUL and so are these photos. I'm loving the use of light.