It's a somewhat sad evening here in the Stevens' home. We had to take Chris to the airport a few hours ago. If last year was any indication, we'll keep feeling the emptiness of his absence for a while. But when you think about it, this is such a happy thing. Not that Chris had to leave, of course. But that he got to come and spend his week with us in the first place. And it just fills me with such overwhelming gratitude to have him in my life. Those people who continue to doubt the validity of relationships formed through the internet just don't get it. And you know, I sort of feel sorry for them. My life would not be the same without the very, very, very dear friends I've made because of blogging, especially, though certainly not limited to, Ana and Chris. That is not an exaggeration. Not even a little.
Anyway, I've sort of gotten off track here. As I have a gift for doing. I really just wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from this past week.
Okay, so it's blurry, and Chris hated this picture, but what can I say--I *love* it because it just screams "happy!" :D
Mount Hope Cemetery is soooooo beautiful.
Ithaca--one of my favorite cities ever.
Buttermilk Falls State Park.
And even though this was taken at the airport, I absolutely adore this photo.