Going on vacation kind of messed up my schedule. Just a little bit. I still got all 7 Polaroids taken, I swear!
I was so stressed out about Jeremiah coming home with me to meet my family. There are many reasons that factor into this, but let's just say that the trip went incredibly well, and everyone seemed to like him! Woohoo!
Day 7/365 of my Polaroid Project! @jermsk2004 and I fly to @cityofminneapolis tomorrow morning. He finally gets to meet my parents after almost a year of dating. While I have already picked out my outfits for the week, I also have to make sure I bring all of the camera supplies that will satisfy my photography needs in the North. I always carry a film camera, and I got this Nikon FG from @_sarahirvin_ because she’s an amazing friend. I’m also bringing my Nikon D5300, and of course, my Polaroid. You may think it’s excessive, but to me it’s just how I pack 😉.
Day 8/365 for my Polaroid Project. @jermsk2004 and I flew to Minnesota today. He met my parents, and today was a pleasant day with everyone. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this vacation has to offer! Also, how fitting was this napkin on our flight?
I’m at my sister @burke0207’s cozy country home today! @dreamon6115 wanted some photos taken, and it required getting Gambler used to the big poofy dress she was wearing. This is Katy and Elizabeth and Gambler. The Polaroid turned out kind of dark, but I think it looks cool.
We are staying at my parents house on our trip up North, and my mom has several pieces of my grandmothers furniture. This is one of them. She is deciding on who to give it to when the time comes. I also made sure to get @jermsk2004 in the reflection of the mirror. All of the stuff in the foreground are things I found of mine in my parents crawl space that are making their way back with me tomorrow when we fly home.
@jermsk2004 and I were all over towns today: Winona, MN, La Crosse, WI, and Onalaska, WI. We started in Winona. I showed him @winonastateu where I went to college, my yellow house where I used to live, and then we headed to La Crosse. We went and had lunch at @dublinsquareirishpub, went to @deafearrecords, and of course, went for ice cream at @thepearlicecreamparlor. I took this Polaroid at The Pearl, and my cookie dough ice cream I always order is on the right hand side.
Afterwards, we went over to the mall, had @gloriajeanszblock coffee, and eventually made our way back to my parents house.
Sorry guys!! I fell asleep last night as soon as we unpacked and didn’t post my Polaroid of the day.
Autumn was so excited to see us. She’s so concerned about us leaving again that she is laying between @jermsk2004 and I, looking back and forth between us. The bunnies were trying to break down their door to say hello, and that’s what this photo is of. All of our fur babies missed us, and now we are settling back into our regular lives. Thank you, Nathan, for watching the bunnies! Thank you to the Kearney Clan for taking care of Autumn 💚.
I got a very special card from a very special someone today 😘😘😘. We didn’t know what to claim as our anniversary date, with everything going on in my life last year, and there never being the whole “will you be my girlfriend” dialogue. We decided to claim it as the day of our first kiss. Happy anniversary, babe, I love you more than you will ever know.
It was a wonderful week. I got to spend time with my family and with Kelly and her boyfriend. Jeremiah got to meet more of my family. We are still missing a few members, but we plan on going back this summer for nicer weather and then the kids will be out of school, hopefully. Then I got to end my week with a nice anniversary with my beau. I love you, Jeremiah!
Photographer, visual artist, mother to four fur-babies, and travel enthusiast.