You can take the girl out of Ohio

by Kim on August 17, 2011 · 8 comments

Some photos from the past few weeks

Brian gave me a travel pack for my birthday.  Shortly, everything I own will fit in this bag.

We went home to Ohio to attend a wedding and visit our families.  My Dad unexpectedly ended up in the hospital a day before we left Oregon so I was doubly happy to see him.  Take care of yourself Dad, we love you so much.

I got to see all of my nephews and my new niece Harper, whom I’d never met before.  How is it possible to have so many adorable babies in one family?

Brian and I went back to Ohio University, our alma mater and the place where we met.  This is where it all began, people. 

We drove by the first place we lived together during the year that we were in AmeriCorps.  The house was just as we remembered, but was in the middle of receiving a new basement.

Then we drove to West Virginia to visit my grandparents, Aunt and Uncle and cousins.  We went to an overlook in the West Virginia hills and my 84 year old grandma hiked there.  She is so badass, I can only hope to age as she has. 

The sale of our house was finalized while we were gone so as soon as we got back we dug up St. Joseph.  He will soon hold a place of honor in our new apartment. 

We move tomorrow, tonight is the last night in our house.  I’m experiencing so many emotions, as I wrote in my last post, but going home to Ohio reminded me of all of the times that I was scared and sad to move on, but then I did, and life grew bigger and brighter because of it.