BUT before we went and had all that excitement, Deek and I checked out a local arts festival and had a lovely date night! Could this weekend have gotten *any* better?!?
Ready to celebrate art!
We got free Kind bars. #GiveKindATry
Lately I'm obsessed with skulls, particularly of the Dia de los Muertos variety.
Deek's favorite author was represented!
Could this dog be any cuter??
Then, Deek and I had a lovely date evening. Dinner, coffee, and a long walk. Sigh...he knows the way to this simple girl's heart!
He *always* makes me laugh!
He paparazzied me!
So I paparrazied him right back!
The sky gave us a beautiful show for our walk!
The next day, we headed out for the beach and the concert. We met my parents early and did some adventuring before the main event!
I so love Jon Snow, but...KHAL DROGO!
I'm secretly a mermaid.
I can't adult today...
Almost time for the show! Here's Travis' equipment trailer!
Travis doing a Birth selfie!
Me and my Daddy! <3
Me and bee-utiful Mama!
At the gift store. Isn't she adorbs!?!?
We Tweeted, and Travis responded. SUCH a class act!
We love you, Travis Tritt!!
His gorgeous daughter, Tyler Reese Tritt, opened for him and sang a duet with him later. She's a natural talent and adorable to boot! Loved this sweet daddy/daughter moment!
Give us some ballads, Travis!
So excited my camera is shaking!
We had SUCH a blast!
Before we headed back home, Deek and I spent a little time on the beach. Even when it's cloudy and gray (which is normal for Pacific Northwest beaches, so Deek felt right at home), the beach is my favorite, favorite, favorite place to be. Deek proposed to me on a beach, and one day, we hope to live at the beach permanently (after our vagabond years, of course).
There's nothing like the beach!
This man makes me RIDONK happy!
This is the face of joy--the pure, unadulterated joy of being with the one who makes your soul sing.
No matter where we go, Deek is my home.
It's good to work hard and be focused. When you're an adult, you have to adult whether you want to or not. But it's always good to take breaks and carve out a little time for R&R. It's refreshing and rejuvenating, and it resets your mind so you can focus better when you get back to work and adulting. Never underestimate the power of R&R!
Until next time, grab some popcorn, your favorite soda, and lie in bed watching Netflix. Or catch a Travis Tritt concert when he heads your way!