Monday, July 11, 2011

feelin' bluesy.

just rolled out of the driveway from la casa Hartley + a weeklong getaway to my San Clemente paradise.


waved goodbye to these two lovelies while hot tears rolled down my cheeks.


i know it is completely ridiculous to be so bummed out every time i leave home. especially when i just had the most relaxing, chill week ever- which consisted mostly of swimming, laying by the pool, taking way too many pictures, talking, laughing and eating- all surrounded by my favorite people. i should be thrilled i get to see them so much. and that we get to have do much fun together...
but maybe that's why i'm sad. because i ache for that thing... the thing that so many of you have...and that we even have with M's family- of being wrapped up together...immersed in each other's lives- celebrating all of life's little things together. i miss that. all of it. more than words can say.

i know the grass is always greener somewhere else. and that i need to just count my blessings. because my little northern California life is beautiful. and simple. and filled with lovely people and warmth.

but i think for the car ride home, i'll sulk a little more. and dream of the day when we can all live together in little tribes like in the bible times. yes, that sounds primitively perfect.

here's a glimpse into our week according to my iPhone:
































xoxo

8 comments:

Shaylynn;) said...

I always fall apart when my mom leaves:)

PA is a million miles away, I know how you feel.. crying is allowed.

Jenny said...

sad face :( i just made a butt load of cookies i can bring over if that will help to ease the pain... we have missed you this week!

your girls have the cutest outfits in these pictures.

Mat and Brooke said...

beautiful family. beautiful home. beautiful everything.

yes, you are totally allowed to feel sad when you leave...!

Megs said...

"Sad face emoticon! I can feel the hurt through the phone!" - words of wisdom from Phil Dunphy

Elyse.Beard said...

Boo for leaving family! Yay for Marci being home to run with us! I feel like you've been gone forever, and it looks like you had the most lovely week. I'm glad your back, but I feel for you.

Becca said...

That sucks! It's the worst to leave family vacations and go back to being alone with kids all day. blah I say. You should plan a date with Mike when you get back, it helps numb the pain haha. By the way, everyone looks so glamorous in your pictures. Random thought: I want your mom's watch. I'm obsessed with white watches right now. So cute. I love Alice's outfit also :) Ok that's it. Love you!!

Allie said...

Sorry! Leaving home is no good, but I'll be happy to see you again!

Rik said...

Hi Marci! My name is Rikki Hein, I'm Dionne Matthews' sister. I feel totally ridiculous saying this, but I've been following your blog for years! I can't believe how creepy that sounds... I'm sorry. I have no idea why I've never commented before, but I found your blog on her blogroll and have been following ever since. I just wanted to tell you that I think you're adorable and your girls are so sweet! That Alice is just so squishy and yummy. Anyway, that's all. Now I feel retarded. Have a good rest of the week!