The Summer I Pretended You Were Mine • A Super Short Story•

There was a time long ago, I pretended you were mine. I was the hopeless romantic who weaved stories and you were the cool and confident one. 

The summer air smelled of Axe and Hawaiian Tropic as we we ran through the hidden trails. I sang along to every song on the radio and you were always making me laugh. The unspoken words hung in mid air never to be spoken. Yet, we continued to splash each other in the pool. Laughter filling starry nights. 

All to quickly the summer  ended and we had to go our separate ways. Though you were never mine to hold, I pretended you were. Even for a short time I felt loved. The words left unsaid knitted together with a memory of that summer. Occasionally to be pulled out to fondly remember that summer.

Years later we meet again. I still weave stories and you were still confident. No, we can’t go back to that summer. Despite the unsaid feelings, I will always remember the summer I pretended you were mine.
~Brandy

4th of July

I am finally sharing my pictures from Independence Day! I hope you all who celebrated the holiday had a wonderful time with family and friends celebrating the freedom we have because of the brave! 

   
                         

~ Brandy

Beach Trip

  

The ocean is one of my favorite natural beauties on earth ( the other being mountains). I love the sight and sound of the waves, the smell of the salty air, the feel of the sand between my toes while the waves slap up against me. I adore the ocean. When I got saved that was what I listened to as I fell asleep. The plus side of getting saved on the beach! I am always reminded how much God loves me when I am by the Ocean. 

I also got burnt. The past few days have been me drinking ice water, wearing loss clothing and reapplying after sun lotion. I also had no internet those days so I took the time to read. No Grey’s Anatomy for this girl. It was hard laying there and feeling burned and wondering why I even bothered with sunscreen anyway. I ended up burnt still. Good news, I am healing very well and I will have a nice tan. As well as not have to worry about being this burned again. Yay! Which brings me to my next trip: Williamsburg!! I can not begin to express how excited I am to go. And to go with my skin use to sun exposure so my sunblock won’t have to do all the work! 

With any trip, I have a packing list. Besides the actual trip, packing lists are one of my favorite parts. It means we are getting closer to a week away. 

So in closing I want to share a couple more shots I took at the beach. 

   
   

~ Brandy

Full of Wanderlust 

  It has been awhile since my last post. Sorry about that. I hate those moments where I feel like I don’t have anything to say. I have felt like I have been in a blogger funk. I have some fun trips coming up, so I can share with you. 

I love adventure. I love traveling  to new places and revisiting old familiar places. 

In July we are going to Williamsburg, VA! 

   
   

I love going to Williamsburg and I can not wait to go back. I am going try and take as many pictures as possible! I have been practicing some patience in waiting for my camera to focus before snapping the picture! So I am excited to see if I get some good shots! 

However before I go to Williamsburg, I am going to the beach. And you can bet there will be pictures! 

Then after Williamsburg in July; in September, I am going to West Virginia to visit my Aunt. I went last year and I loved it. I loved being up in the mountains and spending time with my family. 

  
And the mountains are gorgeous to photograph, even if you have no idea what your doing. 

So while I am waiting for these fun trips to happen, I have been enjoying bonfires at my grandparents.

  
And taking walks on some of the trails.

   
   

~ Brandy

P.S. I do have some fun posts coming up soon!