Wednesday, July 2, 2014

jackson snapshot: fondren & happy hour.



a rainy glimpse of fondren
video footage can be found here

After Kara's graduation, the guys headed out to do guy things, & the girls headed over to Fondren for a spot of shopping. We had grand plans to walk around to all the shops, but a sudden & torrential downpour cut those plans in half. We did, however, get to stop in to some lovely little boutiques, most of them boasting the best smelling hand lotion on the planet. We were going to stop in for a little afternoon sweets fix at Campbells, but they were closing up shop just as we were heading over. 

That's ok, though, because that led us to partake of the afternoon happy hour in the Cabot's lobby. And we ended up feasting on the leftover cake from this event

I've been trying to figure out how to put in words the experience of this stormy afternoon, but I find myself stuck. I can usually express my feelings through writing pretty well, but every once in  a while, a moment's words will evade me. I guess I'll just say that the comfort of sitting in the rustic lodge's lobby, with the dim, warm light filtering & reflecting off of the greenish-gray clouds of an afternoon storm in the Mississippi spring-time goes unmatched. Wine was poured, cake was eaten, words were said. I don't really know where else to go looking for the kind of coziness that comes from just being, in the presence of beloved family.

The boys were able to join up with us & catch the tail-end of the happy hour, as well as steal a bite or two of the demolished cake. We sat for as long as we could, talking, laughing, & sharing. 

And moments like that, that I can never get back, live fresh in my memory. I hold them close to my heart, because something about them glows. 

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6 comments:

siddathornton said...

This post makes me smile. :)

siddathornton said...

That picture of rain actually made me a bit homesick, in Sweden we have plenty of rain but that picture captures American rain somehow and the thrill of running from your car to a cozy place.

siddathornton said...

Such beautiful image, Lauren. Those moments will always be treasured, even if words can't completely capture the feeling an afternoon like that stirs in our hearts.

siddathornton said...

Exactly. I was grappling with the fact that I couldn't put it into words, but then I realized it didn't have to be perfect, & I just described it as best I could. I was pleased with the results!

siddathornton said...

This comment made me smile. Not because you're homesick, but because of the imagery. :)

siddathornton said...

:)