Day 31: Home

Well, I’m home.

It was hard saying goodbye today but easier knowing we will be a few hours closer which makes road trips a little easier. Already planning one for June.

I have a headache and want to spend some time with my husband, who I’ve missed all week and who starts a brand new job tomorrow. I am a proud wife.

Goodnight world. Thanks for a great thirty one days, Slice of Life. 🙂

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Day 30: Maine, day five

I’m trying to pretend tomorrow is not my last day here! We woke up this morning and went to get our nails done, which was wonderful. We went to get breakfast afterwards and then home to get ready for the day. The day was pretty foggy but we ventured to the beach anyways! It was cold but so worth it. After we enjoyed some snacks on the beach we went on a drive to a place called the Holy Donut for…you guess it, donuts! Yum.

Here are some pictures of our trip thus far!

Bug Light Park in Portland, Maine
Me on the left, Jenna on the right! Bundled up for our nights out!
Crescent Beach
Little windy but still beautiful!
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt donut! YUM!

Day 29: Maine, day four

Jenna took off work today – praise! We woke up abruptly though because Jenna’s sub misplaced the sub plans so we needed to make sure she had those for the day. When all was settled, Jenna preheated the oven for some cinnamon rolls. We made fruit smoothies too (so we could feel sort of healthy.)

After breakfast and a very slow morning of breakfast and talking for hours, we packed up some of Jenna and Mason’s place (they’re moving in a couple weeks). We finished loading some boxes up with stuff and then got ready for the day. We headed to Portland to do some window shopping which then turned into actual shopping — oops!

When we had finished shopping, we realized we had totally forgotten about lunch so we wanted food. We went to a spot in Portland we’d been before a couple of summers ago – Flatbread Pizza Company. So so yummy.

When dinner finished, we continued walking around Portland so grateful that the weather wasn’t bad…just cloudy. Thankfully we took advantage of the sunny weather yesterday so I got to see Bug Light Park’s lighthouse. Very sweet. Our day in Portland ended with a Chris Tomlin, Tauren Wells, and Pat Barrett concert! Amazing to worship with my best friend and hundreds of other believers.

Tomorrow is Saturday – sleep in, get nails done, movie day – because the forecast says rain. Oh, Spring Break, never end.

Day 28: Maine, day three

Like yesterday, I woke up this morning to an empty apartment with coffee waiting for me. I brewed a cup and sat on the couch to read my Bible with gorgeous sunlight pouring into the living room.

Jenna made it home for her lunch break so we ate a meal together and are about to head to her school! I’ll read a book to her little first graders and meet some of her teacher friends before heading home for an evening of movies, popcorn, and painting our nails.

We’ll make dinner in the apartment and do what best friends do – pretending this is normal and not a week to squeeze in all the memories possible.

Day 27: Maine, day two

This morning I woke up to an empty apartment because Jenna still had to work. I enjoyed a cup of coffee with a beautiful view of Maine outside the window. It was so sunny, though a little chilly. Beautiful tall trees and a stream beneath them.

I started dinner before Jenna got home because we made plans to head to Freeport before a class I had to take online at night. We ate meatloaf, mac ‘n cheese, and broccoli. Then we headed to Freeport! We went to the LL Bean outlet, Old Navy (our fave), and then the huge LL Bean store where I tried on hiking boots and daypacks for my upcoming summer trip to Utah this summer.

When we got home, I had to take my online class which was two hours long but was a good time for Jenna to type up her sub plans for Friday when she’s taking off!

Another beautiful day in Maine (and I’m just getting to post about it now)!

Day 26: Maine, day one

Today’s the day!!!!! I left Chicago this afternoon at 2:45 and landed in Portland around 6:10. Jenna picked me up, we hugged for a very long time, immediately took a picture together, and hugged again. We went out for dinner and then came back to her apartment!

After getting our comfy clothes on, we made some tea and are currently sitting on the couch watching Hairspray! (Thanks, Netflix)

It’s so good to be here. It’s so good to be with a friend who’s more like a sister. Stay tuned for more Maine memories!

Day 25: Monday Night

Tonight my husband and I hosted a dinner for our landlords. They are a couple from the church we used to attend and they’re super kind and sweet. She is gluten free so the menu tonight was spaghetti squash with a ground turkey tomato basil sauce with some broccoli and gluten free cookies and ice cream for dessert!

It was such a sweet night in community. They brought their dog and we had our pup so they played and played for hours. As I type this, Camper is snuggled between my legs under the covers. My husband is strumming his guitar and I’m resting after a night of both hosting AND packing!

Tomorrow I leave for Maine. My best friend lives there and I cannot wait to see her. The rest of my posts will likely be about her and our adventures together. Honestly we’ve already done the super touristy things together so it’s likely our days will consist of gossip, food, and Netflix…but I’m not complaining.

My next post will be from Maine! (or the airport…)