11.04.2010


I'm not the kind of girl who's too proud to buy myself a bouquet of flowers. So, I treated myself to a 12 day trip back home. It started out because my best friend begged me a few months ago to come home. Then I wanted badly to go to an OU football game and see familiar faces and familiar land that stretched as far as the eye could see. I wanted to spend 12 hours on the road there and back with nothing but my thoughts buckled safely in the passenger seat. I wanted to let loose and have a few beers with my closest friends. I wanted to get away from my computer. Get away from my boyfriend (sorry Chad!) And get closer to myself - the purest part of who I am. So a simple trip home turned into a birthday gift to myself, and I didn't even know it.

I've struggled the last year on where exactly "home" is anymore. In the last two weeks I have come to realize that home will always be Oklahoma. The endless sunsets, Braum's pumpkin shakes, and friends. 

I took a LOT of photos on this trip so stay tuned for more posts! But for now, here are a few of my favorite moments that took place between the lines.







Special thanks to my "best friend" Luke for the photos of me and Sheri.  :)

8 comments:

  1. Looks like a good way to recharge your emotional batteries. If you haven't checked out the balance of your 'Wheel of Life' lately it might be worth a go.
    Love the paintbrush image and put on a few lbs just looking at that cake!

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  2. Hey Miss Hailey, Glad to see you in an Oklahoma shirt. No matter where you go, you know where football is the best. Haha Your photos are amazing, I love seeing you post on your facebook when you've updated this blog.

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  3. Hi, come back. I miss you like crazy again. It's a curse and a blessing to see your photos from your trip--makes me miss you, but makes me smile. :)

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  4. Love it! Can't wait to see more.

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  5. I'm glad I got see you while you were home. I can't wait to see the rest of your adventures!
    Belinda

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  6. don't worry you didn't hurt my feelings. i enjoyed you being gone for a few days too, but i'm really glad you're back. xoxo. ps. awesome pics i really like the one of ya'll at the fair and the second to last one...

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  7. Even when you two are apart, you're both still... taking pictures of CARROTS! (Who knew?)
    These are fun, Hailey - looks like a great trip! :)

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  8. You have phenomenal composition. Really gorgeous work.

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