|One of my favorite pictures ever - on our second date at the battlefield June 2, 2011|
That summer Luke made us a bunch of bonfires. Another one of his favorite things to do was for the two of us to get in his car and drive around. I had the job of randomly choosing 'left' or 'right' whenever we reached the end of whatever road we were driving on. I'm thinking back on that now and trying to figure out in my head where we ended up. It looked so unfamiliar but we were probably only 10 minutes from the places we lived and worked. They were just roads and houses we never would have found otherwise.
Yesterday Luke, Bekah, and I ran to Target to pick up some things for our new car and our apartment. The weather was so warm and sunny. There was definitely a glow about the afternoon. Being in our new little car together felt like that summer in 2011 when it felt like heaven just to have time with Luke. We listened to a CD that will always make me think of our first summer together. We held hands and smiled and talked about what a sweet feeling all of it was.
After Target, we hung out in the parking lot just long enough to put in our new floor mats and for Bekah to squeeze her pumpkin banana puree on the seat. But we had just purchased automotive wipes so we were prepared. :) Luke made a call to a nearby restaurant to order two entrees for pick up. It was the same meal we couldn't resist ordering when we went out to eat together that first summer.
The sunlight just got prettier and more dreamy as the evening went on for the three of us. Being with Luke in that little car, with the warm sunlight, with one of our favorite CDs playing felt nostalgic and beautiful.
We pulled into campus and, with our sweet baby sleeping in her carseat, Luke suggested we stay outside and eat in the car with the windows down. More time together in that little car. More time being nostalgic. More time thinking about what a treat it is to be with Luke.