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summer of fun vol. 1

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

a run on sentence(s) | sarah kieffer
Piper the horse | Sarah Kieffer
Garvin Heights, Winona, MN | Sarah Kieffer
moses the horse | sarah kieffer
feeding horses | Sarah Kieffer
Garvin Heights, Winona, MN | Sarah Kieffer
Garvin Heights, Winona, MN | Sarah Kieffer
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by the river | sarah kieffer
Winona State, MN | Sarah Kieffer

Hello! I’m popping in from my little blog break to share a few photos from a recent weekend road trip. Winona, Minnesota may not seem like the most exciting place on the planet, but it’s terribly near and dear to my heart, as I spent five years of my life there: going to school and working at the coffeehouse I always talk about. It’s also where I met [A]; we had dorm rooms exactly two floors apart in Lourdes Hall our first year at school, and we dated almost the entire time we lived in that sleepy little town (minus a  few break ups, of course). So, since I always enjoy a good bit of nostalgia, we decided to head back for the weekend. It might have been our best family trip to date, as we frequented the Blue Heron daily (the blackberry scones! amazing!), peeked over the top of Garvin Heights, ate dinner overlooking the river, spent time with old friends, took a trip to a farm and fell in love with the horses, and shared a meal with Larry.

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Larry and his wife Colleen are the owners of the before mentioned coffeehouse, and have remained dear friends. Colleen was sadly out of town, but Larry invited us over for lunch before we returned home, and it was one of the loveliest meals I’ve had in a long time. I drank good coffee, learned about moon flowers, watched my children gather eggs from chickens for the first time, and caught up on time spent apart. We ate mixed greens with pears, goat cheese, and maple-mustard dressing, pasta with lamb bolognese, fresh bread, and coconut cake. I sighed a lot, feeling so content, and so peaceful in their charming home. And that’s when it hit me, there, at the table, halfway through my slice of cake. This moment, this meal, it’s a moveable feast.
At Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer
Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer
Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer
Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer
Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer
Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer
Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer
Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer
Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer
Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer
Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer
Larry and Colleen's House | Sarah Kieffer

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  • Reply
    Sarah | The Sugar Hit
    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    It looks like you are squeezing every drop of joy out of your summer of fun that you can – enjoy it! Life is a moveable feast.

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    Kathryn
    Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Such lovely summer pictures, I love the lazy summer light that you’ve captured.

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    Sacha
    Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:13 am

    What a lovely, peaceful getaway. I’m glad you popped in to give us a window into your summer of fun. And, as always, you captured the moments so beautifully. Hope to see you pop in again soon!

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      Sarah
      Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Thanks Sacha. It was a really nice weekend. xo

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    Shanna
    Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:18 am

    These pictures take my breath away, literally. So beautiful!

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      Sarah
      Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

      Thank you Shanna! xo

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    Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today
    Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Oh what a possitive pictures. Hope you’re having tones of fun 🙂

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    Emma Galloway
    Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Love, love, love.

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    Natalie Britton
    Friday, July 5, 2013 at 2:17 am

    These photos are truly beautiful. This post contains everything that makes me go warm inside: horses, sunshine, cake, and kids. Thank you 🙂

    ? Natalie of LIVE TEACH ALASKA

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      Sarah
      Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 8:00 am

      Thank you so much Natalie!

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    Courtney
    Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 8:26 am

    There is something truly magical about that little river town. You did such a wonderful job capturing Winona during it’s finest season!!

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    Valerie
    Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Beautiful post. I love how nostalgia can be both wistful and rejuvenating – very healthy to wallow from time to time. 🙂

    Oh, to have my own chickens!!

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    olivia
    Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Lovely

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    Liesl
    Monday, July 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    These photos are perfection. Glad to see you’re soaking up this summer. Makes me think I should visit some places from my past, still dear to my heart and experience them again, now.

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      Sarah
      Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11:39 pm

      Thank you so much Liesl! And yes, sometimes revisiting the past is good for the soul. 🙂

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