What Rexburg taught me

I’ve always considered myself a bit of a gypsy.

I counted yesterday, and conservatively, I’ve moved 26 times in 29 years.

But for the last 10 years, Rexburg has been my home.

I left for a mission in Montana and a couple internships in Florida and Salt Lake, but Idaho has been my home base all through that time, making it the longest I’ve lived somewhere consecutively.

And a week ago, I left it all behind.

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December 16, 2017

As Eric and I stood inside our empty, immaculately scrubbed apartment, I felt the emotion of the last 10 years brewing inside of me. But it all bubbled over when Eric held me in his arms and said something so simple and beautiful.

“I loved coming home to you here.”

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Teton Valley Balloon Rally

I’m still devastated that they made the name of the event rhyme.

But I’ll look past it because of this.

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I have always wanted to attend a hot air balloon rally. Every year in Driggs, Idaho, hot air balloon enthusiasts gather at the Teton County Fair Grounds on Fourth of July Weekend for the annual Teton Valley Balloon Rally. If you ever have the chance, check it out. It’s a smaller rally, but so fun. There’s something charming about small-town events like this. I love the ambiance. It’s so fun.

Here are a few photos from the event. We woke up at 4:30 am to get there by 6:00 for the start of the event. So worth it. Link was a trooper and did so well. Bell stayed at home with a very selfless babysitter who got up at 4:00 to come sleep on our couch. Thank you, Lexy!

Seriously, don’t miss this event. It was spectacular.

 

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Here is a link to my friend Anna’s blog post from last year. She captured some amazing photos of the event. She’s one of my favorite Rexburg photographers and I would love to hire her for a family photoshoot one day. Check out her great work.