We were all Ohio bound last weekend to celebrate my youngest sisters high school graduation at the beautiful Western Reserve Academy. I wish I had more pictures to show you how gorgeous this campus and the town of Hudson is, because it truly is a gem located in Ohio. A handful of our family stayed close by at the West Branch State Park, while a few of us were fancy and opted for a hotel (us city slickers don't have any gear!).
The first evening, while at the campsite waiting for everyone to arrive, my oldest sister drove up with her boyfriend, Nate, and began to unpack all of their gear. Everyone ran up to greet them, and my aunt started to congratulate them. BAM! My sister had the most beautiful rock planted on her finger! SHE HAD JUST BEEN PROPOSED TO! I was in complete disbelief! Eventually, after a couple minutes, it clicked, and I was in tears. So excited for those two! Ends up, the night before, Nate had proposed to her in front of the chapel of WRA where she also went to school and graduated.
While hiking two separate trails (The Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail), the two converge into one for a couple miles in Vermont. Fate would have it that when those two trails converged, my sister who was hiking the Long Trail, and Nate, who was hiking the Appalachian Trail met each other at the Seth Warner Shelter House! They continued to hike with each other until the trails went their separate ways, and Nate headed off to Mount Katahdin, and my sister went towards Canada. 7 months later, they started emailing, and later on Nate move up to Ohio from Virginia to be with her. Is that not the most adorable story ever?
We celebrated the graduation of my beautiful younger sister on Sunday. She is so fortunate to have been able to clock four years in at that academy, it is something else! We had post graduation cake and fruit, followed by a huge dinner with all of the family, and some frozen yogurt at Lulu's. So many exciting celebrations.
In other news, the new owners closed on our beloved Ohio farm last week. So many memories from growing up on that amazing, one of a kind property! I hope the new family loves it as much as we did! Even though it's been two years since I have lived there, it was very B I T T E R S W E E T.