by Lindsay Parnell

I just spent the past half hour watching old videos I've made over the past few years. I have to say that it made me more than a little nostalgic. It made me even more excited for this next chapter in our lives. 

Hindsight really is 20/20. While you're living it, life can seem drab, and monotonous (I'm mostly referring to this last year that was spent in beauty school, but there was definitely some of those moments before then.) and the question comes up, when will life start? But then you stumble upon some jewels like I did this morning and it dawns on you once again that life really is absolutely beautiful, and it has most definitely started. Even with all of it's ups and downs (this year has had some extreme downs, with two dear family members literally fighting for their lives, battling cancer, and lyme disease) God is still on the throne, and there is still beauty to be seen, even if it is in the form of an old four minute video. We've had some pretty great adventures. Watching and remembering trips to Disneyland with the dearest friends I have in the world, New York and Italy with my wonderful family, even a silly little date night on Valentine's Day with Eric brings excitement - an excitement in knowing that there is so much more of that to come. 

Here's my favorite of the old videos. This trip actually was a biggie. It was the trip that brought up the question of beauty school. It was the trip Jayne and I recorded our EP. It was the trip that Eric and I started the discussion of moving back to Bend. 

p.s. the quality seems low because I was obsessed with this vintage video app that makes all your videos look like they were filmed in the 60's/70's. So... sorry about that.