england

from the weekend: a great loss

English-cottage-gardenThis weekend we had to take an unexpected trip over to England to spend time with family and to mourn the loss of Rupert’s Grandmother. We all know goodbyes are never easy and this one came as a shock as the matriarch of Rupe’s family had (unknown to us) only fallen ill a day before leaving this world behind late last week. Rupe was incredibly close to his grandmother, as she was also a strong mother figure in his life, so we will be spending this week at the family farm in England honoring her. Above is Rupe and his Grandpa sitting on their back porch sharing memories. Time with family is so precious. x

Image by me via instagram/iphone (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)

from the weekend: an english wedding

9.02-weekend Amberley castle

9.02-weekend english weddingWe spent this weekend taking a little road trip around southern England that included a night at Amberley Castle for Rupert’s sisters wedding. It was an elegant and classically English affair in a fairy tale setting.

Images from my Instagram feed… you can see more photos of the night here.

on the farm

on-the-farm3We made it over to England this morning and our first stop was to visit Rupert’s family’s farm and to see his granny, grandpa, aunt, and uncle.  The farm grows a variety of herbs and plants that are then distilled to make essential oils and the grounds are beeeaaaaautiful. Taking a walk in the rain was just what we needed to stay awake to ward off some bad jet lag… here is hoping at least.

Image by Rupert