oh my perfect day.

oh my heart.  it is full.
i was riding the bike today, and smiling like a fool.  the kind where you aren’t even aware you’re smiling.  
then a truck filled with men passed by and I realized I was smiling at them too.  
it was the prettiest of days.  spent in my favorite park in the world with my favorite human in the world.  
i love days like these.  i want to hold onto them forever.
to wrap them up tight, and keep them stored away for always.
but what’s even better is knowing that what is ahead {whatever that may be} will be even more amazing
then I think my heart may explode of happiness.  jump right out of my chest.
switch modes from mush and gush to funnies.
The picture on the left is how I found JB.  I kept calling after him… he was trying to blend in with the tree?  
i think we may need to work on our hiding skills.  

the one on the right… oh this one, this is played on me bi-weekly. 
the scene: man with rat tail sunbathing alone in speedo.  JB says “PSSSSST” … JB ducks into bushes, 
 the speedo man looks at who else?  ME.
I laugh awkwardly.   run and hide.  

oh JB, your time is coming, I will get you one of these days!  
and please don’t ever stop being silly.  i’d miss it too much.  
but really, no more psssst-ing.


oh and here’s some music by the band The Civil Wars.  I can’t stop listening.

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  • Reply SHF

    These photos are gorgeous – you & JB take the best pictures! I love the pink peonies!


    August 25, 2011 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Jen

    Wow. Beautiful photos. I would be smiling too!

    August 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply French Lover

    So much loveliness. Those photos are amazing.

    Bisous 🙂

    August 25, 2011 at 3:12 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    oh my perfect outfit!

    August 25, 2011 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply hayley.jay

    holy sunflowers…love!

    August 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Sara B

    I love heart happy days like that 🙂 you look so lovely.

    August 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    This is so sweet! Perfect hat, perfect flowers, perfect photos! This is lovely!

    And the blending into a tree and hiding in the bushes? Hilarious!

    August 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply This Ordinary, Everyday Life

    I love those pictures!!! The house is beautiful! and I love silly boys, my man is just like that and I wouldn't have it any other way!

    August 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    Great pictures…I sound like a broken record… 🙂 We love the Civil Wars – We saw them live in Austin this year — really amazing! xoxo from Trinidad

    August 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Shepherd

    The first picture is so, sooo pretty. It should be in a magazine. The last two crack me up!

    August 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    these pictures are magical. complete & utter magic. sounds like a beautiful day 🙂

    August 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Ash

    as usual, i love all these pictures! But i love your outfit even more! all white seems perfect right now…

    August 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply MarieHarmony

    This place looks so lovely, like paradise on earth! I understand why you call it your perfect day……..Would love to be transported to it right now.

    August 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    gorgeoous day, and i do know what you mean about bursting into fits of smiles. i did it all the time in Italy !!!

    August 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Megan

    oh that first picture..i die…Sarah, so breathtaking. one of my favorites ever.

    August 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny

    OMG these pictures are stunning Sarah! You make me hate being in my little office right now…not to mention its pouring outside, sigh. Love these so much!! xoxo

    August 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm
  • Reply Candice

    You, my dear, look like something out of a movie in that cute outfit!

    and I definitely know what you mean about being so happy you're not even aware at how much you're smiling! Moments like that are just precious!

    August 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Ha! Those last photos are hilarious.

    You look lovely and that park seems so magical.

    August 25, 2011 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply

    hahaha. i love the description of the man sunbathing. i think he may be the same person i saw in madrid.

    August 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm
  • Reply Kelley @ Kelley Maria

    That first photo – I stared at it for at least a couple of minutes…so gorgeous Sarah! It doesn't even look real! Glad you had a fun day in the park 🙂

    August 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply DiamondsandTulle

    GORGEOUS photos! Looks like a perfect day indeed!

    xx Vivian @

    August 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply sugarhoneybaby

    Beautiful photos!
    Very inspiring blog,I'm new follower:)

    August 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm
  • Reply flat faced cat

    That first picture needs to be blown up and hung over your fireplace. So beautiful. These are some of my favorite pics so far! I'm so happy for you guys 🙂

    August 25, 2011 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Brooke

    I LOVE these pictures! They are gorgeous! I was in Switzerland for a couple weeks last summer and never got to see all the gorgeous places you do…Im so jealous I missed out!

    PS-Love that JB is wearing a Rays shirt! Yay!

    August 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    oh sarah, you are sooooo gorgeous! loving the white 🙂

    August 25, 2011 at 5:19 pm
  • Reply Perpetual Blind Date

    I would love to play that joke on some friends of mine! I'm going to remember that! – Alyssa

    August 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    sarah! wow! I think those are my most favorite pictures of you ever!!! wonderful! lovely! i am left pretty much speechless! the reflections, the fish, you in the white dress…. perfect!!! wow, wow, wow. really I mean it!!

    August 25, 2011 at 6:27 pm
  • Reply Elle Croft

    Oh, it's just so stunning! Where is this?

    August 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Dani

    wow. amazing pics! thanks for sharing the sun!

    August 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply Katie

    So gorgeous! These pictures are stunning! xo

    August 25, 2011 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply leigh

    1. I have that skirt turned dress! 🙂 Love it.
    2. I love the civil wars. They played poison & wine in this weeks Pretty Little Liars (you watch? I know Meg does) & I got way too excited.
    3. Those garden roses are to die for. I can almost smell them.
    Love, leigh

    August 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply chanel

    Looks like a perfect day to me! I love the photo of your reflection with your hat! I love reading about your love for JB. I am so fully in love with my man (KC) too and feel like we're pretty lucky girls!

    August 25, 2011 at 9:06 pm
  • Reply Sienna

    poison & wine is quite possibly one of my favorite songs at the moment, yay! and you look so gorgeous & lady like in these pics Sarah!

    August 25, 2011 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Laura Nelson

    LOVE you hat!!! You're gorgeous. These photos remind me of a Monet painting 🙂
    Love the tunes too 🙂

    August 25, 2011 at 10:16 pm
  • Reply Marshall

    aww these are so lovely! per usual. i felt like i was just whisked away to the setting in pride and prejudice!

    August 26, 2011 at 12:32 am
  • Reply Natalie

    Those sunflowers look AMAZING. Great photos (as always)

    August 26, 2011 at 1:35 am
  • Reply Emily

    sades. i'm just speechless. they're breathtaking. (except JB's poses. they're just ridiculous. can i meet him soon, por favor?) gah. i just can't get enough. i'm restraining myself and only pinning one.

    August 26, 2011 at 1:53 am
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    you seriously are a fairytale. absolutely breathtaking.

    August 26, 2011 at 2:53 am
  • Reply danica

    Wow! These pictures are amazing! I especially love the first one.
    That's it! I just need to move to Europe now! haha. 🙂

    ps the pictures of JB and the story are pretty hilarious.

    August 26, 2011 at 2:59 am
  • Reply Little Tree Vintage

    those photos are brilliant!

    August 26, 2011 at 4:27 am
  • Reply Jessica Holly

    Wow, that looks amazing. So whimsical. Love it!

    August 26, 2011 at 4:55 am
  • Reply Daryl

    Germany is great, but I think I'm going to need to relocate to Switzerland! These photos are amazing, I especially love the first one. SO great!

    <3 Daryl

    August 26, 2011 at 7:53 am
  • Reply a.j.b

    Gorgeous photographs
    I love sunflowers so so much!

    August 26, 2011 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Kellie Collis

    What a gorgeous place! It IS a perfect day indeed! Have a glorious day, Kellie xx

    August 26, 2011 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Amber

    Damn, these are some f-ing impressive photos, girl. What camera are you using? And look at that house! Beautiful! It's so picturesque.

    I love love LOVE the pink peonies <3

    August 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Shay @ The FailteHouse

    The photo on the bridge is beautiful – it is like a french painting!!
    <3 Shay

    August 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply Catita

    amazing! that day looks perfect indeed!

    August 26, 2011 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Holly

    first two pics are amazing (well they all are 🙂

    August 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm
  • Reply Sonja

    Haha you guys are so cute.
    And sigh that DOES look like a perfect day! Those photos are pretty perfect too! I don't even know which I like the best, they're all so beautiful! it all looks like it's out of a book, or movie…or in other words; something too perfect to be true! :o)
    Glad you're having such an amazing time

    August 27, 2011 at 6:07 am
  • Reply ashley // chasing heartbeats

    That first picture is GORGEOUS! looks like a very perfect day and I LOVE the civil wars! such a good album 🙂

    August 27, 2011 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Bridget

    you are such a hottie. the first picture is awesome.

    and im liking this music.

    August 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Juliet {the juliet notes}

    What beautiful photos! And I LOVE your white dress!!

    August 27, 2011 at 11:10 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    Ah these pictures are amazing! Is this the same mansion that's in the picture on your etsy shop that I got printed onto a canvas? It looks similar (: You're so cute in your all white look (: What a fun day!

    August 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Andi, On Call RN

    Love the photos and it just makes me smile to see someone so overflowing with happiness 🙂 Also LOVE the song poison & wine, its one of my faves for sure.

    August 28, 2011 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Bek

    Thank you for a gorgeous blog! I love reading it and the layout is simply gorgeous!

    August 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm
  • Reply Ana

    I need your hat! So pretty and ladylike! Gorgeous pics, like always 🙂

    August 29, 2011 at 5:30 am
  • Reply Liz

    Sarah these photos are BEYOND! Your eye is getting better and better – I didn't think it possible! Such a dream!

    August 29, 2011 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    snap sistaaaaaa…we have the same skirt. i love how you styled it. i think i have to try it!
    you look gorgeous and i love these photos so much. your life is the best! xxx

    August 29, 2011 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply christine donee

    how ethereal you are! and majorly channeling the likes of grace kelly.

    come play with me in LA sometime?

    August 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm
  • Reply Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex"

    Oh my, this looks beautiful! Sounds like a magical day!


    August 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply {molly beth}

    I just came across your adorable blog, and I'm so glad I found it! I can already tell you that I'm living vicariously through your European adventures :]

    Come stop by my blog!

    August 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply Gaby

    i just found your blog and it is so lovely! and i adore the civil wars, they're the best. hope you're having a nice week! x

    August 30, 2011 at 9:29 am
  • Reply Sonja

    I can't wait for the next post!!!! Although these photos are really so pretty that I don't mind coming back to check for new posts and seeing these again :o) haha

    August 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Ahn

    that first pic belongs in a jane austen novel.

    August 31, 2011 at 6:05 am
  • Reply Katie

    You take the best pictures! I really love reading your blog! Would you mind sharing what type of camera you use?

    August 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply

    Gorgeous photos!!! That is my dream life too!!! I love your dress 🙂

    September 2, 2011 at 2:43 am
  • Reply What Wegan Did Next

    What gorgeous photos! Looks like a lovely day. I came across your blog from your blog on long distance loving. We have been doing long distance for three years and its great to see other couples making it work!

    M x

    September 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm
  • Reply Wegan

    Woops sorry commented from wrong google account! M x

    September 3, 2011 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    love the civil wars.. poison & wine seems to make it on most of my playlists. 🙂

    September 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Denise Lopatka

    Just found this post and cannot stop listening to this music! Oh and your perfect day sounds a lot like mine with my hubby! You are gorgeous and these pictures are amazing. xx

    March 27, 2012 at 12:23 am
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