Monday, July 27, 2009

I Want To Remember

I want to remember the way the sky was gray, overcast with bits of sun poking through the darkness here and there. The way the other colors seemed so bright against the grayness.

I want to remember the the scent of fresh air after a light rain mixed with chicken and pepper kabobs on a small charcoal grill. The delightful scent of apple pie as we passed around a mason jar of a homemade drink concoction.

I want to remember the sound of beer bottles clinking in a toast to a night of fun. The sound of our laughter as we caught up on life and played tailgating games like cornhole. The sound of dozens of car radios each playing different country songs combining to create a chaotic symphony as background music.

I want to remember the feel of the gentle breeze as it rolled in off the hills giving me goosebumps but warming my skin ever so slightly at the same time.

I want to remember the feeling of complete contentment to be in this place, in this moment, with these people.

I want to remember dancing around, singing at the top of our lungs, and being bent over in half clutching our sides from laughing too hard.

I want to remember every single emotion that was behind this snapshot of a perfect summer night.

20 comments:

Maxie said...

there are so many good days i wish i could just freeze frame.

Kyla Roma said...

Oh wow, this sounds amazing. I'm planning a spur of the moment trip to Minneapolis this weekend and I hope it's much the same. Loving your summer posts! <3

LiLu said...

LOVE this.

Especially this: "being bent over in half clutching our sides from laughing too hard..." AKA, my favorite thing in the world. :-)

nory said...

I love, love, love this post and the photos. You look gorgeous and SO happy! Well written, beautiful post. I think you should make a scrapbook of the photos/posts from the Summer of Mandy! =)

Ashley said...

Beautiful! Lovely summer nights are the best!

MeLaNiE said...

This sounds like so much fun! You are such a talented writer!

LBluca77 said...

There are so many things I wish I could keep in a box so I could remember that moment forever. Even go back and re live them.

Great post.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

What a good looking group of people! And by the looks of it, you've captured your day beautifully!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

im with maxie - freeze framing would be ideal.

many times during fun events in my life i've just paused to myself and just soaked it all in.

Auburn Kat said...

I want to remember how wonderful of a person my friend was who lost her life too soon....

Bayjb said...

Awww I love moments like those where you just feel so content that you don't want things to change. Makes me wistful

Andy said...

Awww! I loved this one too. :)

You know Kodak moments? This is best, because you also capture what you're FEELING while being taken this pic. :) I have a few of these pics, memories of nights I'll never forget (if I can remember them :P) with friends who will remain friends forever.

Nicely done, Mandy.

Frank said...

I want to remember that rush of adrenaline you get when you run away from a firework after lighting it. That's a good summer feeling.

Little Fish said...

I love this post and you look ridiculously gorgeous in this picture!

amanda said...

you're fabulous!

i hope you remember all of those. because they all sound so lovely!

The Alleged Ringleader said...

I second what Maxie said! There are so many great times I wish I could just freeze frame! It's funny how a picture can bring back so many vivid memories!

kc mom said...

I have always felt like I know you IRL, but with that picture--I feel like I was there!!! I have no idea who is in the picture, what was going on, or where you were, but it just speaks!!! A thousand words right??!!!

thegirlin3k said...

These are the kind of moments which make life so full. What a great way to capture it!

Fritz said...

I love it!!! and i have a feeling you will remember!

Becky said...

sounds like a great, fun night :)