In July my sister and I packed up her car and made the 11 hour drive home to Pennsylvania. We managed to survive via copious amounts of espresso and audio books. (We read this one and this one. Both were great fyi)

I attempted to document this trip as well as I could, but picking up my phone to capture moments doesn’t come as naturally to me as it does to Joe.

I did manage to put together a few moments and with help from Joe, I edited it as a little memento of my time visiting family. I also decided to write a musical piece to accompany it. I call the song I wrote “nostalgic” because that’s exactly how I felt the entire time I was home.

When you’ve moved from your hometown and have lived away for many years, returning can be strange and wonderful. Some things don’t change. Some things change without you realizing. Watching my nephew blow out his 2 year birthday candles was new. The queen anne’s lace that runs wild in the fields behind my house was old. Both were beautiful. Both made me nostalgic.

Here’s my little video from my trip. Hope you are having a wonderful summer.