A couple weeks ago I realized I was slacking on taking pictures of people. Most of my photos were of places or things (or dogs). I’ve been making an effort to document my life with photos of the people I love. I’m definitely making progress. Here are some highlights from the last couple weeks:
Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
- Stella Adler
This past weekend, Alex and I took a quick trip to Kansas City to hang out with a friend. It was a last-minute decision- we’ve been trying to plan a February trip to Texas to visit my friends, and something just kept coming up. When we knew we couldn’t make an Austin trip, we decided a KC trip was in order.
It was such a great weekend! I don’t think we’ve ever made a trip to Kansas City without a plan or agenda- usually we travel for a concert and plan the trip around that. This time we didn’t have any plans other than hanging out with our friend. He met us at Legends so we could eat and do some shopping. We had lunch at Jazz, a delicious Cajun restaurant (yum), and then made our way to some shops. I’ve been in search of brown boots, and I’ve probably tried on 20+ pairs. I found some this weekend!
I also had great luck at the Converse outlet. Alex and I both got a pair of Chucks on sale, and then I found these adorable shoes for Aubrey:
Are those not the cutest things you’ve ever seen? Love them. After the outlet mall, we hit up Nebraska Furniture Mart. Alex and I are looking for two new vanities to update our bathrooms, and we thought NFM would give us a lot of options. Boy were we wrong! NFM doesn’t have a bathroom section! The ginormous furniture store with two floors and a food court doesn’t sell bathroom furniture. What a let down.
After the shopping, we decided to hit up a casino. I’ve never done anything but penny slots, but after loosing too much money too quickly, I decided to try the electronic roulette our friend was playing. Super fun! We probably spent 2 hours at the casino and then decided to call it good. For the first time Alex left with more money than he started with, and I left with less. Boo.
We were on our way to a BBQ place for dinner when we drove past the Plaza and I saw a new Chuy’s. I LOVE CHUY’S! It was my favorite restaurant in Texas, and the closest one to us is in Tulsa, 3 hours away. They just opened one in KC, so we had to change our plans and get dinner there. SO GOOD! Kansas City just got even better for me.
After dinner we got ice cream and then decided to call it a night. Back at our friend’s house, we were still in a gambling mood so the boys taught me how to play Black Jack. We had a good time, and luckily we weren’t playing with real money.
The next morning we decided to get brunch before Alex and I headed home. If you’re ever in KC, you have to get breakfast at Eggtc. It’s super delicious, and apparently really popular because they were packed. The boys went a little overboard and ended up ordering a feast:
The drive home was uneventful, and then it was back to reality with laundry to do and a house to clean up.
I realized when I sat down to write this post that I’ve really cut back on the amount of pictures I take. I didn’t get a single photo this weekend of us or our friend. I think I’ve become more comfortable taking photos of objects and places- it’s a lot easier than asking everyone to stop and smile for a photo. I want to change that. When I look back on photos, I want to remember the people and the fun that we had, not just the funny things I saw or the feast we ate. I think the only time I ever take pictures of people is when I’m with Aubrey. I think I’ll mark that down as another resolution for this year- get more photos of the people I care about.