Before I get into today’s post I have to start out with something a little more personal. Last week Brian (my husband – if this is your first time stopping by) and I went to see Deepwater Horizon. This movie is based on the BP oil spill that happened in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. It was a disaster that was hard for the world to watch but this particular story really hits home for me. Brian works for the company that owns the rig that this movie is based on. He works on another Deepwater vessel. When people ask me what he does it can be hard to answer. Every month I drop him off at the airport and watch him walk away not knowing what his life looks like on the other side. I knew watching this movie would be one of the hardest things, but I felt like it was important. We all pull up to the gas station to fill up our cars and we don’t think about where that gas comes from.
People who work in the oil industry can have a lot of things said about them, mostly negative, but what most people don’t think about is the dangerous conditions they are faced with. I am always extremely proud of Brian and how incredibly hard he works. We spend about half of the year apart from each other while he works out there and I worry about him like anyone else would. So, it makes me really savor the time that he is home and we get to be a family.
The beautiful part of his schedule is that he has equal time off. For example, if he is gone for four weeks, he’s home for the same amount of time. We always try to make the most of it when he is here. Our trip to Charleston was amazing, but we also love to just be home together. The fall weather has been so beautiful that you can’t help but want to be out and about enjoying it.
Over the weekend we decided to take our fur baby, Bear, for some much-needed exercise at the lake. Bear just turned two last week and he is the best dog, but man – can he drive me crazy if he isn’t stimulated! We try to find ways to wear him out that are fun for us too. As you have seen, I am always up for catching a sunset and just hanging out with my hubby. So we packed up the car Saturday evening and headed to lake.
The weather was in the mid 70s so I threw on this amazingly comfortable dress from XOmandysue Boutique. You have to check out their selection! This boutique is based in Newport Beach, CA and all of their clothes have such an effortless vibe. I would classify this as the perfect weekend dress. Easy, comfortable and cute. Since I have to dress up more during the week I am all about comfort on the weekends.
I can’t believe how quickly this weekend flew by! Brian will be heading out to sea again soon so I am always grateful for sweet weekend moments like these. Have you seen Deepwater Horizon? As much as I cried I thoroughly enjoyed the movie – they did a fantastic job! I also have a slight girl crush on Kate Hudson. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a great week! xo Bryn
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