Shepherd Park6:58 PM
I have mentioned before that Oak Park has a lot of little parks in it and a few Saturday's ago, Kyle and I stopped at our favorite one in our new city: Shepherd Park. Oak Park is right on the border of Ferndale where we both grew up, so it's no surprise that we both have been to this park a million times. Kyle always called it "Oak Park Park" and I always called it "The train park", on account of the giant trains and trucks that are available for kids to climb all over. Or for the local fashion blogger to stage a mini excursion with her significant other, in our case.
As you all can tell by the photos, the park has not changed much, or at all since we were kids. The same giant tires are there, just with a fresh coat of bright paint every few years. There is also a giant hill in the park where we both went as kids to go sledding in the winter and I cannot wait to take my little brother Liam this year. I even have sleds stashed at my parents house from a few years ago because I could not fit them anywhere in our old apartment. The park also holds two baseball fields, a tennis court and a nature walk, which will be great for more walks & photos come winter and spring.
I know you are all probably so sick of hearing about school, but I am reading "One flew over the cuckoo's nest" and it is amazing. I am about half-way through and I am excited to rent the movie while on break. My paper on the other hand, well, it has become the bane of my existence, but I will prevail.
In the meantime, Kyle and I have been cooking up all of the left-over turkey and putting up Christmas decorations! We are getting a real tree this year, and I am kind of freaked out about it. I did promise Kyle that we could get a real tree once we got a house so I have to live up to my word. I am making him keep our old one though for the basement, that thing is older than me! My parents had it back in the day when we lived in a trailer park, many moons ago. Well, here's to new and old traditions this year!
Jacket, scarf, & skirt-Thrifted