A few weeks ago, I drove down to Carmel where Kindra and Connell welcomed me into their beautiful home. Over glasses of white wine, we started chatting. Topics included travels to Europe (I’m planning a trip this fall; Kindra and Connell studied abroad together in grad school), the show House Hunters (with a bit of guilt, I admitted I had been watching it all day; Kindra admitted she turned it off just before I arrived), and how they met (at law school, they now work together at the family law firm in Carmel). Pretty soon we realized we’d been chatting up a storm, and the sun was starting to set, so we headed on our adventure.
We drove around for a bit before they suggested the Carmel Mission. Only a few blocks from their home, and where Connell grew up attending church, I literally lost my breath when we pulled up. Stone, columns, fountains, flowers; I couldn’t have asked for a better place. We were able to sneak into the courtyard while mass was in session. For the next spot, I asked for another place that was special to them. Kindra mentioned Mission Ranch, a hotel and restaurant where they’ve shared meals together and have a friendship with the owner. I might have jumped for joy when we arrived and saw the sheep pasture. Kindra and Connell said it was particularly special that the animals were hanging out by the fence. Hey, these sheep wanted in on the photo action.
I want to move to Carmel.
But seriously — history, the ocean, good food, SHEEP! And I haven’t even mentioned those yellow pants yet… killer!
I am so excited to be a part of Kindra and Connell’s story. They do not shy away from smiling and laughing — my kind of people. So many congratulations to Kindra and Connell, looking forward to your big day this fall!