kilkenny with friends

I met Rachel in 1996 when we both showed up in Tyler, TX to do a discipleship school with Youth With A Mission. Thirteen years ago she moved back to Ireland and I hadn’t seen her since. It’s quite remarkable how so much time can pass and it’s like you pick up right where you left off. I love that!

fall streets

red leaves

Our time was short with Rachel and her husband, James, but we made the most of it with late nights chatting and a trip into Kilkenny! Did you know Kilkenny used to be the capital of the Republic of Ireland? It was a lovely little town. At only around 50,000 people, it was hard for me to imagine it as ever being a capital city. It seemed so small!
kilkenny castle

so green

It’s home to Kilkenny Castle. We didn’t pay for the tour, but we enjoyed the grounds and watched a free video talking about some of the history. I think maybe the best part was letting the kids get some energy out on the playground while the adults had great conversation. I think Rachel and I had our own little home school support group going on!
sun peeking

Thank you, James and Rachel and Life Church for such a great time! And thank you, Ireland, for greeting us with the sun and sticking around for a bit. We know that was a treat. 🙂

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    October 29, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Great for you to meet again, it´s lovely with that kind of friends!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    October 29, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Lovely autumn leaves, and hooray for a great visit with your friend!

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    October 29, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I love seeing the world through your eyes, Jen. =D blessings ~ tanna

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    October 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    It's absolutely beautiful there! I hope you're traveling safely this week with the Frankenstorm and all

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    October 30, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Oh my goodness… what a gorgeous town! I had to laugh at you thinking 50,000 is a little town. 🙂

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    Lindsey V
    October 30, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I love having friends like that — where you pick up where you left off!

    Also…what kind of camera do you have? I know we have talked about this before, but I cannot remember. Also what lens do you use in most of these England/Ireland shots? I love how the detail and colors pop, and I wonder if that is the lens or the edits? Would love to hear some of your process….

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