Skye High

Do you ever find yourself 
in the middle of a perfect moment
and wish you could freeze time forever?

You realize that you're in the middle of something really special.

You try your best to savor the magic of that moment
-to engage in it, as fully as you can-
before time pulls that scene away and replaces it with normal life.

Whether it's with your family all gathered together at the holidays,

or as you wipe away tears of laughter over dinner with friends,

...or, maybe, it's traveling across Northern Scotland at Christmas with your love.

We're holding on to this perfect day for a little longer...
tea time with Tunnock's caramel wafers &
a walk around the tiny fishing village, Portree,
before returning for dinner at the hotel pub.

Life, on the Isle of Skye, is good.

*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy


  1. ahh I want to go to the UK so bad!

  2. Yay to Tunnocks!
    Skye is a wonderful magical place, I can't wait to go back, I have only been once!

  3. You look so pretty, Lauren! Miss you!

  4. Aw you look gorgeous and oh so happy!
    Looks like you're having an amazing time!
    Keep making everyone super jealous with all your lovely pictures! :)

    Hope you're having a lovely day

  5. How dare you post the cutest oufit ever and not tell us where you got it? You are adorable! This post made my heart swell.

  6. May the trail rise up to meet up
    May your heart rejoice in song
    May the skies be fair above you
    As you journey ever on.
    Ever on--ever on
    Ever on--ever on.
    -Dan Fogelberg(8/13/1951-12/16/2007)
    P.S. I can't believe he passed on the bday of Jane Austen and Beethoven. Two other super heroes of mine.

  7. ooops...should be "...rise up to meet you"

  8. Wow I can see why! It's really beautiful there!

  9. wow, what a gorgeous set of photos.. the weather is SO great in the UK at the moment, eh? such beautiful light (before it gets dark at 3pm! aaargh!) for photos and festive-ness. fabulous.

  10. gosh, wouldn't life be GREAT living there? i hope you're REALLY enjoying yourself!

  11. Are you sure that you do not need someone to carry your bags, massage those weary feet or sketch all your adventures. I just love all the places you go, the things you see, and eat and enjoy.
    Ah, life is good.

  12. I know exactly what that feels like (and I ADORE the way you described it, so perfect!)... Spectacular photos, Happy Christmas Lauren!

  13. What an amazing time, Lauren! Beautiful photos! xo

  14. I am so very jealous. What a beautiful trip to take with your best friend!

  15. You both look fabulous. I'm so happy for the two of you.

  16. So beautiful, I'm glad you slowed things down and savored! It's been too many years to count since I spent time in Scotland. Thanks for bringing me back for a virtual trip!
    Merry merry, Jeanne

  17. LOVE this post. I feel the love, positive energy and magical moment jump right off the page. YES I have had those perfect moments that you want to put a pause button on. I guess if every day was that great, we wouldnt' fully appreciate them as much, but boy I wouldn't argue, thats for sure!! Looks like a blissful day to me:)
    Beautiful pics!

  18. Love this. Definitely had a few of those in Paris this past summer- somehow traveling seems to do that! Definitely going to try and take that attitude with the craziness that is coming with our Christmas- can't wait to read more about Scotland!!!!

  19. Beautiful pictures! You make such a sweet couple!

  20. You're doing great with your blog love.

    Love from Britanny, France.


  21. i love absolutely everything about this post. amazing.

    LOVE the blog, it's sooo cute!

    love, rach.

  22. I looks like it was a fabulous trip. I hope we get to see more pics soon!

    And yes I love when you have those precious perfect moments.

  23. This is absolutely gorgeous! I'm envying you and keeping my fingers crossed the current snow doesn't turn into mush by morning!

    love the blog, following!

    jo from

  24. You two look so beautiful and happy in those pictures!!!

  25. Aw wow beautiful! Can't wait to do trips like that once Whitney is finally over here.

    Have I asked how you managed to stay in the UK? Always like to find out how other Americans did it.

    M x


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