Goodness. I haven’t done one of these since June. Oh summer, how you tend to fill up fast and fly by far too quickly.
One. I celebrated my birthday on July 4th! I had breakfast at La Mie with some of my favorite ladies and spent the weekend in Minnesota preparing for the nuptials of my friends Sarah and Shaun. I could not get over what a drop dead gorgeous bride Sarah was. And she threw one heck of a dreamy wedding. I was incredibly honored to be a part of it and feel that I did my due diligence on the dance floor (surprise, surprise). At one point it was only a four year old and I out there literally running in circles to Katy Perry. Oh, and a shout out to Ashley, who cut my bridesmaid dress shorter at the reception so that I could run in those circles.
Little Vivian painted this for me. Isn’t it the cutest, ever?
Two. My job has kept me very busy. Sometimes I want to hyperventilate. John Mark and I stress-eat way too many fruit snacks. But look! So much to love. And I’m thrilled to say that we met our enrollment goal, which I thought would be impossible. Yeah! Teamwork! My last few weeks working will be filled with video production, street art, a back-to-school Literacy Launch, and our end of summer open house/ice cream social (mark your calendars: August 18 from 4-7)!
Three. My UK visa was approved and processed! So, I am OFFICIALLY going to Scotland for graduate school. I leave the first week of September and I will graduate next year in June. Let’s hang out and do fun summer adventure things before I fly away, okay?
Four. I’m obsessed with this quote because I have never read anything that describes so perfectly how I feel nearly all the time:
“My heart wants roots. My mind wants wings. I cannot bear their bickerings.” – E.Y. Harburg
Five. My sister passed flight attendant training school this weekend. She’s going to be the sweetest little stewardess the skies ever did see. So proud of you, Madison! Here’s to your great new adventures.
Six. I was so thankful to be able to enjoy a weekend in the Ozarks at my family’s “Playhouse” with wonderful people. Highlights included: Games of Quelf, King’s Cup, and Powerhour, jumping off the dock, s’mores dip, late night swims to take in the starry night sky, karaoke, a giant bowl of the best guacamole ever, hours of good conversation in the relaxation stations, a group twerk-off (don’t ask), afternoon naps, and celebrating Sterling’s 1st birthday!
Seven. Movies I saw recently and more or less loved:
Guardians of the Galaxy
Wish I Was Here