Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Little Chin-bite of Sunshine

Summer is soon ending, and with it new beginnings are blooming for Chadsen & I. My husband starts grad school next week, so he ended his job just a few days ago. Although I grew accustom to living with his full-time work schedule (not saying it came quickly), it has been so nice to have a few days during the week to spend time with him. During this summer I found a new found passion, which my friends know is photography. I learned a LOT about it this summer and look forward to trying many more new things :) 

Today Chadsen & I started our day playing one of our favorite Ipad games - Plants vs. Zombies 2 and taking silly photos of the chins :) (Photos taken via Ipad). 

Please laugh with me ;)

It's so funny how ridiculous Boba looks here X)

My fav out of the three pics.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Honestly Excited: GRE

Today marks the first day of my GRE studying. Speaking with all honesty, this is so exciting for me! Since the program that I studied at for my B.A. degree did not leave me feeling terribly smart, studying for the GRE serves as a great opportunity to gain a little more intellect. This may sound crazy but I look forward to learning new things and feeling a little bit smarter. :) Who knows though, within a week or two the elation might fizzle out and then I may begin the days of opening the book with much dread. Let's hope not though.

The GRE studying was originally planned to begin in the beginning of August but it got held up for a few weeks, but as people say better late than never. :)

Goal: Study every weekday for at least one hour. Let's hope that it goes well. 


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bridal Shower for one of my bests, Keleny

Yesterday one my very best friends Keleny had her bridal shower.

Best friend?

Yes I just said best friend, and I say it with both caution and confidence because the topic of "best friends" can be very emotionally touchy. I do want to discuss this because I feel that other girls may have similar ideas as me when it comes to having "best friends" (I already feel oh so girly). Personally I choose not to throw the word "best friend" around often because sometimes I feel that it discourages somebody to think that a good, special friendship is out of reach with a person who already has a publicly declared best friend. Perhaps that is only how I feel, or think that is how people feel. There are an extremely few people who I can call a best friend (and they know who they are), and how lucky am I to have cultivated such a close bond of friendship with these select few over the years.  As I openly exclaim "Here's one of my best friends!", my intention is not to close the circle. I'm blessed to have friends who I can hold dear as best friends. I also look forward to developing so many more close friendships in the future, don't you? While I am confident that the close bond will never fade with those who I put in my mental treasured list of "best friends", I don't hold back the thought that there are encounters awaiting later in life with people who I either have known in the past or will meet later who I will get to be very close friends with to the point where they too become one of my bests of friends.

So let me tell you a little bit about Keleny.

Keleny has been on my oh so tiny list since I was young in years, and I have no doubt that she will forever be there. She is the sweetest, kindest person I know. She has been there for me far too many times more than I even deserved. You can literally feel her sincere love and kindness that she expresses to you, and this has been the case for me all throughout my life :). She has been such a light to me growing up and she still continues to shine as an example for me to follow. Basically, if you meet her you'll love her.

I cannot express the happiness that I felt for her as I truly realized that night that she is getting married! I have seen her literally bloom into a beautiful woman, now preparing to start a new path with the man that she loves so much.

World, I'm so excited for her. If you knew her you would be excited too. :)

The bridal shower was camping theme, as they met at a campsite & both love camping. ;))

One of my tiny decors.

My makeshift nature crown for Kel to wear at the shower.

We had many generous ladies who baked & made goodies for this occasion.
Thank you!

The future bride's mother!

I didn't even ask how much time she spent prepping her delicious goodies for the night because I knew she wouldn't say.
She is an amazing goody maker. Thank you so much!

She so willingly wore that little amateur-made crown. Too nice sista.

Happy mom :)

Describing her first dates.

Personalized embroidered towels. WHAT?

Her bow-quet ;)

These two were the lovely lady who helped prep that lovely evening.

Love you Kel :) Can't wait for her big day.