Monday, August 17, 2015

Highlights of summer

The summer has flown by so fast. It's already the middle of August and fall is around the corner. Here are a few pics of the highlights of my hot season:

Hot summer days on the boat always will cool you off. I haven't been tubing behind a boat in 13 years, so this year it was definitely a highlight. Here's my friend Jake jumping in the middle of the lake.

I went to Rochester in July for the first time for CPR training and Ben and I made a day of it. Totally a fun day of wall murals, mansions and sushi. :)

Along with happy highlights, there are also sad ones. I had to move (hopefully just temporarily) from my apartment so my landlord could do renovations. I don't know when I can go back but I'm just trusting in the Lord that He knows whats best for me. Here's Ben right after helping me move all my stuff out, looking out of my empty apartment.

One of the few things I got to do this summer was go camping with Ben's family to Redwood Falls. It was very restful and super fun to fish and go swimming in the river with Ben's sister, Libby. (Pictured here)

One of my old friends from high school, Brooke, got married at the end of July and it was so fun to see my old high school friends and celebrate her and her husband. Here my friends Lindsey and Stacy are laughing, totally gorgeous.

I hope to squeeze a few more memories in before the summer is done, perhaps go tubing down a river  this Saturday. :) Have a HAPPY rest of your summer!

Monday, August 10, 2015


It's been a long hiatus.
Busyness of life every once in awhile just drags me down. I'm now enrolled full-time in nursing school, going for my LPN. Words cannot describe how hectic life has been and how I've had to weigh out my priorities in life. I've decided to continue on in this blog because It brings out my creative side that I need to nurture even though I'm busy. If I lose or forget a part of me in the process of schooling, was it really worth it? Those were my ponderings today, and here are a few things I've been loving:

This guy takes amazing photos, and was features in Urban Outfitter's blog. Simply amazing. Makes me want throw down my books and go on a hike and camp in the middle of nowhere.

This home has me missing my apartment, (It's currently being renovated). I miss natural lighting, (hard to get in the basement of your parent's place) and plants.

Daydreaming about another rad tattoo...this one will do nicely.

These teacups are just adorable. I love the birds.

This lady, Oana Befort, is an amazing watercolor artist and has downloadable calendar backgrounds for all your electronic devices...for free!! Just download and set to your background for your phone, computer or iPad.

Oh yeah, and I'm currently obsessed with this song, just like everybody in existance: