savoring my final days of freedom…

Once again, I don’t feel like I have much to post but I am sure I will get carried away with something and write a novel as usual.  I took another trip to Ohio this past weekend (well, a 5 day weekend).  My lovely sister was having a few minor wedding freakouts so I decided it would be best to head home and try to get a few things done before I went back to school (less than 2 weeks, EEEK) and before she headed to San Antonio for training.  We actually got quite a bit done- made and put together all of the invites and response cards, and brainstormed some other ideas.  The invites were what we were really hoping to accomplish and we did 🙂  {and they look pretty darn good if I do say so myself!}  I will eventually post pics of all the DIY wedding stuff we are doing but I don’t want to ruin the surprise for everyone!  As promised, I will include a few pics of some of my other “projects” I have been doing in my spare summer time.

While I was home I also got to have some fun hanging out with my sister and some old friends.  My sis took me out to a dueling piano bar, which I LOVED–Brandon and I used to go to one all the time in Florida and I forgot how much fun they are!  It was nice to kind of let loose for a night and have fun with my sissy.  I also caught up with some of my brother’s old friends that I used to hang out with all the time.  It’s always like a flashback to see them and it’s kind of bittersweet.  I love that I can talk to them about memories with my brother and good times we had, but it goes back to a very strange time in my life.  It’s also odd because I feel like my life is so drastically different from that time, but it seems a lot of them are doing the exact same things and hanging out with the same people they did when I was around 4+ years ago.  It’s almost surreal seeing them all.  I do think I am lucky to have them in my life and they have a special spot in my heart for sure.

I cannot believe I go back to school in less than two weeks!  I always have these grand ideas of getting all kinds of things done and organized over the summer but, as usual, I haven’t done a darn thing for school, whoops!  I am hoping to head to school this week or next week to at least start the process of getting my room cleaned up and organized and ready for another year.  Usually by this time I am getting kind of excited to go back, but with everything that is going on in the school and county, it’s hard to get too hyped up.  One thing I am looking forward to is a regular schedule that keeps me busy (less time to think about my honey in Afghanistan).  Speaking of which, I am ready for him to come home!  I keep watching all of these surprise homecoming shows and such and I am always in tears within the first few minutes.  I just cannot wait for him to be back so I can see his sweet face!  [p.s.  red wine (or any alcohol) + surprise homecoming shows/videos = bad news, lol]

And some pics…

dry erase calendar made from an old frame


homemade crayons, crayon letters, and a decorated wine bottle


i miss you, miss you so bad...


my love

One thought on “savoring my final days of freedom…

  1. Glad you had such a great time. It’s always fun to go “home”. How wonderful that you could ease Shelby’s mind, giving her some peace when she has so much going on around her. You’re a calming force for her – her sticky tape when her life is tearing like a sheet of paper in so many different directions right now. She’s a lucky girl to have you, that’s for sure!

    You may feel “odd” with your old friends, but that’s because you’re on an adventure that many will never have the joy of experiencing. Some are content with staying “as-is”. Others, like you, want to experience everything life has to offer. Your life will be so full, so rich, and so memorable. Don’t feel different. Feel blessed!!

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