Friday, August 17, 2012

How Did We Get Here?

August 17.
How did we get here? As you can see time has been flying, and I’m having a cringe-worthy moment looking at the date of my last post. The crazy thing is I’ve had tons of material; SO much has been happening it’s almost hard to decide what to recap first.  It’s hard to believe I’m recapping a majority of the summer (which I refuse to believe is because it’s almost over), but here it goes:
-News of the big engagement has kept everyone excited, and the next big to-do is the big day! The way the summer has progressed, June 8 will be here before we all know it.
-Working backwards a bit, my sister moved… TO HAWAII! While I’m totally jealous (naturally) and visions of coconuts dance in my head, it’s been an odd adjustment getting used to her being so far away. While she was just a hop, skip and a jump away in Baltimore before, we saw very little of one another until her last few months on the mainland. But to know she’s happy, bronzed, and finally reunited with her other half, takes the edge off missing her so much..
-Oh yeah, I’m employed! I started a new job where I’m lucky enough to feel increasingly comfortable each day. Some days are more stressful than others (is there anything that makes you feel MORE in the way than starting a new job?), but all and all a great environment that I totally lucked out scoring.
-My smiley, amazingly beautiful niece (she must get it from her godmother, ahem) turned 1! One year old! Seems like it was just yesterday she was an even littler nugget and I was imagining who she’d become..
-My boyfriend and I were a traveling duo up and down the northeast coast. Home a few times, to NYC to visit my one and only grad school bestie (she knows how to treat me: please see the alcoholic popsicle floating in a pool of champagne below), but my favorite, by far, was getting back to my childhood vacation spot in Connecticut, even if only for the weekend. And the best part, my boyfriend was able to join me this year!

What a summer, and so much left on the horizon! A trip to Texas to visit my college BFF with my other college BFF (San Antonio will never be the same), my brother and soon to be sister-in-law’s engagement party (a double treat as I’ll get to see my nieces and brother and sister-in-law as well), hopefully a half marathon in the fall, and much, much more.
But first, a much deserved vacation. In a few short hours I’ll be off to Wilmington, NC for a weekend of beach, booze, food, and lots of laughter. And the best part? This time, I’m ditching the 8 hour car ride; 90 minutes to paradise.
So, honestly, I don’t know how we got here. BUT I’m going to try to enjoy it before it passes.

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