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Days go by

11 Sep

Well hello there, mid-September. You sure came out of nowhere! Is anyone as surprised as me how quickly these last few weeks have flown by? I didn’t even realize we were in a new month.

August came and went, but there were some fun-filled days before it ended. My sister made a few trips home before her big move west. That’s right folks, Grace is heading to Eugene, Oregon, and we’re very excited for her. I’m sure there will be some trips that way in my future, especially since both my siblings have relocated out West.

Anyway, during one of her visits home, we rounded up a group of friends and headed to karaoke night. Singing and drinking turned into taking shots and plenty of laughs – and some stellar performances! My little cousin Kelsey sure can belt out a tune.

On the last day of the month, I took my dog to work. I work at an advertising agency, and we’re dog-friendly. Needless to say, I think he had more fun than I did.

{happy puppy}

Finally, I spent most of Labor Day weekend relaxing and shopping, but I did make a trip to the Canfield Fair. French fries, lemonade shakes, special people, super-sized pumpkins and ponies – doesn’t get much better than that!

{I will call him Li’l Sebastian}

Now that September is in full swing, I’m busy wrapping up things at work and preparing for another trip across the pond. I love to travel, and I’m extra excited for this trip. It feels like ages since I’ve seen Sebastian.

10 days! xoxo

P.S. My post from 9/11 last year. I think the theme still holds true today. Never forget.

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I get by with a little help from my friends

3 Aug

I had one of those aha moments yesterday at a happy hour with some coworkers. We were all sitting around a table outside at a little Mexican restaurant, sipping on margaritas and munching on chips. There was a lot of laughter, funny name-guessing games and storytelling.

When I got in my car to drive home, I realized how lucky I am to have people like this in my life. People like my best friends Erika and Lindsay, my siblings, my parents, Sebastian, my coworkers – everyone helps me get by each day.

It’s easy to let life get you down sometimes. From stresses at work to missing my boyfriend to figuring out future plans. But I have great friends. They bring laughter into my life when I can’t find it on my own.

Thanks to all you wonderful people.

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The peppiest kids around

8 May

This past weekend I headed to Chapel Hill to visit one of my dearest friends, Lindsay. She’s attending UNC for her PhD in philosophy. We met as young kids at 4-H camp, and we’ve remained close ever since. Lindsay is one of those friends I don’t see all that often, but when we do, it’s like we’ve never spent a day apart.

This weekend was no different. We found ourselves on several unplanned adventures, which always ended with plenty of laughter. I arrived Thursday evening and we began exploring Chapel Thrill (as Lindsay calls it). After some froyo at Sweet Frog, we made an impromptu decision to attend an amateur comedy show. Although there were several free drinks involved, the comedy was mediocre at best. We did die laughing when one of the amateurs decided to read William Wallace’s freedom speech from Braveheart in a horrible Scottish accent. It was amazing.

{enjoying some froyo}

I had to work on Friday and Lindsay still had some talks to attend. We were able to get away for a bagel break and a walk through the Coker Arboretum to soak up the gorgeous day. Later that night we went for dinner at Top of the Hill and then met up with some of her philosophy friends at this great wine bar, Peccadillo. If you’re visiting Chapel Hill, and can find it, I highly recommend it. The evening turned into morning and we finally went to bed at 6 a.m.

{Coker Arboretum}

{Peccadillo}

Saturday was a sleepy day, and we finally made it out the door by late afternoon. We went for lunch at Buns and then made our way toward Carrboro, stopping at little shops along the way. Unfortunately, we were caught in the rain and headed back to Chapel Hill. With the weather not cooperating, we decided a night in would be a good idea. We made pasta, used facial masks and watched one of our favorite movies, Mean Girls.

{enjoying our facial masks}

We finally made it to Carrboro on Sunday for a fantastic lunch at The Spotted Dog where I ate the best quesadilla of my life. And then it was time for me to head home. The weekend went by fast, but we had such a fun time together. I’m already looking forward to my next visit.

Thanks for a wonderful weekend, Lindsay! xoxo

Laughter

23 Feb

Every time Sebastian visits, I find it hard to believe he was actually here. Was it really just Monday that he was sitting next to me? He was and it was the best surprise visit EVER.

Now that he’s back in Germany, there are a lot of things I already miss, but the thing I miss the most is his laugh. It’s the one sound that can instantly bring a smile to my face and make me laugh too. There’s nothing like being goofy with someone and laughing together.

When it comes to relationships, find someone who makes you laugh.

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