Monday, July 30, 2012

8 Days!

Yes, that is right, in 8 days I will be back in the wonderful state of Washington!  I haven't been back for over a year and that trip was only 3 days.  This time I will be there for a whole week.  And to top it off I will have the best company, Michael!  He has never been to the west coast and I am so excited to show him around and introduce him to everyone out there.
The main reason for the trip is Derrick and Pablo's wedding.  However, we will also be busy celebrating my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary, a mini high school reunion since I won't be there for the real one, and a fun filled day in Seattle.  I feel like I've been waiting all year for August to get here and now it is!  Well close enough.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


The one bad thing about living in Memphis is the fact that I don't get to see my family nearly as often as I would like to.  However, every once in a while things work out and I get to see them outside of a holiday.  This past week was one of those occasions.  My dad had some business up in Louisville and so my mom and him decided to extend the business trip and come visit Michael and I.  It was actually kind of a big visit.  First, my parents (and Sarah) stayed with Michael and I at our house.  I wasn't sure how my mom was going to handle that, but she did amazingly well!  Although she did make sure to talk about marriage and children as much as possible.  And second, Michael and I introduced our parents to each other!  I wasn't really nervous about them meeting, I figured it would go well.  But I was still relieved to see how well they all got along!  It made me so happy to know that my family and their family can be one big family!  Needless to say it was a great few days.  However, I am now exhausted.

Enjoying some good ole southern BBQ

At the park on the 4th waiting for fireworks

Mom and Dad

Mom and Sarah