Thursday, June 27, 2013

Celebrating Love in June!

Holy Time Warp Batman! How is June practically over already? It’s been crazy town here, which probably explains the fly-by. But it’s been a great month so far, with some great distractions. I know I sat down to type a post at least once every week since the last time I wrote only to get distracted or have something new come up that was more pressing, so I apologize on already shirking on my more posting promise. Time will only tell if I can actually make this a habit. Anyway, a quick update on my crazy, wonderful month:

June 1st, the first friend I ever made at college, Stephanie, got married! It was a beautiful ceremony and reception, filled with dorky qualities, which the hubs LOVED, like the guys walking in to the Star Wars theme and a groom’s cake shaped like the TARDIS. As well as, some charming country style, the setting was a beautiful farm, and comfort food; hello honey chicken tenders and mac & cheese, not to mention a fun-fetti layer in the bridal cake!
June 4th, my amazing hubby and I celebrated 3 amazing years of marriage! What did we do, you ask? We went to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari! It’s a holiday themed amusement park with a huge safari themed water park attached in Santa Claus, IN. It’s a favorite of mine and it was so much fun to go just the two of us. The best part; we went on a Tuesday, when many schools in the area are still in session, so there were so few crowds that we could ride our favorite rides twice and the longest wait for a water slide was 15-20 mins!
June 8th, one of my other great college friends, Lauren, whom I met shortly after Stephanie, since they were roommates, got married! Sadly, I couldn’t be there, because it was in CA and I had been asked to help chaperone a trip to DC with my hubby. While I was super bummed I couldn’t be there, especially since another one of my dear friends, Ellen, who was in the wedding, also got engaged that weekend, Loli was very understanding and I’m so grateful to her for that. She was a B-E-A-utiful bride both inside and out!
June 10th – 13th, it was off to DC with us! My amazing teacher husband had 5 kids make it to the national competition for National History Day! For those who don’t know, it’s kind of like the national science fair, but with history. It was my first time to DC and it was amazing! We drove, which wouldn’t have been bad if it hadn’t rained the entire time we were driving, both there and back. We were only there for a few days and only got to spend one day actually in DC seeing the sights, the rest were spent at competition things at the University of Maryland – College Park, but I definitely got enough of a taste to know I want to go back again and again!
June 15th, was another trip to Holiday World with some girlfriends for our annual girls weekend in June. It was fun, of course, but I found I had gotten spoiled with the low crowd levels of my previous visit. First world problems, I know! If you ever find yourself even a few hours away from this great place you should definitely check it out! A quick tip to save you money, bring a cooler with lunch. Since drinks, sunscreen and parking are free why not eliminate the only other thing you’d have to spend money one while you’re there? I’d also recommend getting a locker and some ice cream, but it’s not a must.  

The rest of the month has been filled with testing stuff, more on that later, busy times at work, no one really wants to hear about that, and generally trying to be happier and optimistic. We’ve done some other minor activities but I figured I’d just keep it to the big points. Blake and I are both on the positive vibes and have good feelings about this summer, which is a very different tune than last summer! To be honest, it’s hard not to be positive, what with all the weddings, anniversaries and engagements that have been flooding my news feed this month, plus the news from the Supreme Court yesterday, I’d say June is a bigger month for celebrating love than February! How has love embraced your month?