Well, as you can see, my plans to update semi-daily were foiled. Unfortunately, I have a legitimate excuse this time as a family difficulty took me away for most of the month of June. Thankfully, everything seems to be on the upward mend, and I’m back to my normal day-to-day life. I have lots of pictures from the last month (despite being MIA on my blog, I still took random pictures throughout the month), so the next few posts will be picture-intensive/story-light. Pictures are more fun anyway!
Here’s a mix of random pictures documenting some of what I’ve been up to for the last month. This post is literally all over the place, so be ready for random!
My friend Erica and I at The Ranch on one of our many great nights out on the town.
The jury’s still out on the chicken and waffles we tried there.
At the beginning of the month, I was great about walking, jogging, or biking every day. Despite the heat, it was beautiful out and it felt great. Sadly, leaving for 2 weeks threw me off my game, and I’ve yet to find the inspiration to get out in this heat the last couple of weeks. Here are a few pics from the beautiful walking/bike paths in my neighborhood.
Erica and I decided to make a night out of the horse races here in town. I’d never been to the horse races before, and it was a lot of fun! I lost $2 on the only bet I made that night, but the atmosphere was nice. Yay for new experiences!
I wasn’t fast enough to catch the horses as they passed the finish line. This is the best I got:
Food pictures! I’ve been cooking a lot this summer, using all the great fruits and vegetables that I’ve bought from the farmer’s market. Delicious!
My experimental blueberry mojito. Think what you will, but it was delicious!
Babies! I got to meet three sweet, sweet babies this month. I love that I get to be Aunt Erin to so many adorable kiddos!
My friend Bethany’s son Logan and me. He is seriously one of the most precious newborns I’ve ever seen.
My Pookie Mike and his son Michael. He’s such a happy baby. I can’t believe it took me over 8 months to meet him!
I also met my cousin’s girlfriend’s son Case! He was incredibly sweet and active, and he LOVED my brother:
My best friend Jarred’s birthday was yesterday, and because I couldn’t be there to celebrate with him, I decided to honor him by treating myself to a red velvet cupcake (his favorite) from Society Bakery. SO yummy!
My cat looking exceptionally tall and exceptionally sweet:
I made a visit to a travel store to find the perfect piece of luggage for my upcoming 3-week trip to Europe. I have decided that I will pack everything I need for the trip in one carry-on piece of luggage. Those of you who have ever traveled with me know that I’m a TERRIBLE packer, so this could be an adventure.
Why I drive bartenders crazy:
Despite a constant temperature of 68 degrees in my apartment, my bedroom is too hot for me to sleep comfortably. My solution:
Yes, that’s TWO fans next to my bed. I also have my ceiling fan going–even then my bedroom doesn’t get as cool as the rest of the apartment.
Relaxing on the patio at my aunt and uncle’s house.
Trip home to Lawton for the 4th of July:
My first night out in L-town, I went out for beers with my bro. He hates that I take so many pictures, so I took a moment when he was distracted as an opportunity to document the night.
Whew! That’s the end of my pictures from this last month. I warned you there were a lot and that they were random! Now I’ll work on my posts from the 4th and from an especially fun night in Dallas. I bet you’re holding your breath in anticipation after seeing all these exciting photos, haha. They should be up shortly!