Wednesday, November 01, 2017

project 12 | October

i love having my years captured month by month and plan to keep up with project 12 this year as i can. it's fun to look back on the details of our year at the end of it, as well as seeing how we change through the photos each month. :)


i had three big papers due before fall break, so you could say i was ready for the break by the time it came! ;) this semester, all of my assignments are spread out so there is constantly something due each week which makes it stressful. i try my best to work ahead as much as i can, but constantly feel like i can't get ahead on the big assignments. i was able to work ahead in two of my classes before break, which i'm thankful for because as soon as we got home i had a nasty upper respiratory virus and an ear infection. i was pretty sick the entire week and hardly had energy to do any school work, so i was glad i worked ahead and could take time to rest. fall break was also the midpoint of the semester, so at least i am traveling downhill now!

over fall break we went up to KY and OH with my parents and my in-laws to visit some of our family friends and the Creation Museum & Ark Encounter. once i found out that there were animals at both places... i was in. ;) it was a short weekend trip, but it was fun and kinda like a mini-family vacation with both families. i read the story of Noah and the ark in the Bible before we went so it was cool to think about it while "seeing" the ark. even though no one knows exactly how it was built (because that's not the point of the story) it was cool to see how big it was and imagine how it all worked.

the weather finally cooled off about mid-month and it actually feels like fall around these parts now. which i'm thankful for because after living in the armpit of SC for two summers, it was a long time coming! i just hope fall temps stick around for a little while... fall, you are a welcome friend! 

October 3 - picnic dinner at the lake
October 13 - dinner out & celebrating finishing my 3rd paper of the month
October 16 - saw Air Force One at the airport cause the president was in town
October 17 - toured an Inpatient facility with my supervisor
October 18 - meeting with my supervisor and the school liaison
October 20-22 - family trip to KY & OH
October 29 - afternoon trip to the mountains

what have you been up to this month?

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

mini-family vacation

i'm in grad school and my mother-in-law is a teacher... and our fall break fell on the same weekend, so we decided to take a trip to the creation museum & ark encounter. we started planning the trip with my in-laws and thought my parents would like to see both also... so it turned into a mini-family vacation with both of our families! everyone took off work friday & we had a long weekend exploring. Thomas also has a friend who lives in Ohio that is the son of some of my parents close friends... so we met them for dinner one night & went to their church on Sunday morning where he is the worship leader. 

honestly, my favorite part of the trip was walking around the gardens and seeing the animals! (it was also nice to have an entire three days where i didn't have to think about school or do any work!) i'll pretty much go anywhere there are animals ;) plus, i got to ride a donkey and a camel! that was really neat! it was also really neat to think about the ark and all of the animals and people who rode out the flood in it. it's one thing to read about it in the Bible... but another thing to be in a replica and imagine all of it!

Monday, October 02, 2017

project 12 | September

i love having my years captured month by month and plan to keep up with project 12 this year as i can. it's fun to look back on the details of our year at the end of it, as well as seeing how we change through the photos each month. :)


both of my professors for my saturday classes decided to have online class the week of labor day, so we didn't have to go to class that saturday! that means that me and Thomas got to enjoy a long weekend together, because we both had monday off of work/internship too! it was nice to start the month out with a little bit of some breathing room on the weekend and time to explore!

we have started going to a new church here and they have a saturday night service which we have been enjoying. since my classes go until 2:30 on saturdays, we eat a late lunch and then head to church. then, we have the entire day sunday to have our "weekend" together. it is working well during this season of life right now. i've been trying to get all of my school work done during the week so i don't have to open a book on sunday and so far i've been able to keep true to that. so, we only have a one day weekend, but at least we have the whole day and can take day trips to the mountains or just get outside and walk!

i have gotten to explore some other hospitals and facilities this month at my internship and that has been really interesting. i've only been in my internship for a month and a half but i feel like i've learned SO much already, which is great! i can't wait to see what all i will have learned come May when the internship ends and graduation is here! i can't believe graduation is only 8ish months away (but i'm so ready)!

September 2 - day in Asheville & coffee on a double decker bus
September 3 - Asheville & arts festival
September 4 - walked in the parks downtown
September 10 - walked on the swamp rabbit trail & in the park downtown
September 15 - took a walk in the park
September 17 - brunch, Indie Craft Festival, and a walk in the park (are you seeing a theme?!)
September 22 - our 7th first date
September 24 - thrifting & a trip to the orchard
September 29 - dinner for my father-in-law's birthday
September 30 - dinner downtown with Thomas's family

what have you been up to this month?