Oh July! A time for family, school, and… Pictures!

Why hello there! I’m sure you were wondering where I went… or maybe not. But I’d like to think that you’ve been curious.

If you know me well, or have even read some of my past posts you might know the following:

  1. I recently became a wife.
  2. I’m a graduate student.
  3. I like to run.
  4. I love to cook.
  5. I like makeup (but you’d never know by looking at me)
  6. I work full-time.
  7. I blog in my spare time.
  8. I’m interning part time.

This summer has been very busy for me. It’s the busiest for me at work and the most time consuming for me at school with such a short semester. I love being busy, I’ll admit it, but too much business for too long really gets to me. So long story short, there’s only 168 hours in a week and I’ve had to let some things go for the summer. Unfortunately the following had to get cut:

  1. Running
  2. Cooking (lots of sandwiches, salads, and frozen Chinese food for us)
  3. Blogging
  4. …Makeup

It’s sad. I know. BUT I wanted to at least let you know what I’ve been up to this summer.


The weekend of the 4th of July I was able to have a short weekend escape and road trip to the country to spend some time with my [new] family and [new] extended family. The weekend was filled with all the things you would expect for a weekend with family: lots of laughs, lots of food, and a few adjustments.


I love my family and I’m grateful for every moment I get to spend with them. I’m also thankful that the folks in charge of the food knew what they were doing because who wants to have crappy food on the Fourth of July? My father-in-law killed it at the grill and my mother-in-law basically makes the best food ever (even her Brussels Spouts taste like heaven).


I enjoyed getting to fish a little bit with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law even though we didn’t really catch anything big.


And of course I loved getting some time with my husband away from our crazy life at home.


I can’t wait to get back to actual cooking (and blogging, and running, and makeup) but unfortunately the semester doesn’t end until July 30th!

I promise I’m still trying to get a blog post together that touches on grocery shopping on a budget. So many of you responded and I’ve got some great data to work with!

If you have any blog post ideas please comment and share! I want to make sure I’m blogging about things you’re interested in!

See you in August!

One response to “Oh July! A time for family, school, and… Pictures!”

  1. It’s good to hear of your where-a-bouts. Living, loving and learning. The perfect sabbatical!

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