Sum Up: May

read Still as Death, The Kept

celebrated two years with Danny

grilled out a lot (Tilapia is my favorite with asparagus)

took Annabel on walks

started an art journal

celebrated Mother’s Day

started scheduling photo shoots and trying out my photography professionally

Danny ran the Tough Mudder … he’s nuts

played volleyball for hours with Danny and his family

had a going away party for Danny

helped my mom throw my cousin a bridal shower






catching up

Annabel enjoyed her Saturday morning news.


And of course her and Danny had play time.


I painted this shelf and our flowers are doing awesome.
Their scent is so strong!


Danny’s nephews are too cute.


We had a family party.
We played volleyball for hours.
It was pretty serious.


This is our attempt at a family photo.


And another shot of the pup.
She’s the best.

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Spring Weekend

This past weekend actually felt like spring. If it was humid out I would say that it felt like summer.
I was able to wear shorts and flip flops!
I spent some time with my parents. My mom and I have been getting ready for my cousin’s bridal shower.

Danny and I had a date night on Saturday and he helped me pick out a gift for my dad’s birthday.
(tactical shot gun)

Sunday was even better. It was in the upper 70’s!
We did some outdoor work and some stuff around the house. Annabel played outside and she loves her new frisbee.

It was so nice to have the windows open and get some fresh air.

We ran a ton of errands. We got the last of what we needed for vacation and I even started packing.

We also rented some movies (Catching Fire Homefront).
It was great to finally catch up on some movies and stuff around the house and just having some togetherness.
We are always so busy.

It’s again 70 degrees today, but we’re supposed to drop to 35 and get snow tomorrow!!!
It’ll warm back up after that but I really, really need tomorrow to be the last of any winter weather.

Spring Cleaning

Let’s just talk about spring cleaning.

And how much I love it!

I love feeling like it’s a new start when you clean your house hardcore from top to bottom.
I love having that super clean smell and just feeling like everything is clean.
I love being able to open the windows while cleaning and get the fresh air in.
After being closed up all winter it feels like the house needs to breathe and to me it’s almost like getting germs out of the house.
(totally weird, I know).

This year I started by making a list for every room in the house. Even if they needed the same things done they all had their own list.
I absolutely love lists! And I made them before I planned on starting spring cleaning so it’s nice to not forget anything.

The first task I finished was organizing the pantry.

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The before and after.
This summer this pantry will be getting a paint job, new shelves and a door!
I’m so excited for it to have a door. I hate that people can see all our junk!

(still at the stage where the windows cannot be open)

I wish I had some fresh flowers for the house.

And I can’t wait for the rest to get done!


Yes! Another month closer to D coming home!
And this month I’m graduating (in 10 days) and moving out. I’ve had two days at my new job and so far so good!

I’m so excited for the things to come!
I’m enjoying this nice weather.
I’m looking into some new crafts/DIY projects for the new place.
I’ve got two essays to write and two finals to take and then I am completely done!

Here are some spring photos!