Monday, September 3, 2012

Summer & Fall

All rolled into one! This summer I:

  • drove my Grandpa's car to his lake house all by my onesie-stopped once! Maryland to Alton Bay, NH in 9.5 hours, yes I DID, thank you.
  • Hit up NYC! with friends-can you say Max Brenner's (chocolate chocolate chocolate), biking central park, MoMA (Starry Starry Night!!), Newsies on Broadway, The Strand bookstore, 9/11 memorial. SO. MUCH. FUN.
  • Enjoyed getting to know my coworkers and organization better since starting work with an educational non-profit in late April, especially at the National Conference in mid-July
  • Ate bacon sundaes with my visiting teachers!
  • Listened to my Grandma speak in Sacrament Meeting about her conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was her first talk since her baptism last year.
  • Visited Erin in beautiful Norfolk, VA {who is having her baby right NOW!}
  • went to pool parties
  • celebrated with friends @ birthday dinners
  • went to grad school orientation [eek!]
  • flew back to NH to get the car with Rachel and went to a NEW COUNTRY where I got to practice French, eat delicious food, watch part of a French Film Festival, attend church in FRENCH, and see the Montreal Quebec Temple!
  • spent lots of time on the National Mall (hello! world famous museums 25 minutes from my HOUSE!) and visited the White House for the 1st time.

This fall I will:
  • Work full-time
  • Attepmt to pass my 1st semester of grad school
  • Continue being really excited and really impatient for Christmas {the Countdown to Christmas page that I "liked" on Facebook isn't helping btw}

So if you don't hear from me until December 18th, I'm either at work, or in my room, drowning under books entitled: American National Security, Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Major Problems in American Foreign Relations. Send a search party at your own risk. In fact, I should be organizing my semester and studying right now. So until Christmas, adieu. Ne vom revedea...someday...