Archive for June, 2012

Dear June

June has been a whirlwind month for me. Many of you know that my Big Work Event, the kind of thing that you spend 6 or more months planning, happens right in the middle. In fact, sometimes it happens right around my birthday, and I am not cool with that. I’m thankful that this year my Big Work Event took place a week after my birthday, which means I was able to take the day off and doing nothing on it but be lazy and spend it with the husband. My first birthday married to my best friend! Love.

This was followed by a fantastic Father’s Day weekend spend up in the mountains. Jared and I drove up to Cascade, Idaho, on Saturday night to his family’s vacation home, then met his dad, step-mom, and sister and her husband on Sunday to spend the day burning in the sun, er, fishing by the shores of Horsethief Reservoir. I caught the first fish of the day. Not going to lie, I’m a little proud of myself for that, even though it was only a baby-sized fish. Jared, not to be outdone, caught the biggest fish of the day. We flew back to Boise that night for dinner, and my crazy workweek began with more preparation and three days of a fabulous work conference where I made coffee, greeted speakers and musicians, organized volunteers, and ran around the office like a madwoman. Totally worth the experience and enjoyment that my fellow coworkers got out of it.

In case I had any ideas about relaxing over the weekend after the Big Work Event, I decided to fly to Seattle with my sister-in-law Julie to 1. attend the wedding of her highschool friend and 2. hang out with two of my New York friends, both of whom conveniently live near each other in Seattle. We had a cab adventure, got caught in the pouring rain, walked several blocks in 4-inch high heels, laughed a lot, and shared good memories. I’m going to include a plug for Erin – on Sunday, Julie, Liam, and I went to The Center for Wooden Boats on Lake Union, which offers free boat rides on Sundays. Thanks, Erin for sharing such a cool place with us!  Julie and I returned to Boise on Sunday night, and my boss, in his infinite wisdom, told me “stay home on Monday.” So I did. It turns out that it was the perfect opportunity to have our apartment accent wall painted that day, so I am the proud leaser of not one but two avocado-colored walls in my home. Love. Maybe it’s time to move the painting back onto the wall, though…

Dear June, you were lovely and stressfull, all at the same time. Pictures to follow 🙂


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Starting out the day with a vanilla chai from Moxie. I love it when my coworkers bring me coffee in the morning (it shows how much they know about my addiction to coffee and all things chai). And check out the awesome mousepad that I get to use every day! Whenever I get homesick for lakes, it’s nice that I can bring some happiness to a Friday morning at the office.

I’m looking forward to going to see Prometheus in theatres tonight with the husband! (I get excited to see any movie that reminds me of Aliens.)

Have a happy weekend!

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