Thursday, June 26, 2014

currently: june

"What is one to say about June,
the time of perfect young summer,
the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months,
and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade."
- Gertrude Jekyll
Love my sis and my gorgeous alma mater (#ricefightneverdie)
My favorite month is finally here - and is flying by.  After what seemed like an eternal winter, it's officially summertime.  I hope to take advantage of this gorgeous, sunny, warm, humid weather as much as I can.  Before June departs and ushers us into July, here's what I'm currently up to this month:


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

second anniversary part 2: puppy vacation

For our second anniversary, Steve and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to a real hidden gem in Brown County - Story Inn.  You can read Part 1 of our trip here.  Since Story Inn is pet-friendly, we took Lyla with us and she had an absolute ball.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

second anniversary part 1: the story inn

For our second anniversary, Steve and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to a real hidden gem in Brown County - Story Inn.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

houseboat trip - part 2

(This is Part 2 of our houseboat vacation to Lake Ouachita.  You can read Part 1 here!)

One of the things I really enjoy most about house boating is the balance between physical activity (wake surfing, wake boarding, skiing, etc) and relaxing.  We made sure to do our fair share of both on this trip.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

friday five

Happy Friday!  This has been a long week (albeit a good week) for me, so I'm ready for the weekend.  I'm linking up today here and here with five silver linings for this week.
1.  I'm still on a high from our house boat vacation with my family at beautiful Lake Ouachita in Arkansas.  Never been on/heard of a houseboat trip before?  You can read about it here

2.  Steve and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary on Monday.  Hard to believe it's been two years.  The actual day of our anniversary was pretty low-key with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, followed by a movie and looking through our wedding album.  It was really fun re-living the day together through the album.  Happy two years, my love!

3.  We also celebrated our anniversary over the weekend at the Story Inn (see #5) and I had one of the most amazing meals of my life at the Story Inn Restaurant on Saturday. 

4.  Golf season is upon us!  I played in my first tournament of the year last week (we lawyers love golf tournaments - and a day out of the office!) and got the golf bug again.  So I asked the hubs to take me golfing again the next evening.  I am still a beginner but definitely feel like I am getting the hang of it. 

5.  Steve and I made a last minute decision to get away for the weekend at Story Inn - a charming and historic bed & breakfast - to celebrate our anniversary.  Check back next week for a couple of posts on our trip!

This weekend, I am participating in a fundraiser trivia night and then traveling up to Chicago to see my grandma and Steve's grandpa.  I'm hoping to catch a little bit of time on Lake Michigan too, if the sun is out.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

houseboat trip - part 1

After my sister’s medical school graduation, my family headed to beautiful Lake Ouachita for a week-long houseboat trip.  It was a great vacation - the best ever!  We spent five gorgeous days on the water.  The weather was perfect, the water temperature was just right, and the company was enjoyable (as always).  It was all around, a great trip.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

two years

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.  For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.  We love because He first loved us."
-1 John 4:18-19 (esv)



Sunday, June 15, 2014

happy father's day!

Happy Father's Day to the best father in the whole world.



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

little sis, md

Two weekends ago, Steve and I made the big trek down to Houston to watch my little sister graduate from medical school!  Woo hoo!