Today Bekah and I went back to our roots and canvassed all day with Americans For Prosperity.
It was fun. Lovely weather, terrific GOTV survey, old friends. It made me miss working for AFP. Or more specifically, miss the possibility of it all. Of working full time and doing a job where every new projects holds potential. Of meeting new people and hearing their stories. Of creating memories. It was a season and like all seasons came to an end. But I miss it!
And I’m glad for days like today where I get to go back out and volunteer. (All the fun, none of the pressure.)
My sister-in-law loves the movie The Greatest Showman, so for her baby shower, my sisters planned The Greatest Shower! They did an amazing job. Everything was super fun and creative. Check out some of the decorations!
My siblings and I wrapped up our road trip yesterday! We had a lovely visit with family in the morning and then tracked down the playground our parents used to take us as kids.
We all agreed we needed a better playground in our back yard.
We wrapped up our trip with a visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library!
It was a very cool exhibit. I learned a lot and definitely want to return someday.
Today marks my last Monday at Young Life. I will miss it here. I plan to write out a more thorough post at a later time. For now, I just feel a sense of sadness that my summer is coming to a close. It has been a lovely summer full of fun and fulfillment. Mondays don’t feel like Mondays. I’m always eager to get back to work.
But I guess all good things come to an end. After all, new blessings cannot enter your life if you cling to the old.
I’m so grateful for this summer!
Guess where I was tonight? Yeah, I guess the title gave it away. THE SUPREME COURT.
The Federalist Society held an event there tonight. Justice Alito was in attendance, though I did not get a picture with him. I did grab one with Scalia. Doesn’t he look thrilled?
More than the location, it was truly cool to be in the room with so many Fed Soc presidents from across the country. Talk about future leaders.
Wisconsin had a nice showing!
Truly a fabulous evening to a wonderful day.
After a semester in England and a summer in Idaho, I like to think I’ve got the whole ‘living out of a suitcase for several months’ thing down pat. I have yet, however, to get used to preparing for a fancy event while relying exclusively on my own wardrobe – and much less so with only 1/8th of my wardrobe.
This weekend I’m attending a fancy reception. By sheer chance, while packing for this summer, it occurred to me to throw a Little Black Dress in my bag. After all, you never know. That spur of the moment decision saved me from finding a whole new dress. However, I did not think to pack accessories!
Back home, if I needed accessories, I would go home. There I would have access to three collections (belonging to my Mother and two sisters) all besides my own. Everything would fit. Everything would generally match. And if it didn’t, I would jump into my car and drive to a place to find something that did.
But not here. Vehicle-, sister-, and Charming Charlie-less, I am forced to fall back on my own innovation! And that is never a good sign.
Thankfully, I have 4 roommates and 8 housemates and even though their wardrobes are similarly limited in the cocktail party department, we’ve managed to patch something together. (Thank goodness for Amazon Prime and two day delivery!)
At any rate, matching clutch or not, this weekend will be amazing. Stay tuned for more details. Hint: I won’t be in Colorado Springs!
I have no photographic evidence of the adventure, but after I got lost last Sunday, we went white water rafting. It was my second time going but my first time with adults and not screaming 7th grade girls. It was a really fun time and I did not fall in!
By the end, though, my foot was killing me from shoving it in the side of the raft. I’m amazed it didn’t swell up. It still hurts! Someone needs to invent a better way of staying in the boat. Speaking of hurt, today is the first day I don’t feel my abs every time I move! What a workout!
If you ever find yourself in Buena Vista, Colorado, I highly recommend Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting and Adventure Co. https://www.noahsark.com
If you can get Kat as a guide, I recommend her! She was awesome!