Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer Update

I know I said I was going to get better at updating my blog closer together but this summer has been a little crazy (like the rest of my life :). With school starting I hope I will have more structure in my life and will have some time to spend on the computer doing something other than homework. The past 2 months have been filled with lots of events. One being my best friend Olivia Bogdan moved to Germany for a year. This obviously shook my world up a lot. I couldn't be more excited for her and the experiences she is going to have but the selfish side of me wanted to keep her here. Another being that my cousin Andy and his precious pregnant wife Britt came to Memphis for a visit! I watched a little girl named Ellie and her little brother Jack for most of July while working on 3 summer classes. The Lord definitely provided this job so I could work and go to school at the same time! I said goodbye to Olivia on July 2nd which was terrible but after leaving Dickson I made my way to Clarksville to see Elinor. This was my first time going home with El and it just so happened to be the weekend of the 4th. We had a great time and I loved getting to know her family. July 16th I got to fly to Colorado to see my parents! It was a much needed trip. As soon as I got off of the plane I FINALLY met my sweet Arden (Dan and Jenny's baby)! We tried and tried to make her come before I left CO at Christmas time but she waited until after I left so it was wonderful getting to meet her! While I was there we also had Britt and Andy's baby shower for Sam! I cant wait to meet him as well :)! When I came home I attended 2 of Rhonda's showers which were wonderful! We couldn't be more excited about the arrival of Maddie Grace. The highlight of Caryn and Jason's summer was when we all went to Minglewood and saw HANSON. I felt like I was 12 all over again! The guys were great. I was actually more excited about ROONEY who opened for the brothers. I found out just before the show that the singer was the guy from Princess Diaries. Pretty cool huh? On a different note the Charnes family recently suffered from the passing of a wonderful woman. Ms Madolyn's mother went home to be with the Lord on August 14th. We hate that she is no longer with us but we celebrate for she is no longer in any pain and is now in the presence of the Lord.

It has been a great summer and now it is coming to an end with school starting on Monday. I never thought I would say this but I am ready! I'm ready to finish school and graduate so I can move on to the next part of my life :)

Liv's last night in Memphis

Trip to Dickson

Sweet little Ellie

Our last picture together before she leaves and she doesn't smile. Typical :)

Taken right after we saw a naked man in downtown Memphis.

Britt's babyshower