The past few weeks this October have been incredibly crazy and filled with fun - it started after a week of sorority recruitment with days full of meeting new ladies and gaining some amazing new women into Sigma Kappa. Then two weeks were filled with events with a Fraternity for a philanthropy week and Homecoming week for UNC - days full of events, games, and friends. Along with my best friend Brooke we coached and choreographed a group of Sigma Kaps and Pi Kaps in a lip sync competition and placed third.. Im like a proud mother!
My great pal Davis made his multi-annual visit to Greeley with his fraternity brothers from Nebraska, luckily his visit landed on the last day of homecoming here at UNC where we were celebrating with his Fraternity brothers at our school! It was so great having Davis involved here in Greeley and I always love having him visit :-)
The Walk to End Alzheimers is an event my sorority participates in every fall as a chapter and it warms my heart to have my sisters by my side while we support all the lives lost and effected by Alzheimers - I love being able to have a moment to remember my grandfather and support the cause.
I spent a weekend with my mom and some of our friends in a cabin in Breckenridge. The perfect moment of relaxation with some wonderful people was exactly what I needed to ring in the fall season. Kenna - my fake adopted sister - and I surprised our moms and spent a cozy night in playing board games and catching up.
My days are filled with wonderful memories with Grayson, weekends full of football and selfies…
An exciting moment in history happened this week - I announced a page for my photography through my blog! My work now has its own home, I still plan to share blog posts about shoots but now friends and family have somewhere to look for my work and more information on shoots and how to contact me! It was a scary and exciting step forward for me - Im so happy for the future and so thankful for the support I've had!
Saint Motel - we weren’t even the front of the line but we definitely got front row - Catherine isn't used to shows like Saint Motel so I was so happy to be able to expose her to the amazing world of music I love. She even caught the set list and gave it to me I honestly couldn't have been more proud.
I am so very grateful for everyone and everything in my life - I have days full of friends and laughter and i honestly couldn't ask for anything more.
August started out beautifully, on the 2nd I spent my Sunday night with my lovely boyfriend Grayson and the wonderful Hozier at Red Rocks - could you ask for a better summer evening? I can't - especially when the full moon rose over the stage.. ugh perfect. Grayson and I like to study up on our concerts before we go, listen to all the songs and see the set lists from previous shows and pretend were music aficionados :-) The tickets were a birthday gift from my sweet mama and I couldn't be more thankful. A wonderful night full of beautiful music - thank you Hozier u r rad
Life really is all about just going out there and experiencing things you may have never thought you would. I experienced this super crazy redneck circus called Country Jam in Grand Junction last summer, but when Grayson got the opportunity to win us free tickets for this year I knew it was fate to go at least once more. Last year my group camped out for the four long days of the festival, and by random fate were camped just a few spots from Grayson and his friends :) I would like to say that last years event was the beginning of our crazy adventure to becoming a couple! We didn't spend much time together or even talk much at Country Jam 2014 but I would like to think that it's the reason we popped back into each other's minds. So coming to Country Jam again together meant more than spending a few days at country concerts with friends but celebrating where our relationship has grown this past year, he means the world to me and going with this group of his friends made the trip incredible!
Grayson group of friends he is very close with are many from high school and even more of their friends they’ve all made throughout our college years, and I fortunately got to know these people on this 4 days in very close quarters… Being so close forced us to love each other and Im actually quite glad that it was them, if I had to be with anyone in tents and 12 foot camping spots I got pretty lucky with these people.
Four days of country music is actually not what I would say my favorite/first choice in music but honestly its a wonderful way to spend summer days, country reminds me of warm days and lemonade and camping; country jam puts that all together and adds friends, what more could you ask for??
The line up consisted of many huge country artists, a few a day but we only made it to 2-3 each night. Thursday we saw Parmalee and The Band Perry, Friday was Frankie Ballard and Keith Urban, Friday Billy Currington and Tim McGraw and finally Sunday was Toby Keith, WHERE I GOT HIS SET LIST holler at your girl.
Overall, Country Jam 2015 - one for the books no doubt.
Thank you friends and artists for creating an incredible trip!
Spring break is probably the most well known vacation time for college students... So for someone like me who can't stand to simply stay in the same place for too long, I would seem to be the first one to book tickets to the beach or drive up into the mountains - but unfortunately that's not how my spring break went this year, don't get me wrong, I had an amazing week off of school.... It's not hard to enjoy not being in class though! I chose to be an adult this spring break, and stayed in lovely Greeley and spent my days from early morning to afternoons with the kiddos at work. I may have spent my spring break working but this girl still knows how to have fun! The first weekend of break I went home, I was nannying but of course we went to the park and ate way too much sugar but I honestly would have done that without the kids.... At home over the weekend I also got to meet the newest member of my family, Eva, our Arizona rescued German Shepard!
After driving back to Greeley for the week I went right back home on Tuesday to see a band I am obsessed with, EchoSmith. I was able to pick up Grayson and bring him with and also meet my aunt and cousins. It's wonderful to see my family because they're all at home and I barely get to see them anymore. so I'm at a concert, front row - right on the stage - with people I love, it was so amazing. Echo Smith is a band of 4 siblings, and almost all of them are younger than me so that clearly sparked some inspiration in me to force my cousins to start a band as well... Not sure that will follow through as well as Echo Smith did though... Along with that concert I was able to see another band I LOVE last week, a gift from Grayson and my favorite kind of date night, MisterWives. WOAH was that band amazing or what. The lead singer was super sick but still pushed through the show and it was one of the best shows I've been to in quite some time. I even tweeted a picture of the show to the band after the show and THEY TWEETED BACK AT ME UGH best moment of my life.
But after Echo Smith, back to Greeley Grayson and I went. Early morning work Wednesday and the first round of the NIT at CSU Wednesday night but Thursday was my day off - so needed - Grayson and I headed home for my interview at Universal Sports for a summer internship. Oh dear let me tell you, I felt like a kid in a candy store being in that building. I saw a set, control rooms and even meet a few people ugh it might be lame but I LOVED IT. The interview went super well and I really feel like I have a good shot at a production or promotions internship with the company, I find out in a month or so! The week is only a little more than half over though. Working a full day Friday (I better get a huge paycheck that's all I'm sayin) and I drove right back home to watch the NCAA Tournament with Grayson and his buddies, I even got to see one of my best friends who was in town for his spring break from Nebraska, Davis, who ended up coming up to my school to visit later in the week! I may have spent a week off of school just working but I tried to make it the best I could wish lots of smoothies and ice-cream and as much relaxation I could fit in
No matter what happens, a vacation to mexico or just an afternoon with ice-cream and Grayson, I have learned to remember that every moment is a gift. Im so incredibly grateful for every cuddles from my puppies I have and that every day with my family and friends is really all I need -
- remembering to radiate love each and everyday -
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