On July 1, I earned some age points as I moved into my new place! I now reside at 420 E Magnolia Ave - The Castle Apartments! And boy, do I feel like a princess here. After 2 years of sharing a room (which was never a real chore, due to my rad roomies Alli, Lauren, and Lindsey) I finally have the luxury of my own room, own bathroom, and own closet! That's of lot of "own's" - consider me spoiled. In fact, my roommates here in the Castle (Natalie, Emily, and Rachel, who have all yet to move in) each have their own room, bathroom, and closet as well. And we have a nice kitchen, and big living room, and a huge laundry room. I just love it. There is still so much to be done as far as décor goes, but here are some photos to give you an idea of my pad:
On the 4th and 5th, I began working back in the nursery at the hospital! It's really educational, and I am obsessed with holding all those sweet babies. I saw two C-sections, which for me, was very neat.
Also, on the 4th, after work, I went to Duck Samford to watch the fireworks with some amazing friends: Charlie and Rebecca (who are getting married one week from TOMORROW!!!), JMo, Brother Charles, Allison Kajs, Big Daddy, and Sims. Here's a pic of the girls:
The night before, Brooke and Pitts had come over to see my place, and we ended up making an American flag cake! It was great time spending time with my precious girlfriends.
On the 12th, we had a wonderful family lunch for Big Lyd's 6th birthday! We went to Laredo's, and the attendees were Lydia, myself, Lexi, Mom and Dad, John, Nonet and the boys, Mailon and Griffin, and Aunt Sharon and Haven. We told our waiter it was Lyd's birthay, and they brought out a cute kid's sombrero and some fried ice cream - she was beside herself!
All of last week, I helped with Sweat Week, AUMC's in-town mission trip. I also had the privilege of singing with the band at platform hour every night. And Thursday, we headed up to Tennessee to raft down the Ocoee river on Friday! It was great fun!
In my down town, I've been studying, trying to catch up with precious friends, enjoying some recent ideal weather, and getting excited about classes ending in a couple of weeks!
From now on, I will try to be more consistent with my postings!