September 7, 2012

Decisions Decisions... and an update

You might have noticed (although, I very much doubt that anyone other than Sara-Kate did... hi SK!) that I haven't blogged in 3 months. I attribute this [unplanned] hiatus to several things:

1) I was studying for the Bar and had very few blog-worthy things going on to write about, 
2) I was feeling really over it, this whole keeping up with a blog thing, and 
3) As I inch closer to being a lawyer, I'm sort of conflicted about what/how much of my life I should be publicly posting on these crazy - and sometimes creepy - interwebs. 

I'm still going back-and-forth about whether I want to continue blogging at all ~ but since this is my little corner of the internet to keep record of memories that I can reflect on later without digging thru iPhoto and the like, while I mull this issue over (don't worry, I'm not really mulling... little to no actual brain space is being tied up with thoughts of do-I-or-don't-I-keep-blogging nonsense) I think I'll dump a few photo memories of the last 3 months into a post. 

**related: my sudden urge to have pictures memorialized on my blog to grab and save at a later date has been heightened due to the fact that I recently had my iPhone and camera stolen on a trip to the beach! If I'd been a better blogger, I would have had most of my pictures available online even though I don't have my phone or memory card. I'll add that to the "Pro" column of my blog/don't blog list...

We've spent lots of time having low-key fun w/ friends this summer. Concerts on the green, farmers markets, and cookouts on the deck have been our go-to weekend activities. 
Concert on the green


Gia + Darla = BFFs forever

Someone perfected the head-out-the-window dog move on our weekly drive to the Janssen's!
 We spent a week in Ohio with family and we got to MEET OUR BABY NIECE! She is getting so big and she's so presh. We are obsessed with her!
Uncle Andrew meets little Brookie

20 mile bike ride w/ my maniac mom... what was I thinking?
After a week in Ohio, we headed even farther north to spend a week with our extended family on our annual Canada fishing/boating/lake trip. I spent the majority of my week inside studying, but it was still such a fun week and Darla got to tag along!
THE BEST car riding puppy. She was so good!

View from my study dungeon on our trip to Canada.
 We headed back to Atlanta, where life as normal resumed. Aka we went back to being crazy pet parents. Darla and Bella are now besties, and spend the better part of their day chasing each other or napping (but not cuddling) near each other.
My girls :)

Darla graduated from PUPPY SCHOOL!

Embarrassingly proud parents.
 I flew up to Ohio to take the Bar exam at the end of July and got to spend a few days in Hudson after that miserable thing was over. Which meant more baby Brooke time and a little Lake Erie fun.
Auntie Em

Pier W for dinner
 And because I'm too lazy to re-order these pics, here are a few other Canada gems. Darla wasn't so sure about the water at first, but homegirl looooved the sand. And by the end of the week, she had made friends with all the other dogs and realized that she can, in fact, swim. We were as shocked as she was! We were pretty sure this big moose of a dog would sink.
Lake pup

Someone get me a power washer...

Sisters on the boat
Sadly, some of the best memories of this summer were stolen along with my phone and camera. My sister had 2 beautiful wedding showers, and then these two cuties GOT MARRIED!!!!!!! I'll snag a few pics as they get posted of their gorgeous wedding and post them sometime between now and their 10th anniversary I'm sure.
I spent Labor Day weekend in South Beach for SK's bachelorette party, which unfortunately ended with a beach theft and left me phone-less for 4 days. Moral of that story: don't leave your bags out of reach when you're doing cartwheels on the beach. Or, if you know you're prone to doing such "irresponsible" things, (thank you, husband, for using - and overusing - that adjective... I have heard it quite enough this week, thank you very much!) back up your phone and camera pics every week during your favorite show! That's my new plan, anyway ;) 

That's all I've got energy for today. I'll be back... sometime! Maybe!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you're back! I like hearing updates :) But I totally understand questioning whether to keep going. I have had to give myself SO much grace with my postings!


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