I absolutely loved that the Fourth of July was on a Monday this year! This made for such a fun and long (in a good way) weekend. JP even got the whole thing off, which is totally rare. We spent the weekend going to the drive-in theater, taking Olive swimming, trying to snatch candy for Olive at the parade (fail), enjoying the festivals, and wearing red, white, and blue four days in a row. We really love our country…can you tell?!;)
I’m a little bit behind lately. It’s been a lot of fun getting settle in to our new home, but oh so much work! Olive is currently taking a nap, and I ran across these photos from JP’s graduation week in Seattle. One of our last nights there we decided to take a stroll by the water, and we didn’t get very far with this little, future geologist. She is so obsessed with rocks! If we pass any kind of loose gravel, we have to stop so that she can examine them. Cheap entertainment I guess ;).
Wow! I cannot believe that graduation has come and gone. I honestly never thought this day would come! Somehow we survived the last four years and are moving on to residency. I cannot express how much I have grown to love all of the students and families that we were able to go through it all with. The University of Washington has showed us a great time, and we are super excited to see what Rochester brings…. Read The Post
Last week I spent at home where I grew up in Eastern Idaho. As I mentioned on my Instagram, the foothills this time of year are my favorite! They are so beautiful and green! I made sure to run them each day as part of my workout. I also hit up my favorite little spots to eat and visit. It is so bittersweet moving to New York. I am beyond excited for the new adventure with my little family but sad that we will also be so far away from a good chunk of the rest of our family and good friends. Thank heavens for airlines!… Read The Post
My grandmother has ALWAYS used essential oils, and the smell of them reminds me of her and being in her house. I love the memories that those scents bring back. Growing up it seemed that I always had a small bottle of lavender from her near my bedside. I had a hard time falling asleep in high school (a really hard time…I still do sometimes), and I found lavender to be soothing and calming which naturally calmed my mind so that I could fall asleep easier. I have been exploring different to ways to use essential oils for about a year now. One of my favorite ways to use lavender is by creating this homemade lavender-lemon linen spray. I like to spray this blend over our sheets while making the beds, or simply throughout the house after I have finished cleaning. It’s a natural way to keep things smelling fresh and clean especially when crawling into bed at night.