Summer Lovin’

It’s been TWO MONTHS since I last posted on here! Eeek. June, July and the beginning of August flew by so quickly. I feel extremely blessed because I spent the summer months back in PA getting my fill of time with family and friends. I stood beside two of my best friends as they married the loves of their lives. I spent many days with my dear friend’s baby girl, Molly Mo. I finally can say that I feel comfortable feeding a baby! I went to the beach 3x- once for my friend’s bachelorette party, once for a day trip with my ma and once for girl’s week with my aunts, ma and grandma! I went on daily walks/runs with my ma, mowed my grandma’s yard each week and spent time with my high school friends around town at our local brewery. I also visited Pittsburgh, my grad school friends and attended an SLP conference. PHEW- it was a busy summer, but a great one. See below for highlights of the summer!

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Early birthday celebration dinner with my parents and Gma!
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On the beach in OCMD for Katie’s Bachelorette Party weekend!
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4 days in Pittsburgh with Emil Lee Kennedy- running, eating and exploring together! Oh and Bella!
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Girl’s Week at the beach with Mom, Grandma, Aunt Kim, Aunt Robin!
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The current love of my life–Molly Mo! The happiest and sweetest baby around. Susan and Matt are doing such a great job with her.
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Some of our group at Katie’s wedding! Got to see Nick for a few days this summer when he flew in for the wedding.
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Katelyn got hitched!!!

On Tuesday, I flew back to St. Louis, Missouri and traveled back to my little town of Union. My townhouse and car were alive and well. My classroom was in a state of disarray. My mail was piled up high. I hankered down and spent Wednesday and Thursday cleaning, running errands, paying bills, getting groceries and getting my classroom in shape. I really did not cook much over the summer since I had my dear mother doing most of it, so I also got back into the kitchen these past few days. See below for 2 recipes that you have to try! Then check out my classroom (Super-hero themed this year)!

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Spinach and Mushroom Quinoa (recipe on http://juliasalbum.com/2014/06/spinach-and-mushroom-quinoa-recipe/ )

 

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Baked Oatmeal Cups for On the Go! Recipe at http://thefoodclick.com/all/2013/08/08/individual-baked-oatmeal-cups

For this recipe, I swapped canola oil for the coconut oil and honey for maple syrup!

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One bulletin board from my classroom. OUR SPEECH IS SUPER!

Yesterday was our first day back to work, staff only. This week we have staff days Monday and Tuesday and then the kids come in on Wednesday. A brand new school year with new challenges is daunting. The physical prep in my classroom is not nearly as important as the mental and spiritual prep needed to face another year! I know a new school year equals new changes as well. From PA back to MO, from a first year SLP to a second year CCC SLP…changes are plentiful. I am currently finding peace and joy in knowing that despite all of these changes and challenges in my life…

” Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever.” -Hebrews 13:8

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5 thoughts on “Summer Lovin’

  1. It has been an awesome summer having you back home. You have so much to look forward to this year. So excited for you. love you, Mom

  2. Loved seeing you and spending time together! Your going to have a great year! Love you tons, big hugs and kisses!

  3. Loved spending time with you this summer and I agree that you are very blessed with such great family and friends! Have a great time this year teaching. They are lucky to have you!! Love Aunt Jan

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