Good morning! It is such a lovely Sunday morning here at home, and I should know since I have literally watched the sun come up (jet lag is a beast!). I have been awake since 3:30 this morning and have so much energy I could run laps! I suppose I'll crash around 10 am...maybe. Anyways, my trip to the Philippines was an absolutely wonderful experience and I can't wait to share more stories and photos. We arrived home Friday at 2 am, just in time to get some sleep, do a little laundry, and then pack up again to head to the beach with my family! Oh how I love summer :) Stay tuned for more pics!
P.S. Check out my new pearls in the photo above. Andy bought them for me for around 1000 pesos! Aren't they lovely? :)
In about seven hours, I will be leaving with my choir, getting on a plane, and traveling to the Philippines for TWO weeks! We will be singing at a few local churches around Manila as well as working in an orphanage there. I just know I'm going to fall in love with those kids and never want to leave! We are also spending three days in Boracay. I've been told that this island is even better than Hawaii (not that I've ever been to either).
I'm super duper excited and I can't wait to share all of my adventures, stories, and pictures!
I would like a bike. Preferably a vintage, red one....with a basket on front (you know, to put flowers from my imaginary flower shop that I go to every day...). It's currently my summer obsession. I haven't been on one in YEARS, but surely there's a reason for the cliche...right?
(Both photos via Note to Self -->a lovely little tumblr that you should really check out :)
My dears, I have some exciting/scary news to share: I am now a college graduate and therefore, a real grown-up! Crazy, right? The graduation ceremony was really quite lovely and sentimental (I admit I teared up a bit) and the good news is, I didn't trip! Go me. My entire family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and of course my parents and sister were in attendance and it became a wonderful weekend of enjoying the company of those who helped get me through this stage in my life. I am so grateful for such a beautiful, loving family. At the moment, I have no definitive plans, which can be slightly stressful for a planner such as myself, but as for now, I am taking it one day at a time and enjoying the time off that I have been desperately needing for quite some time now. Hopefully this means that I will have more time to blog and catch up on all of the things I have missed while studying and writing papers!
I don't usually post about weddings (mostly because I have no prospects and I may or may not be a little bitter about it), but my sister Facebook messaged me today with this picture. She's getting married soon and while in the process of wedding blogging this morning, stumbled across it. She says this is how she pictures me on my wedding day. So classy, simple, and lovely. She knows me well :)