Wednesday, August 24, 2016

July & August

^ My sweet baby Riley!!

Goodness, it's been WAY too long since I sat down to blog. I miss writing! This past month has just been all sorts of crazy, I never got around to blogging. 

The end of the July proved to be super emotional for me. My amazing grandfather passed away. My gran, mom, sister and I were all there holding his hand. It was such a peaceful yet heartbreaking moment. I can't help but think about him everyday. He was absolutely incredible and I know that I was the luckiest granddaughter in the world to be his. 

I also went to the ER. I'm fine, everything's fine, I just had a really bad reaction to sunflower seeds. I'm allergic to them, but this one was especially bad. I won't go into the gory details, but I was alone in my car and ended up calling 911. I now have epipens so if that ever happens again, I give you permission to stab me with one!

^ My sweet boyfriend at the ER with me.. I love him so!

Also, just for the fun of it, here are some pics of me playing pokemon go with John. Yes, you read that correctly. I honestly think these are really funny... the only reason I tag along with him to play is so I can get pictures with the pokemon. Pokemon hunting honestly took up a big part of July for me.

At the beginning of August, I left to go back to school. I said my goodbyes and cried a lot, of course, but time here has been moving pretty quickly. I've already been here for over two weeks, which I don't feel like I have been at all. That's all thanks to the crazy thing that is sorority recruitment. I can't even explain how it works, you just have to be a part of it to understand it. But, I lost my voice, went to bed at literally 7:00 pm one night and met a lot of amazing girls if that tells you anything. There was one night in particular, after pref night, that I looked around at my sorority and felt pure joy. I know that is so cheesy, but we had all worked so hard that week and there we were at the end of it, dancing and taking pictures and grinning from ear to ear. I was so happy to be with my sisters and to celebrate with them. I am a part of a seriously life changing chapter. KD has grown so much and I have grown so much because of KD. I am infinitely proud of the chapter I am a member of and can't wait to see what KD has in store for me next. 

^ Three generations of quad pod living!!!

^ Quad pod forever

^ My sweet Anna!

Bid day was fun, let me tell you. Our new members ran home and lots of hugs and happy tears were had. It's so cool to see all these strangers run home to us, because pretty soon, they won't be strangers. They'll be my new best friends, our next KD council and one of them will be my grand little (!!!). That night we took lots of pictures, wore a lot of green and glitter and went out to celebrate. 

Right now, I'm sitting in my bed, drinking some coffee and mentally preparing myself for the craziness that is about to start. My first class today is at noon, and from there, there is no going back. I know that's super dramatic, but seriously, once class starts, it's tests and papers and reading and stress from there! But, I'm excited for it. I only have two years of school left which actually makes me sad. Learning and going to class has been such a fun part of my life, that it makes me sad to lose it one day. So here's to enjoying my last two years as a student before the real world takes over and I have to be an adult... scary.