Happy times.
My job has been great. 
I've started some outreach programs-more to come.
Anna Renee came to visit over the weekend and it was LOVELY.
The first church visit was wonderful. I ran into a co-worker and she introduced me to a bunch of people.
(I also got my first paycheck! Woohoo!)

House pictures.


I'm still working on it but here's a couple pictures:)

Rolling in the Deep.




I haven't been sleeping well lately. Tonight's no exception.
April introduced me to this song...I just listened to it 5 times.

Job Love.


I've been working for one week. 
I love it.
This week the real stuff begins...OUTREACH!
Group homes with women with disabilities, preschools for homeless children, teen parent programs, programs for students with dyslexia, (and more). 
I'm so very excited.
Now I just have to get excited about Lakeland.
I haven't done anything in town. I wasn't here over the weekend and when I get off work I just come home and work on house stuff or run boring errands.
But I see some happy weekends in my near future. :)



Chicago visit with Natalie :)

At The Bean

Starting our Beast Feast! So much good food!!!

 Getting ready to ride the "L".

Wrigley Field:

Navy Pier:

EEEEEeeeeee! Art Insitute!!!
Oh George...
 & Renoir <3 <3 <3
And this is when I squealed a bit...





I've been rearranging my new (and adorable) house. Inspiration is everywhere!

beautiful hanging decor

anything & everything

no I won't go this crazy...

Life in Lakeland.

Well, this weekend & last two days have been EXHAUSTING. I moved from Tally to Lakeland.
Pretty much everything that could go wrong has. The truck broke down, Tally was completely out of UHauls, we got there so late we didn't have any help for the heavy stuff, we drove all through the rain to Lakeland and then things started looking a little better.
The neighbors helped us move in and invited us over for hot dogs and ice cream. They were so nice! I also met a bunch of the other neighbors who were equally as nice. :)

Tuesday my mom, April, and Anna came back to clean up and arrange everything. It went back to being aweful. There was a mix up and we didn't have electric. So we did as much as we could until dark then went shopping for house stuff. That night we tried to sleep inside but just dripped with sweat. The windows didn't have screens so bugs came in. April and I tried sleeping in the car but got eaten up by mosquitoes. I started to sleep outside but thought it might worry the neighbors if they saw me. Then once Anna started fussing (around midnight) and per my dad's suggestions, we got a hotel room.

The AC came on today around 1:00 and we've been LOVING it. The house is still a disaster and I have to leave (packed for Tallahassee and Chicago) tomorrow. I'm taking a break to work on hw...it's going well...