Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Daydreaming


Believe it or not, 2016 is already halfway gone!  I'm not quite sure how that happened, but lately I have been thinking back on how good the first half of the year has been to me. I kicked off the year with my first-ever trip to Las Vegas in January.  Then, I was blessed with a new nephew, and also headed to Nashville for the first time in February.  I followed that up by taking a trip to Mexico with Michael in April, started a new job in May, and then celebrated my one year mark in my new home in June. It's crazy how time flies, but I'm not sure how things could have been much better!

Of course, I don't want the fun to stop, so I am already trying to get things planned for the second half of the year! Michael and I will be heading to the Lake of the Ozarks in a couple of weeks with his family, and I'm hoping we can take another trip in late August with some friends. A beach trip with my girlfriend in September is also in the works.  After hearing great things from Jess, I think a trip to the Hermann wineries with my mom and sister this fall is also a must. I've also wanted to give skiing a try ever since reading about Ashley's trip to Mammoth Mountain. Hopefully, we can kick off 2017 with a trip to the mountains. Clearly, I have the travel bug! Life sure is good.


Sincerely,

Emily Ann

Saturday, July 2, 2016

July Line Up

  • Nephew time
    • I'll be babysitting my nephews while their mom and dad enjoy a night out and I couldn't be more excited. I mean how cute are these two?! Gavin is at such a fun age and has dubbed me "E", which I love. Garett is such a little (okay, chubby) snuggle bug and I can't wait to get some lovin' in!
  • Mom's 4th of July Party
    • This annual 4th of July party is always a must. All of our family and friends get together to barbecue, sip on some drinks, play games, and watch the Scott family fireworks. 
  • All-inclusive Cardinals game
    • One of Michael's pals will be turning 30 this month, and we all got tickets to the Cards game to celebrate. You can't go wrong with all-inclusive!
  • Chris Janson
    • I've never been to the Lincoln County Fair, but I've heard Chris Janson puts on a great show so I hope to make it! 
  • Jason Aldean
    • I'm pretty sure this will be the 5th time I've seen Jason Aldean in concert and I'm not mad about it. He puts on such a great show and I love singing along to all of his songs! Plus, I'll have a few of my college girlfriends with me so its bound to be a good time.
  • Lake of the Ozarks
    • Michael's family makes a trip to the Lake every year for some sunshine, boating, and good company. I'll only be able to make it for a couple days this year, but I am looking forward to a little getaway.


Sincerely,

Emily Ann

Friday, July 1, 2016

Weekly Bits:: X


Played:: Mini Golf
  • It's been a while since we've played a nice competitive game of mini golf so Michael and I headed to Pheasant Run this week for a quick 18 holes. While I started off "careering" it as Michael called it, I ended up getting my butt kicked in the end. We had perfect weather though and my company wasn't too shabby either. 
Dined:: The Brass Rail
  • After mini golf, we headed to The Brass Rail for dinner. I had a steak and asparagus while Michael opted for the cajun chicken and shrimp pasta. While dinner was decent, I can't say that I loved the food.
Snacked:: FroYo
  • We ended our date night at FroYo (go big or go home right?!) and boy was it delicious. It has been a while since I've had frozen yogurt, but it sure is the perfect summer treat.
Read:: The Weekenders
  • I've been hooked on Mary Kay Andrew's books lately. They make for perfect summertime reads. It took me a bit longer to get into The Weekenders than it did Summer Rental but I am now hooked and plan to finish it up tonight. I'll be sure to post a review of my recent reads soon!
Received:: Stitch Fix
  • My quarterly delivery came this week and I was thrilled! There is something so fun about having someone style outfits for you. Stay tuned to see what my stylist picked out!
Mile Log:: 535
  • I've been doing some serious work on the gravel road lately with my morning walk/runs. Over halfway to my 1,000 mile goal!
Happy July!

Sincerely,

Emily Ann
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