Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Busy Season

Ever since starting college, I really feel like I am in a busy season of life. Not that I haven't been busy before (in fact, the end of last school year was probably the busiest season of life thus far), but I just feel like there is a never ending list of things to do. In fact, there is always something to do, even if it's not due tomorrow. And for an anti-procrastinator like me, it can make me feel a little overwhelmed. I'm trying to take a step back though, calm down, and just enjoy this season of life that I am in, especially since so many people say it's one of the best times of your life.

All of that to say that basically I am just super crazy busy. So tonight I'm just trying to catch up a bit and share with you all what I've been up to over the past few weeks....

On Tuesdays my dad goes over my grandma's house, which usually leaves just my mom and I, so a lot of times we grab dinner somewhere. Chick-fil-a is usually our favorite pick!

A few weeks ago we had cake at work to celebrate an employee who was leaving. Sometimes you just need a little slice of sugar to brighten up your day!

I went to my cousin's soccer practice a few weeks ago since I can't make most of her games, and it was so fun to watch her play.

Macy's already has some of their Christmas decorations out. Is it weird that I'm kind of excited about that?

My family and I decided to go out to dinner last weekend, and I was in the mood to try some place different. We ended up at a place called Zip's because some of the girls from my high school talked about it one day in government, and I've been wanting to try it every since.

Sleepy girl......

Wow. College has so far required FAR more organizational skills that I ever thought would be necessary. Thankfully I am a very organized person to begin with, but I have had to resort to creating weekly to-do lists so I don't forget to do anything. The highlight of the week is crossing off the last item on the list Sunday night.

I'm not sure why this picture keeps publishing sideways, but it's too late for me to care enough to figure it out :) One of my favorite parts of fall is the Pumpkin shaped Reese's. Why is it that the holiday shaped ones always taste so much better than the normal ones?!

I was so excited to get my high school yearbook in the mail the other day! As I flipped through it though, it made me a little sad to see all the things and people I miss so much now.

Friday night was super fun - probably the best night I've had since starting college! My program/learning community had a formal dinner/dance that I went to. Pretty much all of my new friends that I've met since starting college are in my program, so it was nice being able to have an excuse to get dressed up and hang out with everyone. I ended up leaving a little early with some other girls to go the Cheesecake Factory and get dessert. Yum! So happy I met a few girls who love dessert as much as I do. This was the first time I had ever gotten their Red Velvet Cheesecake, and now it's probably my favorite.

Fall temperatures finally hit this weekend, giving me a good reason to bust out my scarves. I admit that scarves are my weakness, considering I have fifteen and counting...... ;)

First day of scarves and boots for the season!

On Saturday night my family had dinner at a place called Keystone that has the best macaroni and cheese. So good!

The sky was so pretty on the way home from dinner.....

Today I went to Target, Ulta, Zip Dip, and a walk down by the river. It was a pretty great afternoon and an even more gorgeous day in the 70s. Perfection!

Hope you all are having a great month of September. I can't believe it's already half way over! Life just keeps going faster every day.....

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