Since as far back as I can remember the 4th of
July has been full of pool parties, barbeques, the firework show at Fort
Vancouver, fireworks in our cul-de-sac, face painting, family, friends, and of
course celebrating our beautiful country. Even last year for my first ever 4th of July away
from the Couve my entire family went to Utah and I got to join them in the fun!
So this year was very weird for me. Thank goodness for LP who’s a great best
friend/practically family member…what would I do without her? Oh probably sit
at home and be a loner. Here are a few pics from our low-key yet perfect night!
Sometimes we take mirror shots of our twinner pants.
On Tuesday night I was invited to my friend’s work party
(all of her colleagues brought their wives….so she brought me and I was honored to be her husband for the night!)! The evening
was full of eating food, shooting guns, and 4-wheeling. What more could you
need?? I mean work parties back home consist of things such as barbeques and
boating…but these days I live in Idaho so I would expect nothing less then
getting dirty and shooting stuff at a work party. Before moving to Idaho for college I had never shot a gun or even touched one for that matter and I had definitely never gone bunny hunting (which I was unaware existed) or made dry-ice bombs (turns out this is an illegal activity)! I've always considered myself more of a shopping and primping kind of girl...I guess living in Idaho changes people.
My first semester shooting a gun for the first time ever...it was fun :)
Bunny hunting for the first time (don't worry I would never kill a bunny myself, but the boys did and I just about cried..or maybe I did.)
The area we were in for the work party was actually quite beautiful (that says a lot coming from me) who knew Idaho
actually had some pretty areas (no offense to you Idahoans)!? Here are some
pics from the evening…you’re going to have to excuse my grunginess I mean I was
going to a party full of married men I figured washing my hair and putting
mascara on was optional.
The perfect ending to a perfect night!
So here's to experiencing new and unexpected adventures!
This weekends weather has been absolutely perfect. 90 degrees and sunny with no wind (which is a miracle for Rexburg)! So today LP and I decided to head out on a drive (with delicious food on board) to search for the perfect picnic spot, outside of Rexburg of course. We found a beautiful, secluded and shaded spot right by the water. It was wonderful to get out of Rexburg for a little while and to enjoy some summer weather. It's the simple moments like these that make me love summer so much. And I couldn't have spent it with a better friend, I think she is the only one who can handle me for long periods of times. Wanna see our adventure??
I think that often times my blog focuses too much on the perfect. And while it is so important to me to focus on the good in life, sometimes I have a bad day. Sometimes I start my day off wrong by waking up really late and thus being late for class, and sometimes the day ends very poorly by my roommate being really loud and keeping me up all night. And sometimes nothing in between seems to go right. But fortunately these days are only sometimes and these sometimes days make me that much more grateful for the good days. I know I have already shared this quote but I am going to share it again because it is that good: "Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in everyday." I think this is the only thing that gets me through those sometimes kind of days, reminding myself that although it has not been a great day, the Lord has still blessed me SO much and I have SO much to be grateful for. He is the one who gives me the strength to get through. So here's to the sometimes kind of days because they're the ones that make the great days so much more enjoyable!