Summer 2013

One of my favorite things to do is look back though past events and times in my life. I thought it would be fun to do a recap of all of the wonderful (and not so wonderful) things that went on for me this summer.


I shared some articles that I wrote for the school newspaper, my brother moved back to Pittsburgh, and I made Jimmy an Oreo cake for his birthday. Yum.

Oreo cake

I answered 12 questions about purity rings and got super muddy at MuckFest MS Pittsburgh.



My family went on vacation to the Outer Banks and we rode horses on the beach. That was definitely one of the most amazing experiences of my life.


I also wrote a super random poem about swimming.


I took two weeks off of blogging and social media. It felt pretty amazing. I also competed in a triathlon and began working for my parent’s real estate brokerage during that two week period.


Hannah did some modeling for my blog and I struggled through a dry socket after having my wisdom teeth removed. Worst time of my life. I also baked 763 cookies for my brother’s wedding during the week that I had a dry socket.


My brother married the love of his life, Racquel. They’re such a beautiful couple!


Hannah got the cutest puppy for her birthday and I made a lot of pickles! The pickle recipes can be found here and here. I promise they’re super simple.

Jimmy proposed to me. That was hands down one of the best moments of my life! What a blessing.


Last but not least, I started a crazy busy semester at good ol’ Penn State.


So that’s my summer in an nutshell. I had my ups (getting engaged, watching my brother get married, and baking a ton of cookies) and my downs (wisdom teeth removal+ dry socket).

All in all, I’d have to say that it was a wonderfully perfect summer.

I’m sad to see my summer break end, but I’m also extremely excited to see what God has in store for the future!

How was your summer?


  1. You definitely had a huge summer between the teeth, wedding, cookies, and of course the proposal :). I’ve really loved reading about everything too. Best of luck this Fall with school starting back and with getting everything ready for your own wedding 🙂

  2. WOAH. You’re brother and sister-in-law are a good looking couple. I am so jealous of her blue eyes! And there are always goods and bads! I’m just glad you are finished with all of the wisdom teeth pain. At least you don’t have to worry about it anymore!

  3. SUCH a good summer! Well despite the whole wisdom teeth thing. But everything else – wonderful! 🙂

  4. Definitely quite the exciting end of the summer for you! I love the blogging/social media break…definitely thinking about doing that in the future.

  5. Can’t believe you’re getting married in June! You will have such an exciting year planning the wedding. Sorry to hear about your wisdom tooth, but it’s good to have that hassle behind you.

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