I finished up the five week epic Asian backpacking trip with an overnight layover in Warsaw on July 1st. I arrived home July 2nd!
my mom picked me up at the airport 🙂
I went to an awesome 4th of July party.
I went to Coon Dog Day, my hometown’s annual holiday. (Parade, dog show, and square dance!)
I visited my dad, stepmom, brother, and sister in Arkansas. We went canoeing!!
My sister came back with me to visit for two weeks. We went to Bele Chere (a local festival), tubing, and got manicures.
On a sad note, Daniel (my boyfriend of eight years) and I broke up in July.
Callie and I continued the fun. We went camping, to Sliding Rock and the Blue Ridge Parkway, and rollerskating.
I was the maid of honor in my BFF Ohee’s wedding.
I turned 30!! Celebrated my birthday by making pottery, going swimming at the lake, going out to dinner, and then finishing with drinks and desserts at my house.
I went to Dollywood Splash Country with Shannon and Mason.
I went to the Laugh Your Asheville Off Launch Party at Highland Brewery.
I went to my BFF Breanna’s son Easton’s first birthday party.
I got purple highlights!!
I got my job as a part-time nanny for Sam.
I watched roller derby for the first time.
I had my first Pinterest party!
I flew down to St. Pete, FL to visit Tessa for Labor Day weekend!
Continued the fun in St. Pete…
Then headed off on a cruise on Labor Day!
Stopped in Grand Cayman and Cozumel…
Started taking a cake decorating class.
Got my two kittens, Riley Moonshine and Diesel Gambrinus!
they were scared to come out of the carrier at first… so sweet!
I went to the NC Mountain State Fair.
I threw my stepsister Ruth the most awesome baby shower ever.
I had my second Pinterest party.
I started my local travel blog (I’m not so good at updating in unfortunately).
I became obsessed with blog swaps!!