Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Couple of Notes to Catch Up

Dear Renchers,
Thank you for the best vacation I have ever taken to Sandusky, OH! Sure, it's the only one I've ever taken, but that's hardly the point. I couldn't of had a better time. You are the definition of true friends and I'm thankful for you. Thanks for your hospitality and the new memories. Why did I not take any pictures? I am counting down until July.

Dear Des Moines,
I love you more everyday. I felt like such the local this weekend what with eating at the cutest greek restaurant ever, talking to the lady at the antique shop about the exciting things in store for the East Village, perusing through the pet store, consignment shop, and stationary store downtown, and buying local produce, honey, and eggs at the farmer's market. I love an adventure outside of the area (extended or not), but I am midwest through and through. You know what's funny, I'm pretty proud of that too.

Dear Linz,
Thanks for exploring D-town with me this weekend. Your company makes everything better.

Dear Sister,
You being in DSM this weekend reminds me what it is like to be in the same city. The reminder is bittersweet because it's the best when you're here, but my heart hurts a little when you're not. We've got to do something about this.

Dear Letters to Juliet,
I've been anticipating seeing you for a long time now. Seriously, you could have been so much better. If my company wouldn't have been good, it would have been a waste of 2 hours of my life.
Way disappointed,

Dear Work,
This whole making friends with students and their families, and then them leaving in 4 or less years is the worst occupational hazard ever. I'm thankful that you've brought me some new life friends and nieces/nephews to love on, but I wish we could be in the same place forever. I'm excited about all the possibilities for their lives and I know they're all going big places. If I ever need a podiatrist or orthopod (or whatever else they all decide to be), I'm confident I'll be in the best of hands. I'm just hoping they remember me someday when they are rich. :) I'm also looking forward to some girls' weekends in the years to come. Can that be arranged?

Dear Ava,
Your little swimsuit is the cutest thing I have ever seen.
Aunt Nikki

Dear Sunday,
Why do you sometimes give me the blues? You come too quick every single week. Please stop moving so fast.

Dear Self,
Don't sell your self short. I'm anticipating big things for you in the coming year.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Time Flies

Ava pouting on her first birthday because I stole her binky. You win some, you lose some I guess.