As we transition into October, I’m happy to see autumn creeping with cooler weather. I celebrated my 23rd birthday this month, receiving a beautiful DSLR camera from my boyfriend and family. It was a busy month, and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon.
Oliver continues to make himself right at home by keeping us up every night, scratching at my door. As you can see, he’s pretty majestic. Labor Day weekend, we drove up to Pleasanton for a Scottish Festival with Andrew’s family. That was quite an experience. It’s kind of like you’d expect – lots of men in kilts and lots of beer and whiskey.
Andrew and I drove to San Diego to visit my family for a weekend earlier this month, where I spent some time with my nieces. My oldest niece, Peyton, insisted on trying to teach Andrew how to hula hoop. While we were there, I also had a reunion with friends I grew up with. Fun fact about me: I was a Girl Scout my entire life. These girls were in my troop. I’ve known them since kindergarten, and we try to get together at least once a year to catch up.
I traveled a lot this month for work, visiting Omaha, Chicago and San Jose for different events that I coordinated. Traveling is fun while I’m young, but I certainly understand why people do it less as they get older. It’s draining to be on the road, and I’ve quickly grown to dislike airplanes, airports and rental cars. Somewhat unfortunately, I’m a sucker for the familiar, so traveling is difficult for me as well as good for me because it pushes me well outside of my comfort zone. Overall, it’s been a great experience, and I look forward to traveling a bit more in October (though not nearly as often).
Here are a couple photos from my short stay in Chicago:
Taking a look back at this month, I posted about my DIY rope scratching post for Oliver (my most popular post in my blogging career, I might add) as well as a simple travel laundry bag, three ways to paint terracotta pots, and a pink ombre cake. I’m looking forward to October and cooler weather so that I can finally bake without overheating my little apartment! I’ll catch up with you all later!