A little over a week ago I went on a photo shoot with a close friend from school! It was a beautiful day out and I was itching to get some photos in. It has been forever since I have shot anything, so it felt great to get out again!
Here are my favorite images:
I even pulled out my prism to use (that’s how most of these turned out in the way they did). I could not be happier with our shoot and cannot wait for the warm weather to return!
I have some unbelievable news to share with you. It is currently 59F outside (at 11:00) here in Minnesota, on MARCH 7th! I don’t think we’ve ever had weather this wonderful this early in the year.
This whole next week is filled with weather in the upper 50s and mid 60s – I may have to break out a pair of shorts! While I am loving this weather, I fear we’ll get another snowstorm before spring is actually here. That would seem about right for the midwest.
I am currently sitting in the library, working on an assignment that I procrastinated on and is due later today. Did I mention I am stuck inside all day on Mondays? It really sucks, especially on a beautiful day like today.
My hope is that with the nicer weather here, I can start walking more. Trevor bought me a Fitbit for my birthday, and it has made me aware of two things. 1. I do not sleep well at all. 2. I don’t walk very much during my days. So that will be a new goal for these upcoming months: MORE STEPS!
I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful Monday and have as great of weather as we lucky folk in the midwest are!
I am so blessed to have such an awesome fiance and to have been able to celebrate his birthday with him! So here’s what all happened on Trevor’s “crazy” 21st birthday!
His day started off with a surprise breakfast made by me! I woke him up with the traditional saying “Wakey-wakey! Eggs and bacy!” So I did just that, I woke him up with fresh eggs and bacon. I wish I would have taken a picture of him getting his food, because it was precious how surprised he was to receive a fresh breakfast in bed on his birthday!
After breakfast, I gave him his card and presents. I made his homemade-and I am quite proud.
Trevor was quite the fanatic of Left Shark from the Super Bowl. Originally I was going to incorporate it into his gift, but forgot until it came time to make his card.
For the rest of his actual gift, I splurged. I bought him a nice Teakwood candle from Target. I could not find the exact one-but I am about 95% sure it is the same brand/style as this one: here. I also got him an absolutely amazing watch. He has had his eye on various watches, but wanted to find the perfect one. He decided MVMT carried his #1 pick. It was so hard to keep it a surprise from him, I knew he would love it. I couldn’t help but splurge a bit on him. See it: here. Honestly, it looks so beautiful online, but it is even more so in person! I love seeing how joyful he is when he puts it on and is wearing it.
After presents, Trevor recorded with his friend, Justin who was in town from Eau Claire for the weekend. We then headed to “lunch” (it was almost 2) at Culvers. I enjoyed a grilled chicken sandwich and a turtle sundae there. Around 4 we journeyed to Mall of America to find some wedding attire for Trevor, Justin, and Christian. It took longer than we expected and there were a few kinks in our original plan, but it all worked out (hallelujah)! I also found a headband I will wear for the wedding while we were there! I absolutely love Francesca’s, but normally cannot allow myself to spend so much on things as they are rather expensive. But hey, it was perfect and it’s for my wedding-so why not?! Take a look at it: here.
After a long day at MOA, we booked it to Mystic Lake Casino. In Minnesota, you only have to be 18 to go to the casino, otherwise I would not have been able to go in-like in Wisconsin where you have to be 21. I went in with $20. At one of the slots machines, I was at about $16 and figured I would be walking away with nothing, but I hit three “k”s which meant I got 10 free spins! The machine auto spun for me 10 times. By the end of my turn my ticket printed out at about $113! That was my highlight of the night-and I was the big winner of our group. It was a blast! While we were there, Trevor also had his first legal drink. He had a Summer Shandy (which he didn’t even finish…).
What a crazy awesome weekend. Despite not getting much sleep-I feel much more relaxed going into this week. Now to get over these awful allergies!
Today I interviewed for the education program at my school. By being accepted into it, I will be able to do my practicum next spring and student teach the following fall! It was nerve-wracking and I’m glad it’s over, but it wasn’t as bad as I had expected.
After interview, my roommates (who also interviewed) and I went to Grand Ave. It was hoppin! Everyone was out in adorable sundresses, walking their dogs, and had their shades on. It is a truly beautiful day. I am thankful that spring has finally arrived!
As much as I complain about how much I do not like Midwest winters, I think they are important to have. Without the cold and death of winter, spring would be underappreciated for it’s warmth and life. This is important to realize, especially in the middle of winter when you so desperately want to move to a warmer climate.