catching up...

Oh heyyyyy, stranger! It's been a while. Sorry :)

For those of you that actually read my blog, thanks for sticking around. Life has been b-u-s-y lately, in the best kind of way!

A few weekends ago, my entire family on my Dad's side was in town to celebrate my uncle's marriage. After twenty-plus years of being with his partner, Chuck, they finally married - LEGALLY! Thank you, New York, for being one of the few states which recognizes that ALL people are equal and deserve the same rights, regardless of their sexual orientation. It breaks my heart to know that so many friends of mine can't legally get married in a place they call home, or have their marriages recognized in states where same-sex marriage isn't yet legal. Ohio... I'm looking at you.

Tim and I have been working away in our backyard, focusing on the landscaping and finishing up the last few details on our back deck. Our furniture finally arrived (hallelu!) which I am thrilllllled about. It poured the night we assembled them and it seriously felt like I abandoned my children outside in the rain. Yes, they're meant to be outdoors and yes, they're waterproof... but when you spend that amount of money on furniture and watch it get soaked, a little part of you dies inside. Haha. Maybe I'm overreacting...?

On the work front, I've finally found a work-life balance where I not only enjoy my day to day, but I'm fulfilled and feeling creative in a way that I haven't in a long time. It's amazing how much your surroundings can affect your ability to feel creative. I never thought it was possible to truly love your work and know without a doubt that you are in the right place in your life. Yay, change! I so appreciate you. Thanks for coming my way.

I hope that your summer is off to a great start! Slather yourself in suntan lotion, stay hydrated, and spend every waking second outdoors :) happy weekend!