It's Finally Summer

by - 6/18/2016

Hello friend! 

As some of you have probably seen from my social media, a couple of weekends ago my friends Dhiya, Sarah, and Lars all went to the Peony gardens at Nichol's Arboretum. It was one last hurrah before Dhiya left us to go back to her home in Indonesia(although one could argue that her home is also here in Ann Arbor with us). Lars is going to leave soon as well; all of the exchange students are heading home since the school year is over.

Going to miss this crew!
All the pretty peonies.
I honestly can't believe that this school year has gone by so quickly. Time seemed to speed up during all the testing in the Spring. I literally remember sitting in chemistry in September and saying to my friend Alex, "I can't wait for summer..." (I know, already!) and now it's here. Even though this year has been quite busy and stressful, it has been the most memorable so far of my high school experience. I met wonderful people, Dhiya, Lars, and Sarah for instance, and become close friends with EveryoneAtmyEnglishTable and peers who I had never talked to until this year! 

Sarah, Anna, Bryce, & Kaycee(who are posing the same) and me!
Best English table!
Along with the school year closing, this amazing woman who I admire so much, Keren(pronounced Ker-in not Karen), got married last weekend! Her wedding was on a blazing 93 degree sunny Saturday, but having the wedding outside was definitely the right thing to do. The flowers looked were so colorful and pretty in her wedding(and of course she looked AMAZING)!!


Yes, they also had a donut cake!! It was SO yummy. I taught some of my friends how to do fancy napkin folds at the table when we were waiting for our turn to get food. We made roses, candles, and fan-like napkins. The rest of the wedding was so cute and I am so happy for Keren and Andrew!

Now that summer is here, there is a lot of reading to do! I have ordered about 15 books from the library in the past week, and I think I'm going to try to always be constantly reading a book during the summer. This is just for fun, and if I feel like I don't want to finish a certain book because it's uninteresting, I can just set it aside and move to a different one. More leisurely reading! Less stressful reading.

Here's a cute vision board I have made of just random things that I enjoy. Vision boards are basically pictures and quotes or words that you find interesting and you paste it all together into a picture! I will be doing more of these in the future, it's a fun way to make art.
Props to you if you know who the girl is.
I'm also going to be doing a lot of traveling this summer, so I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and post them on here and on Facebook! Recently, I got a job at AJ Boggs, and IT(information technology) services company, so I will also be working more and still teaching piano lessons. Getting this job was definitely a gift from God, I am very grateful for the experience I will gain this summer. 

What are some of your summer goals and activities?  Feel free to tell me in the comments.

Joy : )

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