One of Ly's really really really really good friends from high school recently moved to DC which needless to say made Ly over-the-moon-happy since DC is within driving distance from her house.
And last weekend that very same friend stopped by her house for a visit. They stayed up 'til all hours of the night chatting & Alan had to tell them to go to sleep because they were getting up "early" in the morning. Even though they hadn't seen each other in a super long time (due in part to the fact that they were on separate continents for quite some time) it was as if not a day had passed since they were last together. #BFFreunited
- Ly flew to Texas for another session of school. She realized some things will never change and Texans love college football.
- Ly decided to take a double load of classes this semester in an effort to finish ASAP.
- Ly went to CA to see one of her favorite people get married. She also spent time with her family and realized she misses the West Coast.
- Ly turned 29. Alan bought her a panda cake and some clothes.
- Ly also got a print of the Family Proclamation that she's been wanting for quite sometime.
- Alan is loving his MHA program and has more free time, so Ly+Alan went to the temple one Sat afternoon.
- Alan finally decided on a speciality.
- Alan has a lot of exciting plans in the works in regards to school
Ly + Alan recently decided to try the whole30 diet with a few friends. It's been great so far -- Alan admitted that sugar isn't a food group & Ly learned to eat vegetables other than carrots & asparagus. They also have been cooking a plethora of yummy food including butternut squash soup, steak, salmon, curry, watermelon & cucumber salad, roasted chicken, and spaghetti squash pesto.
Life for the Lee family has been rather hectic as of late. Both Ly + Alan have been swamped with school -- Alan finished up 3rd year and is in board taking mode while Ly is knee deep in religion books. Despite that, they have had some time for fun. Recently they went camping with some friends up in Shenandoah -- the weather was perfect (well it did rain a little but it was so hot the rain was welcome) and Ly enjoyed sleeping on her new camping mat. They also have managed to go to the beach a handful of times where they studied in the sunshine. When taking a break from studying, both Ly + Alan have discovered the joys of the drive-in movie theater as well as relaxing on the deck. Unfortunately the weather has decided to take a turn for the unbearable (yesterday it was 101 degrees but felt like 112 with humidity!) so they are now looking for some climate controlled activities...
Last Sunday, Ly packed her bags and flew out to Texas for a week.
Why was Ly going to Texas you wonder? One word: school. Being her first time in the Lone Star State, Ly was lucky enough to experience tornado warnings, dust storms, and 95 degree heat at 9 AM. Despite the fact that she stayed inside 10+ hours a day, Ly came home with a significant sun tan and lightened hair. Gotta love Texas. She also was lucky enough to deal with multiple delayed (and canceled) flights so she had lots of time to work on her homework.
While Ly's experiences in Texas were certainly an...adventure...she came to realize one thing: being a pioneer is hard. It's hard to have the courage and strength to keep persevering when everywhere you turn people seem to question what you are doing.
Luckily, Ly got to spend some time with some of her favorite people this weekend in Dallas. And the idea of getting to see them the next few times she is in Texas makes her excited and anticipate her next trips to the Lone Star State.
Since Ly aced her first semester of grad school, she spent the last week relaxing a bit before summer classes started. Of course that relaxation time included coloring, sewing, cooking, reading and hanging out with Alan as much as time allowed.