Coming you today fresh out of one of the best weekends ever!
Fireworks were exploding for Fourth of July, and my heart was exploding with joy from being with people I love so much.
Here’s why this weekend was “one for the books,” in the words of Rachel.
-Overnight oats for the super early train ride into the city.
-Smooth and safe bus rides to and from Boston.
-Lunch back at the ol’ Boston University.
-Rachel finding me standing while eating this lunch (four hours on a bus = butt in pain). First words out of her mouth: “You are NOT standing right now.”
-Giving and receiving big hugs from my friends again.
-Praying with my friends. Having friends in faith is inspiration taken to a whole new level.
-A three hour walk around Boston with Rachel just because we had so much to talk about. Love that chick.
-Making pizza balls on the floor of Rachel’s apartment because… #collegestudentlife. The pizza balls were messy and uneven in size/shape, but they were delicious. Two girls, one package of pizza dough, God knows how much cheese, all gone.
-Talking with my friends into the wee hours of the morning.
-Being woken up by sunshine and birds (not ideal at 7 AM, but still a beautiful thing).
-Banana oatmeal with pb made in my friends’ apartment for breakfast.
looks like a smaller portion than it actually was, mostly because my spoonful of peanut butter was HUGE
-Spending an absolutely gorgeous day at the beach with some of my favorite people.
-Climbing rocks and playing frisbee on the beach.
-Eating a sandwich on the beach (it’s true, Jen— tastes better on the beach!).
-TORI KELLY CONCERT (with Jeff Leblanc as the opener). She sounds even better live. We got on line kinda late after getting back from the beach, so we could only get a spot in the back (it was general admission).
There was a guy who was at least 6 feet tall right in front me at first, but he realized I was strugglin’ behind him, so he courteously asked if I wanted to switch spots with him. Forever grateful for little acts of kindness like that! Also, the venue is pretty small, so she still seemed so close.
-Not worrying about specific eating times/what exactly/how much I’m eating, and just going with the flow. I snacked my way through dinner between the beach and the concert. Then I had a second dinner with Ben and Rachel after the concert at 11 PM.
-A fabulous Fourth of July: sleeping in, brunch (I ate huevos rancheros for the first time— amazing), watching Black Hawk Down (very violent, cried a bit), a cute apartment dinner, ice cream (PB cookies and cream from J.P. Licks, oh my goodness), and fireworks over the Charles River.
-Cheesy bread to finish off the day.
-Saying goodbye to my friends. WAIT, I’m not being mean. Of course it broke my heart, but my sadness in saying goodbye reminded me that it is a wonderful gift from God to have such incredible friends who I seriously trust with my life.
-Eating this classic lunch upon arriving back home. Avocado toast with sunny eggs and sriracha +
-Fun things in the mail: new books and snail mail from my friend Emma! I ♥ pen pals.
-USA Women’s Soccer Team winning the World Cup!
-My parents’ anniversary today! My bro and I are blessed to have parents who display such love and sacrifice for one another and for their children.
-Jury duty today. Not my activity of choice, but hey, might as well continue the proud-to-be-American theme, right?
Wishing you all an awesome Monday! Eat something doughy and cheesy.
So tell me:
American friends, what did you do for the Fourth?
Non-Americans, what did you do this weekend?
Have you ever been summoned for jury duty?