It’s a Saturday afternoon… fortunately it’s a cloudy day, so I don’t mind being inside working…

My trip to Albuquerque was AMAZING. I love Jared’s parents.. we had a lot of fun! We ate a TON of food and talked a lot. A lot of stories were told over the three days. And Jared and I got to know each other a lot better too… That tends to happen when you live under the same roof with someone. Even if it was only 3 days. Jared and I went on a hot air balloon ride, SO FUN! I think my favorite moment was on the way back up to Colorado, the sun was setting and it was absolutely GORGEOUS. I suggested we stop and watch it, and Jared took the next exit. We sat on the hood of his car and just watched God’s beautiful creation. A perfect end to a pretty awesome couple of days.

Now I’m back in Denver. Yay for reality. Not really. I hate working when I have so much other stuff I should be doing. But I gotta do it. Git ‘er DONE.

In the next two weeks, I have to pack up my apartment and get rid of everything from my life that doesn’t fit into the next “adult” chapter of my life. It’s going to be hard. REALLY hard. I have to be out of my apartment by June 12th, and then I’m going to live in Colorado Springs until I depart for Japan on July 22. It’s coming soon. Kinda scary.

You know what the ironic part is? I never thought I would miss Colorado. I’m not a big mountain person, and I love humidity. But traveling so much over the past few weeks and then coming back to a beautiful green Colorado. I’m really going to miss is when I’m gone.

As for things with Jared… they are good. REALLY good. That’s about all I’m going to say about that.



Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

Hard to believe that I am a college grad. I don’t feel old enough to be done with school. The whole ceremony was amazing and surreal. Normally graduation ceremonies are long and dull… but there were fewer graduates this year AND the speaker for the ceremony was FUNNY, and to the point! He was pretty much amazing! I sat there and then walked across the stage. Going through the motions like everyone before me and everyone after me. It still didn’t seem real.

This past weekend I went to Ouray/Ridgeway to help with a 5 high school band festival. All five of these schools came together to play with each other. It was AMAZING. I’ve never had a clearer example of creating music within community can look like. I am in awe of the possibilities. I got to hang with 6 other girls and Mr. Dorn, and probably laughed harder and more frequently than I ever have before.

I’m going home this afternoon. And then I will be leaving tomorrow morning with my dad and we’re driving to Houston. Gonna meet my sister there and fly out of Ft Sam Houston Airport and will be arriving in Roatan, Honduras sometime Saturday afternoon. We are going SCUBA diving!  I’ll be there for a week, and then driving back from Texas with my dad. It’s going to be amazing to get away! When I get back from Honduras, I am going to Albuquerque with one of the most amazing people ever. 3 DAYS and two long car rides. WOW, I must be the luckiest girl EVER.

So bottom line, I’ll be gone for about two weeks before my next update. Try not to miss me too much 🙂 When I get back, I should have the location of where I will be teaching in Japan, so I can update everyone.

It’s raining outside. Gosh, spring is beautiful.