Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Joys of August

 August has slowed down a little for me (compared to July). Although it's still been busy, it's been more relaxed and less stressful. In August, I celebrated my 25th (WHAT?!) birthday and our 2nd wedding anniversary. I finished my first clinical rotation and I started my last ever semester of classes. 

Daniel and I went on a weekend trip to Pismo beach for our anniversary. Of all the vacations we have taken so far, I would say this was probably my favorite. I don't usually take the time to plan out everything ahead of time (restaurants, activities, etc) but I was SO glad I did this time. We had some amazing food, kayaking, beautiful beaches, and a relaxing place to stay. We used Airbnb for the first time and it was really neat. 

Headed out! 
Delicious pizza, and Daniel was obsessed with the beer! 
Obviously, we had to have slurpees on our late night beach excursion. 
Do I need any words? 
I did this! I felt so adventurous!

Fat sandwiches at the Grover Beach festival.


Another great thing about August is that I had more time to spend working on our church's part in a campaign called "Jesus for King 2016". I have talked about it before, but it's a reminder to people everywhere to choose Jesus as King. It's particularly relevant this year in the midst of all the political turmoil and the lack of support (it seems) of both presidential candidates. #jesusforking2016

For September, I have made the following goals for myself:

1) Finish my doctoral project draft by the first deadline

2) Do an activity that Daniel wants to do (that I don't) every week

3) Run at least two days a week

4) Keep up with my blog posts, at least 2 a week 

5) Start (and finish) a new devotional book
What do you hope to accomplish in September?


  1. I'm glad you had a good time using Air BnB! I've used it a few times and have had good experiences.

    1. I will definitely use it again! It was so much more affordable than a hotel, especially in this area of California!

  2. So happy that you enjoyed your well deserved holiday, you both look so happy together,so thankful you found each other, glad your birthday was wonderful!