Three Months Later…

I could start every single post I make with “So sorry I haven’t updated in a while” (and I’m pretty sure I have), but how come that does nothing to make me actually remember to write blogposts??? So, yet again, I’m SO SORRY I haven’t updated in a while. I can say things have been pretty busy but that’s a lame excuse. I’ll just list the things that have happened since I last posted with an access amount of pictures…

APRIL:

I continued on through the school year, my sophomore year of college coming closer and closer  to the end, bringing extreme stress and anxiety along with it. In the middle of the month, I traveled home to celebrate yet another cousins’ wedding, and it was fantastic. We all rented cabins in the woods near Watkin’s Glen where the wedding was taking place and had multiple days of family breakfasts.  The wedding was beautiful and I couldn’t be happier that our family continues to expand.

MY FAMILY ALSO GOT CHICKENS IN APRIL. My mom and aunt decided they wanted to be in-control of where our food is coming from (eggs, not meat, thank God) so we now have a full flock of chickens (and 2 roosters, by accident). It’s almost embarrassing how much I love them. I was able to name two, so naturally I named them after my biggest role models: Hermione Granger and Leslie Knope. 

Jeff and Erin's wedding.
Jeff and Erin’s wedding.
My little chicks Hermione and Leslie Knope just a few days after we got them.
My little chicks Hermione and Leslie Knope just a few days after we got them.
Now they're GIANT real life chickens. Hermione is laying down and Leslie Knope is standing over her.
Now they’re GIANT real life chickens. Hermione is laying down and Leslie Knope is standing over her.

MAY:

My friends and I panicked at how little time we had left together and how many adventures we still had to go on. We got (most) of our work done while still managing to spend as much time together as we could, with multiple brunches, potluck dinners and blanket forts. This month I also had the complete honor of winning tickets to see Florence + the Machine’s “The Odyssey”, a film made by Vincent Haycock. It was the New York premiere of the film down in the East Village, where my roommate and I were able to watch a film starring the ethereal Florence Welch, with the real life Florence Welch sitting 10 rows behind us. My love for this woman, the band and the film will have to be carried into another blogpost because I could talk forever.

The end of the school year came closer to an end and my friends and I YOLOed as hard as we could (mostly meaning eating 4 different kinds of pasta in one night). My roommate and I stressed the F out over moving our things to the storage lockers (okay, mostly just I stressed) and eventually all of our dorms were empty. With one final goodbye, we held in our tears (again, maybe just I did) over the fact that we won’t be a fully reunited squad until 2017, with two of our ladies studying abroad in Italy next semester. With the school year at a close, we said goodbye to our dream dorm room 900 and all went our separate ways (kind of separate, since 5/6 of us are from the same area).

My sister also graduated from high school in May which was surreal, since I still feel like I’m in high school. With it just being the two of us, our family’s high school days are over. Nothing except our diplomas and the constant letters asking for donations tie us to that school anymore, which is a strange feeling.

One of the biggest honors of my life to attend this premiere...oh my god
One of the biggest honors of my life to attend this premiere…oh my god
One of our many "last" meals together. This is the dinner where we sat around for 5 hours wondering what restaurant to go to, before giving up and going out to buy fancy brie.
One of our many “last” meals together. This is the dinner where we sat around for 5 hours wondering what restaurant to go to, before giving up and going out to buy fancy brie.

Last time waking up in NYC and my last morning in Apt 900.
Last time waking up in NYC and my last morning in Apt 900.
The actual graduate
The graduate.

JUNE:

So far this month I’ve just been working, but I was very lucky to see my actual wife Florence Welch for a second time, when my mom, sister and aunt were FINALLY able to attend a Florence + the Machine concert. Again, I have to have a separate blog post to talk about the talent of this woman because my God, the concert was an out of body experience.

 Last week my family and I took our first trip to Orlando and it was something special. We’ve never been to Disney before (except my sister who took her senior trip there) so we were all pretty excited to see things we’ve only seen on television. We spent nearly every day exploring the parks and nearly dying in that Floridian humidity, but my favorite days by far were the days we spent in Harry Potter World at Universal. Words can’t even describe how in awe I was at their ability to stay true to the books and films through every little detail in ever corner of the parks and stores. Naturally I absolutely had to buy a wand for my self (Hermione’s of course) and my sister bought a Slytherin robe (which she had slight troubles packing into her over-the-weight-limit suitcase). Disney World is truly something incredible and I’m very grateful my family was able to go. I’m also grateful my first time there was when my sister and I were older; I feel we appreciated everything much more than we would have if we went at the “normal” age when people go to Disney/Universal.

Double rainbow before the Florence concert, very fitting.
Double rainbow before the Florence concert, very fitting.
Like, come on...
Like, come on…
Photo credit to my dad, who has no Harry Potter knowledge but was still in awe of the detail put into everything.
Photo credit to my dad, who has no Harry Potter knowledge but was still in awe of the detail put into everything.
Felt like I was coming home...
Felt like I was coming home…
We snuck into a Disneyland resort and I found a giant wall of original Little Mermaid sketches that I fawned over.
We snuck into a Disneyland resort and found a giant wall of original Little Mermaid sketches that I fawned over.
We apparently attract rainbows.
We apparently attract rainbows.
Florida sunsets were decent.
Florida sunsets were decent.

So all in all the summer has been slow going with work but little things are making it a worthwhile summer and break from school…I don’t know how to close this..so I’ll just say sorry for being an ass about updating and I will work harder to write more. 

 

 

 

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