a synopsis of recent times!

gees its been a summer! havent thought about writing on here at all cause i’ve just been so busy doing life! so first order of business- life in Louisiana.

Summer has been hotter than a sauna and humid as one too. seriously i got a minor burn from a seatbelt the other day. ouch! i had summer class that ended in july. and thank goodness it is over cause waking up that early every day for that long was tiring in the blazing heat. but! i passed the class so it is outta the way =] i was doing a lot of work on Dr. cherry’s hurricane and oil spill research. we had teams of coders reading the interviews and pulling out themes that popped up a lot. and also listened to a lot of the interviews while reading the transcriptions to insure they were correct.

other work was dealing with my masters thesis. EEEKKK!! exciting but also scary and seems like real life. and a huge project that just keeps getting bigger. Dr. Cherry had me write a rough draft of the proposal- which i am on course to give to my committee in october and propose it then. so that is pretty sweet =] i have tons more work to do on it yet. and i am meeting with Dr. Cherry on wednesday to go over my revisions to the draft. things are moving right along! slow but sure!

I had some great visits in the last month. got to meet up with my good friend Ciaran for a few days. we spent some time in New Orleans walking around seeing the sites. eating beignets =] it was really fun! Then I flew up to St Louis and had an awesome time at Zack’s wedding!

me and ma =]
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Me and Uncle Will
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Ma and Pops and the Bride and Groom!
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Aunt Sue, Aunt Tracy, Theresa, and Eli’s girlfriend and Uncle Steve in the background haha
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It was all desserts =] YUM! they were good too !! And super fun to see everyone again.
After the wedding Ma, Pops and I drove from St Louis area to Bloomington 3 hours away to get ready to board an early plane taking us to Maine!!!

we had to board from the ground!
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Maine had awesome blueberries! they look big in this picture, but they were tiny ones
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It was super nice catching up and seeing family!
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Maine was a LOT colder than Baton ROuge- that is for sure!
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We rented a huge awesome house on Mount Desert Island, and stayed basically in Acadia National Park for the entire week. It was sooo pretty! One day when we went hiking it was really cloudy- so the view got cut a little short
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The hiking was fun though =] got to see all sorts of really beautiful views. it was fun exploring around together!
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I know this is like picture overload but just a few more:
we love puzzles, and this puzzle book got left outside by a candle! oops! was a funny dinnertime surprise!
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K made AWESOME blueberry pancakes, and my new camera that I got for my birthday (!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!) has this sweet setting where i can pick a color then everything else is black and white =]
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Me and Kristin got the full Maine Lobster experience. was pretty tasty! hard work opening these guys! and very juicy…
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Flights where a headache for pretty much everyone. Nat got stuck- Rae and Adam got stuck- we were all delayed over and over. that was a mess.

I had another visitor stop by! Becca! She came down to visit from Chicago, and we had lots of fun catching up and swimming all day. We walked around campus for about 2 hours- saw my offices and the Tiger =] It was awesome to see her again! and! we beat mario 1 ! total pros <B{

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Last bit of news for y’all. I cut some bangs for myself:
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I havent had bangs since 3rd grade. it is taking awhile to get used to them. but i think i like em! Also other news. my water at my apartment was out all day yesterday and most of today. it is back on now but we got a boil order for two days =/ hard to feel clean with a boil order… =[ hopefully the water will still be on tomorrow =]

miss you guys! sorry this is rediculous long!
xoxoa
Beth

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