Sunday, August 21, 2011

Butterflies, Barking Puppies, and Exciting Things

The first week of school literally went by in a blur. That may be because I have quite a few study halls, but that's the best part. I'm able to eat lunch at home this semester and my English class at Blue Ridge that starts on Tuesday is only once a week. I don't know if I should be celebrating that, though....

Unfortunately, Thursday put a downer on my week. It seemed like everything was going wrong and it was just one of those days. You know? Everyone has them. I was glad when it was over, especially since I legitimately faceplanted off the back of the swing while taking a picture that day. Haha. I'm a champ.

After I fell off the swing, collected myself, and laughed out loud, I saw a gorgeous butterfly gathering nectar from our nearby butterfly bush. I was thrilled because I have always wanted to get a picture of a butterfly. I ran to my room to get my camera and went out to capture this Monarch's beauty.

And thankfully everything turned around after my bad day on Thursday. This weekend has definitely been spectacular. The cooler weather at night and the shorter days make me long for fall and wearing layers. I am absolutely stoked to be able to wear my boots, as well. :) I'm also considering buying a pair of Clarks heels since all my jeans are too long. The pair I might get is adorable. That, too, makes me jump for joy at the fact that fall is so close!

As I'm realizing the rest of the season is going to fly by and it will be cold in a jiffy, I'm trying to convince my family that we need a fire during the winter to keep us warm. We haven't had a functional fireplace in years and our frigid den is calling for the gas logs to be fixed.

Today is dreary and rainy but that's okay because mom and I are going to see The Help in just a few minutes. I am really looking forward to it. I haven't read the book, which is super lame, but I cannot wait to see this movie. And I love Emma Stone, so that makes it even better.


  1. the photos are lovely. the 10th one is my favorite <3katie

  2. 1. I need a crochet lesson!!
    2. that yarn is! You made me want to knit! (...maybe during our road trip to Utah??) (:

  3. Ok, these butterflies could NOT be any cuter. Loved loved loved it!
    I'm glad I bumped into your blog - internet is such an amazing thing :)

    Maybe you could come visit me too sometime. Have a nice day!


  4. Wow. You are so talented. I'm impressed