Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A modge podge of our 2016!

Although I have separate draft titles of all the specific things our family has been up to, I thought I would just do a generic overview-- you know just in case I don't get to them for awhile ;)

Life has been beautiful here in Charlotte. Calvin is enjoying his job and had his 5 year reunion at Siemens! We have loved his company and we loved being a part of it even before we graduated college. He does amazing work!

I have been very busy with my business here in Charlotte. I connect local businesses to the community through photography, social media and some marketing/advertising. It is fun to get to know so many amazing people and go to some fun events. I travel to nearby cities and love experiencing the South. I get a bit spoiled with it but I sure can't complain. I work about one day a week/nap time and go to events here and there when calv gets home from work. It's been a great system--I just found closed an awesome deal with one of my favorite international magazines. It has been the highlight of my working experience.

Andie is now 2 years old and has has the biggest bubbly personality. She loves saying "there it is!" "thank you" "sorry" "what's that" and has been a great sleeper. Still goes to bed around 7 and wakes up at 8 am. Hallelujah! She loves playing with older kids and still loves books. She amazes other moms at the parks because she looks like a 3 year old going up all the hard things-- I don't know where she gets her adventurous and daredevil side-- not from me for sure!

We just got back from both of our family reunions! We went to St. George and Topsail Island and had two full weeks of vacation. So fun to connect with family and make memories to last until the next year. My sister Kellie is here hanging out with me before she leaves on her church mission to Vancouver, Canada. So excited for her. Also just got back from Memphis for the 4th of July!

cute cousins in St. George

Hiking through NC with Schramma and Pa

Snapchat from my stay at Fearrington Inn. Fun and quick trip! 

Will do a separate post on our Schramm reunion but it was so fun! 

6th year anniversary with my love

Snapped some pics of my beautiful sister leaving for Vancouver Canada. She was here in Charlotte for a week-- I got her all to myself!

My good friend Liz with her beautiful baby boy Rigdon. He is nearly 6 months now!

Family Beach Time -- Topsail Island, NC

Our little sleeper.

Our bffs John and Sarah got to hang in CLT and Andie got to meet little Joey. 

Flowers from Andie

My visit to Philly to meet little Joey

Was able to help throw a baby shower with Jana for my friend Liz!

New car! It's been a long time coming!

A shot from a dinner party I threw with my friend Kathryn of Studio Cultivate. More than 70 people and several businesses around CLT participated. 

My parents are building a vacation home in St. George. It was fun to visit and hike around and get familiar with the beauty!