If you have not read While I was Away - Part 1, CLICK HERE before reading any further!!! But then, be sure you come back to read Part 2. :) Like I said yesterday, so many things happened while I was taking a vacation from blogging. So many things that should have been individual blogposts, but you are getting them in two blogposts. Just think, less for you to read! So without further ado, here is PART 2 of what happened in my life while I was away!
1. I Bachelorette Partied.
One of Zak's old roommates was getting married! Over the time Zak and I have been dating, I have gotten to know his fiancé quite well! I ended up buying her car and hanging out with her on a few Sundays when our boyfriends had softball games. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend her Bachelorette party, which was an absolute blast! It was held in Chicago on the weekend of the Air & Water show! We rented a cabana on Lake Michigan with all you can eat and all you can drink and had a front row seat for the Air and Water show! The night continued on with dinner at a Tapas restaurant and bar hopping until 4am... Yeah, we were that bachelorette party..but it was a complete blast and I couldn't be more fortunate to have been included in the festivities with a great group of girls!
2. We went up north to my family's cabin.
When my mom was a little girl, my grandparents build a cabin in central Wisconsin on a small lake. As a kid, we would spend weeks up here during the summer--it was only 1.5 hours from my house! Over the years as I have gotten busier with school and work, I have not been able to spend as much time up there as I would like. I always try to get up there at least once a summer and Labor Day weekend was that weekend this summer. It is great to get away, kayak (which for the record, I am awful at), swim, bike, eat good food, sit by the campfire, and enjoy some family time. Nothing will ever compare to time spent up at my family's cottage.
3. I started my first job as a speech-language pathologist!
At the beginning of July, my search for a job as a pediatric speech-language pathologist came to a close as I accepted my dream job. I work for a clinic in the Chicagoland area. During the schoolyear, I am contracted to work in a few different charter schools and then during the summer, I work in one of our two Chicago clinics as we hold programs for the kids! I am loving it and cannot wait to tell you more about it!
4. My other sister came to visit me!
I have two sisters! If you read my post from yesterday, you saw that one came and visited me shortly after I moved. My other sister, Rachel was able to come and visit me in September! She is a nurse at a hospital in Milwaukee and was easily able to take the train down to Chicago for a sisters weekend! It was so good to see her for more than 2-3 hours when we happen to be home at the same time!
Zak's old roommate got married! Zak was a groomsman in the wedding and dangggg he looked so GOOD! I seriously think he should wear a suit everyday. Seriously, all of the heart eyes! The wedding ceremony was held at DePaul University's gorgeous chapel and the reception was downtown Chicago. It was a beautiful day for a gorgeous wedding!
Zak is crazy and likes to run marathons. I like to be there and cheer him on. He finished the Milwaukee Lakefront marathon in 3:06, seriously how he did it, I don't know! The day before the race it rained the whole entire day nonstop. There was nothing on the radar for race day which we were thrilled about. The morning of the race we wake up and leave our hotel and it was still raining. There was nothing on the radar and it didn't look like it was going to be stopping anytime soon. Zak ran the whole entire marathon in pouring rain, he is amazing!
Now that I have caught you all up in what has happened in my life, what has been going on with you?! I want to hear!