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may days of summer

How crazy is it that August is already here? Shops have started putting out their Fall clothes and back-to-school sale ads are everywhere. In college, the start of August meant that it was time to move back into the dorm, reunite with friends and start classes. Now that I am in the working world, I feel like everything is happening around me and since I don’t go to school or have kids, life is just proceeding on as normal. I do miss buying back-to-school supplies and the excitement of new classes and new school year, but I am enjoying sitting on the sidelines and watching from a distance just enough.

Just because I mentioned that the transition from July ↠ August hasn’t meant much to me, doesn’t mean I haven’t had a lot going on this summer. Quite the opposite actually…

The first couple weekends in May were spent at graduations and weddings. It is wedding season, after all!

First up, we went to Caroline and PJ’s wedding in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I became great friends with Caroline playing with her on the USC Club Tennis team. We have so many college memories together, and I was so glad that David and I were there with her while she made one of her most important ones. Congratulations to Caroline and PJ!

The Zitos

Zito Wedding

Zito Wedding

David caught the garter and had no idea what it was.

Zito Wedding

Zito Wedding

Next was Jacob’s Graduation from high school. He has grown into quite the young man and I was so glad I was able to be there to support him on his big day.

Jacob Graduation

Jacob Graduation

Shortly after – actually the same exact night of Jacob’s graduation – I got to celebrate the wedding of my oldest friend Lindsey Wilder Mazzola! Unfortunately I had to miss the ceremony because I was at the graduation, but I still got to partake in the wedding festivities at our neighborhood country club.

Me and Lindsey

This picture is of Lindsey and me at Medieval Times on a 4th grade field trip. My oh my have things changed since then!

This picture is of Lindsey, me and my other oldest (and best!) friend Niki. It was so good to celebrate together!

During all of the hustle and bustle of weddings and graduations, David got a new job in the city and moved into a great house with his friends Brock and Ian. His backyard is fantastic. They even have a bamboo “jungle” in the very back to separate their yard from the neighbors. He loves his new job — I am so proud of him!

David Backyard

Shopping for Work Clothes

Looking forward to seeing how well he does at this new company.

Thats it for May!


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cofc class of 2013

Yet ANOTHER reason to celebrate! My best friend Megan and David’s brother Luke both graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina at the beginning of this month. Luke is heading of to the University of South Carolina School of Law (Go Gamecocks!) and Megan is heading up to New Jersey to start her life in the “real world”. Best of luck to both of them! Congratulations to the CofC Class of 2013!

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Charleston is so beautiful, isn’t it?

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clemson class of 2013

I have had so many things to celebrate recently! Two weekends ago, my sister Tori graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelors of Art in Architecture. I am so proud of her accomplishments and know she will do great at North Carolina State University. She is quite a talented young lady.

Congrats to the Clemson Class of 2013!

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forever to thee


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i did it!

I am no longer a college student! I had a wonderful weekend and cannot believe college is over! Tomorrow I am jetting off to Peru for 12 days for a mission trip, so I apologize for the lack of updates the next two weeks. Below you will find some pictures from the weekend. Adiós. Me voy a Perú!

Graduation Collage

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graduation day

Today is the day! Going to an Honors Cording Ceremony, Luncheon, Commencement Ceremony, and then PARTY at my parent’s house! I am so excited and blessed to be surrounded by such great family and friends. I will post ALL about the festivities this weekend!

Graduation Flowers

How beautiful are these flowers from my parents! Love you guys!


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every which way

So tomorrow I will be graduating from the University of South Carolina. Wait, what? Tomorrow? I can’t believe that this phase of my life is coming to an end. I’ve had such a great time in college, and have learned so so much. I truly believe that I have grown as a person and professional during these last 4 years and can’t say I have too many regrets!

I will be sure to post pictures after the ceremonies and festivities! Until then…time to decide which job opportunity I want to accept! Where will I end up?

Where will I end up?

Necklace // Ring // Earrings // Bracelet // Cord Necklace // Silver Ring // Shorts


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