I’d like to tell you I’ve spent this beautiful holiday doing all kinds of productive things, but that is just not the case! Luckily I got enough done on Friday that I can allow myself a day of pure enjoyment.
I started the day by picking up my new keyboard (yes, I finally found it and will give you the full scoop later this week), followed by a stop at Starbucks. I have to admit, it felt good to roll down the windows, open the sunroof, and sip my coffee. No air conditioning needed today.
I had lunch with one of my best and oldest friends, and now I’m getting ready to spend the rest of the afternoon by the pool. And what would this holiday be without a cookout (courtesy of my parents)?
Labor Day, for me, is a signal that summer as we know it is ending. That’s never an easy pill to swallow, which is why I’m filling it with things that make me very happy. Hope you’re doing the same!
What’s more appropriate for the 4th of July weekend than a baseball game with your family? That’s exactly what I did yesterday. And even though the Rockies — the home team — lost, it was a perfectly patriotic day.
Our last day in Denver will be spent by the pool, eating Chick-Fil-A (!), and soaking up a few more hours with the family before we head back to Illinois.
I hope you enjoy the holiday! Have fun, be safe, and come back here tomorrow for a brand new week of the regular Listen & Learn fare.
As a birthday present to myself, I’m taking a break from the usual “Sunday Singalong” video — mainly because I haven’t had a chance to make one this week! After wrapping up my last day of work on Thursday, doing double duty as maid of honor and vocalist in a wedding on Friday, and attending another wedding yesterday, I think I deserve a day to just chill with my friends and family.
This is the third birthday I’ve celebrated at Listen & Learn, which I find incredibly hard to believe! I’ve written about turning 26, turning 27, and now the big 2-8. It’s true what they say…time flies when you’re having fun. This year is going to be an exciting one filled with lots of new adventures, but before I get to those, here a few highlights from my 27th year:
- Releasing my first studio album
- Taking a 2nd anniversary trip to Chicago
- Becoming an internship supervisor
- Celebrating my brother’s wedding
- Presenting my first CMTE at AMTA National Conference
- Hosting my family on Christmas for the first time
- Becoming self-employed and expanding my business
There are lots more highlights I could list, but I’m out of time! My family and friends are getting together for an afternoon birthday celebration in just a little bit. I’ll report back at to whether or not I receive the items on my birthday wish list, though all I really care about is being with the people I love :) Happy Sunday to you, whether or not it’s your birthday!
…honoring those who have served our country.
…spending time with the ones we love.
…yummy food on the grill.
…kicking off the summer!
I hope you’re lucky enough to have as beautiful weather as I do on this Memorial Day. I’m getting ready to take my dog for a walk, and then it’s off to my parents’ pool (my summer hangout) for some swimming and a cookout. Talk about the perfect day. Enjoy the holiday, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow!