Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A few things...

Phew!  It's been a minute.  The past few weeks have been a complete zoo.  

I graduated high school! (ignore the cheesy "hell yes, I'm done" smile and cap hair)  Oh, and the other two with me are my lovely little sister and my mother.

I had my graduation party.  My godmother/favorite aunt got me these amazing Burberry rainboots.  These will be PERFECT in the wet Evanston/Chicago weather.  I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I'll be attending Northwestern University next year! Yay!  

I've been coaching synchronized swimming non-stop, it seems.  Nationals are this weekend (AH! Can it really be this close?)  and everyone is stressed out, trying to get the routines ready.  I'm quite excited to see how the girls do, as two of the girls in our 11-12 age group are on the 11-12 National Team.  Plus, this is only the 2nd year of our team's existence, and we're already one of the strongest teams in the Nation.  Check out www.ohiosynchro.org if you're in the Columbus, Ohio area and are interested in synchronized swimming (ages 5-19)!

And I've been getting crafty.

I painted the soles of an old pair of black lace heels  blue with nailpolish!  Two coats of white nail polish, two coats of light blue, and this is the result!  I think they turned out nicely.  I may clean up the edges with a Q-tip in nail polish remover later, though.

And I made a chalkboard with a hunk of wood and chalkboard paint for my roommate and I!  Can't wait to start decorating the dorm.  I've been going crazy on pinterest looking for dorm ideas!

But this morning was a lazy morning.  My boss/friend/former coach came over with her daughter to use our pool for a private lesson, and brought her 7 month old daughter with her.  So, I had to be on baby duty!  Not that I minded....:)  I love babies.  Especially this baby.  She can be so snuggly.  So I watched "Randy to the Rescue" (basically "Say Yes to the Dress" with only Randy) with a sleeping baby on me.  It was so peaceful.

And I recently visited a local vintage store for a party!  I played dress up:)  But more on that later!

xx, Alaura

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on graduating and on getting into Northwestern. I'm sure it will be a fantastic experience (especially the dorm decorating! lol!)

    Good luck at Nationals.

    Also rocking shoes.