We began May in Marquette for the grand celebration of the Beautiful Girl's graduation from college.
Mallory graduated from Northern Michigan University on Saturday, May 2. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in History.
We are very proud parents.
After graduation, we packed her up and moved her home.
The first full week of May was our town's Tulip Festival, the tulips were just about perfect for it.
Mid-May had us departing for a week in The Great Smoky Mountains. A break down of the trip will be coming in future posts. We had a great time away, and even though rain was predicted every day of our trip, most days were more like this.
We returned home last week Sunday, thankfully with one more day off work thanks to the Memorial Day holiday. Mallory started her new job on Tuesday, May 26 and is loving it. Glen returned to work to travel yet again, thankfully only to the east side of the state. I conquered groceries, laundry and housework.
What lies ahead
In June I am going to participate in Vivienne McMaster's Be Your Own Beloved again. I did the class back in February, but I want to do it in warmer weather, where I can take shots outside, and not have three layers of clothing on. I also have a bucket list of shots I want to do, and even though I could do them on my own anytime, the class structure really motivates me to actually take the time to do them. Also amazing community in that class!
In July I am taking a writing class - Magazine Writing through Creative Nonfiction. I have ruled out Memoir writing as my style, but immersion writing or Magazine style writing really interests me, and is what my Coffee Shop Chronicles would be classified as, so I am going to explore that style of writing and see where it leads me.
Also more travel lies ahead. Glen is in charging of planning an away weekend for our Anniversary in mid-July. I am hoping to get to Chicago for a weekend in August. I am looking into possibilities for a week away for Glen and I in September, and in October I am meeting up with a friend for a week in Pennsylvania.
So much goodness lies ahead. I look forward to sharing it here.