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august already?

Monday, August 8, 2011

we are so good


Went to the lake yesterday for some fun with family. Jed and I took these pictures and I can't help but smile every time I look at them. I especially love this one, because it shows Jed's lovely smile.

I can't believe it's already the end of summer. We did get a chance to take a dip in the lake for the first time all summer (yes, way!) so Jed and I agreed we must try to go more often before the end of August. And now that it's the end of summer (somehow I always do my shopping at the end of the season...heh), I bought these awesome "mom" shorts at Target for under $5 bucks. I don't know what it is, but I somehow prefer the fit of these to the fit of those skimpy shorts sold in the "young adult" section of the store. Hope I get some wear out of them before summer officially ends.

Oh and yes, Jed and I are officially moving to Chicago next month! Thank you guys so much for writing to me and giving me so many wonderful suggestions! We found the perfect apartment not too far from Northwestern University. Yay! A little sad about moving, but I will rally my spirits and make the best of it. I'm determined to enjoy city life! And I'm so looking forward to decorating our cool new apartment!

P.S. I got my haircut and it turned out quite nice I think! I also made an incredibly awkward video to show how my hair looks in motion! :)


  1. those are totally my kind of shorts! nice work for $5. :)

  2. love mom shorts, and what a steal! oh target, i miss you so...chicago, how exciting! that will be quite the change, but i hope you love being there. i've enjoyed the city the three times i've visited.

  3. You're going to love Chicago. I've lived in a lot of different cities and it is my favorite by far. I hope I never have to move.

  4. erica, have you been to "joe fresh"? we went there when we were in pei canada and it reminded me of target. http://www.joefresh.com

    i'm sure i will enjoy chicago! plus, it's not far from iowa! ;)

  5. I looked at my calender this morning and nearly flipped when I realized it was August 8th already! :p I feel like the summer is just whizzing by far too quickly! Hope you get some more time to sneak in a few more summertime activities before you move. :) Sending lots of well-wishes your way about that--and I look forward to hearing about your new digs and what it's like to live in Chicago!

  6. I have been following your blog for awhile, but I don't think I have commented. Good luck on your move! I just moved to a new city after leaving the area I have lived in my whole life. I left my job, my family, and my amazing group of friends. It's just me and my husband. It has been tough--tougher than I thought it would be. I really hope you can make the best of it....hopefully you'll be better at it than I am.

  7. So excited to hear you'll be in Chicago! I moved here two weeks ago for my new job and I am just loving it! I also live on the north side...if you ever have the chance, mosey on down to Andersonville and check out Windy Knitty! :)

  8. tee hee....Mom shorts. too cute. I guess if I were to wear shorts they would now have to be thus named!? ;) Your hair looks lovely!! Happy moving to you, as well! What a exciting time for you both!

  9. Let me know when you're settled! I'd love to show you around the city!

    Kara F

  10. Love your blog - you and Jed are both so cute ;) Good luck with your move - I moved from the US to Germany at age 25 and I don't regret a thing. You will do well - hang in there :)

  11. how i ove this photo of you & Jed, Anna !!! so much it makes my day !
    xo to you, city girl ;)