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Reunited in Memphis

So I’m just now getting around to blogging about my trip to Memphis.  Since I have been back, I’ve been crazy busy!  The one thing I’ve been working on that I’m most excited about is my Etsy shop!  I can’t wait to start selling some of the jewelry that I love making.  So stay tuned for the opening day!

I made a short, but much needed trip to Memphis a little over a week ago.  After enduring a week without air conditioning, I was ready to go and have a little adventure.  And the most exciting part of the trip was being reunited with one of my best friends, Ashley!  We became great friends in college and she has since gotten married and moved to Houston.  She also has a pretty awesome blog you should checkout.  Anyway, since we live so far apart, we decided to meet halfway in Memphis.

Memphis is not what I expected.  I thought the entire city would look like Beale Street.  Every other part of the city is pretty chill.  The people there were SO nice.  They were eager to help you find where you wanted to go and give you their best recommendations on where to get the best food.  I would definitely say my favorite meals came from Cockadoos, Local Gastropub, and the Blue Plate Cafe.  While all of my meals may not have been considered “Dietitian Friendly,” Ashley and I did share around 75% of the meals so I didn’t go too crazy.  ; )




Trip of a Lifetime

I just wanted to share a few pictures of my recent trip to China.  I went to visit my fiance, then boyfriend, Nate who is currently teaching English there.  It was so much fun meeting and interacting with his Chinese students.  I absolutely loved it!  They are so fascinating and were equally as fascinated to meet an American.  I felt like a celebrity dealing with the paparazzi the whole time I was there!  Except I actually wanted to talk to them, and my cheeks hurt from smiling so much.  The whole experience was so eye opening.  I LOVE meeting and talking with people from different cultures.  It was amazing to go out an experience the culture in real life.  I was not among other tourists, so I felt immersed into their culture.  I am so proud of Nate for taking this opportunity to jump into a life completely foreign to him and loving on the Chinese people like he has.  I don’t know if I’d have the guts to do it alone!

Another amazing part of my trip was my…….ENGAGEMENT!  He was so sneeky and clever!  To make a long story short, he took me to the Great Wall of China to propose!  I also brought the ring over with me without even knowing!  His mom stashed it into his checkbook box he asked me to bring over to him.  It’s definitely a story to tell our future grandchildren!

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip.  Of course they don’t do it justice, but I hope you enjoy them!

Enjoy your day!