It has been way too long since I have blogged, so I have to apologize for being so silent on here! The last month has been crazy busy with starting a new job and taking over as President of AMA Iowa, which hasn’t left for a lot of free time to just sit down and write.
The past few weeks have been filled with a lot of fun events including kicking off the month with our Happy Medium Open House for our new office, a trip to the Iowa State Fair, a day at Lake Rathbun with friends and my brother’s wedding to his fabulous wife!
The Iowa State Fair was a blast this year, and I loved going with two girlfriends who showed me all the great things to eat and the fun things to do. I’ve really only been to Iowa State Fair once as an original Iowan <insert gasp from those reading>, which I know is hard to believe. Growing up in a family of four children, I don’t think my parent’s idea of a great time was driving three and a half hours to attend a fair where one of us would inevitably get lost. So instead our fair visits consisted of going to the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa every year, and that seemed to suit all of us just fine! And of course we always went to the Sioux County Fair, too. And in case you were wondering, I was not a part of 4-H, although my sister was!
We picked a great Saturday to go, as it was overcast much of the day we were there. Although, the humidity was insane and it was crazy hot even without the sun!
This past week was packed full, and the week including the Happy Medium team attending the Social Media Club Des Moines’ first-ever Hashie Awards. We walked away with three awards — the most of any company. We were all thrilled, and I am so proud of our team!
This weekend I enjoyed a beautiful Saturday at Lake Rathbun with some good friends and old co-workers. It was such a blast, and I loved spending the day on the water relaxing.
My younger brother married the love of his life on August 9. It was such a beautiful wedding, and it was a joy to share in their special day! Everything went so smoothly, and the bride looked absolutely stunning! I’ve seriously never seen my brother so happy, and I am so excited for them to start their lives together.
It’s been a whirlwind of a month, and it’s hard (and sad) to believe that summer is almost over! I am doing everything I can to soak up the last bits of summer by packing in lots of fun things, time with family and lots of time in the sun!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!