Summer is usually pretty busy for lots of people, but for me I’ve found that after Labor Day every weekend until the end of the year books up fast.
Out of all the months I think September has the most going on, so far, and it’s going to keep us extra busy.
In the first weekend we started the month off in Colorado which was a great way to start off the month. It was only my second time in Denver, but I love it there and would love to go back in the winter.
We have a lot more in store for September like a few dinners planned with friends, training for a half marathon, trying to organize my closet, cabinets, pretty much any shelf in the house, etc. I’m really looking forward to more fun perks of the month like pumpkin bread, football, cooler days(well sometimes), soups, festivals, traveling to NC for my best friend’s baby shower, and a whole new batch of books to add to my reading list.
September is my birthday month and this year I’ll be celebrating the last year of my twenties. I’ve never been too excited about my own birthday, and this year won’t be too different, but I’ve decided not to mope around like I do every other year and embrace all that I’ve accomplished rather than dwell on the things I still have yet to achieve. On the other hand, it is my birthday and I can cry if I want to;)
Another date in September that I am SUPER excited to celebrate is our 2nd wedding anniversary!
Obviously this is my favorite day of the month;)
Another special anniversary in September is today, 9/11.
I took this picture when we went to New York. We stopped at the memorial and looked around at the site and it was such an emotional experience. This statue is covered in badges, ID cards, and remnants from those who lost their lives that day. It was overwhelming how overcome I was just standing there thinking of the many lives that were changed that day.
No matter where you were or if you knew anyone there it still touches each of us in a certain way. It’s hard to believe I was only 17 this day 11 years ago. It is as vivid a memory today as it was then and I am grateful for all the men and women who have served in the military, police and fire departments, and all other areas of defense to keep us safe.
Please take a moment today in remembrance.