What I Did This Weekend + Monday Mandess Link Up 6.8.15

Hi there. Ashley here. Happy Monday!

Guess what?! Thursday was my last day of school. I cannot believe it went by so fast! I have been itching to get out of the classroom for a couple months now. It was really hard being in class with mostly 18-24 year olds when you're almost 31. You can read into that how ever you like.  I will tell you - on the last day of class some of my fellow classmates decided to drink on our lunch break (I wasn't present, I found out about it when our instructor brought it up).  Some of these said classmates are not of age. Really?  I have no idea what made them think this was a good idea. #OverIt

I start my externship tomorrow! I'll be working in general surgery, and how that works and what I'm doing I'm not really sure, but I'm up for anything! I am also excited to get rid of my tan and blue scrubs (which were HUGE on me) and trade them in for Spectrum Maroon in a size that doesn't make me look 20 pounds heavier. #Win!

Weekend Happenings:

//1// On Friday we had a new hot water heater installed and on Saturday we had our carpets professionally cleaned. We're now getting hotter water quicker and the carpets look about 100x better. #It'sTheLittleThings

//2// Nick and I went to see Joyce Meyer at our church on Friday night.

I was able to get some information on medical missions through Hand of Hope which is part of Joyce Meyer Ministries. A goal of mine for after my program completion was to go on/participate in a medical missions trip. So excited to make this happen in the next few years! Hand of Hope also supports clean water initiatives and the cause to stop human trafficking.

//3// I went to The Verve Pipe concert with my school BFF Kelly and her daughter on Saturday night after working at David's all day.

The only thing I knew about The Verve Pipe is that their lead guitarist, Lou Mousa, plays in the worship band at a church Nick and I used to go to.

Lou (Luigi)

These guys are legit. They were really good. The lead singer has tons of talent. I'd say check them out!

On stage during the encore!
Just hanging out with the drummer.

//4// On Sunday we went downtown to the Festival of the Arts. It rained on us a bit, but we still had a lot of fun. I got some homemade perogies, enjoyed the walking around downtown, and visited some of the art tents. We got to see some great dancers from one of the area's dance studios. It brought back so many memories!

I know I've shared some funny texts between me and my sister. Here's another good one...

Courtney: This lesbian keep hitting on me.
Me: Why does everyone think you're a lesbian?
Courtney: Who thinks that?
Me: The vet thought you and Amber were.
Courtney: Oh, yeah! That was fun!
Wishing you the happiest week ever!
Link up below!


  1. Those concert and dance pictures are awesome!

  2. Yay for being done with school! Good luck on starting your externship-I'm sure you'll do great! :)

  3. Wow looks like a great weekend!!! Congrats on school!! I loved the funny about feeling like you're 20 until you hang out with people that age ... SO true!!!

  4. I LOVE the song The Freshmen by The Verve Pipe. It is so so good and emotional! Congrats on being done with school! Looks like a great weekend!

  5. Looks like a super fun weekend! Good luck on the externship!

  6. I also went to an arts festival and got rained on this weekend! haha What adorable little ballerinas!

    Her Heartland Soul

  7. Sounds like a fun weekend! I always think I should attend an arts festival, they sound like a lot of fun but I always have something else planned.

  8. Yikes about your drinking classmates! So glad you're out of class and can start enjoying your externship! :) Good luck with that! Looks like a fun weekend!

  9. Congratulations on the last day of class!!

    We need to have someone clean our carpets, they look scary. And such a fun weekend. Best of luck with the externship, can't wait to hear about it!

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  10. Congrats on being done with class!! Yay! Looks like it was a great Grand Rapids weekend :)

  11. Looks like such a fun and full weekend! Good luck tomorrow, so exciting!

  12. Good luck on your externship, so exciting! Going on medical missions would be so cool!

  13. It is the little things, isn't it?! I hope you'll get to enjoy your summer with no classes!

  14. Best of luck on your externship!!

    I agree about being annoyed with 20 somethings sometimes.

    Thanks for linkin' up! xoxo

  15. All the best with the externship. Enjoy the summer!

  16. Yay for finishing school!! That eccard is so me. I think Im 20 until I actually hang out with the young ones and then Im like - what in the worlddddd?!