Updates + Monday Madness Link Up 7.20.15

Boy, oh boy! There has been a lot going on.

I graduated! I completed all my course work, the certification exam, and my externship. So, I can officially say that I am a register medical assistant! Also, I had multiple interviews last week. I've decided to join a team at an ENT (ears, nose, and throat) office. I am so excited to get started at the beginning of August!

My sister came from Pennsylvania for my graduation so we got to spend some much time together!

We headed to Eastown for a painting class, a walk by Reed Lake, and a sweet treat at Jersey Junction.

My sister Courtney.

We also had a great beach day in Grand Haven and yummy lunch right on the water!

Tempura Shrimp... mmmmm!

We also made a fire and had s'mores and visited Anna's House, a breakfast place, that I've been wanting to go to.

Where's my s'more, Mom?

My graduation was last week Monday. My husband and sister were there along with my parents-in-law and one of my brothers-in-law.

Congrats ladies!

After the ceremony we went to Stella's downtown with my school BFF and her family.

Nick's brother and my sister.
The in-laws (Nick's parents)
My school bff Kelly and her daughter. 

I got a new phone for graduation! It's the Galaxy S5 which is 12 steps up from what I was using. My sister also got me an amazing birthday gift... 
 Kate Middleton paper dolls!!!

Make sure to have a fantastic week - and link up below! 


  1. What a fun weekend!!! I love those paint nite events--I was surprised at what I could do when I went to one of them!
    Congrats on your graduation--looks like the celebration was perfect! :)

  2. Congratulations on your graduation!! So exciting :) Looks like such a fun weekend with your sister celebrating. I love the way your painting turned out.

  3. Congrats on graduating! That paint night looks so fun. I love your painting!!

  4. Congratulations on graduating and getting a job! And it looks like the festivities that went along with it were tons of fun!

  5. Congrats on your graduation and a job! I love those pictures that you and your sister painted - they actually look like something you can hang in your home. Happy Monday!

  6. Congrats on your graduation and finding a job! Good luck, I'm sure you'll rock it!

  7. Congratulations on your graduation. That painting class looks so fun. I've been thinking of signing up for one and unleash my inner artist.

  8. congrats on your graduation, that's awesome! Love your painting, came out great.

  9. Ok, the paper Kate dolls are too perfect! Congrats on graduating! :) And sushi and smores sound like my kind of weekend celebration!

  10. Congrats on the graduation and the new job, so exciting!! Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family!

  11. Congratulations on graduating!! And for landing the new job. So exciting! That beach picture looks so pretty...wish I was there right now!

  12. Congrats! That is a great accomplishment. And a job to boot!! Very impressed with your paintings. I'm sure I couldn't do that.

  13. Congratulations!!!! Always good to spend some quality sister time too :) I've never been to a paint party yet, probably should check it out one of these days!

    liz @ sundays with sophie