|A barn near my parent's home, early summer|
|A mosaic of my summer projects|
|The bathroom in progress|
|The jars waiting to go into the oven to dry the food coloring/glue mixture|
My absolute FAVORITE thing this summer has been visiting Russ. He also went to stay with his parents this summer on the east coast. I went for about a week and had a blast. We got so much wedding planning done! We registered for wedding gifts, found wedding bands, and I got to be crafty with Russ' mom. She has offered to make my wedding dress, so one day Russ drove us to the city where they had a whole street of fabric stores. I really wish I was better at sewing. Stores and stores of beautiful fabric, buttons, and more!
|All the stores were overcrowded with the fabric|
|A wall of buttons|
But eventually, I had to return home to the heat of the mid-west drought. All our grass is brittle and brown.
It finally rained about a quarter of an inch yesterday for the first time since early June and the heatwave seems to have broken. Iowa crops need about an inch a week to thrive, so we are in desperate need of more rain. The corn and bean fields have never looked sadder.
I am looking forward to starting packing next week for my internship. My internship town has rain all the time, so the rain that I have missed this summer will be made up for me soon.
To my classmates who have already started their internships: God bless you. May you find welcoming hearts as you meet new people.