We are officially 2 WEEKS away from summer vacation!
School is wrapping up in a dizzying spell of events. It is officially hot hot outside and we are all antsy and grumpy and losing our minds. Teachers everywhere are raising their fists in solidarity.
With that said, you have probably noticed a slow in posts on this little blog. I’m going to go down to about 2 posts a week from here until August when I have a consistent routine again. My goal is to have enough content scheduled to post all summer while I’m gone, twice a week. Then I hope to post a bit while were on the road to update you on travels and fun things. (PS if anyone has a suggestion for a good app or way to post quick and easy let me know!) So don’t check out for summer, I have plenty of fun things coming up for you! Including a really fun announcement (July) and Creative Captures will run the second week of each month all through summer still!
I’ll be mostly hanging out on instagram if you want to follow along with our travels @laurenlikesblog.
In case you are curious here is a quick break down of our summer plans:
June 10-21: We are doing the Transiberian Railway. We will be spending a few days in Vladivostok, Irkutz and Listvyanka.
June 21-27: We will be in a small village in Russia WITH MY MOM AND GRANDMA!!!!! (can you feel my excitement?!) Helping them run a children’s camp at a church they support. Its has been 6 years since I have been there and I am SO excited to go back. My mom has been almost 20 times! I will be teaching an art journal workshop to the sweet Babushkas for a night of women’s ministry and Terrell will be teaching a ‘stomp’ band to the kids and of course there will be lots of games and crafts and snacks!
June 27-28: We will be hanging out in Moscow and Saint Petersburg taking tons of photos and using the hashtag #smellslikepootin because we are just so mature.
*We will be attempting to get a phone card so we have internet while in Russia (for travel help, etc) so I may be active on Instagram here, but may not during this time, so you’ll just have to stay tuned and see. I am really looking forward to taking the time on the train to disconnect, read, write, rest and watch Russia fly by my window.
June 28-July 7: We fly to Berlin!! We will be road tripping around Germany and hope to pop over to Prague and Vienna too.
*I hope I get to see all my internet friends since so many of you live in Germany! So if you want to hang out/let us sleep on your floor let me know!
July 7-21: We will be in the states hanging out with our family and squeezing every single baby there is!
July 22-23: We fly home to Korea! WOW. And start work negative one day after we arrive…Yep you read that sentence right, we are actually flying in on the day were supposed to start work (and my new position as the elementary counselor!!!), so I will have to make up a day somewhere along the way. #sigh
Theres no rest for wanderlustful…
Ahhh! I really can’t wait for this summer. There will be so many great blog posts and scrapbooks coming out of this trip. I’m probably equally as excited about that! And on that note, my plan to ‘keep up with’ project life this summer is pretty simple. I will take a polaroid photo a day, stamp the date on it and slip them into project life pockets when we get back. Of course I will be journaling and collecting memorabilia and dreaming of all the amazing big scrapbooks I can make when I get back…
Ok! So now that you know the plan, I need to make some plans! Any suggestions of what to see/do/eat in Russia, Germany, Prague or Vienna? Got any babies that need squeezing?