Posted September 2, 2014
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It was the annual Bazooka Rocks Festival over the weekend, and I’m proud to say I’ve been to all three of them! They switched it up this year and turned it into a two-day event, with older “high school era” bands playing on the first day, and younger bands playing on the second.

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The audience was so different from day one to day two that it was kind of funny. Taking Back Sunday and The Used headlined day one, so the venue was packed with twenty-somethings reliving their “emo” days. Bands like The Summer Set and We Are The In Crowd played day two, so there were a lot of teenagers in the audience. I’m somewhere in the middle of those two, so I really enjoyed both days of the festival.

     Posted August 10, 2014
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It’s been a long while since I’ve been to a gig, and I’m really happy I made my way to this one. So great hanging out with a bunch of old friends over some really good music. Really stoked for the future of these artists. :)

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     Posted July 25, 2014
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I’ve been home for almost two weeks and I miss these two so much.

Matthew and Ava are my two (almost three!) year old twin cousins, and are pretty much the cutest kids in the entire world. Matthew is a smartypants—he’s obsessed with trains and uses words like “derailed” and “locomotive” on a regular basis. He once laughed at me for getting Thomas mixed up with Gordon. (I’m sorry.) He also picks up words and sentences like nobody’s business. He actually quotes TV shows now! Crazy.

Ava’s a lot quieter, but she’s much more adventurous than her brother. While Matthew sits on the bench when they ride carousels, Ava’s already on her own horse. She loves swimming and jumps into the water without hesitation. (As long as someone’s there to catch her, of course!) She also loves “organizing” things—stacking and sorting whatever’s lying around. When I visited last year, I left my suitcase open while taking a break from unpacking. Suddenly all the jars and canned goods I had were all lined up on the couch. That’s Ava’s handiwork!

I can’t believe these two aren’t really babies anymore. They’re growing up so fast, and I hate that I live so far away from them. Take me back to California, please. :(

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