May 06, 2019

April Life Update 2019

Stephanie Kamp Blog: April Life Update 2019
Hey guys,

Sorry to leave you in the dust! I absolutely did not mean to take the entire month of April off, it just kind of worked out that way. I had a pretty busy, stressful, and challenging month of April. I went out of town a couple of weekends. Planned a few things with some friends and some family members. But the biggest thing for me in the month of April was saying goodbye to my boyfriend who left for basic training for the Air Force. He left on April 8th and his basic training started on April 9th. He's been gone for almost a month and it has been a kind of sad month for me. I thought I was going to be able to handle well because I grew up with my dad being in the military and always coming and going. But it's a different feeling when it's the person you are in love with. We chose not to say goodbye because obviously it wasn't goodbye, we chose to say see you in June which is when his graduation from basic will be. My whole family and his whole family are taking a trip out to Texas to be there and support him on his graduation day. I am seriously looking forward to this day so much.

Anyways, since he's been gone, I've written him a letter pretty much every day so far. If I wasn't able to write him a letter one day I made up for it by writing two the next day! I have also sent him about 4 cards now as well just to help lift his spirits during this challenging time for him. I have also been sending him a picture or two with every letter or card I send him. I have this little printer that prints out 2x3 photos, which is like the perfect size because he can just keep them in the envelope and look at them when he's missing home! 

Also during the month of April, we took our annual trip to the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival to celebrate my mom's birthday! We had such a great time and I look forward to this trip every year! I don't think it will ever get old. I hope that we continue on the tradition for many years to come! I'll probably write a blog post about it later. I know I say that about a lot of things but I really do plan on writing the blog posts I talk about I just have to figure out when to fit them all in. There are seriously only so many hours in a day and they seem to just fly by. Except during the month of April lol where everyday seemed to be two days long or longer. 

My sister and I also met up with some friends at SeaWorld, which was a lot of fun! We got to ride some fun roller coasters and their new water raft ride which broke down on us at least 3 times in an hour and a half long period. It was crazy! We don't really go to SeaWorld that often so it was nice to be able to go and catch up with our friends and their adorable baby! I might write a blog post about that too lol, I took quite a few pictures and definitely could share my experience because it was an interesting one! 

I celebrated Easter with my family and then had dinner with my boyfriends family and it was so much fun being able to catch up with everyone. I have a lot of little cousins and it's such a great experience being able to watch them grow up and celebrate holidays with them! It was hard celebrating the holiday without Zach but there will be many more in our future and I can't wait for all of them! 

I also went to two concerts in the month of April, I went and saw Kelsea Ballerini and then we volunteered at the NewsBoys and Michael W. Smith concert, which all in all was a good experience. I actually complained like the whole time we were there because we had to get there sooo early and then we basically just sat around and did nothing for like 2 hours, it was very annoying. I am a huge fan of not wasting time so that's what really bothered me. The part we volunteered for was literally for 10 minutes during the intermission and then we were free to do whatever we wanted. Honestly, I am glad I didn't pay to see the show because I didn't really know most of the songs, I just knew the artists and a couple of their songs. I also just like going to concerts so I wanted to be able to say I saw them in concert but if I had known we were just going to be sitting there for 2 hours in the freezing cold stadium then I probably wouldn't have volunteered. But now that it is all over and I can kind of know what to expect for next time I would volunteer again as long as if it's not on a work night or right after we got back from a weekend away at Disney haha.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I know it's not April anymore but I figured we're only a few days in to May so it still kind of works.

Talk to you soon! 
XO, Steph