may in indiana*

I grew up 2.5 miles west of Lucas Oil Raceway and 10 miles west of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, famous for the Indy 500! I was never interested in watching cars race in circles, even on the TV. Living so close to the tracks, you knew summer had started when you can hear the race cars practicing. It was a good sound, it reminded you school was almost over and the best weather was approaching. Living in California I lived right next to Highway 5 and the noise was a comfort to me. As I drove downtown today to take my finals I was reminded how much I love Indiana. Speedway was in full bloom with spectators camping out. The weather was sunny and just the right warm in the higher 70s.

Indiana has been in the news regarding the Anti LBT Religious Freedom Act, but my friends and all of our friends are very accepting to respecting others for their choices. Our generation is full of acceptance and enjoying life! Indiana has so much to offer! My friends and I have done the Handlebar Indy a few times to get some exercise and to enjoy this great city!

Where else in the world can you find a theme park based off the major holidays in a town called Santa Claus? Indiana of course! Holiday World has my favorite water park in Indiana. Please put visiting Indiana on your bucket list. As a person who has many to a few places and lived away for 3 years. I have came back and plan on staying. Indiana is full of wholesome people and a relaxed way of living. It’s a great place to put down roots

Holiday World Theme Park

Indianapolis Skyline

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*saturday dinner & games

I’m getting excited that a few of our couple friends are coming over Saturday for some dinner and games! We have got together 2 other times since moving back to Indiana. I plan on serving baked brie, homemade chili, and apple cobbler!

I’ve known Jared since first grade and he married his high school sweetheart, Kirsten. Daniel has known Steven since junior high, they were best friends for the longest time. Steven is married to his high school sweetheart, Cyndi. I didn’t start hanging out with Cyndi until the end of our junior year, and she set behind me in 1st period the fall of our senior year. They are expecting their first child in June and it’s a boy! Then you have Fred and his wife Laura. Daniel and I knew Fred through band and the same friends in high school. He met Laura during college at Indiana University! She fits in so well the group!

In August we had everyone over for the first time. We played Cash n’ Guns, a game where you get to point fake guns at your friends and spouse. I think we had a little too much fun with that! (from the lower left- Steven, Kirsten, Daniel, Jared,  & Fred). And even with the lovely meal I prepared for them the killed me first! I call them my friends?!?

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(Above Cyndi pointing a gun on her hubby)

We have also played the Resistance and One Night Werewolf. We tried playing the Newlywed game, but the questions were either confusing or way to personal. Don’t worry Daniel and I won that game!

I’m not sure what games we will play this weekend. Steven is the gamer of the group! I just bake the goodies!

“In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and share of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” ~Khalil Gibran