• You've stumbled upon 'The Good Stuff.' Whether you're here to share in my adventures or just passing through, I'm glad you're here!

  • #InstaLife

    #HappyBirthday Jancz 💗 Just remember that "no one likes you when you're 23"... Love, Sissy
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#SpooGirls #sisters #tothemoonandback #sassysisters #theyearof26 #sisteract @janci_lamour #OnTheBlog #LinkInBio: There are few things more beautiful than a wheat harvest. There's a reason we sing "...for amber waves of grain."
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#wheatharvest17 #wheat #USWheat #ilovemyjob #amberwavesofgrain #mylifebelike #Kansas #homesweethome #agriculture #farm365 #Summer2017 #TheGoodStuffBlog #theyearof26 #canont5i #photography "Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness." -Thomas Jefferson
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...Happiness, yes, Tom was certainly right about that.
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#wheatharvest17 #wheat #USWheat #ilovemyjob #amberwavesofgrain #mylifebelike #Kansas #homesweethome #agriculture #farm365 #Summer2017 #theyearof26 #OnTheBlog #LinkInBio: Sharing my #TravelJournal from my work trip to #EstesPark a few weeks ago. My sweet mama also got to tag along and we made a mini vacay out it, complete with a great hike!
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#TheGoodStuffBlog #theyearof26 #hiking #Colorado #GemLake #PaulBunyansboot #latergram #canont5i #wanderlust #igotitfrommymama #gooutside The company alone was worth the two blisters I earned #billygoattrail #hiking #weekendvibes #mylifebelike #theyearof26 This is what slow, sweet summertime is made of 🍷☀️👫
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@smvwinery @sugarloafmountain #winery #chardonnay #drinklocal #theyearof26 #weekendvibes #mylifebelike #lazysaturday
  • My Favorite Words.

    'The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still' -Exodus 14:14

    "You've got to know your limitations. I found out what mine were when I was twelve. I found out that there weren't too many limitations, if I did it my way." - Johnny Cash

    "Courage is the ladder that all virtues are mounted on." - Mr. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.

    "It's your choice, Ace. People can live a hundred years without really living for a minute. You climb up here with me, it's one less minuteyou haven't lived." - Gilmore Girls

    "Faith, it does not make things easy, it makes them possible" - Luke 1:37

    "I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the lights that I have." -Abraham Lincoln

    "Writing is a struggle against silence." - Carlos Fuentes

    "At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it. It’s like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it’s not so important happy ever after, just that its happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you, and once in a while people may even take your breath away." - Grey's Anatomy

    "Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them." - Marilyn Monroe

    “It’s not that I believe everything happens for a reason. Some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It’s the universe’s way of providing contrast. There have to be a few holes in the road. It’s how life is." – Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

    "Opportunity knocks; that doesn't mean you have to knock the door off the hinges." - Sam Herringshaw

    "Grace doesn’t depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors." – William P. Young, The Shack

    ‎"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams

    "I think I'd miss you even if I'd never met you."-The Wedding Date

    "If you don't even believe in the possibility of magic, you'll never ever find it." - Castle

April Showers Bring…

april showers bring...

…winter wheat.
In my world, April showers bring May winter wheat.

People, just about this time tomorrow my flight will be landing in Manhappiness. (otherwise known as Manhattan, KS, if your relationship isn’t on nickname level yet.)

Yes, I did leave Manhattan for a new job and new adventures, but that doesn’t in any way lessen my excitement to be going back after two long short months.

For my first big work trip with U.S. Wheat, I will be traveling back to Kansas for the annual Kansas Hard Red Winter (HRW) Wheat Tour. From Monday afternoon through Thursday I will be making a 1,000+ mile loop around Kansas, making overnight stops in Manhattan, Colby, Wichita and Kansas City.

Personally I will be bookending my trip with vacation in Manhattan on the front end and in Wichita on the back end, which means I’ll be able to attend a dear friend’s wedding!

But first, let’s take a look back at April. If you are like me, the month was a cliché  and was gone before you could blink.

I checked a bucket list item off and enjoyed the Cherry Blossom Festival.

cherry blossom selfie magnolias

I continued to learn my way around the city and went on some pretty picturesque runs.

lincoln run FullSizeRender IMG_1703 IMG_1715

I went on a day-trip with some of my co-workers out to rural Maryland to both see the wheat crop and get an idea of what to expect on the upcoming wheat tour. I love wearing my heels, but I was pretty excited to wear my jeans and boots to work, and more importantly, get some dirt underneath them.

My parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and I wrote this post that got quite a bit of attention…

Julie & Tom

I bought some cool books  and attended a K-State Alumni reception. Work kept me on my toes and took me out to events at places like the National Press Club and USDA, so of course I had to tame down the nerdy googly eyes.  Let’s just say that part of me continues to forget that I live HERE now. But on the other hand, I don’t know if I ever really want to loose that feeling of being awestruck.

And lastly, I spent time with great people. It’s nice that D.C. is a destination both for people to visit and for other young ag professionals to take the next step in their career. April allowed me to enjoy time with both, meaning that slowly, but surely, I’m starting to build a life here.

derek and jen greg

Dear May, please don’t fly by quite as fast, but since that’s exactly what I’m expecting, be prepared for my social media to be filled with wheat, sunshine, purple love and lots of friends.

Oh, and because I can’t help myself….

JT

This cracks me up more than it should, EVERY YEAR.

Happy May friends!

2 Responses

  1. 😳lucky you…enjoy,enjoy………enjoy

  2. Happy May to you too! Have a GREAT time in Kansas!

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