June Photo Dump

Monthly Photo Dumps are basically end-of-the-month entries where I dump photos that never get its own blog post or never make it to the ‘gram. They include little background stories and that’s about it. I recently brought this series back to life to show what I’ve been up to the past month. Enjoy this month’s edition of the photo dump!


My youngest brother recently graduated from eighth grade and it was a lot of fun celebrating him! He graduated valedictorian of his class with a 4.0 GPA and won scholarship awards for his high school – I’m a proud sister! After his graduation, we ate at The Derby, which is a famous local steakhouse and their prime rib is amazing.

Birthdays / Father’s Day

Honestly, this month consisted mostly of me visiting family back and forth. On Father’s Day, we celebrated my dad by having lunch at Lucille’s Smokehouse where we ate more steak and enjoyed some southern lemonades. I celebrated two birthdays for the month as well – Chris’ 30th birthday and my brother’s 16th birthday. For Chris, we celebrated by grabbing lunch at Sequoia Brewing Company and enjoyed some outdoors-y themed burgers. For my brother’s, we had a family lunch at Luxe Seafood Buffet (unlimited lobster!!!). I’m positive I gained ten pounds this month.


In a previous post, I wrote about joining Postcrossing; well I stumbled upon the snail mail community and found myself some new penpals! I’ve rekindled my love for writing letters and collecting postage stamps – and this explains why I’ve been somewhat absent on the blog. I got too busy writing letters. For the month of June, I received a total of 29 letters from all over the world! Snail mail is a cool hobby, y’all.

Aaaand that sums up my month of June. I’m still in the process of trying to catch up on posts – should have this accomplished by July. Fingers crossed! Tell me how your month of June was. Isn’t it crazy how we’re in the second half of the year now?!


  • Nancy
    July 3, 2018 at 8:34 PM

    Congratulations to your brother on his 4.0 GPA! What a rockstar!!! I went to Lucille’s for the first time a month ago and it was so good! You guys ate really well for Father’s day~~~

    EENA!!! I love how you’re so passionate about exchanging letters. Everyone has their mail all decked out with stickers and stuff. I’m glad you had a nice June!!! Hope you’ll have a better month this month!! ;D

    Nancy ♥

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's
    July 3, 2018 at 8:41 PM

    Omg a huge congratulations to your little brother! // You’ve been busy with the snail mail, I love it! Nothing beats pen on paper. I think I might possibly take up writing postcards once I move and things settle down next month 😮 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Nat
    July 4, 2018 at 1:19 AM

    So many letters!! Which community do you use to find penpals?

    Nat • dignifiable

  • Gillan
    July 5, 2018 at 4:12 AM

    Congratulations to your youngest brother! What an achiever! I hope my brother graduates soon so I can split house bills with him lol
    Unlimited lobsters???!!! I live! I’d trade that for 10 pounds any day haaha
    I’ve yet to find a snail mail group in PH, it’s so sad. It’s so fulfilling to write handwritten notes and the feel of paper in one’s hand is exquisite.

  • Galit
    July 5, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    Congrats to your brother 🙂

  • Bexa
    July 5, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    Huge congratulations to your brother on his graduation, that’s an awesome achievement! It sounds like you had lots of tasty food too! I love getting snail mail and writing letters, it sounds like such a cool thing to be involved in. Wow 29 letters from all over the world is fantastic! Great photos Eena! 💖 xx

    Bexa |

  • Alys
    July 5, 2018 at 11:36 AM

    Congrats to your brother! Sounds like a wonderful month of celebrations 🙂

  • Mija
    July 5, 2018 at 11:47 AM

    Glad I found your blog!!! I have been wanting a post exchange for a bit. I joined the International Geek Girls Pen Pal club which is lovely but a postcard seems like something I can keep up with versus letter writing. A handwritten post is so fun!!!

    Happy birthday and congrats to both of your brothers!!!!! And to Chris!

  • Mercy
    July 5, 2018 at 5:21 PM

    Oh wow, your brother is super achiever, congrats to the whole family. Would love to eat an unlimited lobster, that must be so fun and yum!

  • Kate
    July 6, 2018 at 8:35 AM

    Wow a lot of letters and congrats to your brother! Your post about Postcrossing made me join and so far only sent one card… not received any yet. Have two more to send, just need to stamp them! Hope I get some soon

    Kate xx

  • Pauline
    July 6, 2018 at 11:25 PM

    Aww, love these photo dumps! I always tell myself that I’m going to do one but end up forgetting – oops!! 😝Congratulations on your brother’s graduation – he did amazing – GO HIM! 💖Your photos have got me excited for my upcoming graduation 🎓

  • Kassy
    July 8, 2018 at 10:38 PM

    Aww, that is so awesome that your brother did so well. 😀 It’s great that he has your support and I am sure he will go on to do great things. That is an impressive number of letters that you received. There is something so magical about receiving a mail in the post. I guess because it’s not an ‘instant’ thing and you have to spend time and money on doing it. 😀

  • Caysey
    July 9, 2018 at 7:20 AM

    I love your context so much! Congratulations to your graduate! Also, I never heard of postcrossing but that sounds amazing and i’m so glad you found it! It seems so interesting! Keep up the good work!

  • Cindy Kolbe
    July 11, 2018 at 6:24 PM

    I love your blog format! Your photos look professional, too. I’m impressed with all the letters you received. I’ve lost touch with sending letters in the mail, and I miss it. There’s nothing quite like getting or giving a heartfelt letter. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your interesting life!

  • Mermaid Anonymous
    July 11, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    OMG, Eena!!! You don’t know how thankful I am being here on your blog! I will definitely give Postcrossing a try. Thank you and I hope I get the same number as yours. Anyway, congrats to your brother. I’m sure he sacrificed a lot to get that.

  • Sharon
    July 12, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    Snail mailing in 2019! So looking forward to it! ❤️


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