Thursday, November 22, 2012
Unplanned photo shoots with the love of my life..."pinteresting" a blank wall with a few favorite photos...a sharpie mug (Mom why didn't I get any of your artistic skill?!)...Thanksgiving day wear...my grandparents wedding day photo from over 62 years ago-they were married over 60 years before grandpa passed away. Love them and everything they represent! We are working towards that every day!
Some things I'm thankful for...my husband/best friend and the life we are building together...my parents and siblings...my in-law...the newfound relationship with my sister-in-law...our amazing jobs...house renovations...I could go on and in but you get it ;).
Happy Thanksgiving and all you Black Friday Shoppers...be safe!!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
So I turn 25 soon...in less than one day to be exact. I don't feel like I should be turning 25 quite yet...I can't believe it's been nearly six years since I turned 18, or that I graduated from college over three years ago, or that I've been married for three years either...or that nearly a quarter of a century has passed. Thinking back, I've had a pretty wonderful 25 years of life...
I have a wonderful husband that I love more than words can describe, an amazing family, a handful of awesome friends, a job I love and can grow with...just an awesome life and I'm so thankful...here's to the next 25! :)
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A few of my favorite summer things...
|Summers on the lake...|
|Babysitting the boss's kids...|
|The BEST pie from my little hometown...|
|College friends wedding...|
|live.love.lake...& buy a boat...|
|Peanut butter stuffed french toast...|
|Bookend girls & sisters...|
|Sunset in said hometown...|
Friday, May 18, 2012
|no matter how old we get, he'll always be my little brother.|
The man makes gourmet food in a pizza oven. He is amazing!
friday night dinner @ The Smiling Daisy Cafe
the most amazing strawberry shortcake.ever.period.
...& the best person in my life.period.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
“It’s like a death inside the family…” have you heard Brantley Gilbert’s song “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do?” I bet you have. This song reminds me of my brother so much but he’s listening to enough sad music right now. I’m not going to give him another one to listen to. But that line, the one about a death inside the family reminds me of the rest of us. It's so strange now that you're not around.
I'm sorting through all of my pictures and you’re in so many albums…I keep going back to the picture from my wedding where you caught the bouquet. Do you remember? The strap on your dressed popped off and my brother was so upset that someone might have seen something. He wouldn’t let any one watch the wedding dvd for that very reason. He still has that DVD you know…I never did get it back.
You have been a huge part of our family for nearly four years…and for me, I counted you as a sister, a very much loved sister and one of my friends. But, after everything that’s been said, I’m beginning to question if you were ever my friend at all. This person that you say you are isn’t the person I’ve known…not even close. Hurtful things have been said by EVERYONE and I don’t know if we can ever be friends again, not like we were. I love my brother and I’ll always be his big sister and I’ll always want to protect him, because that is what older siblings are supposed to do. I hope you know that…
There’s a right way and a wrong way to handle things and this whole situation hasn’t been handled well at all. I go from being so mad I’m shaking to being so sad I just want to cry because I lost such a good friend. I’ve tried and tried to write you a letter on here and deleted them all because they don’t come across quite right. Too many questions and the tone has just been all wrong. There is one thing though…
How do I explain to my seven year old sister, who absolutely adores you, that you don’t want her around and that when it comes down to it, you probably don’t even like her anymore? It broke my heart yesterday to watch her follow you around. Don’t string her along.
I don’t know if we’ll ever really talk again, but I know you probably don’t want a text or phone call from me so I’m not going to bother you. I took you off my Facebook so I don’t get accused of telling my brother you’re seeing someone else. I really don’t care anymore.
For the record, it wasn’t me or anyone in my family. Just in case you forgot though, there are lots of people in my little home town and at the lake that love and adore my brother because he is a GOOD person, not because he’s a professional athlete (sorry, it’s the big sister in me).
We’ll always love you…the you that we’ve known. If there is anything you take away from your relationship with my brother, I hope it’s that the entire family loved you and never once shut you out.
I hope you get everything you want in life and I hope you’re safe...I really do...I would have loved to officially have you as a sister...