Happy Birthday to My Brother:


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Today is my little brothers birthday! (It makes me feel old)

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This is us when we were little!!
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(By the way… my Mom always tried to make home-made  Halloween costumes, that year I was a witch and Nathan was a ninja turtle. haha)

Even though you were an instigator and tried to get me in trouble, I still love you and wish you the best day ever!

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Love you Nathan!

Happy Birthday!

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It’s Worth It


I was reading Casey’s blog, and I came across this article

Reasons why I loved this story:

  • It reminded me of what I want.
  • It showed me that there are people out there who are capable of being good.
  • It was one of the saddest/sweetest stories I have read.
  • I love the way that in probably the MOST difficult situation this guy used it for the better… became a better husband/father.
  • It’s so cute the way he talks about his children
  • The way he talks about his wife is super sweet.
  • It also reminded me that what I want is not bad or weird.
  • The way he talked about relationships as not emotions and that there is NO perfect person.
  • He takes his children on dates.
  • He talks about his wife and him depending on each other but also having independence.
  • He puts people above things.

Everybody could learn how a thing or two from this guy…

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Oh…Monday…


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My littlest Brother graduated high school this weekend. (Please ignore the horrible picture of me and that face my brother is making!)

Here is a video that describes today for me: [It’s Monday and rainy.]

I have been watching a lot of The Wonder Years on Netflix – so I am really inspired by the 60’s/70’s currently.

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About To Be Real Sentimental:


This song came on my ipod.. It’s one of those songs that I put on there a long time ago and forgot about it. I love Randy Travis.  This song though, is different for me now.

February 2011 I lost my Grandpa. This is one of the first deaths I had to deal with where I was able to know what was going on and it was hard… one day shortly after, this song came on my ipod while I was driving and it made me cry. It made me think of him and it made me sad and happy at the same time.

Then in May the same year I lost my Grandma on the other side  of my family… this song makes me miss both of them so much but I think because this is “a grandpa song” it reminds me of Grandpa Don.

My favorite line: “I loved him and he loved me…and Lord I cried the day he died…”

Here are some pictures of my Grandparents:

(Me and My Grandma Bloom)

(My Dad, Grandpa Don Me and my Mom.)

I am sorry to be so gushy and so sentimental but I really wanted to share this. What are some of your favorite memories of your Grandparents??

Post Thanksgiving Day – AKA Black Friday:


Hello –

Hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving.  Hope you got to spend Thanksgiving with loved ones and eat a ton of good food!

Things I am thankful for:

  • My family
  • My friends
  • That I have a job
  • That I have live in a great nation
  • Thankful for my body that does all kinds of miraculous things
  • Thankful that I have a great God who is mighty and loving

That’s just a little bit of the things I am thankful for:

Today I also got FREE Starbucks… just b/c they said it took too long in the drive-thru. I am pretty thankful for that too. 🙂

Remember: be thankful everyday!!

Here is a Homemade Apple pie I made – with a cinnamon roll swirl crust: (guess my Family Consumer Science (aka: Home Ec) degree wasn’t a waste – just b/c I can’t find a job teaching it doesn’t mean I can’t use it! Ha!

I do wish I would have a taken a picture of the crust it really was amazing.

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Also… my cousin does hair and as payment for watching her kids last night while she got her Black Friday shopping on… She did my hair this morning:
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I kind of love it… P.S. Those are extensions (because my hair is thin and fine and I have dreamed of long thick hair my whole life.) Don’t tell anyone 🙂

Also – The extensions are not as red in the picture… it really does blend better.

Well.. that’s all I have for today!!
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