Tuesday, June 14, 2011


This is what my dreams are made of.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

this too shall pass

If you followed the link in my last post to my mothers blog then I'm sure you read all about my Grandma Jean passing away. I was feeling too messy to write about it but my mom is stronger and braver and she wrote it all down, honestly and sincerely. The past month has been intense and emotional and overwhelming. But we made it through! I have the most incredible family and friends. I felt so much lighter and peaceful once my sisters got here. I need them so much more than they know. I am extremely fortunate. I miss Jean. She made things so simple, I want to be more like her. I could talk forever about the funeral and all the people who supported us and all my memories of Jean but it's still a little too tender and I'm going to keep it to myself for a while still.

Mom and I at the funeral luncheon.

The cats and I have moved out of my tiny one bedroom apartment at the Oxford Place. We are setting up shop and getting cozy in a big (bigger than I've ever lived in besides my parents) blue house by the capitol. I have my own freaking backyard with space to plant vegetables. The house has great potential and I'm excited to fix it up and make it beautiful. My life long friend Mikayle is going to move in with me pretty soon here. We lived together once before and it seemed to work out pretty well and I think we'll make a good team again. The house needs work but I've got permission to paint pretty much anything I want (turquoise kitchen here I come) and since the landlord is my best friends husband, I think any projects I want to do will be approved. Moving was stressful and emotional (why am I such a baby?) but with my mom and dad and my amazing boyfriends (curtis I adore you) help we got it all done. Lisa is a saint and helped me sanitize the kitchen. I do not know what I would do without her, she is a fabulous friend indeed. Did I mention I have a white picket fence now? Dreamy.

Quinn and Megan- Making my new house possible for me. I love them so much. So blessed to have her as my sister soul mate. You can kinda see the white picket fence way back in the background!

Elton and Coop stepping outside into their new yard. I hope they are brave and earn some street cred.

More to come, hopefully.