Monday, August 26, 2013


I have been feeling guilty about not taking mice pictures of Hudson lately. I catch a few of these moments on my phone, but nothing compares to those 18 megapixels and fancy lenses.

We are in a heat advisory, and making the most of it. Thank you Wal-mart $21 purchase.

My little water baby. Stay cool, my friends


Thursday, August 22, 2013

My Grandma

I came home tonight to an empty home.

No beautiful little woman sitting on her red couch, watching golden girls, looking up at me when I walk in saying "theres my love!".

Notice the red couch

No one to tell "I love you roomie" as she shuffles to the stairs to head to bed. 

Tomorrow morning, when I walk up from my room, She won't be there with her cute little smile, as she looks up from her bible.

I have absolutely no words to describe how unbelievably blessed I was to live with my grandma for 6 months. My grandma is moving on to better care in an assisted living home. Walking in to this empty home... it really hit me. 

 Holding my niece Francesca

As I sit here in my grandpas favorite chair, looking at an empty red couch, I really miss her. My Grandma.
Jesus, You are good. Jesus, You are faithful. 

It is all pure selfishness that I want her to stay here. But we all know this is whats best for her. She is in SUCH good hands!! I think my entire family is glad my superhero Auntie M found such an amazing home. 

I'm not sure if I've said this before but, I have the most amazing family. Ever. I have these crazy aunts who would do just about anything for anybody! If I grow up to be like them when I'm older, I'll know I did SOMETHING right!

I realize this isn't it. Grandma lives just 20 minutes away. I'm still going to go and watch our golden girls and the odd couple together. Bring her some chocolates that I know she loves. Talk about how much we love those swiffer commercials with the cute old couple... you know what I'm talking about!! And try and soak up as much of her wisdom as I can! 

I pray for a marriage like theirs.

Jesus, give my grandma peace as she has her first night away from her home. Give my entire family peace tonight.  

I love you so much Grandma!!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Sayonara 25!!

Today is my last day of being 25.
25 has been good to me.
25 I bought a car, I moved out of my parents home and in with my grandma and was able to spend some amazing quality time with my grandma, I worked with/met some absolutely amazing women at my salon, I had 2 more beautiful nieces born, I was trained in by the master himself, and my bestest friends Molly and Ryan moved 5 minutes away from me. I worked like an adult and played like a kid.  
25 was challenging though. A lot of emotions. 25 I lost my grandpa but moved in with grandma.  I fell hard for a man and had my heart broken but loved my Jesus that much more. I found myself so consumed with hair and work that I wasn't always the best friend I should have been. My family has been a hot mess this year. And holy crap was 25 expensive!!
But...25 has been so good to me. Through all of those experiences and challenges, I grew up a lot. I learned a lot. I matured a lot. Sure did cry a lot but also loved a lot.
Even though she is a bajillion miles away (ok ok... more like an hour and a half), Sara has always been there for me. Whether or not she knew it...She always had my back. She's always been my constant, my best friend, my sister... She's my person. No matter how many miles away we are from each other, she will always be a part of my life in the biggest way possible. I can't do life without her!
Best Birthday present. Ever.
Ok 26... I'm not exactly ready for you yet but, you're coming anyways! Might as well make the most of you! 
I can feel it... 26 is gonna be exciting!
Here's just a few things I want to do before 27:
*Go skydiving
*Live completely on my own, own apartment (preferably St Paul)
*Find/get involved in an awesome church
*Buy a motorcycle
*Take TONS of advanced training classes for hair! Better my talent
*Love a lot
*run a half marathon
*Live in the moments
Here's a recap of my 25
My Dean girls
My Signe Ramona

Color Run with my salon girls

4th of July with the besties! Lollypie!

My Grandpa...Miss you!!

California...1st vaca in 6 years!!
Oh yea, 25 has been good to me...