Monday, January 30, 2012

Thats what friends are for...

One of my best friends came to spend this past weekend with me. M and I are so much alike its scary. I seriously don't know how we don't get in trouble when we're together. Saturday I may or may not have talked M into doing something spontaneous with me.....

Friday, January 27, 2012

Age, sometimes more than just a number

My mom was diagnosed with Breast Cancer when she was only 38. It was only a month or so after Braxton was born and I remember thinking she looked too young to be a "Granny," her choice of name. When something like cancer hits you, it hits you hard, both physical and emotional. A year later after my wedding I looked at the wedding pics. My mom looked so beautiful, super short hair and all. But, even as beautiful as she looked the effects of the past year had aged her. Luckily for her she still looked young but the face of the woman in those wedding pictures was a face of a woman that had overcome hardship, pain, and grief. Things that didn't maker her look worse but stronger, more beautiful to me.

I guess when your going through hardship you don't realize the toll your body takes on. No, I didn't have an illness but I do believe this past year has definitely aged me. As I look at pictures from a year ago I see a youthful face. I know I still look young but I think I do look different. Not necessarily older, maybe just stronger. Below is a picture from January 2011
and next to that is a picture from late last year. Am I crazy or is there really a difference?

Header Thoughts?

So I've been waiting to start posting until my new header was done....what do you think?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A new me, a new blog?

I logged into my old neglected blog and its crazy how much my life has changed since then?!? I've decided to start a new blog, documenting all the wonderful craziness that surrounds my daily life. The past year has definitely been a rollercoaster, but one that I'm thankful for.....and I HATE rollercoasters!!