Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Another year has come and gone. Like well, clock work.
As always this year was quite eventful, filled with ups and downs of a lifetime.
Highlight of my year: Seeing my brother Andrew get off that plane from Afghanistan without a single scratch. God bless him for being so brave.
And to him and the other infrantry soldier in my life: I may be in the army along side you two but I will never be able to call myself a soldier after what you two have encountered and conquered. I take my hat off to you two.
1. Airborne school, got to jump out of those plaannesss
God bless you all in the new Year, and the years to follow.
This picture of this skirt DOES not do it justice. Its beautiful. It's an off white tweed skirt with shimmering gold threaded accents. It's probably the closest you can get to Chanel without putting a hole in your bank account.
These shoes were acctually found first. I saw them and I was going to try my hardest to walk away from them but then the sales clerk asked me if I wanted to try them on so I thought,
"what the heck?"
Love and first sight, and love at first fitting.
I took them right then and there...
I love this outfit because to me it just spells out classy, eligant, and sophisticated yet it also has all that sparkle that should be flaunted on New Years Eve. I can't wait to wear it out.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas
Happy New YEAR!
Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I am happy, alot. And its probably because I was blessed with the most amazing family.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Basic combat training is an intensive ten week course that is designed to turn civilians into soldiers. The skills we learn are intended to prepare us physically and mentally for the hardships of deployment.
So I decided not to go into any great detail of my training in Ft. Lenardwood because it would take you guys three days to read.
I have to start by saying that it was the hardest most challenging thing I have ever done in my life. For lack of a better expression it sucked. But I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. The Army has truly taught me to step outside my comfort zone. It taught me to challenge myself and to step up to my fears and conquer them. For example the second week I was there we had to go through the gas chamber. Which was a horrible yet hilarious experience. I can't really explain to you how it felt to be in there other than it felt like I had a sunburn x 50 and it felt like I was going to die...it was horrible. My point is that as I stood outside that door waiting for the command to enter I was terrified and I wanted to run. But as soon as the door opened I cleared my mind and ran in. They don't give you time to second guess yourself, you do what you are afraid to do and get over the fear later. If they tell you to climb a 60 ft tower...you do it, if they tell you to low crawl under live fire...you do it. It's one thing that I really came to love about basic training because I came out of it braver and stronger than I ever thought I would be.
So the next big thing for me will be airborne school in January, jumping out of planes at 4,000 feet. Yes, I'm scared but I decided to get over my fears once more and earn my wings.
I will never accept defeat, I will never quit.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I have never met someone as gentle and caring as you. Whether I come home with a cut on my knee or a break in my heart you always take care of it. When I make mistakes you don't judge me, you just simply talk me through it. Your understanding nature amazes me.
We have spent some crazy times together. Following strange asian men down the ally ways of New York china town just to find a good knock off haha we are so weird and unsmart for doing that. And Paris! Our dream destination, traveled together. I'll never forget our quiet time together either, sitting and talking endlessly about everything. Though I think what I will miss this most is just crawling into your bed with a good book and reading with you until I fall asleep.
If this was a perfect world I would take the stress off your back and put it on my own because it seems like the only way to repay you for what you have done for me in my life. You are beautiful, talented, and your heart is truly made of gold. I am so proud to call you my mother.
Thank you for teaching me to reach for something higher than just the stars, to never settle, and to expect the best out of everything in life. You have made me believe that I actually deserve something great out of this crazy mixed up world.
If I am scared or worried a good conversation with you makes me feel at ease. When I bring home a piece of artwork you always make it seem like a masterpiece, like the artist I aspire to be someday is a reality. You truly have this confidence in me that stays with me long after all my own has been drained.
We have so much fun together going to the shooting range, talking about life, and I swear no one's dad that I know of would watch Mamma Mia with them or take them to see it live for that matter! I will miss you so much! Thanks for all your support, I love you!
You have always been there for me to confide in. I love going on long car rides so that you can listen to all my crazy bull and I can listen to yours. Because of the simple fact that I do stupid unthoughtout things I secretly appreciate that you have always looked out for me. I miss having you around all the time.
I think that you are such a good person and that you are going to do great things with your life and I'm so glad I get to be around to watch it all happen. I look up to you in so many different ways. You have this level of inner strength and bravery that I can only hope to one day have for myself. Your great and I love you.
Ya little punk! What is there to say about you? Haha I love you! We are probably more alike than you think we are. One example would be that are heads are probably about the same thickness, which is thick. Yes, we fight alot but I love you everyday. So as we start to fight less I notice you are so much fun to be around. You crack me up! Dressing you up in a red beard, naming you Liam, and taping you walking around speaking in an irish accent is one of the many examples. You are such a talented athlete and you have a great future ahead of you!
So now that I am leaving I want you to know that I forgive you for that horrible day when you chased me with a snake all the way into nanna's bathroom. You know, the day that you slipped the snake under the locked door into the bathroom where I was standing on the toilet, TERRIFIED! I had no other choice but to crawl out the window.
All's well that ends well...
When you came into our lives three years ago it was the most exciting thing for me because you became the baby sister that I never got to have. You are this tiny fireball of energy that always keeps me on my toes. You constantly put a smile on my face and I am looking forward to watching you grow up (just don't do it to fast) I will always, always be here for you.
I love you Lilybug!
I love each and every one of you so much. And as I enter this world for nine weeks where the only thing worse than not being able to call you everyday is wearing ugly white underwear that actually cover my whole butt, I will always think back to your love and support and I know I will get through it that much easier.
Your loving daughter and sister.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
2. The one thing that always completes any outfit is a pair of earings. Even if they are just studs they pull everything together. I have six holes punched in my ears so I'm never lacking ;)
3. I would describe my personal style as eclectic. That's the only way to put it because it's true. Fashion is way too much fun to set your mind on one specific style alone. I can't make up my mind so I don't. I wear it all.
4. If I could own one designer piece of clothing it would be? Well first of all it could never be just one so I'll name a few.
>>> Christian Louboutin's Marie Antoinette...Looks like I missed my chance, only 36 pair actually exist in this world. (They also cost $6,295...BAM!! thats alot of cash)
>>> ANYTHING Chanel
5. I would love to raid the closet of Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes. Obviously these four ladies are fictional charecters but come on their wardrobes are what every woman dreams of.
So don't let heartbreak creep in, it's worthless and a waste of your time. Smile every day of your life and keep your eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
How often to we walk along the beach searching for seashells? Perfect whole seashells are hard to come by aren't they? Yet we still walk with our heads down searching for them. Well it's time to look up, lift your head and look out towards the ocean. Look at how the water glistens in the sun. Look at how the waves roll to shore. Beautiful isn't it? As you are constantly searching you miss out on what is really beautiful. You miss out on the happiness that currently exists in your life. In fact the best place to find a perfect whole seashell is not the beach. The best way is to wade ankle deep in the water and wait for the tide to roll in and out, this way they simply just appear. So stop searching. You are tired and distraught. Stop searching. Live your life and let the tide roll in and out around your ankles, let the good things come to you through Christ, a love that never fails.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.