It has been 2 years and 3 months since my last post. Clearly this means nothing has happened in my life since then, right?
I was reminded today how terrible I have been with completely ignoring this site. I guess you could say I was given some inspiration to start this back up, but actually do it this time, and have some meaning. It’s pretty easy to tell the 4-5 previous posts were nothing special, and was my very poor attempt to try to be a blogger.
So, what will I write about? I’m going to write about me, my life, and my travels, volunteerism, and maybe a little bit of work. I constantly hear, “you’re so busy”, “you travel so much”, “you should have a show”. Well this will be my own little show, for those family and friends who want to know about my life, and how interesting it is.
So it begins.
So much has happened. Moved a few times, (re)met my future husband Colt, traveled to Europe and Hawaii with him, got engaged, bought a house, lost my first dog Brewser (boxer) to Leukemia, lost an amazing friend to cancer, had a huge party/wedding, went on an incredible honeymoon, got a new puppy, gained some new friends, traveled some more, got a promotion at work, lost a relative, and here we are now.
Let’s start on a happy note, the puppy! We got Walter almost 2 years ago, right after we bought the house. He is a pyde French bulldog, and rules the house.
RIP Brewser – my first pet as an “adult”, such an amazing fur baby. I got Brewser in college, hence the name. Later he went to live with my Papaw & Mamaw to help keep them young, and he quickly became their best friend.
My sweet friend Ashley Marshall Hobbs, lost her battle with cancer this past June. If there were ever a model friend, she was it. She loved deeply, and never met a stranger. It’s hard to lose a friend so early in life, in fact, its’ just not fair. My only regret was telling her I would see her next weekend, and not getting that weekend. But I know I’ll see her again one day.
There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. God has a plan, we may not like it, but there’s always a reason. Say I love you more than you should, be as nice as you can be, and never regret this life. Now you can smile and dance little girl.
Wedding: 10/4/14 Bella Vita Ranch in Stephenville, Texas (no neither one of us is from there, the venue sells itself). 300 guests, live band (Poo Live Crew), Mexican food, and memories for a lifetime.
The Honeymoon: French Polynesian islands (Bora Bora, Tahiti, Moorea, Raitea, Huahine – aboard the Silver Shadow – Silversea Cruise Lines).
- Canyoning = cave crawling in the dark with wet suits, helmets, flashlights – includes jumping into black holes of water, repelling, and 8 hours of pure madness.
- Swimming with sharks and sting rays
- Renting a jeep and a fast car, both very tiny
- Having the best 2 weeks of our new life together!
So that’s a brief update in a nutshell. Stay tuned for more stories, like my travel to the state capitol today to lobby on behalf of architects.
Thanks friends – Non