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friday letters

20 Jul

Dear Seal and Macy Gray, Can’t wait to see you two this weekend at Ravinia! I’m pretty sure I’m going to have just as much fun with you as I did with Lifehouse last year.

Dear people that complain about their job/boss publicly, I don’t understand how you feel comfortable doing this. How do you know someone isn’t going to see it and say something??

Dear Natalie, Thank you for your kind words over the last few weeks. You make me smile each and every time we talk/write/text 🙂

Dear Corey, I kind of want to hug you for minutes and minutes when I see you.

Dear Charles Bradley, Your station on Pandora is perfect for a Friday morning in the office. Work it.

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My heart is heavy after reading about what happened in Colorado. These tragic moments are reminders to give one more hug, kiss, anything.

You just never know. 

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friday letters

29 Jun

Dear really nice lady that helped me yesterday, Thank you. I really can’t say enough how grateful I am you knew I wasn’t okay and helped even when others wouldn’t. I appreciate you.

Dear Suzanne Collins, You wrote really, really great books! I just finished re-reading Catching Fire and wish I had Mockingjay with me right now. 

Dear people that keep talking about the heat, Please, just stop. I get it okay. The vast majority of you have some kind of cooler home to go to… I do not. (But huge thanks to Erin for offering to let me stay at your house last night!)

Dear popsicles, I. Love. You!

Dear WEEKEND! Hi, I’ve missed you! I’m ready to celebrate you every way possible! Just as soon as I get my dentist appointment out of the way.

Dear SarahCatherine, I CANNOT wait to see you! I really wasn’t joking when I said I might just pack up and come visit you one of these weekends. 

Dear boyfriend, Thanks for a really fantastic date on Wednesday. I love you!

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Movie in the Park tonight with my seeester and all her boys 🙂

Soccer game watching with my girlfriends tomorrow afternoon!

Date night with my boo tomorrow night 😉

NADA on Sunday! 😀

It should be a good one!

xoxo, S

good hair day

21 Jun

 Last week I was over at my sisters house and we were having a casual conversation when I started crying. Out of the blue. We were sitting at the table with Paul, so I didn’t want to draw too much attention to it (although, if you are ever crying he gives you lots of hugs and tells you you’re wonderful). I briefly told her why and then knowing I was trying to cover up my random and somewhat out of nowhere tears she told me I was having a good hair day. I could tell she meant it and wasn’t just saying it to get me to stop. In that moment it was exactly what I needed to snap out of what was going on. Sometimes all I want is that all consuming mom hug (you know the one), and sometimes it’s nice to just be told you’re having a good hair day.

She’s kind of the best.

P.S. I put two pictures because well, I can. AND because the top one cracks me up. She looks stinkin adorable and I’m all leaning over the bench, shoving her head over I’m so excited to be in a picture with muh seeester.

birthday surprise!

12 Jun

Last night Rikki took me to dinner to celebrate my birthday! I really thought the dinner was my gift and was so surprised when she pulled this bag out from hiding. Seriously, this girl did SUCH a great job! Normally I tell people not to get me anything, not because I don’t want anything hah, but because I am NOT good at making what my sister refers to as The Face. You know, the face you make when you open gifts. I can absolutely love the gift, but my face won’t show it so people spend the next few minutes asking if I really do like it and reminding me that there is a receipt in the bag if I want to return it. I feel so bad so I just tell people I want to spend time with them instead. Win/Win.

But there was NO denying that I had a proper reaction when I opened this gift. It was such a thoughtful gift and so sweet and such a surprise!

So, what did she get me?!

First, cupcakes from Sugar Bliss. Holy delicious sugar. Our plates weren’t cleared for more than 15 seconds before we devoured these!

Second, a bamboo plant for my office! Sarah bought me a bamboo plant for my apartment when she came to visit a couple years ago, so this one is now sitting on my post-it covered desk at work. Everyone needs a little luck at work too. 🙂

Third, and definitely most The Face producing gift, A GONG!! What I love is that she knew I wanted one based off of this post even though I didn’t specifically say I wanted one. When I opened this up I nearly cried. Lame, I know. But it was just that nice of her. Rikki = most thoughtful gift buyer. Now I get to actually bang a gong when I get home from work.

THANK YOU RIKKI!! I had such a great time talking and laughing too loudly. Can’t wait for next time!! 

friday letters

8 Jun

Dear Best Friend, Happy National Best Friend Day!!

Dear weekend, THANK YOU for finally showing up. It feels like forever since we’ve been together.

Dear iPhone, I appreciate you. You allow me to stay somewhat connected to the outside world even though I don’t have internet at home. Plus, you have that cool app that tracks my sleep cycles.

Dear summer, you’re here!

Dear SarahCatherine, One year!!

Dear People that say “literally”, Please, I beg you, learn when to say it. You didn’t literally sleep for 127 hours, you slept for 9.

Dear future puppy, It’s killing me that I can’t come get you now. Right now. But when I do we’re going to have the best time cuddling together and watching the Bachelorette. No doubt. Plus, I already have a friend for you to play with. He’s nice, you’ll like him.

Dear new apartment, I love you!!… Even with your squeaky floors, closet-less bedroom, and that trombone player that lives downstairs. I love coming home to you and unpacking another box and cooking in the kitchen. I seriously LOVE cooking in that kitchen.

Dear boyfriend, Because I have so much more space to work with in my kitchen I’ll be baking more. Prepare yourself. Do what you gotta do.

Dear running shoes, I’m sorry I haven’t used you for running in a long time. I promise I’ll get back to running as soon as I feel more settled and unpacked. Soon!

Dear sisters, I’m SO glad we rotated the DVDs. I’m loving watching my set!!

Happy weekend!! 

weekend happenings

4 Jun

This weekend was BUSY, but good 🙂 Here’s what happened…

ONE. I ate Taco Bell in the car, while driving, on 4 hours of sleep. I really don’t recommend it, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

TWO. Friday was National Doughnut Day, so Erin and I did what anybody in their right mind would do. We went to Krispy Kreme and got free doughnuts! The best part? We went to KK before dinner.  We were probably just as excited to do this in our 20s as we were as kids. 

THREE. Except for the 2 minutes it took me to eat my doughnut, I spent the entire weekend eating Chipotle and Hacienda chips and Salsa. I don’t even like Chipotle, but Hacienda salsa makes it taste amazing. If I could eat their salsa all by itself I would. But then I wouldn’t have any friends.

FOUR. This was some of my drive around town music. The song boyfriend wrote for me and gave me for my birthday last year. 

FIVE. My sisters and I spent the whole weekend going through some of my moms and grandmas things and lemme tell you, there was some random stuff! “Look! It’s Chick and Dick in candy form!”

SIX. My grandma was amazing. She made such beautiful clothes and blankets. Essentially anything she crocheted was beautiful. I hope one day I can make things half as well as she did. This was a pink baby sweater. I love the tag.

 

SEVEN. Paul and I thought it would be funny to see if Izaak’s little booty would fit into this cubby in my back seat. Turns out, it was a perfect fit! And the kid loved it! 

EIGHT. Paul “drove” us to Ohio. He was thrilled to get to sit in the drivers seat. I even let him press a few buttons 🙂 (The car was safely parked and the keys safely in my pocket)


I finally got home around 7 last night, walked into my apartment and just stood there. I know I’m the exception, but I really do like unpacking all my things after moving. I was just exhausted from the weekend and had NO idea where the essentials were: shower curtain, work clothes, etc. I spent the next 2 hours setting things up the best I could and then crashed HARD.
Not all that exciting, but incredibly productive! I’m hoping to have my tv set up by tonight so I can watch the Bachelorette! I made Erin watch the first couple episodes of it over the weekend 🙂

ALSO. Hugehugehuge thank you to my amazing boyfriend for helping me move. You are my favorite. Love you!

twenty-five

29 May

birthday, birthday

Today I am 25.

At exactly midnight I got texts from my seeester with all kinds of birthday emoji’s and lots of exclamation points 🙂

This morning my boyfriend woke up early to call and sing me happy birthday before I left for work 🙂

I’ve already gotten lots of lovely messages from family and friends.

My company brought a lava cake to my office at 9:30 this morning!

I miss my mama being here with me more than I can explain, but let me tell you, nobody loved birthdays more than her. So today I am going to celebrate, shake it, eat cake, watch a sunset next to my love, and allow myself to really truly enjoy the day because that’s what she would have wanted.

I can tell it’s going to be a good day!

Balloons balloons balloons

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