Thursday, February 24, 2011

Apple doesn't fall far from the tree

Everyone always tells me I look, act, and sound exactly like my mom... I never paid much attention to it, but all of a sudden I'm really starting to wonder... I guess I'm crossing my fingers that I get all of her best qualities (which is all of them)!

I could go on and on about her constant support and the brilliant light that she is in 
my life, but I think our silly pictures in New York are pretty self-explanatory.
I LOVE you Mommy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Endless LOVE

I love ice cream
I love lipgloss
I love wearing sunglasses
I love listening to my music really loud in the car
I love black nail polish
I love the word ENCHANTED
I love to laugh
I love black and white photography
I love the beach
I love nautical stripes
I love gold jewelry
I love my sisters
I love going to the library
I love old movies
I love butterflies
I love to talk ALOT
I love the gospel
I love being with my friends
I love the sun
I love to day dream

I love that my mom and I sound exactly a like
I love to learn
I love writing in my planner
I love sneakers
I love my family
I love to read
I love looking for seashells
I love to people watch
I love to swim
I love to go for walks
I love the way my dad dances in the car
I love yoga
I love ruffles on pretty much everything
I love to travel
I love that my dog knows when I'm having a bad day
I love giving advice
I love being organized
I love peonies
I love to sing
I love to be creative

I love to LOVE

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Why is it that when I go on a trip I always wait till the last minute to pack?
You would think that because of my neurotic personality I would have started on Sunday...
But no, I for some reason enjoy the thrill of running around with my head cut off!
Ok so I have started about 5 lists, each with different categories and that's about it.
The outfit possibilities swirling around in my head will make it difficult to get much else done today.

My mantra when I travel: if I forget something I can always buy a better alternative.
This is seriously going to be the longest day of my life!

Flying out tonight...
See you soon!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Raining Thoughts

 I have a hard time when things don't go my way.
I don't know if it's the oldest child-perfectionist complex that drives me or if I have major control-freak issues?! Either way at least I'm admitting it!

Maybe it's my idealistic tendencies?
I'm kind of a big thinker.
I would say it's an amiable quality if my head wasn't constantly in the clouds. 
I play things out in my head & for some reason I expect them to go that way in my life. 

High expectations could be a factor.
I expect a lot of myself and consider it a compliment for me to expect a lot from the people in my life.
I strive to do my best & respect everyone around me too much to think they don't do the same.

I'm seeing a pattern: Disappointment has a name...
I get my hopes up because I am an unbelievably positive person.
My  glass is always half-full until I take my eye off of it for a second and all the water is GONE!  

Which leads me to my Go-Getter personality.
I have come to believe that if I want something bad enough, I will eventually get it. If I fall short I obviously didn't want it that badly.
I have to pick myself up, fill my glass back up, & set new goals!
No one is responsible for my happiness more than I am.

This is where faith and hope come in.
As hard as I am on myself I have unfailing faith that there is a plan for me.
I know that everything will workout as it should.
I have great expectations in which my faith is sometimes tried.
Faith keeps me grounded!

Hope is recognizing a blessing in disguise
 It's the little things that help me know I am heading in the right direction
It's the random text from daddy saying "I am glad to be your dad"

So I guess I'm grateful for the occasional slice of humble pie...
Some how my thoughts come full circle and I realize how truly blessed I am!