Saturday, June 25, 2011

Something to think about...

So I was rummaging through my drawer for a suitable bookmark when I came across this quote I wrote on a random piece of paper...

"Everything happens for a reason, whether you know it now, or when you find out later, after your broken heart led you to someone better".

I have no idea where I found it, who said it, or when I wrote it down, but it sure does make a whole lot of sense... I call it dodging bullets...
 Andi calls it dodging whale harpoons!!

Why is it that you always figure it out later?? 
I would argue human nature, but that's a whole other topic entirely.

Write it down and stick it in your drawer... 
You may have the same AHA moment I did!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


This morning I was sitting on the back of the boat,
missing my grandpa so much I could hardly breath...
and with each gust of wind I could feel him all around me.

It's amazing how I can literally go through life taking EVERYTHING for granted, and then I have that one moment that puts it all into perspective.
When the sun is low in the sky and the light literally dances on the water, almost like it's sparkling,
That's when I realize how truly grateful I am for all that I have. . .
It's when I stop worrying about school, work, boys, what I'm going to wear (for some reason I always worry about that)...

I am so grateful for the time I spend with my family at the Lake this past week! We had so much fun!!

Happy Summer!!
Snorkeling... if you didn't already figure that one out (not my most glamorous moment)!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daddy's Day

Perfect end to a Perfect Father's Day!!

I LOVE YOU Daddy!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011


So Amanda and Brandon got married last Thursday,
 and I haven't had a chance to put up a few pictures from the wedding!!


All three of us caught a part of the bouquet....
haha I wonder who will get married next?

We love Brandon and Amanda so much and are so excited for their new adventure...
Congratulations you two!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Daddies are really important!
They solve every problem imaginable,
Check for bugs in your room,
 Brush and blow dry your hair,
Make sure your cheer shoes are nice and white for Friday games,
They snore!!
Barbecue the best Tri-tip EVER,
Take you wakeboarding at 5:30 in the morning,
Tell you "good job" when you get asked out on a date,
Dance to sounds of the 70's in the car,
They never miss a game or a competition,
Give the best hugs,
And cry a lot hahaha,
They call you every few hours just to see what you're doing,
Ask if you are going to put a little lipgloss on before church, 
ALWAYS take the trash out,
Turn your car on in the morning so it's warm when you get in,
and would literally do anything to make you happy....

Ok so maybe this just describes my dad and it's his BIRTHDAY!!

I could think of 52 of my favorite things about him, but there is only one that matters most...
Daddy I don't think I could love you more than I do right now!!
Thank you for your constant sacrifice and support.
I miss you so much and I can't wait to see you next weekend!!

A little older and a lot goofier, but he sure is handsome!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Story of my LIFE

I'm sorry, but I can't stop laughing at this picture...
I was using my best Happy Birthday singing voice, prepping her for the BIG 21st birthday wish and she still found something to laugh at me about...
I look perfectly normal! There is no possible way I was doing something funny!!

More often than not I am asking "why are you laughing at me"?
Normally what I've said or done wasn't meant to be funny.
I have this thing where people laugh at me when I am being completely serious!
It obviously has to do with the way I form a schema or process thoughts...
Either way I've come to accept that anything and everything I say could immediately follow with laughter and someone saying "you're ridiculous"
Hopefully it will be a charming quality to someone... 
Kind of like tripping over everything and twirling my hair!!!

Ok, so maybe I was singing a little silly...

Andi's 21st Birthday Bash included her favorite treats, rootBEER, a sparkly tiara,
 and too many people to count!
We all had so much fun celebrating her milestone!
She got the Longchamp bag my parents got for her today in the mail!
She was wearing it around the house like she was walking the streets of New York or Paris.
I love you Andi Pandi