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30 Days of Lists

So I’m behind on scrapping them, but I figured I could list them now, so I can scrap them when I can!

D14 List 4 - Friends and Family I get to see this month

  1. Julie! ?? (and her family)
  2. Josh’s family
  3. Hopefully Mom & Dad through webcams!

D14 List 5 - Changes I made in 2014

  1. I went purple for a bit :O
  2. I got involved with social activities
  3. I broke out of my shell
  4. I learned to enjoy the little things in life


Boys Day Out


Josh, Dad, Tim, Hunter, Ethan and Danny went out to an old school iron show. The guys seemed to enjoy it!

Weekly Winners: Oct. 21-27, 2012

All shots taken with a Canon Rebel XS, Kodak EasyShare C195, or the HTC Inspire 4G Android Phone. More can be found on my Flickr account. You can also follow my P365 blog, where I attempt to post pictures at least once a week!

Okay, I’ve been doing the A Week in the Life series, so MOST of the pictures are on those pages, so check those out!!

Photo A Day

21. Calm
21. Calm

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Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad


25 years ago, Dad married Mom. She’s not biologically my mother, but she’s the one who saw me through puberty, who took the brunt of my abuse when I was dealing with hormone-induced bipolar.

She took on two children who were not her own. Her family took them on, no questions asked. Even after the birth, and loss, of Joshua, and the birth of Megan, never ONCE did I feel like I was second-best in their family. A child, who had felt abandoned by all that she knew, couldn’t have asked for a better family to be practically adopted into.

I never felt unloved or unwanted. Even through the scream-fests, after, and I’m sure she never knew this, I would cry myself to sleep knowing I was pushing away one person who loved me unconditionally and not knowing how to fix it.

I’m so thankful that the relationships have been rebuilt and that Mom and Dad have never given up on each other, themselves, or their family.

The pic I have used is from when Madi wasn’t even a year old. Mom and Dad had come down, with Daniel and Megan, during a Spring Break, or over the summer. She was either just a few months old, or nearly a year. Either way, this is one of the few photos I have of Mom and Dad together, but the smile on Mom’s face literally brings a tear to my eye, and the look on Madi’s face to Dad just makes me giggle. She’s still known for giving him those looks.

Anyways, Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. Dad, I’m so glad you found someone to love you as you deserve to be loved, someone who’ll push you to your brink, in more ways than one Winking smile, and will make you think, fight, and love. Everyone deserves that. Mom, thank you for taking in two children who were in desperate need of love and care, ones who hadn’t felt it in awhile (at no blame to Dad, so shut it everyone else). You healed two little hearts that didn’t even really know they were hurting until they’d felt that love.

Thinking of a Holiday in June

P0070458bI’m on the hunt for the perfect personalized Father’s Day gift. I want to get something for Josh. I think I’m also going to check out gifts for Dad at Personal Creations. Both guys are amazing. This shirt, actually, is perfect for both guys. Josh and Dad are both big beer fans.

Though I think Dad might be the bigger fan. He thinks his horse likes beer too. Laughing out loud

I can say that I’ve never seen the two favorite MEN in my life drunk. I’ve seen both of them pretty buzzed, but never drunk. Then again, I don’t think I’ve seen myself drunk-drunk either. A little buzzed, but not drunk.

What would you get your dad, or the special father figure in your life? Something personalized? Something unique? Or just something run of the mill that you probably get him every year?

It’s something to think about, I think.