Category Archives: Family

Indy 500 Adventures

race1I went to the Indy 500 for the first time with my family last weekend! It was crazier than I was expecting… people were partying all over the place, bad tattoos and buttcracks visible, beer cans and bottles all over the place. God Bless America. haha. Nah, for all the awesome people watching that was available, we really enjoyed watching the Indy cars race around the track.

race2 race3 race4My favorite part was spending some quality time with my family, enjoying the 2 hour car ride there and back, laughing at each other and with each other. My family is the best.

PS: Sorry for posting the photos, mom. I think you’re cute! ;)

Happy Birthday, Momma!

brunch girlsHappy Birthday to my best friend, my confidante, my partner-in-crime. The person I can truly be myself with. You are an incredible woman and have been such an inspiration in my life. I am so blessed to have you in my life and I will never be worthy of your amazing love. <3 You hold my heart, mom. I’m so happy that we’re so close, I don’t take our relationship for granted at all. Thank God for women like you!!

Happy Birthday to the BEST Brother

johnny3 johnny7 johnny4 johnny5 johnny6 johnny2 johnnyToday is my brother John’s birthday. We have always been incredibly close and I don’t take that for granted. I know a lot of people who barely even talk to their siblings, I talk to Johnny about once a day. He’s one of my best friends. He is a really intelligent, very caring man and I can’t believe that he’s turning 25 years old today. I’m so blessed to be his sister. I love you, bucco, and I hope this birthday is one to remember. =)

Engaged!!

Nutcracker happy happy engaged!So, blog family, I don’t know how else to break the news to everyone, but Mitch & I are engaged [since 12/7/13]!! We’re going to get married and have kids and live happily ever after.

Okay, let’s be honest, I’ll probably drive him absolutely bonkers, BUT he’s stuck with me!

We haven’t set a date, though we’re thinking September 2014! It was a romantic night at the ballet watching The Nutcracker and then home for hot tea and Bible reading. After which, he asked me to marry him. AND I SAID YES!?!

We have been together since September of 2011 and I’ve never been happier in my life. Mitch is my best friend, my confidante, and my support system. I can’t wait to begin our life together as old married folks!

Brunch

brunch dad brunch girlsIs there anything better than a surprise brunch with my parents?! They are the greatest people and we enjoy our random Denny’s breakfasts! I’m so lucky to have them to discuss my life plans with, real and imaginary. They keep me grounded and focused on my future whilst enjoying the present. They are also incredible Christians who keep me focused on living a Christ-driven life. Hi, my name is Sarah and I really love my parents.

 

Thankful

sunsetToday, as with every day, I am incredibly thankful to be alive and well. I’m thankful for all of the love in my life, there are a lot of people out there who don’t have a life filled with love the way I do. I strive not to take it for granted. I’m thankful for my loving pets and that I make enough money to support and care for them. I’m thankful for my family and friends, for Mitchel and our healthy & happy home. I’m thankful for working a job that I love, and that I’m good at, that provides for me. I’m especially thankful for Christ and the sacrifice he made for us all. I’m thankful for God’s mercy and His grace.

And lastly, I’m thankful for all of you.  Everyone who takes the time to read even one measly sentence on this blog of mine. I’m very lucky to live in an age where getting your writing out there to be read is easy to do. I write because somebody out there reads it and you all make me feel blessed, like I matter, and I want you all to know that you matter to me, too! Have a fantastic Thanksgiving and I hope your bellies are full and your cheeks are sore from smiling. =)

My Happy Furbabies

A boy and his hat Franklin is not 100% sure about his new winter hat!

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Bellatrix getting cozy!

Callie
Callie likes just being around us.peachPeach is such a little lover. She likes to be the little spoon!

Awkward & Awesome Thursday

screen saverAwkward:
-The amount of pinning on Pinterest that I do from my bed on weekends.
-My newest obsession with Polar Pops from the gas station. What a trashy thing to be obsessed with, but 85 cents for a 32 oz. soda… I’m in!
-How many novels I’ve been reading each week! I’m really doing nothing else with my free time, but I’m enjoying myself, so that’s good, right?

Awesome:
-Dad being home!! I think we’re all on cloud 9 over here!
-My best friend Shelly-Anne getting engaged on the 21st! I haven’t mentioned it before, but she is the absolute BEST person I know. We’ve been friends since the 4th grade and I can’t imagine my life without her. I am so incredibly happy for her and Phil!
-Johnny [my brother] living in town now. I can actually go to lunch with him!! :) Our lunches are my favorite!

Johnny graduates from UTI!!!

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MY BROTHER JOHNNY IS THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!

He graduates from Universal Technical Institute today! For those not in the know, UTI is one of the TOP auto-mechanic schools in the nation. And Johnny has now completed his training there! I couldn’t be any prouder. He even got SOC (Student of the Course) for a bunch of his courses!!

I am one proud sister today! =) Congratulations, John… you fought long and hard for this day. You’re the best!

Happy Birthday, Karianne!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOST FAVORITE 19 YEAR OLD, KARIANNE!!!

Kari, you are such an incredible person… full of spirit and humor and kindness. You really care about people, despite you trying to play it off. ;-] You really make every trip that much funnier and crazier!! You are a fantastic aunt, too, and I know your nieces adore you. Mitch and I are very lucky to have you in our lives. You are a great sister and I hope 19 is full of even more adventures! I love you!