Category Archives: Family

Aunt Donna’s Visit

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My mom and Aunt Donna

My Aunt Donna came back to visit for the weekend!! Auntie D was like a second mother to me during my formative late elementary and middle school years. She has always been there to lend an ear and offer up heaps of good advice. =)

DSC_2153My husband is such a dream boat DSC_2149Da boys DSC_2152Love this candid photo of my brother John DSC_2151We call ourselves Flannel Cubed (not really, but I think it would make a splendid band name!)

We went to a ton of breweries, local restaurants, and even our local wineries. What can I say? Food is love in this family! Either way, it was great to have her come to visit after the wedding, since Mitch & I felt like we missed out on spending time with everyone on that crazed wedding weekend!

Things I’m Loving Right Now

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I’m loving surprise visits from my bestest best friend and her fiance! <3

besties3I’m loving a bestie who is endlessly supportive and wonderful and beautiful, even when I am failing…

fiancesI’m loving fiance’s (mine in particular) who can always make you laugh.

moms& lastly, I’m loving moms (who are also maid of honors) who surprise you with amazingly thoughtful gifts that make you sob in front of everyone at your wedding shower. <3 <3 <3

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

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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.