Friends Are the Family You Choose

Hi Lovely!

Today I’m resting after a crazy Saturday. Fletch and I hosted a house warming party at our new house and had about 20 people over. I haven’t hosted a party for more than 5 people since high school so I had a hard time figuring out how much food and drink to have. Yes, I bought too much. Anywho, I had an amazing time. We got to catch up with friends we haven’t seen in a while and have different friend groups meet for the first time.

Having so many wonderful people over truly filled my heart with joy. I felt so loved. So many people came out to celebrate this big life moment with us. It’s times like these that I feel lucky and thankful to have so many incredible people in my life. I’m a fortunate lady.

The next time I need a pick-me-up I will think back to this night. I will think about the people who love me and helped celebrate buying a house.

Now I’m off to hang out with Lily and Fletch before grabbing dinner with my brother and Dad (who happens to be in town for work).

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Make the Most of the Time We’re Given

Hi Lovely!

I hope you’re having an amazing day!! Fletch and I have been spending a ton of time getting comfy in our new house. We’re hosting a house warming party next weekend so we’ve been trying to make sure everything looks nice for our guests. It’s pretty crazy to think that we own this house. It still doesn’t feel real.

Anywho, spending time on the house has me reflecting on life (as I do frequently). What are my priorities? How do I want to focus my time and energy? The house has made me have to cut back on spending so finding new ways to spend my time has been a little challenging. I mean, I love shopping. I get it from my Mom and, if I’m honest, when I shop I somehow feel closer to her (we loved shopping together). So yeah, now I’m trying to find other ways to spend my time. Truthfully, I don’t need more stuff. If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen my office. If you have then you know. So how do I make sure I’m making the most of my time now that I’ve kind of entered a new phase of my life?

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Expect Nothing and Appreciate Everything

Hi Lovely!!

This February has already been a whirlwind. It’s nearly Valentine’s Day which means it’s really close to our closing date on our new house AND it’s almost my birthday. So much coming up!!! February has been both exciting and overwhelming. Most nights have been filled with packing, which is not as exciting but necessary.

February for me is a tough time of the year. My birthday falls just a few days before the anniversary of my Mom passing and last year’s birthday celebration was not as much as a distraction as I hoped. Last year was really hard and I had hoped that I’d be able to do something special this year. As you can imagine with our closing schedule that isn’t necessarily possible. Yes, buying a house is exciting but I’m also reminded of the fact that I don’t get to share that excitement with my Mom.

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The most important things in life

Hello Lovely,

How is it already February?! Does anyone else feel like January flew by? So far February has been a whirlwind for Fletch and I. At the end of the month we’ll be moving so most of our free time is being spent packing. It’s crazy to think in a few weeks we’ll be out of this house and moving into a new one. I’m excited (and a bit nervous) for this big change.

On February 25th I’ll be turning 29. Per usual, my birthday is causing me to reflect. I’ve been thinking a lot about friendships, fostering meaningful connections, and spending quality time with others. I feel like as we age it becomes more difficult to make friends and remain connected. We get so focused on the daily grind that we forget to let those we love know we care.

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Remember the moments

Hi Lovely,

I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Sorry I’ve been a bit spotty with blogging lately. Fletch and I have had a lot on our plates. You may know by now that Fletch and I are going to be moving soon. Trying to find a new place has taken up a ton of time but it looks like we finally found a place!!! We plan on moving at the end of February so things will finally calm down soon.

This new change has me reflecting on our past homes. Our first apartment out of college was a studio in downtown Tacoma. It had a ton of issues but I can’t help but remember it fondly. We first got Lily in that apartment. I remember her tiny little puppy paws running on the hardwood floors. She wasn’t able to jump on the furniture because she’d slide around.

Every time we move we always find a way to make it our own. This new place will be no different.

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