July72014
April102014

I am a big music fan (mostly country music). Music to me is happiness. Even sad songs. They can give you a sense of comfort and understanding. This time of year is my FAVORITE time of year for music. I think it’s because everything is coming back to life, and I can roll my windows down in the car and feel the wind through my hair while blasting my favorite tunes. So far my new favorite albums this spring are Dan + Shay’s Where It All Began, Dierks Bentley’s Riser, and David Nail’s I’m a Fire. 

However, my FAVORITE new spring jam is Frankie Ballard’s Sunshine and Whiskey album. I’m hooked. This album is not leaving my playlist anytime soon and I already know it’s going to be my days off, windows down, heading to the beach and road trip tunes. It’s a great album that really reflects Frankie’s personality. It’s young, charismatic, and mixes today’s with yesterday’s country in a seamless way. If you check it out, let me know what you think. 

April92014
11PM
April72014
Mommy is doing yard work and I’m supervising. She’s not very good at it and she keeps saying bad words. I think it’s funny.

Mommy is doing yard work and I’m supervising. She’s not very good at it and she keeps saying bad words. I think it’s funny.

March242014
I LOVE snow but even I have to say ENOUGH! This was last week. Like two days before spring officially began. That’s CRAZY! Poor Mommy thought she was done shoveling. Keep that shovel out Mommy because we might get another storm.

I LOVE snow but even I have to say ENOUGH! This was last week. Like two days before spring officially began. That’s CRAZY! Poor Mommy thought she was done shoveling. Keep that shovel out Mommy because we might get another storm.

January182014

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January92014

thedaintysquid:

vampirevoodoo:

samleigh:

ivegot9:

the baaaaaabbbbbbbyyyyyy!

SO CUTEEEE

my heart

!!!!!!

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1PM
a part of my daydream 

a part of my daydream 

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November162013
October292013

It’s Been a Year

A year ago today, almost to the hour, I looked out my front door and saw trees swaying as if the Big Bad Wolf was huffing and puffing towards them. The power had been out for three hours so far, and my pup was unsettled. In town for a wedding, my parents had gone upstairs to try and get some sleep. The wind was strong but the rain was weak. The clouds seem to spit out just a drizzle, and as I looked at the laughable puddle in front of my house, I decided to lay on the couch. 

I awoke by sitting straight up gasping for air. I ran to the front door and looked out the window. There was water already sitting on my second step, and rising. I ran out the back door and onto my deck, flashlight in hand. I shined the light on the cars in the driveway and saw my 5 month old new Jeep Compass, with about 6 inches to spare before the water invaded it. My parents new Equinox had about 4 inches to go before it was a loss. 

I ran upstairs and woke my parents and we proceeded to do everything they tell you not to in this situation. I put all my important papers in my purse, and manged to stuff a towel and blanket in there. I grabbed my pup, her portable water bowl, a bottle of water, and her food and we left. 

As I followed my parents to higher ground, the water was rising. I drove passed my neighbors homes and saw their cars getting filled with the bay water. I then saw some of my neighbors homes being filled with that same water.  

We drove around the corner and two blocks up, and we parked our cars. In my rear view mirror, even in the dark, I could see people walking up through the now waist deep water with pets in hand, and whatever they grabbed over their heads. There were people trying to save their cars and driving to where my parents and I had parked. 

Minutes later, my dad came to my window and told me that there was a group going up to the shopping center about three miles away. They agreed on that place because  there were no trees or power lines. So, we drove up there (like I said, we did everything we were told not to do. We were scared.)

I didn’t sleep the entire night. It was freezing and having walked knee deep to my car I couldn’t warm up. I’d doze off and then wake up having to put my car on so I could turn the heat on. My poor pup was uneasy, walking back and forth. She too did not sleep a wink that night. We had no idea if I had a home anymore or if so, what condition was it in.

The next morning when the sun came out, we had one more high tide to deal with. So we waited for it, still in the parking lot. I could see the helicopters flying on rescue missions, and the radio was reporting total devastation. 

It was then that I realized, I had survived a natural disaster of epic proportions. I was victim. 

When my brother, who lives three towns over, finally found us, it was noon. We decided that my father, my brother, and myself would go back to my house to see the damage. My mother would stay with her pup and mine. We parked as close to my street as we could, which was about a block away, and walked through thigh high waters through my neighbors yard to my back yard. Walking up to my home, I was praying that it was spared. Once I opened my back door I saw that it was, and I broke down. The water line on the side of my house was about 4 feet. My house stands about 5 feet. 

The 12 days without power and total loss of my furnace, and everything in my shed was a small price to pay for having a standing home, as many in my town were not spared. 

The emotional scarthat Superstorm Sandy has left on my heart, is one I don’t talk about much, instead I try to focus on how lucky I was and to just be thankful.

October132013
October122013

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The Civil Wars - “The One That Got Away”

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October12013
So then, what am I doing?

So then, what am I doing?

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