Smiling Pretty
So after ten long years this happened.. I’m so incredibly grateful to have such an amazing man. This year has been a lot of emotional ups and downs for me.. and I mean A LOT. But it’s behind me now. I’ve got my head on straight. An amazing man beside me. And the absolute best friends anyone could ask for. I went through something traumatic almost a year ago and I didn’t think I would ever recover. Someone hurt me more then I have ever been hurt in my life.. brought me to a place I never thought I would be. But I am proud to say I pulled through. I am stronger now then I ever have been. I have learned a very, very valuable lesson.. and am extremely guarded, as I never should have stopped being. I wasted a very, very long time and will never get that time back. However, I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’m looking forward to the last year of my 20’s being phenomenal. I actually can’t wait for my thirties. I will be married. I’ll have children. I will own a house in the country. Have more pets. It’s going to be absolutely incredible. My fiancé has an amazing job, we’re MORE than financially secure. He gets tons of paid vacation which allows us to travel a ton. I’m so, so happy with where I am in life.
aanndd now I’m busy planning a wedding!! My MOH is already dragging me to a bridal show next month, my mother in law to be couldn’t stop asking me questions on the phone this morning, my OWN mother is going crazy. I’ve spent the entire day on pinterest and etsy and have already ordered my will you be my bridesmaid cards. I’ve been engaged two days and it’s already been crazy! Plus I have a bachelorette party, bridal shower and engagement party to get ready for. Oh goodness this year is going to be crazy. Bottom line is, I’m so, so happy. Everything happens for a reason, and I’m still trying to figure out why I was forced to go through what I did for four long years. I’m still recovering. But for now at least I finally know..
Everything will be ok.

So after ten long years this happened.. I’m so incredibly grateful to have such an amazing man. This year has been a lot of emotional ups and downs for me.. and I mean A LOT. But it’s behind me now. I’ve got my head on straight. An amazing man beside me. And the absolute best friends anyone could ask for. I went through something traumatic almost a year ago and I didn’t think I would ever recover. Someone hurt me more then I have ever been hurt in my life.. brought me to a place I never thought I would be. But I am proud to say I pulled through. I am stronger now then I ever have been. I have learned a very, very valuable lesson.. and am extremely guarded, as I never should have stopped being. I wasted a very, very long time and will never get that time back. However, I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’m looking forward to the last year of my 20’s being phenomenal. I actually can’t wait for my thirties. I will be married. I’ll have children. I will own a house in the country. Have more pets. It’s going to be absolutely incredible. My fiancĂ© has an amazing job, we’re MORE than financially secure. He gets tons of paid vacation which allows us to travel a ton. I’m so, so happy with where I am in life.

aanndd now I’m busy planning a wedding!! My MOH is already dragging me to a bridal show next month, my mother in law to be couldn’t stop asking me questions on the phone this morning, my OWN mother is going crazy. I’ve spent the entire day on pinterest and etsy and have already ordered my will you be my bridesmaid cards. I’ve been engaged two days and it’s already been crazy! Plus I have a bachelorette party, bridal shower and engagement party to get ready for. Oh goodness this year is going to be crazy.

Bottom line is, I’m so, so happy. Everything happens for a reason, and I’m still trying to figure out why I was forced to go through what I did for four long years. I’m still recovering. But for now at least I finally know..

Everything will be ok.

Happy Birthday Stef!

Thanks babe! :)

I am completely and utterly DROWNING in love right now. The past three days have been absolutely incredible. I am so, so blessed to have such an incredible support group of friends. They have all been amazing and shown me so much love. I have gotten multiple text messages and phone calls that have literally moved me to tears. I don’t know how I got so lucky, but I’m so very thankful!!

Amazing, amazing weekend spent at a couples resort lodge up in Algonquin.
Our room was bigger than my old apts and had a jacuzzi tub in the middle of it with a balcony that had our own private hot tub!!
The resort is beautiful, free use of canoes, mountain bikes, paddle boats, kayaks.. hiking trails on the property, and included a five course gourmet dinner. We met the owner and told him we couldnt wait to come back in December :)

There’s a feeling I get, 
When I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving..

Yes, there are two paths you can go by, 
But in the long run,
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.

And it makes me wonder.

There’s a feeling I get,
When I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving..

Yes, there are two paths you can go by,
But in the long run,
There’s still time to change the road you’re on.

And it makes me wonder.

I swear the more north I get the better I can breathe. Having such an amazing weekend!

I have so much I want to tell you, and nowhere to begin.
“
J.D. Salinger, Seymour - An Introduction  (via adversityy)
Bah! Want!

Bah! Want!

Don’t try to figure me out. It will only exhaust you.
“
Unknown - via ordinary-magic-wisdom (via perfect)