I figure that it's been a really long time since I did a life update, and so much has already happened this year that I should probably just summarize it all in post. And probably go into detail on a few of the things later. It's been a big year of changing from a college student to an adult with real responsibilities. I just celebrated my 25th birthday this last week and today simeon looked at me and informed me that he didn't think I was a young adult anymore. Just an adult. Which just seems so crazy to me.
Sometimes I still feel like a child who needs my parents to do things for me. And then I realize I'm an adult and need to do them myself. And I know it's been a slow transition over the years to get to this point but it feels like it almost happened overnight to me. Just one day I woke up and realized that I had a lot of responsibilities. But, let's start with the beginning of this year. :)
Nothing that I really remember happened in January. I believe I had some foster kittens probably. And I remember being really into setting goals to make this year amazing. Had my powersheets all ready and prepped for the year. That's all I really remember. wait!! I forgot something important! My sister proposed to her boyfriend and they got engaged! I went dress shopping with my sister right away because SURPRISE! The wedding date was set for April. That's four months people. Four. And on the 13th, we also celebrated Fox's 1st Birthday! More photos to come, but there may have been a cakesmash involved. There WILL be a blog post on this later.
This was the month that I made a few trips home. We picked bridesmaids dresses and I took engagement photos for my sister. We had a lot of fun. February gets blurred out by March a lot. But I enjoyed February. I also got two bottle feeding foster puppies at the end of February. Just three days old.
This month basically sucked. Simeon and I took multiple trips back and forth to South Dakota as my step-dad's health took a turn. We packed up our puppies and brought them back and forth with us. Then the week from hell happened. We had just gotten back to lincoln for a few days thinking that my stepdad was slowly getting better. We were wrong. We came home and lost both puppies to a virus we never even knew the whole litter had until their poor hearts started giving out, and then we got the call that Dennis was on his final breathes. Within a week, I'd lost my babies and a father. I did get to spend a whole week with my mom though. Just me and her. I did enjoy that.
this month flew by!! It was very soon time for Stormies wedding!! With lots of tears, happy and sad, we all enjoyed the day! My uncle and cousins came out from Hawaii! Jordan smashed cake in Stormie's face and I may or may not have spent half the day a little tipsy. :) my brother also turned 18 this month and officially swore into the Army. oh, and we started paperwork to buy our house!!
simeon and I celebrated 3 years of marriage and 7 years together!! My little brother graduated and left for basic training. He tried not to make anything special out of it, but we are all missing him like crazy! But once again, that's a post for another day. I started my dog hunt for the perfect pup for our family. :)
we closed on our house on the 2nd!! And then it was a lot of quickly unpacking because we brought home our second puppy on the 9th!!! :) Fox and Ashe were a little iffy at first. Loved to play, didn't want to share mama and daddy. I also started my Young Living essential oils journey! But they've started to mellow out a ton! Which was great because . . .
Simeon was in South Korea this ENTIRE month! I had four foster kittens, two dogs, a cat and a chinchilla AND A BRAND NEW HOUSE. All to manage completely by myself. It was an adventure. I got frustrated. I was tired. But we lovingly got through it all. . I also started my Young Living essential oils journey!
This month has flown! We went to Irishfest and then it was my birthday! And now things are finally gonna settle down again. I've barely worked this month but that's all about to change. :)