GD Christmas party

My Christmas party outfit is now complete. I decided on boots with my dress because I didn’t want to be sinking in the grass with heals. I do love the high heals that I have on in the pictures though, I should have bought them. I’m not super happy with my arms yet, but a little more toning and possibly surgery next year. Either way that extra skin will be going bye bye. I’m not going to dwell on it to much because I’ve worked my ass of these last nine months to get to where I’m at now. And this dress is a size small ❤️ I’m excited. More pictures to come…..

Traveling and other missadventures…

Super long post……

It’s been some months since I’ve posted anything of substance on here. This is partially due to all of the traveling I’ve done this summer. I spent a little over two weeks in California visiting family and friends, exploring and simply just letting my soul rest. I came home for a week and left again a day after my birthday to Alaska. I’m finally heading home this Saturday (yay). The other reason I have not posted so much is because of health issue. I had to wear a cardiac event monitor for over a month as well as go through a battery of tests. I was diagnosed with Premature Atrial Complexes and Sinus Tachycardia, basically I have an extra heartbeat and an abnormally fast heart rate.  Read More

Urn Necklace 

Tonight when I got home from work, I received a big yellow envelope from my Grandma in Alaska. In it contained some gift cards and two smaller white envelopes with “Papa” and “Craig” written on them, father and son. I knew the contents would be their ashes. I couldn’t bring myself to open them for a few hours because somehow, even though it’s almost been a year, it would make their deaths much more real to me. I call and talk to my grandma at least twice a week and I still expect to hear my papa answer the phone. He would always say;

“Well, how Miss Mandy be today? You wanna talk to the old biscuit?”

I miss them both terribly. I will never get use to them being gone.