Tuesday, October 11, 2011


happy tuesday!

i'm back in pa {insert sad face}
the visit home to nc was wonderful.
i def took advantage of the time i had to
spend with family and close friends.
i didn't take as many pictures as i would have liked to
because i was just so happy to be home :)

the mickey mouse birthday party was a hit.
lil' baby j turned one years old. awwww.

i had a much needed girls night with a
couple friends and met some new peeps.

of course, i spent A LOT of time with my bestie.
oh, how i've missed her.

going back home after not seeing my family and friends
def makes me appreciate them that much more.
truly, it does.

on another note...
this past weekend i closed another chapter in my life
that should have been closed a long time ago, but i chose to ignore all the signs.
eventually, my heart will heal and hopefully someday i'll be able to appreciate the good parts of my life he was involved in and the good times we shared, but until then i'm trying not to be bitter. i have learned a lot about myself because of this person. He's probably trying to save me from another heart ache and making room for the person i'm suppose to spend my life with. its truly unfortunate the way things have ended, but obviously God has other plans.


Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

So glad you had a wonderful time in NC with your family and friends. :)

Sorry about the chapter closing, but it sounds like it will be a good thing for you. Hope your heart heals. :)
Emily w/Amazing Grapes

melifaif said...

Home feels soooooo good. I adore the mickey party....and lil J is a.dorable. Completely. Ladies night looks like fun....and I am sorry to hear about "him." You always have the best attitude and outlook on things. You are ah-mazing. Don't forget that. xo

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

you look so adorable in these pics!! thinking of you this week...any amount of heartache just sucks.

Megan and Justin said...

love your pictures. going home is the best! just found your blog, following now!

Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

I'm SO glad that you got to go home and visit your fam and friends! :)

Finishing one chapter gets you one step closer to the happy ending! Don't fret Ash! God is in control and your Mr. Forever will find you before you know it! :)

Ashley said...

i was waiting for this post! i ADORE your outfit - love the color-blocking!

glad you had fun with your family. what a cutie your nephew is ;)

Megan said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! That birthday party theme is precious!!! I'll be praying for you! I'm glad you closed a door that needed to be closed!!

inHERshoes said...

what a smart and courageous admission to yourself. i'm glad that you had a great time back home! i always get excited coming home, it's one of the times i look forward to, even though i also love my life away from home! sad that the yankees lost :(

Heather said...

thanks so much for stopping by! you're gorgeous, girl!!! xo

Nini said...

Glad to see you had fun for the trip home. Loe all the pics and smiling faces. And you said it best with regards to that ended relationship....god has other plans.

The Arizona Russums said...

hi! i am on a trip home right now too. it's always bittersweet to see people you love but to also be glad you are away on the adventure God has you on in a new city. by the way, you are the 100th follower on my blog! how fun! thanks for visiting!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

looks like you had an AMAZING time, such beauty and happiness in all of these photos. Lastly, so sorry about your breakup- no matter how "good" they are, they are ALWAYS hard. Let yourself grieve and then keep going, you'll be okay. You sound like you have a mature understanding of it now. Chin up!

Faith said...

glad you had a great time with your friends and family.

you have a great attitude. God knows best. and if he felt this chapter in your life wasn't what you needed or deserved he stepped in to save his lovely child from any heart ache. his child only deserves the best :)