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Put your troubles down

Life has its way of trying you.

Love has its way of testing you.

Doubt has its way to creeping into your dreams.

For those people in my life that are always there, I am grateful.

For the days, I wake up, I am grateful.

There is good in the world. Don’t let darkness overshadow the good.

Put your troubles down.

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Ketchup

Catsup.

Hunts.

Heinz.

If I had to choose of course it would be the latter, but contrary to what the title of this post leads you  to believe I am not going to yammer on about condiments. Although, now I am thinking that would make quite a spectacular topic for pondering!  

For now though it’s time for some catching up!

June has proven to be quite the busy month and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Actually from now until my birthday at the end of July is pretty jammed up! And it’s all fun stuff which is a total bonus. 🙂

From the Barnyard Birthday bash for the littlest nephews…

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To seeing Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac in a small machine setting with little bro and my dad…

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To celebrating the birthday of one of my work buddies… to welcoming one of my friend/cousin’s sweet little princess into the world… to catching up with friends from college that I haven’t seen in years… the good times keep on coming!

Saturday night I got a phone call from a college friend who is in town for the week… we caught up a bit and made plans for Friday.

Sunday, I went to a baby shower for one of my old roommates from college and got to spend time with several gals I haven’t seen in ages!

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It was so wonderful to see these girls!

And the “ketchup” doesn’t stop there either! Hopefully we’re going to get together in late July and this Tuesday I’ll be having dinner & drinks with another friend (and hopefully a bestie too) whom I haven’t seen in ages either!

Think it’s safe to say I’m having all kinds of “ketchup ” fun! 🙂

So that’s what’s going on with me these days….. how about you? What have you been up to?

P.S. still having issues with my phone so if you’re texting me and not getting a response, treat assured that I’m not ignoring!

Miss you all!

As always,

Megan

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Melting My Heart

I was putzing around my apartment since my plans for the night fell through when my phone rang.

I answered, saying hello and didn’t hear anything at first.

So… I said hello again.

That’s when I heard a teeny tiny voice squeaking, “Thank You!”

It was my almost 2 year old nephew, P-Dub.

“Thank you for what, buddy?” I Responded.

“Daddy’s building my play house! Come over! Thank you Mae Mae!”

MELT MY HEART

Quickly, I changed, hopped in my car to my sister’s house when i was greeted by an extremely excited tot running over to me.

MELT MY HEART

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I think it’s safe to say my littlest nephews like their birthday gift!

These nephews of mine have absolutely carved a niche into my heart…

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Sure, they can be ornery … but come on, he looks soooooo innocent here.

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Sure they can be cranky, but come on, he looks absolutely adorable here!

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Sure they can be sassy, but come on, he’s fierce on the field and an all around fabulous kid.

These nephews of mine MELT MY HEART.

One teeny tiny voice saying two little words made my day.

Plain and simple.

LOVE YOU to the moon and back P, B & J! XOXO

As always,

Megan

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When I Grow Up

As an itty bitty little one, I dreamt of becoming a ballerina, with pretty pink frilly tutus and pale pink ballet shoes. I did dance for a while, starting when I was 3 years old.  I don’t remember quite how long I danced for, but you all know I am not the most graceful of beings. 🙂

Then I wanted to be a teacher…. I always loved school supplies!

 

Then for a brief moment I decided I wanted to go to college for accounting and become a CPA…  An A in high school accounting does not an accountant make… I was never one to be tied to a desk and crunching numbers….

As a grown woman, I’ve found that priorities change… Goals change…

THANK HEAVENS for that!  I mean would you REALLY wanna see this girl in a pink tutu????!!!  I THINK NOT!  I don’t even wanna see that! 😉

Instead, making a conscious decision, I want to be kind and caring; generous and forthcoming; sincere and genuine; creative and free-spirited.

As I’ve grown up I’ve learned that the path I’ve ended up on is exactly where I’m meant to be.

As I’ve grown up I’ve chosen to be understanding and empathetic.

As I’ve grown I am proud.  Proud of where I am today and proud of where I stand today.

I may not have it all, but I’ve got what matters… a roof over my head, a job that I love, a pretty fantastic family and some phenomenal friends.

Yes, disappointment will surface now and again… but with every disappointment comes a fresh start or a new beginning.

About a year ago, I got a fresh start that I didn’t ask for.    Looking back on the situation nearly a year later, I see it not as a door slamming in my face as I surmised at the time.  Not at all. In fact it was a huge door opening for me.

I got the chance to be what I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be.  Something, well someone, I’ve been destined to be since the very moment I was born.

Stepping out of my comfort zone, into an unknown future, having not a clue in the world where I was going or what I was doing…

That’s when I decided exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up…

I just wanted to be me.

That’s it. Something that I’ve been doing since the day I was born… JUST BEING MYSELF.  Living life and doing what I like to do…

Loving my music… being “crafty” and creative… learning new things… spending time with family and friends.

I think that’s good enough, don’t you?  I do.

 

As always,