Sunday Currently: Volume 13

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Before I get into my "currently," I would like to take a moment to tell you about a very special person in my life. You see, today is the day that we celebrate the day she entered this world, twenty-three years ago. I'm talking about my most absolute, best friend ever, Kayla!

We have literally been friends my whole entire life. Her name is in my baby book as "baby's best friend." We grew up together, having sleep-overs, getting into trouble, and being tomboys. That evolved into boys, break-ups and navigating high school together, before finally walking together on our graduation day. We were each other's maids-of-honor, and we've helped each other through some of the hardest things that, unfortunately, we both had to go through in this life. Through the good times, and bad, we have always been there for one another, and I wouldn't have it any other way!

I miss her like crazy (as much as I miss my parents and sisters), and she's the person who will probably never stop asking me when I'm moving home! I don't know a lot of people who can say that they share this kind of bond with somebody, but let me tell you, it is very special!

So, (since I know you're reading this Kayla!) I hope today is the best birthday ever, and I can't wait until the next time I see you! Have a totally fantastic day!

High-school, 2007

Graduation party, 2008

Summer, 2008

My wedding, 2008

Kayla's bridal shower, 2011

Fun. concert, summer 2012

Spring, 2013


Reading  Ugh. I may have to get rid of this option too. I still haven't even cracked open Pride and Prejudice, and it's due back to the library in a couple of days! All I've been reading are some blogs, and I'm even way behind on those! What can I say? I guess I've just been being a total slacker in the reading department lately.
Writing  I've been trying to work on getting some drafts done, and I've been writing a lot of emails! I'm trying to grow and expand my blog, and the best way I know how to do that is to connect with other bloggers. So far, it's kind of slow, but I'm optimistic that things will pick up.
Listening  Mat Kearney! Just some nice, easy listening (but still fun), music. Just what I like to listen to on sunny, relaxing weekends!
Thinking  About trying my hand at a sewing project soon. I found a dress that I am absolutely in love with, but there's just a couple of problems with it. 1) It's a designer dress, so out of my price range, and 2) I don't even think it's available anymore, even if I could afford it! So, after looking around at similar patterns, I think I may have found a couple that I could alter a little to make them work. We'll see though, sewing is not really my friend, and I have zero patience for it. But I really want that dress, so that may be enough motivation for me!
Smelling  Fresh, spring air! I can't believe that this gorgeous weather has stuck around as long as it has! I keep expecting a rainstorm to blow through, but so far the sun is holding out. That means my windows are open all the time, and I'm loving it!
Wishing  The diet root beer I wanted in a two liter hadn't been sold out the other night. I had to buy a twelve pack! I usually don't drink much soda, and I don't like to keep it in the house, because I can't stay out of it! I'm feeling a bit bloated, because yesterday I went a little overboard. Maybe I'll just stick to water today.
Hoping  To get a few things done around the house today, to get a head start on my week. It's going to be a busy one, and I'm (of course) wishing I had taken more advantage of all the time I had off last week. Oh well.
Loving  My husband! He works so hard all the time, between school and work and projects around the house. Yesterday he worked in the yard all afternoon, and then had school exam to do too! Today he will be back at it again. I need to always remember to tell him how much I appreciate him, and all that he does!
Wanting  To finish up some yard work today. I'm fighting that never ending battle with weeds, but I think I'm making a dent. Yesterday was spent doing some clearing, and today I'll be back at it, so hopefully I get the area done that I started.
Needing  To buy bandaids! I am all out, and digging out all of those weeds left me with blisters all over my hands! I knew I would regret not buying any the other day, when I saw them at the store.
Feeling  A bit sleepy. I always stay up too late these days, it seems, and never for a good reason either! So I guess I'd better get my coffee now, and get moving so I can shake this grogginess.
Clicking  On Pinterest a lot these last couple of days. I've been finding a lot of really good blogging information, and that keeps me glued to the computer for a while! I've also been browsing a little on someecards. Some of those are so good! It makes me wish I could come up with some of the witty, hilarious things that people put on them.

Happy Sunday everybody!

Linking up with Lauren :) 

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  1. Love the pictures of you two! Happy Birthday again Kayla.

  2. I'm so glad she has you Amy, you are a wonderful best friend to my wonderful daughter! Happy Birthday Kayla !

  3. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! You and your best friend remind me of mine best friend and myself — best buds through the years. No matter how much time passes or how long we got in between visits due to life getting just a little too crazy, things never seem to change. It's unconditional like you and Kayla seem to be. :)

    Have a great week!

    ~Brooke @ Who Moved My Cheesecake?

  4. aw yay happy birthday Kayla! about the "growing your blog" thing... honestly, I think that slow and steady wins the race! otherwise you're not making real connections, you know? it just becomes overwhelming! but good luck :)

  5. This is a very sweet post! Happy birthday to your best friend! I also popped over to read the post about your brother. I'm so sorry--your post was beautiful and I hope you've experienced some healing over the last few months. What a hard thing to go through.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday :)

  6. i hope kayla had a happy birthday! love all the photos of y'all together. best friends are such a treasure.

    about growing your blog, i agree with betsy: slow & steady! it takes time, but it's so much better to know you're really, really connecting out there. that's what has worked for me so far!

    have a good week!


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