Much that I love language I find that I’m often stumped when feeling profoundly, as words lack enough “oomph!” to accurately capture what I’m feeling. To quantify the gratitude I have for both my parents is – also – nigh impossible, because neither is there an appropriate measure.  

I wouldn’t be where I am if not for both of them – no matter the crazy, quirky, dark or dreary, offbeat, or downright terrible things I’ve done along the way, they supported me wholly (sometimes they even join in – as evidenced below. 🙂 )  

They embrace and love me no matter what, and have demonstrated the ultimate selflessness time and time…and time…again in doing whatever they could to help me achieve my dreams…

They’ve taught me so many valuable lessons, allowed me the space to learn my own (equally as vital!), and instilled a sense of strength that has helped me through some horribly challenging times.

Not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate what they have done, still do for me, and how much they accept and value who I am. I feel blessed and thankful that both myself and my husband can have such a close and happy relationship with them, and that we get a chance to see one another despite all moving on in life.  

Blessed and beyond. ❤


Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing all the fathers in everyone’s Life a blessed and happy Father’s Day!

I don’t have words to enumerate the countless blessings my father has given me… He has always and ever supported and loved me, though good times, bad times…and worse!  

His unwavering honesty meant that I could count on him, no matter what the circumstance or time of day (that kicked-a-nail-midnight-trip-to-the-ER was actually pretty amusing!)  

We, his children, have always been free to share our successes, joys, anxieties, fears, and disappointments without a solitary fear of our best friendship breaking down.  

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 9.15.03 AM

He is there for me, I am there for him, or…and, most importantly, I’ve had the fortune to LEARN from his own triumphs and failures – we often struggle enough along the way!

We have shared tears, smiles…and enough laughter to light up the Earth (even with just one road trip!  The videos are proof! 😉 ) 

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 9.15.22 AM

All that aside…my father is pretty damn COOL! I hope to gain a fraction of his “badassery” in my old age!


I owe my parents everything – they ARE my everything.  To be theirs is a gift beyond imagining, the way I see it…and that will never change. I feel as though we don’t need ONE day for Father’s Day, or Mother’s Day…but that it should be EVERY day.

Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 9.34.43 AM

Take time out to express your gratitude and appreciation…just because.  That’s when it means the most.  

But, all the same…enjoy today, when even Hallmark has made it JUST for you! 😉

XX ❤ X