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Happy Wednesday.

My brother graduated from Newman University this past weekend. I was thrilled to see my parents have both a twinkle in their eyes and prideful smiles. For them, Javier graduating marks three-out-of-three children, all done with college. They can unbutton their jeans. Ha! It was a happy time. It was a warm time.

Spring or warmer weather is finally here, which thrills me even more. This is giving me an excuse to wear this romper from Target. The fabric is soft and relaxed for a comfortable wear. I enjoyed wearing it because I could finally let the legs roam the Earth. Currently they need all the sun exposure they can get. Ignore the terrible tan lines. I’ll fix them up.

T-minus 7 days until school is officially over! There will more blogging to come. Hang tight.

P.S. The boyfriend took these pictures. I’m so thankful he was willing. As always.

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Post Christmas

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During the holiday, I was filled with family and boyfriend time, so it was a little hard for me to blog. On Christmas Eve, I spent the majority of my time at church and with family. Per our tradition, we opened presents on the night of. Then the boyfriend took me celebrate Christmas with his family. Needless to stay, I’m so blessed and this has been by far the best holiday season, to-date!

Because during Christmas Eve we attended church service, I wore this dress and blazer from JCPenny. It’s a huge family tradition to also wear red so this outfit was perfect. I typically wear this during my teacher hours, so for me, it’s multi-purpose. *Remember, I’m trying to be that girl.

Right now, I’m blogging on the road because the boyfriend gifted me a ski trip to Colorado. I’m super excited to be going because I’ve never gone. We will be testing out the GoPro that I got during Black Friday. We are both equally excited for that. I’m more excited to spend time with this guy because lately we haven’t been able to get on the same page with time.

The five hour drive has consisted of him singing Garth Brooks and George Strait. It’s music to my ears!

Cheers friends, wherever you are, from around the world and into your home.

As always,

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My dad

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Today is the day God created this wonderful man. My father.

He and I have shared so many wonderful memories. It’s hard to believe that I’ve spent 28-years alongside the man who has shaped my entire life.

He’s taught me everything I know. He’s a tough cookie, he demands nothing but the best, and for that I’m grateful for. I can recall multiple times in my life, moments of great defeat, him looking at me straight in the eye and telling me “you hear me, don’t you ever let anyone tell you aren’t good enough, because you’re the smartest and most beautiful girl I know.” I suppose one of the main reasons he’s so important to me is that he never told me “no, you can’t.” He always supported me, pushed me, lifted me up, fought for me, and beside me, he’s laughed with me, he’s lectured me, he’s made me mad, he’s been everything. He’s been there.

Secondly, he constantly proves to me not just what a loving father should be, but also what a devoted husband is, a great brother, uncle, and friend he is. Through his hard-work and devotion to the Lord, my father has lead a life of humble and honest work. He strives to make us happy, whether that’s wearing socks with holes so that we have clothes on our backs. I’ve never been in need because he’s broken his back. And at the end of the day he still directs me to the Lord.

Today, especially, but everyday, I celebrate the man that’s been consistent in my life. The man I know will still be lecturing me even when I’m 50. I praise the Lord everyday for giving me a father like mine. I don’t deserve him, but yet I thank Him.

Happy Birthday dad, I love you as always.