To dye or not to dye? That is the question…

My hair color has changed from blonde to brown and in many different shades since the time I was 15.Well, I’m tired of the same old colors, so I”m thinking about going auburn for awhile. Although I’m a little afraid, I think I’ll go for it.  I mean it’s just hair, right? I can always dye it back! I’m thinking about this color I found while searching Google images.

No, I didn’t pick it because it’s Ashlee Simpson, I just like the color! I found another of when Lindsay Lohan had darker auburn locks that I also like, but I think this just might be the color I go with… Everything I’ve read about going auburn says to do it gradually due to the shock of having red hair! But… I enjoy the shock of new hair-do’s. So, I’m pretty excited to be trying something new. Seems to be my life lately, new things. I like it. Change is good. So… out with the old, in with the new.

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Cooper Ray

How in the world did my sweet little puppy go from this….

 

and turn into this… I mean look at those ears!

 

haha… but I sure do love him, despite the holes he has dug in the yard, the shoes/furniture/walls he’s chewed up in the house, the backdoor he’s scratched to high heavens… That was in his puppy days, and if he wasn’t so snuggly he’d probably went to live at my Dad’s house a long time ago where he would have 40 acres of things to chew and holes to dig…

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Quotes :)

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I’m Done!

Today was the last day I’ll ever have to step foot inside Platt College.  I’m done with Nursing School! Woo-hoo! I can’t even begin to explain how great it feels to be finished, there is a huge weight lifted off my shoulders! Now, time to prepare for the NCLEX… Any advice is appreciated :)

Celebration is in order for sure.  Tonight I’ll have dinner/drinks with my Mom.  Tomorrow, I should probably pay some attention to my messy house that my neat freak self has neglected for the past few weeks.  Friday, off to Tulsa with Chantel and Sydney for the Kings of Leon concert!

So excited to start this new chapter of life…

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Love my little sweetheart!

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My sweet nephew, Jonas

My brother and sister-in-law are brave souls.  Despite the challenges in their path and the path of their son, Jonas, they are the most amazing parents I know.  Jonas has progressive infantile scoliosis, but he is the most joyful and resilient child I’ve ever encountered.  Hollie, my sister-in-law, is such an amazing Mama to him that it awes me.  I should probably tell her that, I don’t think Mom’s are told enough how amazing they are, I know I should tell mine more often how great she is.

Today was the day we found out Jonas’ MRI results.  He had a tethered spinal cord a year ago and it was corrected with surgery at that time.  The results showed no fluid on his spinal cord and no re-tethering! Woo-hoo!!  He gets casted in Salt Lake City at the Shriner’s Hospital, and he had his second cast with Shriner’s applied today.  The treatment he gets there is outstanding.  I’m so happy Jason and Hollie found the best available treatment for my little sweetheart nephew.

Jonas and Hollie after his cast was applied.

You will come to know that my nephew is my main man.  I love him to pieces.  People always talk about when you have a child it’s love at first site and you love them more than anything in the world… Well, that’s how I feel about my nephew so I can only imagine when I have one of my own. Until then, Jonas get’s all of his Aunt Jen-Jen’s loving! :)

 

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Chantel My Bell

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.  ~Albert Schweitzer

Today was just one of those days.  Actually, it’s been one of those days for a few weeks now.  Do you ever just not feel like yourself? or like you’re in a funk? Well, that’s how I’ve felt lately and just feeling that way made me feel even farther from who I am. Today was different.  I was tired of this so-called “funk” and wanted to get out of the house and do something… anything! This got me to thinking, what do I want to do? It’s awesome outside and just sitting on the backporch with a cold adult beverage, music, and friends sounds amazing! I could only think of one person who I wanted to spend the day with, my best friend, Chantel. As plans were arranged, I went over to her house and we did exactly what I needed. We sat on the backporch, drank adult beverages with music playing, and we just talked. My other mama as I call her, Carol, was also there to play with us and laugh with us.  It was exactly what I needed. Friends are blessings. I know Chantel didn’t even realize it while I was there, but she saved me from my “funk” today, and I love her for it. I drove home happy, smiling, and also belting out to some Taylor Swift (I’m not ashamed). Basically, what I realized today is that best friends are just that, the best. So, thank you Chantel Elizabeth Logan for being my best friend and continually saving me, even when you don’t know you’re doing it. You’re my person.  I love you to the moon and back.

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