A long week…

This past week was an insane roller coaster of emotions, and it is only going to get worse over the next couple of weeks…

 

Monday:

 

I was so exhausted i couldn’t even finish my day of work but my mom dragged me and Atticus out of the house to watch my brother and sister-in-law play softball. So I grabbed my camera, put on a happy face and had a great night. Even though they lost both games, we had a good time and I got some great shots 🙂

 

Tuesday:

 

Today was Mine and Jake’s one year anniversary! I cannot believe that it has only been a year. I feel like I have been with him for so much longer. We both work so well together that it is like we have been together for so much longer. To celebrate our anniversary, we were planning to have a quiet night at home, since we NEVER do that! But on Monday Jake got to meet one of his favorite bands while working at the restaurant and they gave him free tickets to their show on Tuesday. So after I got home for my interview, we went out to lunch and then just chilled at our house watching Doctor Who until time to go to the concert. And then when we go to leave, it is pouring down rain. Of course it would rain when we are supposed to go to an out door concert. So we sit in the parking garage for a while and then we went and hung out with Jake’s family for a while and then went to bed early.

Though it might not have been the hearts and flowers that most expect for their first anniversary, I think that it was exactly what we needed.

 

Wednesday:

 

After work, Jake and I went to the grocery store to get supplies for our amazing steak dinner. We got some great steaks (pictures below) and, of course, he made an AMAZING dinner. I have the recipe below but Jake was slacking and didn’t write me out instructions…

 

Thursday:

 

I had to go in the office today for our yearly associate ‘picnic.’ Because of lovely Ohio weather, our picnic was in the office, rather than outside. But hey, they fed us City Barbecue. And it was nice to see some co-workers that I only see once every few months when we are all actually in the office. It was actually a really good day until I go the phone call…

 

…that the only grandfather I have ever known had passed on. George Everett Copher. The greatest grandfather I could have ever asked for and I never told him how much he meant to me. When I was 5, my mom’s mom died and I no longer had any living grandparents in my life. Then George and Barb came into my life and I was able to have grandparents. George is my dad’s cousin and Barb is his amazing wife. These two had such an impact on my life and I cannot express how grateful I am to have them in my life. When I was growing up, I would spend months at a time at ‘Barb Camp’ with George and Barb at their home in Gwinn, Michigan. I love every minute of it. I have so many treasured memories spent with those two and Gramps taught me so much. Listening to his stories was always my favorite part about being with them. He saw so much in life and I loved being able to hear about the many amazing things he had done. Loosing him is incredibly hard for me. But thankfully, I have my family, friends, and Jake to help me through. The funeral is on Sunday and I will probably be a hot mess…

 

Friday:

 

So after work, I went to the doctor because I have been having issues with feet for a few weeks. She told me that I have Plantar Faciitis. Lovely. So I am on meds and have to do a bunch of exercises to stretch my feet out. Then I went and picked up Lysh and headed to my moms for a bit. The main event of the night was watching Firepower play in the Night Owl tournament at Berliner. I took about 700 pictures…….Here are a few of my favorites.

 

Saturday:

 

After getting home at 3:00 am from softball, I really just wanted to sleep all day. But I needed to work a few hours, so I went to mom’s to hang out with her while I worked. i wasn’t the most productive but it got done! After work, Mom, Lysh, and I went out shopping and got some yummy Roosters for dinner. We then sat and enjoyed the OSU game and I decided to start going through pictures. Little did I know, I grabbed my box of baby stuff. We had so much fun going through all of my pageant stuff and trying on my old tiaras. It was a good end to a long day.

 

Sunday:

Mom and I went the the Gahanna Flea Market to help work the Kiwanis food tent. I was not prepared to be flipping out fries all day. It was hot. And it was even hotter by the fryer. But it was for a great cause and we had a lot of fun!!!

 

Like I said, roller coaster of emotions. But all in all, I had my family by my side through it all and I always will. I never would have made it through Thursday without Jake. He definitely calmed me down a lot and I will forever be grateful to have him in my life. Here’s to another year!

 

See ya next week 🙂

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