Dream girl's day out with my mom, mimosas, a local wedding show, lunch, and thrift store shopping. I'm no closer to making any decisions, but I'm certainly enjoying the memories we're creating along the way. #brideswhobrunch
Vinyl Monday courtesy of Mom and Dad's great picks for my collection.
Beautiful day yesterday celebrating 31 turns around the sun surrounded by family and friends on my favorite beach.
This picture has been posted on my fridge for years. On the back, in blue cursive, it says: Kim Ellis. June 7, 1973. taken by Winnie.
Kim Ellis, not quite 20, blonde haired summer babe. Post Weeki Wachee mermaid life. Pre wife and mom life.
The @mothersbefore project has me thinking a lot about my mom before she was a mom. Before she decided to give up and/or create whatever necessary for Ben and I to be successful humans. Before she gave up wearing crop tops.
Since I may never have children of my own and John lost his mom at such a young age, it's easy to think today would be filled with a lot of bitter rage. Instead, I'm mirroring this sparkling smile and perfect posture while giving thanks for Kim Ellis, confident warrior woman, who I'm lucky enough to have as my mother and friend.
Still coming down from a beautiful, empowering retreat weekend with my Boober sisters. Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, I forget how powerful and important this sisterhood is. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to forge bonds with other women who "just get it". There was laughter and there were tears. Most importantly, I came home feeling rejuvenated and reset. These warriors helped to fill my cup, so I can continue walking with my head held high through this jungle of a life. I'm already looking forward to next year.