Friday, April 18, 2014

5 happies to get me through.

I cannot thank you all enough for the love, support, prayers, and random emails/tweets/etc this week as I mourned the loss of my Grandpa. He's the first person in my family I've ever lost, so I didn't know how to deal with it...but with the help of my husband, family, best friends, and all of YOU... I somehow managed to pull through. So today? I'm choosing to focus on the happy things in my life...Grandpa would want that.

Happy #1. Flowers from all of my best friends. This particular bouquet is from my sweet Erin & Jared. I also got a gorgeous bouquet from two of my best friends, Lyndsie and Angie. Coming home to these sweet little surprises made my week a heck of a lot easier.


Happy #2. After the very emotional funeral, my Grandpa's wife gifted me all of my Grandpa's old vintage camera's. Turns out, he was quite the photographer, too. It's too bad I hadn't known that before he passed, or I would've dragged him among with me on some fun photo dates. But for real, these old camera's are insane, and I'm in love.



Happy #3. Seeing this picture for the first time ever. My Grandpa's wife told me he had this one, and also one of he and my brother, by his bedside. This absolutely made my day. It was so fun seeing old pictures of him in high school, he was such a handsome man!


Happy #4. Onion rings from Red Robin. My entire family got together for lunch after the funeral, and it was so fun just spending time together reliving memories from my Grandpa's life.


Happy #5. My sister-in-love has a birthday this weekend, and I'm so excited to spend time with her this weekend. I truly can't imagine my life without her daily emails, constant support, and our hilarious inside jokes. I hope everyone has a friend like her!


I'm glad my week got better, and I'm thankful for all of love and support from everyone. I hope you all have a good weekend ahead of you. Happy GOOD Friday.

18 comments:

  1. Love all these little happies! :)

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  2. I just love every bit of this. Have been thinking of you all week long. Sounds like you have been overwhelmed with love & support and that makes me so happy! =) Holy onion rings, batman!!! =D

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  3. Glad you're surrounded by such amazing people - it's certainly a blessing in times like these. And how cool about the vintage cameras!

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  4. How AMAZING about your Grandpa's camera collection. What a special gift that I know you'll treasure forever. Love you SO SO much and I'm glad to see the flowers turned out pretty ;)

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  5. Awwwwww, I love how she gifted you all his old cameras. What a sweet and thoughtful gift and something you will treasure forever! What a sweet and caring person she is for thinking of something that would mean so much to you! Thinking of you my dear!!!

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  6. These are such great happies!! :) Having his old cameras is SO cool! And that picture is so sweet! Have a great time celebrating Erin's birthday this weekend!!!

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss - hugs. hope you have as great a weekend as possible xx

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  8. So glad you have so many wonderful people surrounding you at a time like this :)

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  9. So happy about these happies! Just found your blog through the link-up so let me just say that I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my grandfather quite a few years back and it's definitely hard! There's nothing better than focusing on the great, loving memories though to help you through! :) *HUGS! Have a great Easter weekend!

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  10. finding the happiness is why you're such a strong person!! thinking of you always!

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  11. Continuing to pray for your, girlfriend! That picture of the two of you is definitely special!! Xo

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  12. How cool about your grandpa's camera - what a great addition to one of the things in life you love.

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  13. The camera thing is unreal. What an AMAZING gift, something you'll always have to remind you of him!

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  14. That's really cool you got those old cameras. Such a wonderful gift to cherish :)

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  15. Sending lots of hugs your way! I am so sorry for your loss, Kayla. I'm glad you have something so special to remember him by. Very sweet.

    xo, Jenna

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  16. I lost my grandma recently. It can be so hard but I love how much you're celebrting him. Hugs

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  17. I'm super late in reading this. I absolutely love that you have your grandpa's old cameras! So perfect for you.

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