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Thursday, November 19, 2015

A small list.

Life has a way of throwing you curveballs. Everything is great, and when you least expect it... bam! Something crazy happens. Yesterday I got news that my Grandpa went back to the hospital for chest pain. Thankfully, it wasn't a heart attack, but he's on some medication and they will be monitoring him over the next few weeks. This happened a couple times last month as well, and they put a stent in. Thankfully, our prayer worked and he was able to head home. In the grand scheme of things, he's all good (thank you Jesus), but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried about him.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to highlight a few people in particular this time of year I'm thankful for, starting with my Grandpa I just spoke about (or as I've called him my whole life; Buddy)...
My grandparents win at life. Cuties.
My adorable husband, who surprised me recently with italian cheesy bread and pretended there was "traffic" on his way home from work because I mentioned how badly I wanted some earlier that day. #thelittlethings ... and I found this while editing last night and couldn't help but stare. Hehe!

I'm thankful for strangers who become friends through the internet and somehow stay connected even though they live halfway across America, and the random texts they send to make others smile. Hiiii Reese + Renee!

I'm thankful for a recent bride, Karen. Sadly, a few weeks after we photographed her wedding, her mother passed away unexpectedly. It really put into perspective the importance of my job. How incredible that I had the honor of photographing one of the last big events in her life?! God definitely uses these tragic things to teach us lessons. I truly believe that. If you think about it, please keep sweet Karen in your prayers this week.

I'm thankful for random co workers who bring me Starbucks when the office is near empty and I'm extra thankful for random texts from my girl, Lyndsie. I haven't seen her in way too long and I'm CRAZY excited for a girls sleepover we've got planned for next weekend!
throwback to darker hair and chillier days.
and last but definitely not least! I'm really thankful for my awesome bro (in law), Jared! It's the big 3-0 for him today!!! Jared is one of the silliest, most awesome guys I know! Caleb and I are so thankful to have he and Erin in our lives, they make us better in every way possible. So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JARED! We love ya!

Find something to be thankful for today friends, even when its hard! Happy almost-Friday!!


  1. Prayers and LOVE to your grandfather and family <3!

  2. Ugh yes. I have become quite familiar with crazy things happening out of the blue. It's exhausting! Praying for your family and so glad your grandpa is ok.

  3. Grandparents really are the cutest people ever! I'm glad your grandpa is doing okay, but I'll definitely keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. A man that brings surprise cheesy bread... THAT IS A KEEPER RIGHT THERE! :)
    I'll be sending my well thoughts your grandpa's way.

  5. I love this post! My get well thoughts and prayers are with you grandpa.

  6. I'm thankful for blogs like yours, encouraging texts like the ones you send, funny snapchats like the ones you send, and...basically I'm just thankful for you! ;)

    Prayers for your grandpa and family!

  7. Definitely praying for Buddy and thanking God for his protection over him!

  8. My mom and I were talking recently about how we do take health for granted... Glad things look ok for your grandpa!

  9. How sweet are you grandparents?! I'll be keeping Buddy in my prayers ;-)

    Green Fashionista

  10. So much to be thankful for! I'm glad your grandpa is doing better. It's definitely important to focus on the good in life!

  11. So glad your grandpa is back at home and doing better. Things like that are always scary, but I think it's 10x worse around the holidays. Send prayers your way that everything stays good with him!

  12. So glad your grandfather is doing okay now! Praying for him and your family.

    Such a sweet post! You have so many people to be thankful for!

  13. With our grandparents getting older it's always a concern of mine.. But I'm so happy to hear he's well. Many prayers for his good health. And I loved this post. There's too many nice people around us that we should be thankful for! :)

  14. You have such a big heart, Kayla. Your space is always filled with such love and joy! Hope you have a good weekend. I'll be keeping your friend and Buddy in my prayers.


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