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There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 3

There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 3

Well, today’s the day (9/6) we meet our previously unknown family. If you haven’t read my blog about how I found them, you should take the time to get caught up now. It’ll make much more sense. We struggled to get ourselves out the door at the time we had agreed upon, but eventually we […]

There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 2

There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 2

Be sure to catch up on the reason for this trip as well as day 1. Day 2 The next morning I invite my mom to come upstairs and see the adorable space I have. I’m secretly hoping that weird sound will happen while she’s here so I know I’m not crazy. After about 5 […]

There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 1

There’s No Place Like Kansas: Part 1

Ok, so last weekend we really did it. We flew to Kansas to meet family members we never knew we had! If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, go check out my previous post on the subject. It took a little bit of convincing to get my mother to go on the trip, and […]

A Tale of Two Weddings: Wedding #2

A Tale of Two Weddings: Wedding #2

Marriage – Level Up! This weekend, I attended possibly the most adorable wedding I’ve ever been to (go here to see the invitation). Now, I’m going to be honest, when you hear about theme weddings, you wonder if it’s going to be awkward or silly. Remember that scene from 27 Dresses, where James Marsden loudly exclaims […]

Solving Lulu’s Mystery

In the last year or so, my family has been putting more energy into finding out about my grandmother’s history. My grandma Lulu was born in Missouri in 1918, and she was adopted sometime before her first birthday. She was never supposed to know. Her family never intended to tell her, but everyone else knew. She […]

A Tale of Two Weddings

I’m very excited to share with you the experiences of attending two weddings this summer. These weddings are both unlike any other weddings I’ve been invited to, in very different ways. Up until this point, the weddings I’ve attended have been pretty traditional. You know, a sunday afternoon bridal shower with silly games, an outdoor or church wedding with […]

Epilogue: Barbershop Hangover, Getting Home, and Great Memories

(11/9) I can feel the hangover coming…no, not the alcohol hangover. The barbershop hangover. This is when your body finally starts to manifest signs that you’ve been pushing yourself too hard. My voice is raw, I’m exhausted, I’ve scrubbed my face raw but my makeup is still leaving marks on the pillow, and I’m still […]