I know I haven't posted in a long long time. I thought it would be appropriate to start now & share that my Dad passed away Yesterday morning. He died in so much peace with all of his siblings, parents, wife, children & loved ones around him with literally a SMILE on his face. He has been struggling for the pst 9 months with ASL ( As many of you know!) It is a horrible disease that is super painful. He was in a lot of pain, so when my sibling came out to tell us that he was gone, I felt this huge load off my shoulders, knowing that he was released from the pain he has been in. Looking at his body lay there so peacefully was such a sense of release & happiness & I knew he was in a BETTER place. He was such a humble, strong brave man to endure such a horrible disease, he was hardly ever negative and never complained, he bore his testimony to us just weeks before and was doing missionary work up until the day he died. The last thing he ate was the bread & water from the sacrament and minutes after receiving a blessing of release, he was released & left his body. I was able to spend the morning with him holding his hand, rubbing his chest & taking him in as much as I can, and I am so thankful I was there to experience this. I wouldn't have changed his passing any other way. He will always be in my heart & I will always remember what a funny, strong, handsome man he was. He is my hero! I love you Dad!
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But here are some fun pictures for now.
It was my 24th B-day and we went to BJ's to celebrate!
It was super fun & a lot of our friends came to play!
Thanks everyone for celebrating with me.
This is Scott.. One of Jeff's BFF!
Ryan, Ashley, Scott, Trev, Amy & Cindel!
Ryan, Cindel, Mossi & Sharla!
Hilary, Kristina, & Taryn
Heather, Jenn, & Me!
Me & Sharla, She is almost due... YAYYY!
Chelsey & Dave!
YAYY! I'm 24!
* Also Jenn, Jarrett, Kenny & Jill came but I didn't get the chance to take photos of them!
The actual night of my B-day we went to this Amazing place called Marrakesh!
They have belly dancers & great food,
I highly recommend!
Trev, Fonz, Amy & Heather!
p.s. Its herbal Tea.... not anything naughty!
The love of my life.. Isn't he handsome!!!?
I am SO proud of Jeff, He has been running SO much Lately.. He is training for a Marathon in May & another in October.
He is SO crazy busy with Running, work & school. I am SO looking forward to school to be over forever!!!
It was also Jeff's 26th B-day on Easter.. I am SO sad I didn't take any photos, but we had a lot of fun, we went to the beach the day before, ate at this amazing place called Manpuku, Also a great recommendation. We went down to San Diego to see this band he likes called COLD...
(not so much of a good recommendation :/ ) Don't tell him I said that hahah!
Anyways.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE!
ALSO I went up to Utah to visit my Dad again. But this time was special.......
ALL 7 siblings were there! I think the last time ALL of us were together was at mine & Jeff's wedding. about 2 years ago
Even my little brother got to come from his mission
(He's serving in the Provo, Utah mission! He's in the white shirt.)
From left to right:
Alex, Jordan, Kenny, Me, Michael, Daniella, & Amelia.
It was REALLY cool to spend all that time together with my Dad. We had such a great time visiting & laughing. It makes me SO thankful that we were able to drop all of our lives to go see him. I am so grateful that we were able to spend that time together.
So I completely am aware that is has been FOREVER since I made a post. As most of you know I am VERY VERY busy! My business is booming & I couldn't be more thrilled about it! I feel super blessed to have a job right now, & better yet a job that I absolutely LOVE! I know it can get quite stressful at times but there is nothing better then making your own hours, having the freedom to come & go when I please, & to be able to make women look & feel beautiful everyday! I have had an honor working with two really good friends Chelsey & Cindel. They are both VERY talented & are such great workers. I am in the process of trying to grow my business, to take it to the next level. Hopefully in the next few months I can move into a BIGGER salon. Or even into a house. Hmmm that sounds nice!
I am So happy to announce my NEW BLOG & NEW WEB SITE!
Check them out.. I am sure you will enjoy!
So.... anyways a lot has been going on. I will post a few photos of all the fun we have been having.
I promise I will try to post more often.
Jeff & I went to St. George this last weekend to visit my Dad! It was SO good to see him & to visit with him & his wife Kristy!
It has been SO hard being away from him.. & seeing him really helped me understand his situation and learn to be OK with it. It gives me a sense of peace to see him smile... ( Isn't he handsome!?) He looks SO much like my little brother Jordan.
It was REALLY nice to spend more time with his wife Kristy... They have been married for a long time now.. but I haven't had the opportunity to REALLY sit down & talk with her.. I gained a better understand of who she is.. & I am really happy I did. It was a successful trip all around. We drove the 26 mile road of the St. George Marathon that Jeff will be running in October. (He has been a runner lately.... & I am Super excited for him!) We visited the beautiful Pine Valley, ate at some yummy restaurants, bought Great harvest bread & Creamies ( My favorite!)
We also got to see my Grandma & Grandpa Brady, & my Uncle Brian & Aunt Sinette!
I am looking forward to going back up there in the next few weeks!
HERE IT IS! A LOVELY JEM! (the picture doesn't do justice!)
Jeff took a rad photo of it with some flowers... it turned out really good, but our computer is acting super slow so we haven't been uploading any photos to the computer!
BUT when I do I will definitely share!
HAPPY TUESDAY FRIENDS!
First off.. can I say what a WONDERFUL husband I have!?
I know... every girl is giving a shout out to her hubby or lover on V-day.. but since it is NOT Valentine's day anymore... I'm taking my chances RIGHT NOW!
He is INCREDIBLE!
Not only is he soooo good looking BUT he gives THE BEST GIFTS EVER!
He knows how to make a girl (NICOLE ONLY!) smile!
I can't even begin to describe the gift he gave me yesterday.. it took my breath away and it sure does sparkle! He puts all the other husbands to shame! (Sorry girls!) I'm TOTALLY bragging! Sorry!
I'll have to take a photo of the magnificent ring he got me...... soon.
BUT for now enjoy these AWESOME, AMAZING, WONDERFUL, RAD, INCREDIBLE, LOVELY
Taken by none other theN AMELIA & JUSTIN! @ AMELIA LYON PHOTOGRAPHY! CLICK HERE FOR MORE!!!
Pleas enjoy thoroughly.. I promise you WILL NOT be disappointed!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
Here they are... just a tad bit of some photos taken on our
AMAZING 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TRIP!
WE WENT TO LONDON & PARIS!
We had the most surreal time!
Such a wonderful place to visit!
Me being silly at Hampton Court Palace!
This is Janelle & Paul! (My old roommate!) We stayed with them while we were in LONDON!
Jeff & I at Janelle's B-day party dinner!
Jeff In front of The LOUVE!
We saw a ton of paintings and sculptures! Here are a few of my favorites:
THE MONA LISA!
It's actually REALLY small in person!
This one reminds me of ROMANIA! I LOVES all the GOLD!
La Venus De Milo!
Horrible photo but I still love it!
(Jeff has all the good photos!)
The Notre Dame!
Walking around Paris.... we walked SO much!
SOOOOOO many YUMMY treats.. we fell in LOVE with the MACAROONS!
Jeffrey taking photos with the BEST camera!
Eiffel Tower! SO AMAZING... IT TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY!
ARC DE TRIOMPHE!
JEFF loved it! He was obsessed!
Not sure if you've noticed a lot of me taking photos of myself.. well while Jeff was in his element taking photos with the "GOOD" Camera I was doing this! hahah!
CUTEST Thing EVER!
First glance at the Eiffel Tower... I had to take a photo.. even if it was behind trees!
LOST in Paris! We are NOT happy!
I was so sketched out to go under the Chunnel! It was actually NOT that bad!
Waiting for the TUBE! We practically lived on it in LONDON!
My Favorite! CAMDEN TOWN!
Hampton Court Palace!
BIG BEN.... HOLLA!
AND THE WESTMINISTER ABBEY!WE have more and more photos! A LOT MORE! I will post later! But I thought I should actually give you our trip in a nutshell. We did SO much.. the pictures don't do justice....So here it is and it was WONDERFUL!
We had the time of our lives!
More to come!
p.s. Dad I hope you enjoy.. I know you will be reading this! hahah!