Saturday, May 27, 2017

Graduations

It is Graduation season and it has been a really nice way to get see my friends from home. 4 of my high school crowd graduated and I am so proud of them all. I can't wait to see where this new adventure takes them.
This photo was a recreation of a picture that was taken 2 summers ago that I was not in. We decided we needed an updated one with all of us. These beautiful girls have been my friends for 12+ years. Each one of them has shaped me into the woman I am today. I could not ask for a more supportive group of friends. We have seen each other through some wonderful highs and truly awful lows but our love is constant. Congratulations Sus and Katie for a successful completion of freshman year of college! Congratulations Ann, Maren, and Maria on completion of high school! Good luck on your tour of Europe and your final year of high school Nicole! I love you all and can't wait to spend the summer with you! 
Glory to God For All Things,
Cecilia <3

Thursday, March 30, 2017

18 years

Again one of my annual posts but the consistency of this post mirrors the consistency of this friendship. March 30 is one of my favorite days of the year and this year it is really bittersweet. I so wish I was home having a delicious dinner with my spare family tonight, I wish I could be there to give my best friend a birthday hug. True friendship is a great blessing and  I am lucky enough to have had it from a young age. Here is the first stanza of the poem that she wrote the week we left for college. 
"A love this pure, this plainly shown.
If all my hopes and dreams would end,
This I would know: you are my friend."
Here is the link for the rest of it http://earlgreysoliloquy.blogspot.com/2016/08/saying-goodbye.html

Summer 2015
Shakespeare Camp 2015


We stole Sus's phone, summer 2016

Reunited after 4 months 

Shakespeare camp 2016

Summer photo shoot 2016

Traditional Christmas baking 2016
Happy birthday my sweetest of friends. I love you! I hope adulthood treats you well. May God grant you many many years. Love you forever and always! Glory to God For All Things!
Cecilia <3

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Homesickness

I don't get homesick very often. I think that a major reason for this is I have so many homes. As cheesy as it sounds, my home is where my heart is. So home is in our small town in SD with our dogs and crazy noisy family. Home is at my Grandma's and my Oma's house. Home is at my spare families houses. Home is in upstate New York with Sus and most of the time home is Cleveland with my friends. Because I don't experience homesickness very often when I do I am never sure how to handle it. Tonight it hit me pretty hard. I was home alone which is unusual for me, and I was lonely. However, when I feel homesick it also gives me a perspective on the blessings I have in my life. I am blessed to have so many homes because I am so loved. I have the most wonderful people I could imagine in my life. I am blessed to have all of these people to call, who tell me to play music, or give me a massive hugs just because I asked. 
Glory to God For All Things,
Cecilia <3

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy Birthday

I am just going to put this here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0FDHGTGdmc. Happy Birthday my love!
Glory to God For All Things
Cecilia <3

Sunday, January 22, 2017

New semester!

Here I am procrastinating which is what I am usually doing when I am blogging. The semester has started and I have had some hard days already but I look forward to all of the good days to come. Last weekend Sus and I made the road trip from SD to OH, it was mainly uneventful but 15 miles into our 950 mile trip one of our back tires blew. My Christmas break was wonderful, I got to spend lots of time with my family and almost enough with my friends. I got to go and work for some of the family's I have nannied and babysat for in the past which was so wonderful. Every time I get to interact with children I am grateful. The joy that children have is infectious and is so wonderful! I got to have some good quality time with all of my siblings. I am especially thankful for the time I got to spend with my baby sister Rabbit. We have always had a hard time getting along and I think that is mostly because we are both very similar and different at the same time. Like usual we had some stupid fights but we also had the most fun together that we have had in a long time.
Glory to God For All Things!
Cecilia <3

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Bags

One of our family Christmas traditions is wrapping our presents in homemade bags, to save on paper and on wrapping time. Over time our collection shrinks, they either get gifted out of house or get chewed by dogs, so we periodically make more. In November I told mom that I would make her new ones on break. So today with the help of Badness I sewed 44 new Christmas bags! It was a lot of fun and he learned how a sewing machine works.

I am so glad I get to be home!
Glory to God For All Things,
Cecilia <3

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I Did It!

Its official, I survived my first semester at college. It has been a really great 4 months. I have enjoyed all of my classes and my professors over all were really fantastic. I have determined that I really do want to pursue nursing. I have loved it so far and I haven't even started any official nursing classes yet.  I have made some incredible friends. I have earned a nickname I am not to fond of. I mean who would like to be called Cecil? . I had a visit from Sus in September and a visit home in October. I learned how to play euchre and had some really intense game nights. I taught my friends how to play cribbage. I have found and become active in a new parish. I sang in a pan-orthdox advent concert which was truly beautiful. I have had a ridiculous amount of tea, but there is no such thing as too much tea. Now I am sitting in the airport 7 hours after I was supposed to take off with another hour till I board my flight. I will arrive in Omaha 12 hours later then expected, but I am thankful that I had a ride to the airport and I warm ride when I finally land. I am thankful that I get to see my family and our new puppy. I am thankful that the weather looks good so I can pick Sus up at the airport on Tuesday. I am thankful that I get to spend Christmas with the people I love the most.
Glory to God For All Things,
Cecilia<3