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I probably shouldn't try and write this late (only past 11). It's late for me.
Not sure how to even write all that I feel. It is almost like I've been avoiding sitting down and writing how I feel. Because honestly I have not even allowed myself to stop and "feel". 
For one, the people that I love most in my life have had some major life stressors, which with my 'super hero' 'I can take of everyone' 'I have control over everything' personality has added stress to my life.
None of it being thrown on me with out my consent mind you. 
Father-in-law's life threatening surgery was a BIG deal. I watched people I love go through so many emotions before, during, and after surgery. I watched my husband internalize all his emotions and trying not to worry so that he could work and take care of us. I watched as my mother-in-law faced losing the love of her life. All of this chipping away little by little on my composure. I dove into helping my f…

300th Post

That is right my friends my 300th post!! 

So much pressure from a high number :)

I've been thinking about life alot lately.

I have 8 months left of classes... that is right only 8. I will be a college graduate. It is so encouraging for people that care about me to let me know they are praying and they root me on!

Josh and I have only had one year out of our 6 year marriage where I wasn't writing a paper, preparing a presentation, reading a text book... yada yada :)

So I'm looking forward to where God takes me.

This blog is documenting a journey that has had twist, turns, heart aches, and more ... And I'm still growing in all different ways! :)

One of the ways is my weight loss. I have went down 2 pant sizes. So my total weight loss since 2010 is: 123lbs. That's right my friends!! I'm pretty excited about it!

Here are a couple photos courtesy of my hubby...

Love me for me

This made such sense to when I seen it on Happy Wives Club Facebook post!

I remember being so self consious of my looks, personality, well everything when I met Josh.

I've been told many things about myself

Too loud
Can't whisper
Need to lose wieght
No Compassion
Too hard
Too emotional
To straighlaced
Boobs are too small
Calves look like a mans
Flat feet
"You are the STURDY one"
Goody Goody
Your not the baby
Your just like your mom (Which was said as an insult.. but my mom is awesome so Hah!) 

These words and comments follow you throughout life don't they? Every time you go to do something one of these "hauntings" come back.

Going into a new relationship all your insecurities show their ugly heads.

When I met Josh I had a couple of toads and toads friends in my life. It left my self-esteem in a disarray and smashed. I had gained some confidence but not where it should have been.

Then I met Josh. The sweetest and gentlest man ever…


Just in case you were wondering I fulfilled my 3x to the dr offices this week!
Friday lettersDear Friday, you were not that relaxing to start off but got better
Dear J, I love you.
Dear job, thanks for coming through. Now I can make that $$
Dear God, thank you for your faithfulnessHave a great weekend!! Staying Hopeful,
Aunt LaLa


When I say that these past several weeks have been hectic... I'm not lying. I feel like my life has been one big blur since April. With class, work, surgeries, sickness, family issues it is just a big blur. 
Unfortantely I haven't taken the time to sit and write out what is going on. Which is something I really enjoy. I love my blog. I hope you enjoy it as well. 
I'm going to try my best to get back into a decent schedule and add blogging into it. 
What has been going on with Aunt LaLa?
Well for one... your prayers and encouragment through my FIL surgery has been so wonderful. He is doing so much better and we have only had one scare. We are thankful for once again keeping his hand on our family. 
I have an exciting  product review to do next week! I'm so excited about! 
I was also contacted by a potential avenue to get the traffic flowing through here at Aunt LaLa! :) 
My brain has been on overload. I'll tell you how I know that...
 # I lost my car in Wal-Mart pa…


Time is a valuable thing...
It passes so fast. 
Today marks 6 years since Josh and I's first date. 
It seems a life time ago really... I was at a clothes store trying to find the perfect outfit to wear. I was nervous and excited. Josh seemed so sweet on the phone. And I enjoyed talking to him (for hours) :-) 
I remember seeing him pull up and watching him get out of his car. My heart just fluttered. I smile thinking about our first date. You can read our love story by clicking here or by going to the "Mr. and Mrs." tab up above.
I value every day, every minute... especially after these last couple of weeks. 

I'm so happy I followed God's leading and took a chance... I love you sweetheart

**Update on FIL: We almost lost my father-in-law Thursday night. He was basically drowning as his body was filling with fluid. It was a scary night for all of us. All is well and I know God was with him and touched his body. He is know doing very well and surprisingly back hom…