A piece of me

I remember always thinking it was funny when people would tell me I would regret my tattoo.
Growing up I used to always hate my back, it was the body part that I could just never tone,
and it just never seemed to look how I wanted it too -
no matter what I did or how hard I worked out, I wasn't happy with what I saw in the mirror.

Fast forward to a few years later and I learned that you have to eat correctly AND work out,
you can't just do one or the other in order to get the results you want ;) 
but that's not the point of this post.

Since getting my tattoo, my back is now my favorite part of my body.
[Physically of course]
I've gone through A LOT the last couple of years, a lot that no one knows about.
 I've learned and grown,
i've changed, and transitioned, and learned lots of lessons.
Even though it's just ink, that tattoo is a piece of me.
It represents my sweet uncle who I lost and miss so much.
But not only that, it represents a version of me. 
There are so many people that see life in black and white, 
and I can be honest and say that I was one of those people a year or two ago.
But goodness gracious, there is sooooo much gray in between all that black and white.
And I like to think that this little tattoo not only helps me to remember my uncle, 
but it also helps me to see life in a completely different way than I did before.

It's not some trend that i'm going to hate when I have kids one day.
It's a part of my past, my present and my future,
and hell am I glad that I got it!


Thanksgiving 2016

This is about as good as our family photos get these days y'all.

Kyle and I are SO thankful for this big family of ours!

I know this post is a little late, but I hope all of you had as great of a Thanksgiving as we did!

It's finally starting to cool down here, 
and i'm ALLLL about layering!
I'll be sharing some outfit posts with y'all very soon!