i feel like i'm the one always on the go.
especially since ryan is in georgia, and i'm in south carolina,
he and i have been doing the whole traveling back and forth thing to each other's families.
but this past weekend,
it was ashley's turn.
aviator glasses: H&M (ahem, my pair)
baseball tee: american eagle
skinny jeans: can't remember
sky blue high-tops: converse
she's part of the high school choir at church, and they had a concert/mission trip to one of our church plants in Florida. she was gone for pretty much the entire weekend. the house was oddly quiet. and the house oddly had no baby, baby or somebody to love or eenie meenie's blasting out of our surround sound speakers. but seriously, the house is always a little different when someone is gone. home doesn't even seem complete without kristine around. even pey-pey knows it when someone is gone.
while ashley packed for the weekend away, snuggable pey-pey and i chilled out with her in her hot pink bedroom. never did i realize how much clothing this girl has packed away in her closet. (we must be sisters!) and she has some really cool pieces - ones i'd wear! let me just be frank here: sometimes i forget ashley is 15 years old. you have to understand, she was six years old when i left for college - so all the transitioning from little girl to teenager, yeaaaah...i kinda missed all that. (makes me sad. don't let me think about it too long.)
peyton likes ashley's stuff too.
and yes, we did have the music blaring. you got the j-bieber. some G6 and lil' willow's whip it, which both songs annoyed me like crazy the first time i heard them...but now they are growing on me. t-swift's full album had not been fully released, but we definitely were loving the singles. ashley and i are especially fan of speak now. the back to december just makes me so sad for lautner. oh bittersweet, teenage (ahem, werewolf) romance.
isn't my little sister such a little cutie?! being back home has been such a blessing. it's as if to make up for the 8 years i've been away, but the cool thing is that we remained close even with the distance (these are the moments that you are grateful for unlimited texts, same family plan, twitter, blogs and facebook - it does too help with the distance!). i really think though that the closeness in our sisterhood and friendship is a God-thing.
do you have siblings? sisters? brothers?
or maybe a dog/cat you dress up in berets and take silly pictures of?
oh, btw...did you check out the sweet sidebar filling up? yes, the one to the left hand side of the screen. after inquiries and my own thought process, i went ahead and took the big leap for (prep yourself) SPONSORS! eeeek! i'm excited about this!
in the early stages of my own shop, i sponsored a handful of blogs to work on getting my lil' name out there. i also met some cool people along the way and learned a lot through the process. and now i want to give that chance to other shops (even blogs!) that fit with the readership of muchlove-illy o be able to showcase and advertise. soooo...if you think this is for you, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and i'll be sure to send you advertising info right away. and that's a wrap with the commercial break...
[happy tuesday, friend!]