Sometimes it’s the subtleties in life that are of the most value. Pay close attention, for you will find them all around you.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

Well it almost got cold in Houston, so I decided to take advantage and wear some longer sleeves. I wish this weather would just make up it’s mind.

I love prints, so when I saw this vintage dress at the thrift store I just had to get it! I already owned this awesome fabric for the head scarf and together I thought it was a great look. 

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and my family had made plans for dinner at my Grandad’s, but yesterday he fell and broke his hip, so now our plans have all been postponed. 

It was pretty scary to see him in so much pain. Thankfully I work as a caregiver to him, so I, as well as my mom and sister, were there only minutes after the fall.

This was the whole reason I moved back to Houston…to be with and help my Grandad. My Grandmother passed away this time last year, so it’s been a strange time being in this city without her and I can only imagine how that’s affected Granddaddy, after all they were married for over 60 years (unbelievable!). 

In my family, on both my mom and dad’s sides, every event pretty much revolves around the Grands, so this season is already proving to be pretty tough for me. My Grandad is the last of my Grands and I’m really struggling with this. However, I am so so grateful to be able to be spending so much time with him now. There are so many distractions in life, the only thing that really matters are the relationships you have with people and the memories you make with them. Time is precious, don’t let it slip away from you.

Do It To It
Cherish feat Sean Paul
Do It To It

Bounce wit it, drop wit it

Lean wit it, rock wit it, snap wit It

All my ladies pop ya’ backs wit it

Do it, do it, do it, do it

You know the world be rockin to it, to it

So do it, do it, do it, to it

Bounce wit it, drop wit it

Lean wit it, rock wit it, snap wit it

All my fellas tip ya’ hats wit it

Do it, do it, do it, do it

You know the world be rockin to it, to it

So do it, do it, do it, to it

Long distance relationships are hard.

Really hard.

And no one else quite understands.

There are more reasons to fight, to cry, to break up.

But distance also gives us a reason to love harder than any other couple should.

To fight harder, because in the end, we have something gain.

We have miles to fight through, and closeness to fight for.

We put our entire beings into these relationships, and although we may not hold hands as often, or hugs as often, or touch lips often, we will never take those things granted.

Each touch is special, each kiss cherished.

We may be separated by space and time, but the bond between couples who push through the hardest of time is the strongest.

There may be miles between, but there is no one closer.

I can’t wait to get home and cuddle her, not just cuddle her but hold her so close that she doesn’t think about anything that bothers her. That she feels so safe that she could sleep so sound as there is no fear in the world. Kiss her forehead, cheek, and lips while she sleeps in my arms, and watch the cutest smile cross her face even though she’s still sleeping. To stay awake just a little longer even though she is sleeping, just to appreciate the amazing beautiful woman I have in front of me.
These are certainly the moments I look forward to in life!

2008 Playlist

  1. Lil Wayne - A Milli
  2. Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
  3. Plies/Neyo - Bust It Baby (Part 2)
  4. T-Pain/Ludacris - Chopped N Skrewed
  5. Neyo - Closer
  6. Pretty Ricky - Cuddle Up
  7. Raheem Devaughn - Customer
  8. Danity Kane - Damaged
  9. Rihanna - Disturbia
  10. Dear Jayne/The-Dream - Fall Back
  11. T-Pain/Chris Brown - Freeze
  12. Lloyd - Girls Around The World
  13. Ciara - Go Girl
  14. Day26 - Got Me Goin
  15. The-Dream - I Luv Your Girl
  16. Mariah Carey - I Stay In Love
  17. Cherish - Killa
  18. Pretty Ricky - Knockin Boots 08
  19. Usher/Beyonce/Lil Wayne - Love In This Club Part 2
  20. Jazmine Sullivan - Need U Bad
  21. Ace Hood/Trey Songz - Ride
  22. Neyo & Friends - She Got Her Own
  23. Ray J/Yung Berg - Sexy Can I 
  24. Day26 - Since You Been Gone
  25. Beyonce - Single Ladies
  26. Alicia Keys - Teenage Love Affiar
  27. Yung Berg - The Business
  28. Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
  29. Usher - Trading Places
  30. Keri Hilson/Lil Wayne - Turning Me On

My top 30 songs of 2008. Please feel free to reblog with your favorite songs if not listed. Songs are clickable - Enjoy!