NY

A few years ago, I read 'The Last Lecture' by Randy Pausch, who was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University before passing away from cancer. This book had a profound impact on me- I think of the many life lessons so eloquently depicted in his book all the time. One of the things he wrote about was 'winning the family lottery'. I feel that I have done this twice. My mom, dad and sister are the most loving, dedicated, smart and supportive people I've ever met. I thank my lucky stars everyday that I can call them family. I didn't think my family situation could get any better and then I met Forrest and his family. I knew I had won the lottery again! 

NY is so beautiful! Below are some photos I took while I was spending time with my family and friends there :)  

 

 

 

Shed that Forrest, Bob and Karole built... my dream is to have a big yard and a shed just like this that I could use as an art studio! 

Shed that Forrest, Bob and Karole built... my dream is to have a big yard and a shed just like this that I could use as an art studio! 

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I love stone patios! 

I love stone patios! 

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Grandma's house is on a lake! Did some fishing and canoeing there!

Grandma's house is on a lake! Did some fishing and canoeing there!

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Aunt Linda and Sara's house and beautiful garden! Had so much fun seeing them, Grandma Svingala, Matthias and Roslyn the Cat! 

Aunt Linda and Sara's house and beautiful garden! Had so much fun seeing them, Grandma Svingala, Matthias and Roslyn the Cat! 

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Pig Roast at Mark and Jen's! 

Pig Roast at Mark and Jen's! 

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