Category Archives: Family


It’s crazy to think that 6 years ago (yesterday) we lost such a great man. Ryan started off as a family friend and had quickly become much more than that. To this day, he inspires me to be a better person, to laugh more, to encourage others and be the best friend I can be. It is because of him that I wore #4. It is because of him that I wear yellow around my wrist every day. It is because of him that I am a better person. It is because of him that I remind myself often to keep my “head up and finish strong”. Yesterday I honored Ry the best way I could – I went for a run. A 4 mile run and every single step I thought about him. Our time together. The lessons I learned from him.

I may not have known you for as long as I’d like but our time together taught me so much. I hope I am making your proud Ry.


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The Walk of a Master

Well it’s official folks.  My sister Kristen graduated today with her master’s degree!  I tricked her into thinking that I wouldn’t be able to take off of work (which in reality I just went in early/skipped lunch/stayed late) for a few days to make up for the hours!  The things I do for you Kree 😉

Here are a few of my favorite shots — consider this an entire post dedicated to you seester!

and by far my favorite photo…

On a more serious note, I want to give my sister a big congratulations – I can’t tell you how many times I heard her say she had to do homework or write a paper and I know that she made allot of sacrifices and that allot of hard work went into her degree.  Way to go Kree, we are all so proud of you!

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