Last week, I lost my boyfriend/best friend/partner in crime. Two weeks ago, we talked about getting a new house and getting married after he graduated law school. We just celebrated his 28th birthday.
Kevin is the most incredible person I have ever met. He's brilliant, genuine, loving, and an absolute riot. He walks around singing all day (some real songs and some "Kevin remixes"). He remembers everything I've ever told him. He grew up in Jamestown, New York but said that moving to Indiana was the best things that ever happened to his family. Kevin puts up with my roadside adventures as long as I find a pizza place along the way. He loves playing golf and roots for the New York Giants. He once shaved the letter K into his chest hair. He has an insatiable thirst for both knowledge and juice. Kevin's hat collection almost rivals my shoe collection. He carries the burden of the world while juggling law school. He misplaced his chapstick at least 3 times a day. One of his nicknames for me is Grumpy Gills. He can talk to 15 people at the same time (through texts, instant messages, and emails). He drives like a maniac and can't pass up a crane game. He knows my Taco Bell order by heart. Kevin loves Phantom of the Opera. Headbands are a staple in his wardrobe. He makes funny faces in the mirror for at least five minutes after getting out of the shower. He folded all of my clothes inside out. He's super competitive. Kevin loved me so very much.
These words are not enough, though. I am just so happy that he burst into my life. I love you forever, Kevin.
Inside the heart shape is a photo from our trip to New York City in 2010. The text reads: "Live a little, pumpkin". It's a favorite phrase that he would often say to me. These little reminders are helping me get through this difficult time.
The only time that the parking lot at Flapjacks isn't packed is when it's closed. Mama Bear and I finally made it for breakfast one day when she came to visit. The service was fast, and the food was great. I can never pass up a Belgian waffle when I'm out, and Flapjacks didn't disappoint.
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Brownsburg, IN 46112
After seeing some cute animal magnets, I thought it would be fun to make my own... out of dinosaurs. ;)
1. You'll need plastic dinosaurs or other animals, a box cutter, glue (optional), and adhesive backed magnets.
2. Cut a dinosaur in half. These little guys are pretty hard, so you'll really need to push down on the knife.
3. Peel away the paper backing and adhere the sticky side of the magnets to the dinosaur halves. You can add an extra dab of glue if you want.
4. Now, put your new magnets to use!
There's nothing quite like receiving a special hand-written note. Audrey of Green House Creations creates pretty card sets made from recycled Kraft paper. Each card comes with a matching envelope. Her designs include deer, sunflowers, a bird's nest, or a feather. Audrey also creates nature-inspired jewelry.
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