I feel like I don't have anything awesome to blog about now that the holidays and birthdays are done for a bit. I will say that I have been feeling pretty great about life the last few weeks. I am just really content with life. I can hardly believe we are truly done with fertility treatments. It has been so freeing to finally, finally put all of that behind us. I am no longer chained to any of it, and I am really enjoying life without it.
Since I don't have anything new to blog about, I thought I would write up a post I've had up my sleeve for some time (well, one of many). While I was home on leave for my surgery, I was able to take the time to scan in some old photos from my past. This is something I have been wanting to do for a long time, but it was always way at the bottom of my priorities list. Since blogs are really like live diaries, sometimes it is fun to throw in a story here and there from The Good Ole Days. Gosh, it is so hard to pick which theme I want to start with first! Let's go with a Brother Favorite.
As I have said about a million times before on my blog, my little brother and I have always been very close. We're so goofy when we're together, and our thoughts are never far from the same brain wave. We have been known to say the exact same things at the exact same time a lot.
When I graduated from high school, I heeded the words of my sister who told me to live life selfishly before getting married. She had gotten married at 20 and wished that she had spent some more time finding herself and enjoying life before settling down. Not that she doesn't love her husband. She just wishes they were a bit older before tying the knot. Taking her words to heart, my goal was to graduate from college unmarried, and then spend a few years doing whatever I wanted whenever I wanted and spending my money however I wanted without answering to anyone and focusing 100% on ME. Sewing my wild oats, if you will.
It was during these years when money was plentiful that my little brother and I opted to make frequent trips to Disney Land. Let me tell you, Disney Land is fun and all on its own, but going with my little brother seriously made it the greatest place on earth. We had so much fun and were so goofy. We bought whatever souvenirs we wanted, whatever food we wanted, and threw around money like it was rain. Those were some of the best days of my life for sure.
You know what I love most about looking at these pictures? Looking forward to taking more in the same places with my daughter. Disney Land is such a special place for my family because of all of the memories we have made there, and because of the memories we will make there in the coming years. The only thing that makes a good thing better, is having my brother there. Baby Bean and my brother with me in Disney Land? It just doesn't get any better!