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jillyvans for life

i moved from franklin county around 2006, it was a big step for our family. my nanny passed away & it was really hard for me, for all of us, she was my most favorite person in the world. i think of her all the time & i love the memories we have bc i can always cherish them.

when i moved here i also left a lot of friends, i also gained new ones. one of them being jillian.

i was working as a barista at seattles best in  kennesaw at borders (horders as we called it) she started working there in march & the rest is history. we quickly became friends & have remained that way.

we would have re unions there sometimes when it was our anniversary.

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we would take photos to celebrate her birthday

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we share the same love for bread

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she is one of the funniest people i know.

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we both love coffee

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she always supports my habits of throwing parties where i become OCD and crazy while i plan. she drove over an hr to this party

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we have been through a lot together. i am so thankful to have dates with her where we dream of the future & make plans to run our own business. she is what i like to call a solid friend. one who is there through the good & the bad. i love her heart and how genuine she is. she truly cares & i appreciate that more than she will ever know. i cannot wait for her to be auntie jill. oh & did i mention i cannot take her anywhere without guys fawning all over her.

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pool days

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she can also shoot a gun– yes jillian i stalked your photos to find all of these. this was her in her cabin in the woods, she was shooting a bear.

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we had a habit of following each other around & working at the same places. we always worked so well together. we started at borders- then went to TJI Fridays- then to woodstock coffee house. who knows what the future holds! we even took a communications class at kennesaw state university together.

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last night we took a walk to the nook to eat tater tots covered in amazing things. it was an eventful night- which included a man stalker who was there with his girlfriend but continued to tell jillian she was the most gorgeous red head he has ever seen. come on guys. are there any respectable gentlemen out there anymore, or did i get the last one?

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love you jillian & jillyvans will be around forever! so glad you are apart of my life

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Sister Sunday & 100th post

you guys this is my 100th post. whoa.

i simply love the weekends. when weekends are in carrollton- i am ecsatic. cory started leading worship at a church in carrollton on sunday mornings so we are there every sunday. this past weekend we went to my moms for lunch- she made red beans & rice, smoked chicken wings, and her famous cornbread– for something sweet she made my great grandmothers recipe for cake with fudge icing and walnuts

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then headed to see ashlan and aj their sweet baby girl

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lastly we made our way  to spend the night with my sister. she had made us dinner which was so sweet (& it was very good)- i decided to sleep in & cory went to church without me. i spent most of the morning scaring myself  with halloween movies & eating leftover cornbread. cory got home around 1 then we headed to olive garden for lunch & then to target to trade in his pants for a different size. i love target. i always spend too much money in there for sure.

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when cory dropped me back off at shenea’s (he had to go to another city to play guitar for a night service) we decided to take a nap and then we headed for a long walk to get some coffee at gallery row. we sat outside and just talked and then walked home. it is so sweet that we get along now. for those of you who don’t know we def. had a period in our lives where we did not talk at all. i think sister relationships are def. underrated & i’m so thankful we are friends. shenea made my moms recipe for salmon patties and baked mac-n-cheese for dinner – which made the walking dead even better. we all sat and watched the walking dead like we do every sunday & then headed out for the long drive home. btw what is happening on the walking dead???? i need to know!

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this is chewy. a little dog we met on our coffee date.

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Coffee please

at work. i am a little tired. i have this cat named dolly who is having withdrawals from our bedroom. she has slept in our room since she was a baby & now i just cant handle all of her “biscuit making” on the bed. so the cats are out. dexter could care less but she is persistent on making my life mad. she has started this scratching of my door technique thinking it will change my mind, but it has not. our door looks like a single french door so it has the little windows on it & those little rubber pads on her feet make this streaking sound that will wake me up out of a dead sleep. she just scratches and streaks her little feet until i get up and open the door and pet her– then she is fine for an hour and i fall into a deep sleep and she goes nuts- streaking and howling like a sad animal at the door— so i ignored her last night & she finally stopped… 5 min later my alarm goes off. is she doing this on purpose? she is too smart. i need to do something, but i have no idea what to do. i need my sleep- im crazy without it. any ideas? coffee please.

here is some pictures of dolly.

dolly just sleeping in her sweater.

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just dolly at our old loft.

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dolly & last years christmas gift.

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baby dolly with her chip.

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Adventure to Tacoma

EXCITED! That is what I am. Next Tuesday I leave to go visit my sister in law who lives on Post in Tacoma. My brother is over seas and she is at home with her 5 kids. Yes 5 kids! She is an Amazing mother and she has awesome kids, and I am the BEST AuntiE ever!

To all of you who read this and have been over to that area, any tips on what to see? Where to go? What to eat?

I love markets, and trying new things so  I am up for anything!!

 

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