Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's been an entire year....

Since I have posted last. Talk about really being a slacker.

So much has happened this year I don't even know where to start. I am still doing hair at Smart Style. I've been there for 2 years and a couple months now. I still absolutely love doing hair. I've been building up a pretty decent clientele. :] I love all the girls I work with, with one exception, but I'm sure that situation will work itself all out. I've met some truly interesting people doing hair, and love all the stories I get to hear.

I've been keeping up on painting, and have a whole area set up in my room for it. I'm still pretty mediocre, but I love doing it. It's very relaxing a therapeutic. Here is some of my work:

I have an amazing boyfriend. His name is Marco and he is from Queens, New York. I went there back in September to see him. He really is perfect to me. Never rude or mean. Always makes time to talk to me. Just makes me feel good about myself and always pushes me to do my best, and do what makes me happy. I can't wait to move to Seattle with him. He is an art student at Queens borough community college; he really is an amazing artist. We may not to get see each other as often as we like, but our love is strong. <3 I love you Marco.

But with the good, there is always bad. We found out that my dad has prostate cancer this year, and unfortunately his is a rare aggressive form of cancer; it has already spread throughout the bones in his body. He is taking chemo treatments at the Huntsman Cancer Center in Utah. At this point we are just trying to keep the cancer from spreading any further, in hopes that a cure can be found. Family has always been very important to me, but it's at times like these that you truly realize the abruptness of life, and learn to never take things or people for granted. I love you Dad. <3 Also, I want to say that my mother is one of the strongest people I know. Between working two jobs, and now this, I don't know how she does it... Stays strong for all of us, and still provides for us, and takes care of all of us. She truly is remarkable woman. I love you mom. <3

Last bits of info:

My parent's sold their house and moved into the one I bought; it's really nice having the whole family together again. Ryan and Ashley bought a house over by our aunt Debbie not far from us.

Christmas was really nice this year. I'll hopefully have a Christmas post up soon with pictures.

1 comment:

  1. Natalie, it is so good to hear (some of) your news! So happy for you and Marco. The paintings are beautiful. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I'll keep your family in my prayers. I look forward to reading more of your blog posts :)

    <3 Jenna