Today it will be 8 years that my dear friend Jenn passed away after losing her battle with cancer. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of her and wish she was still alive. I know she lives on inside of me but that is never enough. Jenn was only 25 when she passed away. It still makes by stomach ache when I think about it. Each year on this day I do something to celebrate her life. With the creation of my blog, I've been able to write a post on her and what she means to me. Last year I invited her friends to comment on my blog and I had a ton of responses - read them HERE. This year I decided to use the medium of Facebook to create an online place where folks can share photos, stories, videos and anything else they can think of to honor her amazing life. You can visit the page by clicking here ~ IN MEMORY OF JENN CARLILE FOLEY Facebook Group. I'll never ever get her back but each year I attempt to create little things to keep her spirit alive. Based on the responses so far, she is alive in many folks heart and soul. We were blessed to have known her. She shaped so many of our lives. I miss you, Jenn.
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a cute lil' Kitty named Alice. If you have ever been in her company then you know that she is a talker. It is no exaggeration that she constantly meows, yowls, and communicates in her own way whenever me and my boyfriend are home. There is nothing wrong with her. It's simply her nature. She could be laying on her back playing with her stuffed cat toy just meowing away. Well, finally we were able to capture some footage of her giving us an earful. Alice loves to meow at the front door. She thinks there is world to be explored on the other side of the door. Last night, while cooking dinner, Alice wanted out and she wanted out NOW. This will give you an idea of what we deal with 24/7. Meow, mama!
My friend Tristan has an amazing blog which you can catch up on right here - icecreamisbetterwithafork.tumblr.com. It's full of very fabulous little gems that she has picked up along the way, sprinkled with her daily insights and musings on love, life and community. Some of the things she has written about are done with such poise, honesty and soul that I feel guilty for reading it. It's like I've cracked open her journal and I'm reading the scribbled secrets. I adore the honesty and adore the Art she shares. Bravo, friend. Keeping it coming from the heart. You are inspiring me. x.
Check out these fantastic sights captured by Google Earth. What you see below are satellite images that resemble letters, numbers and symbols which have all been compiled for your viewing enjoyment. :-) I love that some folks have so much time on their hands. Amazing. Learn more HERE.