Life is SOOO b-e-a-utiful

11:59 PM

"Living close to the ground 
Is seventh heaven cause there are angels all around
Among my frivolous thoughts
I believe there are beautiful things seen by the astronauts 

The indications reveal 
That few of us realize that life is quite surreal
So if you're dying to see
I guarantee there are angels around your vicinity"
~Angels, Owl City


The title of this post is a Bruce Almighty reference that I believe you understood...but maybe not, so just letting you know. 

My summer is breezing by, and I've had a fantastic share of beautiful moments. I wanted to post them for you all!

This is a photo taken in Glen Arbor, Michigan where my grandparents live : ) They live in a tiny little vacation town year round, and it's always amazing to see them and explore the area that they live in. This was taken at Pierce Stocking Drive on the overlook. It's truly a beautiful sight to see, and an amazing feeling to see so many happy people running up and down!

Just me doing my favorite thing in the world at the same overlook...reading! 

This is of my dog, Ellie. She's the sweetest thing in the world and all she wants to do is love you. I took her to the middle school that I went to, listening to Love is Easy by McFly at the same time. The lyrics made me feel incredible as I stood in the field of the place that, quite honestly, gave me some not so good memories. 

Middle school was full of awkward times and mean girls, so hearing the line "...And I see places that I have been, in ways that I've never seen, my side of the grass is green. Oh I can't believe that it's so simple, it feels so natural to me. If this is love, love is easy, it's the easiest thing to do. If this is love, love completes me..." It was so refreshing to be with my happy, happy dog in a place that once hadn't been so great to me. I saw it from completely different eyes. It's so easy to love Ellie; she is a blessing in my life and I'm so glad she opened my eyes. 

The picture of the flower is from my grandpa's garden. Gardening is one of his favorite hobbies, among tennis, golf, and painting. Every year beautiful flowers come up in his front and back lawn, and they're too amazing not to photograph. There's so much life budding in his yard. 

The next picture is of me at my mom's wedding! Yes, she got married! I'm so happy for her, and I love dressing up for any occasion. Becoming a blended family, with two brothers of my own and three new stepsisters, hasn't been easy. There's a lot of trial and error, but I'm happy with how far we've come and the service was amazing at recognizing the putting together of two families. 

The final picture is one that my best friend, Alyssa, took of me at the Disney Store that opened recently in the mall by our house. Disney is one of those things that never gets old, and I'll never stop loving it *sings Frozen* It was great to be able to walk in, sit down at the coloring table, and pour some pretend tea with my best friend : ) Getting old never has to be a bad thing!

I'm happy I could share these amazing moments of my summer with you all. My next blog post will either be a college dorm haul or a little bit of inspiration that has been building inside of me for a while!

Stay tuned, 

Brooke : )

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