Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Restore Your Faith In Humanity Real Quick, Pensacola Recap





I took a picture of this while home because it obviously rang true. If you ever get a chance to go to Jerry's then you will understand. Now, I would like to just talk about how you can count on Pensacola in general. Allow me to explain...

Almost ten years ago, there were two twin boys trying to pull a friend's truck out of a sandpit. In a freak accident, Blake's leg was wrapped in the wench cord, and well...the outcome was not good. He went from a happy-go-lucky, almost privileged life, to facing one of the hardest things one can imagine. Cue to now, and I guess he married the right girl. She started this fund to raise $17,000 for his first new prosthetic, and they BEAT that goal.


The craziest part is that Pensacolians came together and it was raised in three short days. Just another reason that my hometown will always be the best in my eyes. I mean...it couldn't just be the beautiful beaches or delicious seafood...



Oh, but then there's that baby...the one baby in the world that steals my heart because she's my niece. {Disclaimer: This doesn't mean your babies aren't cute. I'm sure they would steal my heart if I got to hold them.} That's right, y'all. I FINALLY got to hold her, and you better bet that I took a million photos to commemorate the occasion.

Be still my heart...

Only two and half more months until I get to snuggle her again, and the whole family as a matter of fact! Just the thought of living less than three hours from 'home' has us both feeling giddy. Beaches, cheap beer, good food, Southern Hospitality...I could go on an on.


For now, this trip has me fulfilled so that I can make it through the last two and a half months until we move. Well, that, and having Will home. He's kind of special too!

PS. Offiicially 30 days until Santa! Woohoo!


12 comments:

P!nky said...

WOOOHOOO!!!! 30 days till santa!

What an amazing story!!!!

Your niece is super duper cute!

xoxo

The Pink Growl said...

awww family time is always good for the soul! Love that quote from Jerry's!

loveashley.net said...

What an adorable little girl!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Wow, can't believe they raised that much in only 3 days! Amazing! Your niece is too cute!!

J and A said...

Awe love those pics of you and that sweet baby!! :)

Kathryn B said...

How sweet! Yea to soon living close to home! There really is nothing better!

CeCe said...

What a beautiful story to come from such a tragic accident. Your niece is so precious. It feels different. Just a little more special when the child is related to you; that's for sure.

Kelly Donlin said...

She is absolutely adorable and you look great!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

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Courtney B said...

Can I move with you? Sounds amazing!!
But you'll still come to Vegas, RIGHT?!
Ooooh she is precious! I miss those days of a snuggly LITTLE baby! Ah! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time home!!

Nicole said...

Oh man, seeing you hold that little baby is making me more anxious for my little man to get here!! I cannot wait! I can't believe it's only 30 days until Christmas...crazy! And crazier to think I'll have a kid by then! Well, I better...lol

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww what a sweet little one. She is beautiful! And I just love this story! Kudos Pensacola!

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