Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bloggy Conference

Hello loves,
Sorry this took me so long to get to; I'm in all advanced classes this year and it's definitely a lot of work! It seems like the only free time I get is on the weekends, and even still I have about five hours of homework on the dining room table waiting to get done. 
The bloggy conference happened last weekend at Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio; what better place then Cedar Point right? We stayed in the recently renovated hotel Breakers and I loved it!It was all decked out for Halloween and it looked pretty cool.

The famous restaurant Pinks

Cool looking sheep at the petting zoo

I got to talk with and learn from many different people!

Ignore my thumb haha
My mom and I received a "swag bag" of goodies, 

as well as tickets to cedar point for each day. Since we have season passes already, we gave ours away to other people to enjoy the day. A few we picked at random at the front entrance, and the look on their faces was great!
Pic taken by mom

Pic taken by mom

 To everyone who attended the bloggy conference thank you for being so kind and teaching my mom and I so much, I'll be seeing you next year at Bloggy Con 2016
~Hugs from Hayley

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Just Try to Never Grow up

There is a song by Taylor Swift called "Never grow up."
You can view this song in so many ways, from a mom's prospective, a dads, a grandmothers, Taylor's talking to her younger self, etc. But when your a big sister this song can mean a lot too. It actually brings tears to your eyes, or maybe that's just me getting all emotional.
Your little hand wraps around my finger and it's so quiet in the world tonight. The memory is vague because I was only 5 when she first came into this world and I thought it was pretty amazing. She was amazing, and still is today. It's something a big sister doesn't forget that moment when she's holding your finger and stares at you all curious like. She then proceeds to smile and you can only smile back (If I only knew how much of a pain she would be in the future I probably would've cried instead of smiled ;).
It's odd watching her grow up every day. It can be so utterly annoying one day, as she argues back; yet it can be so emotional at the same time. Her whole hand used to wrap around my one of my fingers. Her whole hand. And while physical things like her hands have changed I think it's watching her mentally mature that is crazy to watch. Kathleen is turning into a beautiful young lady, an ambitious, determined, sometimes annoying, caring, sugar loving beautiful young lady.
Kathleen as your older sister all I want for you is too have no regrets, as stated in this song, but with life comes situations that lead to regrets and I'll be here to help you through it.

There's a great big world out there kid, and I'm glad I have you as my sister to get through it. With everything I have I love you. Never lose the determination you get while learning something new. Or the power in your voice when you stick up for yourself and others. Don't lose your cocky laugh or posativity.

Just try, I know you want to, but just, for me, just try to never grow up.

Hugs from your big proud sister
I remeber wearing this dress, and I like to say that I wore it better but look how pretty you look in it!