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Hello, dear readers!

Oh goodness… where do I even begin? To say it’s been a busy few months would be a total understatement. In the past few months, I’ve:

Married my best friend.

Changed my last name.

Moved from Kansas City to Memphis.

Honeymooned in Jamaica.

Bought a house.

Graduated from medical school.

Started a new job.

Put off writing a bajillion thank you notes. (So sorry, everyone!)

Last but certainly not least- Adopted a 7 month old puppy, Graham.

nat and tad twirling

Helllooooooo, life changes! Ummmm, you came on kinda quickly!

I’m loving married life, I’m loving being a doctor, I’m loving our two dogs (even though they don’t get along), and I’m loving our new house.

With life changes like this come some sadness as well. I’m missing my family and I’m missing my friends. I’m missing Kansas City. I’m missing the normalcy that was my life BEFORE May hit. I’m missing my free time, and I’m missing the blog.

I would give anything to go back and re-live every.single.second of the wedding weekend. And I mean anything. It was perfect, and beautiful, and amazing. The love we shared that weekend with our family and friends will never be forgotten. I get teary-eyed every time I think of what was the most perfect weekend of my entire life.

At the same time, I’ve never enjoyed anything as much as I’m enjoying getting up every.single.day. at 4:00am to go to the hospital and see patients. Nothing beats looking up at the huge hospital at 5:00am as you’re walking in, waiting to see how your patients did overnight and the anticipation of what’s to come the rest of the day.

As sappy as this may all sound, you can probably guess I’ve been a roller coaster of emotions the past few months.

I’ve thought a lot about this blog lately and the future I have in it. My sister is so dang amazing, and I am so grateful for everything she does. She works so incredibly hard and still manages to entice others with her words and pretty pictures on this blog. I envy her creativity and her passion for all things beautiful.

I feel as though I’ve been rambling for the past 5 minutes so I’ll get to the nitty gritty:

This blog and I might be at a standstill. I’m tearing up as I write this because it’s what I share with my sister, my friends, and my family. I love this niche we’ve created in the great internet abyss. I love sharing what we love… all things pretty and happy. Right now, my life is pretty dang crazy and I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep tuning in to this blog as much as I’d like.

Long story short- I’ll be coming and going. I change rotations every month so my 14-hour days and 4 days off this month could change to 8-hour days and weekends off next month. Every month will be something different for the next four years. I guess this whole ‘life changing’ thing won’t be stopping anytime soon.

Erin will be picking up where I’ve left off like she’s been doing for a while now. She’s super woman! I so envy everything about her and am so dang lucky to call her my sister.

I’ll miss the days I won’t be here sharing my thoughts or pictures, but it’s not the end of Natalie and this ole’ blog here. I’ll be back… may not be tomorrow, or the next day, or the next week… but I’ll be back.

Erin and nat at the wedding

Love and laughter, always,