December 2017

Hey there! 👋🏻

This last month was busy, but simple all in one. It was a good time closing up the final moments of 2017. Check it out below…. 👇🏻

December 1st: Husker volleyball game with Kiley & her grandpa aka my favorites 😁

December 3rd: Christmas lights hung outside 🎄

December 10th: Annual family Christmas dinner in Pawnee City

December 15th: This day was pretty exciting as I got to go up to Burwell with my grandparents and do a job-shadow at their school with their counselor. It was such a fun day, I learned so much and it was so special for me as Burwell always has and will hold a special place in my heart 😊❤

December 22nd: was day full of early Christmas celebrations with friends! 🎄🎁

December 24/25: Annual Christmas traditions and celebrating the birth of our Savior! Don’t forget to check out the pictures below!

December 28th: Ki’s second senior shoot when we literally froze our butts off in the negative degree weather and snow 🌪❄

December 31st: Last day of 2017, PTL!! Ha. 👐🏻

And that’s a wrap!

Thanks for reading, & much love…

Davianne 💕

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alivia helping hold the ladder and holding my hand ❤

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candy canes & lights around our tree in the front

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hanging Christmas lights sure gets a girl excited 😆

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checkin’ out the wreath

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our K12 door decorated at TCA 👌🏻

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Christmas tree out at the shop decorated by yours truly 😉

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perks of being in cowboy country- cattle drives in the middle of your day 😄

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Christmas nails and a gift from the nicest nail ladies in town 😝

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Christmas Eve dinner table

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Christmas Eve with my girl 💚

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and of course, homemade ice cream 😋

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the santa haul 😉

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Christmas pj’s always 💁🏼‍♀️

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ma bestie cheesin’ to see me duh 😝😁

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Christmas Eve n church n hot coco n sisters ❤💚

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if your photographer doesn’t do this for you so you don’t have to walk through the snow in your sandals and get frost bite… then wyd? 😉

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last selfie of 2017 … going out with a smile 🙂

 

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New Year // 2018

New Year 2018 // happy new year friends!! 2017 was rough, exhausting, and life-changing. There were so many times where I was more broken than I’ve ever been and struggled harder than ever to find the light at the end of the tunnel, and get back on my feet again. I lost some of my then-closest friends, experienced painful heartbreak, and dealt with a lot of difficult personal issues too. At times, I lost all of my self-confidence, strength to fight back, and every belief I ever had in myself. Too often, I (so-bad) just wanted to give up and throw away every dream, hope, and wish I had in store.

But you see, 2017 also came with some good. It was good that was a total pain in the butt to reach for and discover, but it was still good. Some of this good includes:

  • Meeting and growing closer to some of the best people you could ask for
  • Beginning a long-awaited year of “lasts”
  • New adventures and experiences
  • Lots of travels and shows for my favorite artists
  • A bigger progression in my relationship with Jesus Christ and learner so, so much more about just exactly who He is

As I sit here now and write this blog, I think back to the three words I chose at the beginning of this year to live by. I remember that they were: let it go, and slowly now, it all begins to make sense. Remembering certain things we want to do or change or live by can be hard, and usually it’s even harder to apply them to our lives. This last year, I had a really hard time doing both, and honestly, often I didn’t at all. But here am, and it’s finally all adding up, every last piece. The past 12 months, I have forgave people I did not want to, I removed grudges when I wanted to do the exact opposite, I looked the other way when I previously wouldn’t have, and I picked up my feet and forced myself to move forward when the only thing I wanted to do in that moment was stay. The bottom line is that I let those things go, and set myself free. It wasn’t easy and might’ve came down to happening during the final closing days, but ultimately it did happen, and I can breathe.

I am ever-so relieved that 2017 is done. It taught me a lot, but I’m grateful it’s gone. I am so excited for this next year, and all that it has in store. There’s no doubt it will be busy and a thrill, emotional, and bittersweet, but nevertheless, beautiful and unique.

Here’s to 12 new chapters, 365 new days, a fresh start.

Cheers!!! And much love….

Davianne

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November 2017

Hello, hello!

November was full of lots of family time, too many good eats 😉 , and quite the load of sports games! Check it all out below…

November 4th: This Saturday was another Husker gameday and this time I had the opportunity to take my close friend Diana, who’s never been to a game before! Although Huskers ended up losing at the end, it was still fun experience for us both!

November 5th: Annual Cheer Xpress showcase for Em & Kat!

November 8th: UNO Teacher’s Showcase! Such a fun day, learning so much!!

November 15th: Shaylee’s 21st birthday dinner with the fam at Las Margaritas!

November 17th: First concert of the weekend! Matthew West & Jordan Feliz at Lincoln Berean! Such a wonderful night full of worship!

November 18th: My momma surprised me with concert tickets to Chris Stapleton for just the two of us! It was such a blast and a special memory I will always have with her ❤

November 19th: Emily and Katie’s second cheer competition of the season at the Mid America Center! And of course, dinner at the Old Mattress Factory

November 21st: LIBA luncheon meeting with Jack! A new experience for both Kiley and I 😊 After lunch, we headed over to Nebraska Weselyan to attend the Rat Challenge Event for my Psychology class. The students participating there all had rats crawling all over them, in their hair, etc. … you couldn’t pay me money! Lol

November 22nd-24th: Last Thanksgiving Break!! Thanksgiving dinner at Brenda’s and Guy’s and then a little bit of Black Friday shopping with friends! Kiley and I also got to attend the yearly Huskers vs. Hawkeyes game this year on Friday for football, and then the Nebraska vs. Iowa volleyball game on Saturday! It was quite the busy weekend, full of good food and lots of sports!

November 26th: Olive Garden with the family to celebrate grandpa’s early birthday, and grandma’s and Katie’s from a little bit before!

Make sure to scroll through the sweet pictures below! Thanks for reading…

Much love, Davianne

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a beautiful sunset to wrap up the Fall

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a refreshing sunrise to start the day

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Matthew West & Jordan Feliz!

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Chris Stapleton with momma!

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November nails!

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my girl

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Husker football!

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Husker volleyball!

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Congressman Don Bacon!

 

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October 2017

Heyo!

October is one of my favorite months out of the year, and this year was no different than every other year, with all things busy and Fall! Take a look at what all took place below…

October 2: Alivia Jo’s 1st birthday! This past year has flown by and ugh just ALL THE FEELS // To celebrate her birthday, momma, Shay and I took the day off from work/ school and went to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch! Once we got back into town, we spent the evening over at Michael’s house, celebrating her birthday with him!

October 3: my TCA class got to take a field trip to the Omaha Zoo and check out the Zoo school they have to offer there. A lot of people have no idea about it, so  if you’re one of them,  be sure to check it out! Super cool.

October 6: wouldn’t be October/Fall without some good ole pumpkin carving!

October 7: This Saturday was a busy day! It started out with the girls and I going to the Farmer’s Market, downtown. After that, we went to the Water Circus out at the Lancaster Event Center that was in town. And finally, I ended the night babysitting Hunter and Evelyn!

October 10: More teacher things! Got to go back to my old stomping grounds and job shadow at Humann Elementary! Super fun to be back there 🙂

October 15: Livi Jo’s 1st birthday party! So much fun!

October 17: One of Ki’s last volleyball games of the season/ever! The crew and I drove up there to Raymond Central to watch her play, and more importantly, win! We ended the night with some dinner at Village Inn.

October 19: Grandma & Grandpa + momma, Shay, Jo, and I hit the road and headed up to Burwell to take some pretty, pretty pics of me 🙂 And of course, you can’t go back to Burwell without eating at Sandstone, soooo that’s exactly what we did!

October 21: more volleyball games for Ki, but this time, home games at LCS!

October 22: GARTH FREAKIN’ BROOKS CONCERT AGAIN !!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

October 26: Ki’s volleyball game against Aquinas!

October 27: one of my favorite day of the entire year… Grandparent’s Day! The three of us started out our morning, bright and early, with some breakfast at Greenfield’s  and then finished our day at school! Bittersweet times as it was the final one for us all after 10 years, but thankful for all the memories!

October 30 & 31st: Ki’s final volleyball games!

Don’t forget to check out all the pictures below!

Thanks for reading…

Much love, Davianne ❤

 

some of my favorite pictures of Jo over the past year…

one year ago today, the tiniest and most beautiful baby girl entered the world and I became an auntie. 😊 over the past year, i’ve learned to love harder and in more ways than I ever imagined possible, and have been reminded to slow down and find joy in the littlest of things. 💕 happy birthday miss alivia jo, you will forever deserve the world and more. ❤ // “no matter how much I say I love you, I always love you more than that”

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pumpkin carving!

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alllll the punkin’ seeds 😉

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farmer’s market!

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Thankful // Thanksgiving 2017

Hello hello and Happy Thanksgiving to you all! 🦃🦃 😊😊

There’s a lot of people I am so beyond blessed to have in my life, and I would love to give a shout out to each and every one, but if I did, we’d be here all day 😂 sooo here’s just a few that I spend almost all my time with and who hold special places in my heart, especially around this time of year 💕 ….

• I’m thankful for Kiley. Ki, you are my very best friend. This past year, these past few months, have been unreal. We have experienced some of the happiest and some of the hardest things, but yet you’ve stood by my side through it all. Thank you for that.
I’m thankful for my mom. Momma, I am such a brat and put you through a lot of unneeded stress. I know raising me is the least of easiest jobs. Thank you for never giving up and continuously giving me too many “second chances”.
I’m thankful for my sister. Shay, you and I couldn’t be more opposite and I don’t think there will ever be a day we agree on everything, but you are still my sister and at the end of the day, there is one thing we will always have the same – the same roots and the same blood. We’ve been through a little more than the typical others, but even then, we still came out on top. Thank you for showing me how to be strong and never giving up. And for always being there to remind me who I am, what I’m made of, and that I’m an independent woman who don’t need no man. 😉😉
I’m thankful for my dad. Even though I never got to the chance to spend time with him here on Earth, I’m thankful for the time he got here, the people he touched, and the impact he had. More importantly, I’m SO thankful this world is not permanent, and one day, soon, I’ll get to be with him forever. How cool is that?!

• Most importantly, I’m thankful for our God we serve and just how good He is. I’m thankful that He never leaves our side or gives up on us, even after the countless times we give up on Him.

Once again, I am so blessed by each one of those people and more! I’m thankful for each one of you and the precious time you take out of your days to read my words. I appreciate it so much and I’m thankful for you and for this more than you’ll ever know 💕

Hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and got to eat lots of good food, surrounded by your loved ones! 💛💛

Thanks for reading…

Much love, Davianne

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Like It’s Your Last

Hey guys,

The past few weeks have been weird. Really, really busy and fast moving, but somehow in the midst of it all, things have somewhat found a common ground and slowed down just a wee bit. Typically, something that calms such a rapid flow is something exciting, something big, something to celebrate. But this time, not so much. You see, the common ground this time happens to be death. Not so big, happy, and exciting, huh?

As most of you know, the concept of death is nothing new in my family. As sad or unfortunate as that is, death is very much a reality in our lives. It doesn’t make us okay with it or cold-hearted, but rather more aware of it, the impact it can have, and all that it will indeed do. With that being said, obviously death is something I associate with often, but there were a few specific things that trigged my mind to really ponder on it this time.

Last week, towards the end of the week, three different things took place. On Thursday, a multiple-vehicle crash took place out by Norris, taking the life of a beautiful, young girl and really hitting home for a lot of different people I know. The next day, on Friday, I was eating breakfast with my grandparents and the waitress mentioned the loss of her husband. And finally, the day after that on Saturday, my best friend Kiley’s grandma unexpectedly passed away. Too easily (and I understand why), we forget just how real death in our world is today.

The lady serving us that Friday morning said something that really made me think. She put it into words something I couldn’t have said better myself. She said, “Thank God death here is just temporary and we get to see them again, because I tell ya what, death can really mess a person up”. And she was so right.

First off, death can really mess a person up and let me tell you, it always does. It’s very much a depressing, scary, painful thing. But how great is it, that it’s not the only option we have. That, because this world is not our permanent home, we will see our lost ones again and get to be with them one day, forever again. What a beautiful, beautiful thing.

I’m not writing this here to depress you all or make you sad about the realities of this life today, but rather to remind you all just exactly how precious this life is. As I mentioned earlier, it’s easy for us all to get caught up in the busy flow of our day to day lives and “get used to” tragic concepts, like death, around us. I’m not saying we should walk around on eggshells and constantly worry, but rather treasure and embrace each moment we get. Don’t hold anything back, but instead really live each moment like it could be our last.

I’ll leave you all with a quote I heard on the radio the other day that goes like this, “Live each day like it’s your last…. And one day, you’ll be right.”

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Thanks for reading…

Much love, Davianne

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September 2017

Hi-ya!

September was busy, but here’s a short version of some of the bigger things that took place….

September 1: Northeast vs. Northstar football game @ Seacrest with friends!

September 5: Kiley’s volleyball game at Lincoln Lutheran!

September 23: Husker football game vs. Rutgers with Kiley and then afterwards, we headed to Ellie’s house for a class party!

September 29: A bunch of girls went out to my friend’s Abby house. While there, we ate delicious food her momma made, rode horses, played games and just hung out together. It was so, so much and I’m so blessed to have each of those ladies in my life!

September 30: Vala’s Pumpkin Patch with friends! One of my all-time favorite things to do each year!

Thanks for reading!

Much love, Davianne

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KI ON A HORSE !!!

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LITERALLY CRYING

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group at the pumpkin patch

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my favorites

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