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Highs & Lows

I spent this weekend doing one of the things I love most in the world, spending it at the coast. Every time I feel my feet sink into the sand, the misty air upon my face and can just marvel at the ocean it's always better than the last. So we spent my last day of 32 just like that - in my happy place with my favorite people.




Sunday, the 20th was my actual birthday and we kept it pretty low key. Rain ruined any real plans so we holed up indoors and made the most of it. My house is now filled with gorgeous flowers, candy and I have enough bath bombs to last a week - my people know me. Sadly, my 33rd ended on a low note and that was learning about the passing of my very loved Grandpa.

The only surviving sibling (of ten!) left in his big Italian family he passed in the early morning hours of the 21st at the age of 94. Even though many miles separated us he always made his grandchildren feel special, important and loved. He has 8 great-grandchildren and Presley was his only great-granddaughter and that always felt really special to me. I wish we had lived closer to one another so he could have met her. I know that so much of my mom's good naturedness comes from this man and for that I am so grateful. He will be very missed.

Rest in Peace Grandpa. We love you.

19 comments

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss, but what a full life your grandfather led with so much loving family around him and thinking of him! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Laura I'm so so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. Hugs!! xo

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  3. So sorry to hear about your grandpa, but Im glad you got to spend your birthday weekend with your family at the beach. xoxoxo

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  4. So sorry to hear about your grandpa Laura! What an amazing legacy to carry one...and 10 siblings?! Ready for 9 more? ;)

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa. I'm glad you got to spend your birthday weekend at the beach with your loves though.

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  6. So sorry to hear about your grandpa. I still miss mine every day. <3 HUGS.

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss, Laura!

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  8. Oh Laura, I'm so sorry for your loss. Sounds like a great man. Sending lots of love to your family.

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  9. oh laura! I'm so sorry. he looks like the cutest grandpa ever! sending lots of love to you guys.

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  10. Sorry for your loss. What a perfect birthday weekend, otherwise.

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss! Praying for peace and comfort for your family.

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  12. I'm sorry about your loss, he was a very handsome guy :)

    and that picture of puppy/baby kisses is amazing!

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  13. Sending you so many big hugs and prayers lady. I’m sure he’s smiling down on you today xx

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  14. Oh girl, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa. Thinking of you and your family. Xoxo

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  15. So sorry to hear about your grandpa <3 They hold a special place in a granddaughter's heart...mine will have passed away five years ago this May and I still think of him often and miss him dearly xo

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  16. All of these pictures are just gorgeous Laura! And I'm so sorry to her about grandfather. Lots of prayers and thoughts for your family.

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa, Laura. Sending you big giant hugs and prayers. Grandpas are so incredibly special. I lost mine two years ago and my heart still hurts. Hang in there, love.

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  18. So sorry to hear about your Grandpa! :( But I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday weekend!!

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa :( I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday weekend though. Gorgeous photos at the beach, I'm loving that one of P and your husband!

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