Brandy Day258: East Bound & Down

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Hittin’ the road!! Headed East, I love it out there. Its beautiful, the southern hospitality, the scenery & Miss Boston!!! I cannot wait to see that munchkin!!
Thank you for all the support from those that I love & doors I hope this opens for me<3

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Brandy Day160: Boston Ellie

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Today we celebrated Boston’s 3rd birthday, as well as the departure of the Olvey family onto a new journey.
I met Ethan as a co worker 3 years ago. Boston, his niece, was just a baby fighting infancy and cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a disease passed down that causes a thick mucus that builds up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults.  Nearly 30,000 Americans suffer from this disease. 
I’ve had the pleasure of watching her grow and fight. I remember holding her when she was just months old. Hiding her enzymes in her Mac and cheese as she grew. Watching her take them like a big girl before requesting a frosty and Papo (Grandpa Olvey). If you’ve met Boston your life has been changed. Josh & Ashley (her parents) have raised a God loving, strong willed, inspirational, beautiful young girl.
Research shows that salty mist from the water can help break up thick mucus in the lungs and makes breathing easier. It helps draw fluid out of the lung tissue and create a surface lining that kids would not have.
Good luck Olveys on the East coast. Your Midwest family & friends support you and love you.

Chandler Day 139: Apache Pier

DSC03214This is Apache Pier, or at least the underside of it. It’s the longest pier on the East Coast and really is very pretty.  The waves crashing through the tunnel of beams sounds amazing, while fishermen cast off from above. It’s a classic pier.

 

Brandy Day120: Through The Hills

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Roadtrippin’
Everything good comes to an end at some point. I knew this day was coming. The end of a great trip. The drive home. The inevitable return to work & reality. Lilly enjoyed every minute of her beach & boating time. I loved watching her. Watching her love life, really enjoying it. I finally felt like I was able to give back to her all the happiness and joy she’s given to me.
Shot in hills of Kentucky.

Brandy Day119: Strength

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We all need it at one point or another, strength. Sometimes its harder than others to muster up. There are times when you don’t know where it came from but you find it and keep going. There are times when certain situations are easier to find strength than others. Regardless we have it, lose it, want it, fight it.
Strength is s big part of who I am. How I got here. Where I will end up.
Jellyfish are the oldest multi-organ animal having roamed the seas for over 500 million years. Tuna, shark, swordfish & sea turtle feed on jellyfish making them vulnerable. With no shell to protect them. No teeth. Nothing other than their stinging tentacles and strength. Strength to keep swimming and keep fighting.