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Someone, Please Pass the Catch Up

Ok so it has been months since my last post. 8 to be exact. Who’s down for a game of Catch? Catch Up that is!

For starters:

Last Christmas was my first Christmas without my family. I was devastated that I was unable to go back to Kansas to spend my favorite family holiday with my family. However, I made it through with the help of my awesome roommates and my mom’s side. Just was not the same!


Someone made it out of the teen years! ALIVE AND WELL!!! Yes yes. I finally turned 20. Annnnnd start the excruciatingly long countdown to 21! (10 months, 12 days, 7 hours, and 38 minutes) I spent my 20th birthday in Vegas with my ladies Kait, Grace, and Lexy! Or as we like to call it Kesleigh’s Epic Birthday Extravaganza! SO much happened it’s unbelievable! AH!

I know what you’re thinking…Why Vegas? You’re only turning 20. You can’t do anything! To that I say HA! There is PUH-LENTY to do while young and beautiful in Vegas. Leave it to us 4 girls to find it too! Can’t go into too much detail as to what exactly we did, because as you all know “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” By the way, that saying is completely true. 😉

There are plenty more of eventful events from the past 8 months, but I thought I’d stick with the bigger more interesting stuff. 🙂 More posts to come!

So Cal Love,

California Girl


What Would The World Be Without Girlfriends?

We all have girlfriends. The ones that have your back no matter what. The ones that understand what you’re going through. The ones that can finish your sentences. Yeah, I have a few too and honestly I have no idea where I would be without them.

One of my best girlfriends is Kaitlin. I call her my sister because we are so close we might as well be sisters. Everyone that knows me, knows her and vise versa. We are pretty much a package deal. 2 for 1 and everyone knows that if you invite one, you invite both. If one of us doesn’t show up to an event where our friends are there the other is always asked “Where is your sister?.”

We even go through the same problems almost always at the same time. Talk about cycles being crossed! 😛 Like the past month with my break up…she had just found this incredible guy, who she thought was someone she could spend a long time with if not the rest of her life. What does the douche bag do? Yep! Exactly the same thing the B did to me. Dropped her like she was made of plush. NEWS FLASH BOYS! Girls are not made of plush fuzzy goodness. We’re made of glass! At least in our teen years. Dudes! I mean seriously? How do you just stop talking to someone? I don’t think I have ever picked up my phone, saw who the text was from and thought to myself “hmm, I don’t really like them anymore so I’m just not going to text back” or “I’m scared to get close to him because he might be like the last guy and break my heart, so I will just not text back.” It just doesn’t work like that!

Sorry, went off on a tangent there. I guess there’s still some hard feelings. =]

Anyways, girlfriends always know just what to do to make you feel better.

I would do anything in the world for mine. I’ll be there for them through thick n thin, douche bags n lovers, plushy goodness n glass. No matter the case and I know they will be there for me.

Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and your girlfriends like family.

So Cal Love,

California Girl ❤

let's back-pedal

So I wanted to start with telling all of you why I am doing this.

May 2009: I got the talk from my dad. No not the ‘bird and the bees’ talk, but the talk that my family would be relocating to good ‘ol frog hunting, fire-fly catching, 800 people towns Kansas. KANSAS! Why Kansas. I mean come on! No offence to the people who live there, but coming from California, Kansas is B-O-R-I-N-G. As soon as the words “We’re moving to Kansas” came out of his mouth the tears started flowing. The next thing he told me was that I had the option to stay since I was 18 and they couldn’t force me to go. Well I thought about it and thought about it and in the end decided to stay. I knew that it wouldn’t be easy and that I would miss my family but what 18 year old wouldn’t want to live on her own in CA? The only thing bad about staying?Seeing my dads face when I told him I would be staying here. Absolutely heart breaking!

June 2009:  By now I had moved into my friends parents house who had so graciously let me stay with them until I found a place and got on my feet. Then IT was here. The moving truck. Packed and Ready. WORST day of my life. Cue the water works. I don’t think there was a dry eye on the cul-de-sac! Saying goodbye has always been hard for me no matter what kind of goodbye but saying goodbye to my baby brother Zach, my little buddy (my whole family for that matter), had to be one of the worst things I have ever had to do. Then they took off leaving my dad (who would follow in a week or two) and myself standing in the driveway of our once filled house. Tears still going.

July-October 2009: FREEDOM! Parties every night! Meeting new boys! and of course bills for the first time in my life. I had the absolute time of my life (and still am) but everytime I called to see how my family was Zach just could not talk to me which tore me apart.

October 2009 -Now: I moved in with neighbors from the cul-de-sac who had moved into the Harveston community in my hometown where we still reside. They are the closest thing I have to family out here! I love them like family and totally appreciate everything they have done for me in my hard time. My mom and grandma still live in Southern California but they live a few towns away and my job is in Temecula so I needed to stay close.

So that is my story up until now! In my posts to come I’ll back track a little more so we are all caught up.

So Cal love,

California Girl ❤