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the place that, when you have to go there, they have to let you in.

This evening I am at my parent’s house, the house I grew up in (since I was brought home from the hospital…we have never ever moved, weird huh?)I have an early AM doctor’s appointment and my doctor’s office is near my parent’s house (can you say, hi, I haven’t lived at home in 7 years and have yet to switch doctors. Sad). Oh, and check out my old post if you want to see what my doctor looks like. It’s bad. Luckily, tomorrow is a quick shot so I’ll be in and out and probably won’t have too see her. Not like she has time for me anyway.

So, I love going to my parent’s because because they cook me nice dinners, dote on me, etc. But little did I know that they would have graduation presents waiting for me. Yay! I honestly didn’t even expect anything because, yeah I just got my master’s degree, but I have yet to find a job that requires me to change out of my pajamas in the morning. Plus, graduations in December are never as exciting as graduations in May (I also finished undergrad. in Dec…I guess I enjoy being untraditional). But I always accept presents and was super psyched!

Look, kids, no more camera phone pics! It’s about time. Sas actually gave me her old digital the other day because she got the pink Sony she had been dying for and was sick of my camera phone photography (though my skills were mad). I am seriously in love with this new camera. Welcome to the 21st century, Susie. You’re a big girl now.
Also, I’ve been super obsessed with Story People for years now (and could literally spend HOURS browsing their website. It’s addicting). I love Brian Andreas’ prints and the stories are so beautiful. For my parent’s anniversary a few years ago I got them a framed print that says, “There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other’s cooking & say it was good.” This is PERFECT for them. My parents are crazy cooks and we legit sometimes just sit at the dinner table saying “mmmm this is sooo good” over and over. Anyway, they got this one for graduation:

In case you can’t read it, it says, “There has never been a day when I have not been proud of you. Though some days I’m louder about other stuff so it’s easy to miss that.” So beautiful, and probably so true for many parents and children.

Bed now, up much earlier than I’m used to for my appointment!

Oh, and happy birthday to my sis 🙂

18 Responses to “the place that, when you have to go there, they have to let you in.”

  1. Maxie Says:

    That was sweet of them 🙂 I love surprise presents.

  2. d Says:

    happy bday to your sis!

    those are great cards…i’m gonna have to snake one for my little sister.

  3. ToKissTheCook Says:

    1) A CAMERA!! YAY!! I was so happy D had his in Chi otherwise the two of us would have been running around taking pics in bathrooms- the only place it would have been bright enough for our cells!

    2) I <3 Brian Andreas. I get the Daily Story. I send the assorted cards for friends. I have a lot of favorites but this one has been topping out for years:
    “You’re the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we’d know each other a long time.”

  4. Phantom Hater Says:

    I’m not super crazy about the artwork, but I really like the concept and heart behind Story People.

    I can’t believe you’ve been using a camera phone the whole time, although the sketchy Chinese restaurant pic did look like a ransom photo. Nikon makes great digi-cams. Hopefully this means more cool blog pics.

  5. Therapeutic Ramblings Says:

    Digital cameras are definitely clutch for blogging, I use my p&s all of the time.

    As for the doctor….I kept my old dentist for 7 years after leaving the state where my folks live. I’d drive up from college just for an appointment. Dentists creep me out, so I wanted to stick with one who I really liked.

  6. Jamie Lovely Says:

    Oh! What a great camera! Very exciting. You have to photoblog now! haha

    Happy birthday sister!

  7. t.b.f.love. Says:

    Aw! What great presents! P.S. I also lovelovelove StoryPeople. Brian Andreas is amazing.

  8. Gjelly Says:

    I love Story People. TKTC- That’s my FAVORITE one also! The artist’s studio is less than an hour from my house. My mom and I go all the time. There’s often tears when I read through the books… so sweet.

  9. Peter Says:

    Awww. Your parents are sweeties.

    Good luck at the doctor!

  10. Yoda Says:

    I want PICTURES with the new camera!

    I hate going to doctor’s too. They just have to find something else or the other that’s going wrong with me. Ugh.

  11. Michelle Says:

    sweet camera. good thing you didn’t have it with you tuesday night or that could have gone missing along with your wallet!!

  12. Daddy Dan Says:

    That doctor’s picture is SCARY! =)

  13. Gooseberried Says:

    Yay camera!

    Thanks for the compliment on my design.

    Yeah, I don’t think I’ll be able to get into Google reader too much.

  14. Virginia Says:

    That new camera looks so cool! I can’t wait for you to start posting more pics, haha. And the print that your parents gave you is the sweetest thing…I might have gotten a little choked up reading it.

  15. The Ex Says:

    Holy shit your doctor is hideous!

    Yay for cameras! Happy Graduation!

  16. Katelin Says:

    Oh how fun! Congrats on the new camera!

  17. L Sass Says:

    What awesome presents!!! I love the sentiment on the picture.

    Also, my parents still live in the same house I came home from the hospital to, too!

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