It seems I have not done a post in about a month’s time. To any eager followers out there – I am sorry to disappoint.

My cousin Joey was killed in Afghanistan the last week of March. It was his fourth tour of duty and he was due to come home in two weeks. This loss has hit my family very hard and we are still in the process of coping.

The day after I heard about my cousin’s death, I was scheduled to head up to Boston for my boyfriend’s return from Afghanistan. Needless to say, I did not make it up to Boston. Instead, my loving boyfriend came down to New York to be with me as soon as he was released. It made the time a bit more bearable though still the worst nightmare my family has ever suffered through.

Since then, I spent Easter with my boyfriend in Portland, ME and went to Atlantic City with him and two friends the following weekend. These posts are currently in draft, look forward to them eagerly; they are both wonderful weekends. This weekend I’ll be up in Boston celebrating 4/20 and enjoying the last weekend with Kyle before he heads off to Ranger school for a period of 2-6 months with zero communication. While I am incredibly proud of him and supportive, I am dreading not having him to talk to for such a long period of time.

Consider me officially back.