First off, congratulations to Monika for winning my mini birthday giveaway! She will be receiving the items listed in the previous blog post~ a Rafflecopter giveaway
Anyway, something very sad happened to me recently.
My grandma passed away about two months ago. I didn't have it in me to discuss it on my blog back then, but my grandma was a wonderful lady. She inspired me so much to be who I am today. She passed her love of Japanese culture to me as well as her love of fashion, and she taught me to be kind and loving to others. I will forever miss her.
This is a photo of me and my grandma. I was probably 2 or 3 years old in this picture.
So in the middle of this month my dad and I went to Florida to visit my grandpa as he was very lonesome and down. We live in Illinois so we're very far away from him and don't get to see him very often. It was so nice to be with him and to help cheer him up. We spent nice quality time together talking, going out to restaurants, the beach, and enjoying the weather there. My dad golfed with him, golfing has always been my grandpa's favorite past time. It was time that doubled as quality family time as well as vacation time since I got to be off of work for a little over a week, and the temperatures were much warmer there than in Illinois where it's still snowing lol.
So while in Florida, I made sure to take lots of pictures of my grandpa and the things we did. I'll post some of them here~ (The ones I posted here are also on Instagram along with more photos)
A family friend let us stay in their vacation home (which just happens to be really close to my grandpa's house!) during our stay. Here's the room I stayed in.
Beach (only went one time while there and stayed for a short period but it was nice~)
Went to an anime store (grandpa was like "oh this is like the stuff you draw huh?" hehe) and saw this super adorable Vaporeon plushie. He's super soft too. Had to get him and had to bring him to the beach for a photo op hahaha
Drew this in the car on the way to a restaurant for my birthday dinner~ Ended up giving the drawing to my grandpa because he liked it
I dunno, I like this photo of me hehe. I was told by shop staff in an accessory/clothing store that I looked Greek because of the headband haha
Bought the backpack for myself so that I could travel easier than with my purse. Plus it was super cute being lavendar and all~ Attached Korilakkuma to it. The shoes and wallet were a gift for my birthday.
And I might as well post my nail art that I've done since my last nail art post.
Glitter and pastel
Simple pink and polka dots
Color blocking and leopard
I'll end this post by saying I love and miss you forever grandma, and I already miss you grandpa! Much love~