Things have a little hectic around here so I apologize for my lack of posting this past week. Matthew and I moved into our new apartment and had some issues getting our internet hooked up. Late last week I also heard the news that my Aunt had passed away. It was extremely devastating news and all any of us wanted to do was be up in the Bay Area with family. Death brings a lot of perspective sometimes. As hard at it is, and usually it feels unbearably hard, it makes you appreciate things a little more. What you thought was important doesn’t seem as important anymore. Spending the past couple of days with family has meant so much to me. I’ve loved seeing cousins and aunts and uncles that I haven’t seen since our wedding last May. I just wish our time together was longer and more frequent.
When someone you love and care about passes away it’s hard not to be sad. It brings up memories of other family members passing away as well. I’ve been thinking more and more about my life and what I’ve been doing with it. I want to live a life of purpose. I want to do things that I love and am proud of. I want to celebrate the little moments more, because none of us know how long we are here to enjoy them. Right now Matthew and I are on vacation with my parents and brother. It’s nice to be together and just relax. It feels fitting after the last couple of emotionally draining days.
Welcome to M Loves M! My name is Mara and I created this lifestyle site in 2009 as a place to share my love of fashion, beauty, food and entertaining. I moved from Southern California to Idaho and love adventuring with my husband Matthew, our two children, and our dog Ginger. We're also pregnant with baby #3, due this autumn! I strive to create a site that’s relatable to women, while also being inspirational. I’m so glad you stopped by!