Todays guest is my sweet friend Allison I will let her take center stage!!!
Hi there! My name is Allison Waken and I blog at All for the Boys, All for the Everyday, and allisonwaken.com I am a wife and mom of 2 boys. We live in the desert of AZ and I am so happy to call Laura my friend I blog about pretty much everything (well when you have 3 blogs there’s not much left!) from boyish crafts and activities, to scrapbooking, and even gluten free recipes. I’m so happy to be here today sharing my PINK story with you!
We took a family trip to Kauai this summer. It’s become a tradition with my husband’s side of the family. While we were shopping for new swim suits from the boys my youngest immediately picked up this pair (I liked them but thought it was an interesting choice for him) and I asked him why he chose this particular pair. He replied “I want to wear PINK for breast cancer!” and he proudly wore his pink swim suit all summer long.
A few years ago my mother in law was diagnosed with breast cancer. We discussed the best way to handle it and explain what she’d be going through to the boys. We didn’t want to hide anything from them and wanted them to be open and honest with how they felt throughout the process. That she’d be sick and sore and bald! They had the privilege of watching their grandmother beat cancer with as much love, beauty, grace, strength, hope, and a great attitude as anyone could ever hope to have. We owe all our thanks to God for giving all of these amazing attributes to her and for allowing us to keep her here for more Hawaiian vacations.
I am so thankful to have Allison here today!! She is an amazing photographer, mother, designer, and friend!! I just love Allison she is ALWAYS ready to help and share in any way she can. We had the fun opportunity to attend the wonderful WhippyCake Smash Ball last month and had a great time!! Allison just started her 3rd blog All for the Everyday, can you belive 3 blogs? I can hardly keep up with one!! She is also a finalist in the Pioneer Woman Phone Photo you can see her photo HERE!! How exciting is that!!!
You can connect with Allison at these popular Social Media Stops!! Twitter, Pinterest, on INSTAGRAM as allisonwaken and go give her a “LIKE” on Facebook ~All for the Boys, ~ All for the Everyday and ~ allisonwaken!
Thank you so much for being here today Allison!! I love that your little boy wore PINK all summer long, what a fantastic tribute to his Grandmother!!! I wish her continued heath and hope she is doing well!!!