Our dear sister Leanna is going through what I’m sure will be the hardest time in her life – it’s not my story to tell so I won’t divulge much – but last week she experienced a serious health scare following an emotionally tragic event. We love her so much, she’s an inspiring human being that makes life so beautiful. Leanna is that person who: never forgets your birthday, is always wearing something bright and happy, she loves pink, loves buying things for other people – thoughtfully picked out especially for you things – she is always laughing, she’s always the life of the party, an incredible mother and wife. Her husband absolutely adores her, and her girls are like miniature colorful versions of her -aside from the fact that she brought my beautiful nieces into the world that I love and adore – she is an incredible sister. Before I even knew Ryan, I had a chance to meet Leanna while visiting her brothers and I remember recognizing and admiring the deep love she had for her brothers. Having grown up with only brothers I related so much to that. I remember thinking vividly, “What a great family.” Never would I have thought that they would become mine as well. So thankful for the inspiring person that she is.
Here are some of my favorite pictures of Leanna! She has so much enthusiasm for life, she always finds so much beauty in everything. I’m serious, you guys should see this girl’s kitchen – happiest place on earth. Color, color, color!
Leanna ran her fifth marathon this year! Way to go Lelers! Leanna loves the Twin Cities Marathon, it’s a beautiful course: with lake side views, and tons of people cheering you on it is definitely a community favorite. A few years ago I signed up to run with her, but Ryan and I were living in DC at the time and it just wasn’t good timing – next time Lelers! I want to run that with you sometime. The shot above is Leanna with her daughter after that race.