Thursday, May 31, 2012

i'm an introvert

I stumbled upon this on Pinterest and couldn't help but smile to myself. I'm an introvert and proud of it. So if you want to get on my good side, you'll take note.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

Lisa was kind enough to invite me on an excursion down south this weekend. We stayed at an amazing ranch in cedar city, hiked angels landing, drove up to cedar breaks, and had a lot of fun. Thanks to Lisa and Anna for being great girlfriends. And to commemorate Memorial Day weekend, we sang some patriotic songs. Thank goodness I survived hiking angels landing again- my fear of heights nearly got me this time, as well as my hurt foot. Whew!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Best Friend's Wedding: Julie & Cam

My best friend Julie got married and thankfully I kept my tears to a minimum the whole weekend. I'll admit that I welled up the first time I saw her after her sealing. I just was so happy for her- especially to see her so happy.

Wedding festivities included a day with the girls with pedicures, shopping, lunch, and a hair appointment. Then there was a rehearsal dinner, a night with the girls at a fun hotel, and some swimming. After hugging the future Mrs. Hardy in her newly embroidered robe she was off to get sealed to her sweetheart. When I showed up at her house for her reception I was lucky enough to help her into her wedding dress and spend a few precious moments with my best friend the newlywed.

After the reception, we were rushing around helping Julie get ready to leave. As we walked away from her, Jordann and I quickly turned around because we had to say our goodbyes to our best friend. We had a last hug before she officially started her life with Cam and it was another tender moment with the girl who has been my person since we met four years ago.

The weekend was perfect. Not only for Julie but for me too. My mom met me in Phoenix and it was exactly what I needed to spend some time with her shopping and lounging at our hotel. I also have some of my favorite cousins living in Scottsdale that I got to see.

Now the downside of the trip... I forgot my camera. Stupid. So I've totally stolen all these pictures from Courtney, my mom and Julie's photographer (a preview's on the photographer's blog)

But Julie: congrats! I couldn't be happier for you. You've been the first person I call when I need to cry or need to scream out of excitement and you always react exactly the way my best friend should. You've been my person to confess my secrets to. You've been sounding board, my counselor and my mom. You've been completely unselfish when I've needed you most. Cam is one lucky guy to have your fiercely loyal self in his corner. You're my best friend, my person and my sister.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Media Moments

I'm currently enrolled in a class called Media, Family and Human Development. I chose this class just as a "filler" of sorts because I don't really need it or the credits but I like the teacher and had the time so why not?

We spend our 2.5 hour class periods (yeah... that long) talking about various types of media and it's effects on the family. I love it! We spent a significant amount of time talking about infant media (like Baby Einstein), media's effects on children's attention spans, video game and it's addictive characteristics, and even blogs! It's great.

Anyway, as part of my class we're supposed to keep a blog where we document our experiences with the media. It's not all that exciting but it's kind of fun to think more about the media that I interact with all around me.

So if you're interested:


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wedding Weekend

I'm off to Arizona for the weekend to celebrate these two crazy kids tying the knot. I'm thrilled for my best friend that has been there for me ever since that awkward meeting in David John 1115 four years ago. Naturally I have to share some embarrassing pictures of us over the years to commemorate it all:

Congrats Cam and Julie!