Tuesday, May 17, 2011


here are some pictures from my visit with my parents on sunday. james was there, but unfortunately i was a horrible fiance who did not bother to take any pictures, so he is not in any of them. we had a wonderful day of walking state street, shopping, eating mexican food, crafts, the pier, and ice cream.

in other news, the bed bath and beyond website informs me that james and i are getting 6 presents from our registry! woo!

tonight i am watching a movie with my roommates and falling asleep to the sound of the rain. life is pretty dang good.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


this past weekend was a blast! i forgot cameron, so the picture-less saga continues. but it was so fun to celebrate breanna getting married, see my old friends from high school, go wine tasting, lay in the sun, and just be a silly giggly, girl. i love how i can see my old friends and we can hug and joke and laugh like we just saw each other the other day.

on another note, we got our save the dates yesterday so i have been a mean, lean, addressing machine! we are hoping to get them out by this week. i cannot believe how smoothly everything is going. i am just so excited to be married to james. what a blessed girl i am.

this weekend, we start our premarital counseling which is great! i highly recommend the book we are reading, saving your marriage before it starts. it's written by a married couple and offers very practical advice for couples who are engaged or newly married.

on sunday is my mom's birthday so i think james and i are going to drive down to santa barbara to meet my parents for lunch. i am so excited to celebrate with my parents and see them if just for a day.

suffice to say things are going pretty well! God is just blessing us and i never want to take that for granted. it is all because of Him. now off to bed so i waking up at 6 tomorrow won't be too painful.

Monday, May 9, 2011


so this is one day late, but i would like to give a shout-out to my wonderful mother. when i was younger, she always said, "i'm not your friend, i'm your mother", so we wouldn't be disrespectful when we talked to her. well unfortunately for her, that never worked. my mom is one of my best friends and role models. she is so strong, and that strength has always inspired me.

one of my favorite memories with her was when i was in 8th grade. i was a dramatic beezy and had just found out the boy i liked was going on a valentine's date with my other friend. when i got home i was being super angry and stupid, and a few minutes later my mom came into my room with a snack and just listened as i ranted all my crazy out. even though i know she probably thought i was being ridiculous [which i was], she just listened and gave me advice.

my mom has always been there for my brothers and made us her first priority and that has always meant so much to me. love you mom!

Friday, May 6, 2011


i have not had too much to blog about lately in between school, emailing vendors, and enjoying this weather.

last night james and i had a picnic on the beach, which was lovely; however, we forgot to bring cameron, so we still have no pictures of my life at the moment.

this weekend i am going to my friend breanna's bachelorette party which i am really looking forward to! maybe then i will have pictures and something exciting to share with you.

YAY weekend!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

the change in my pocket.

my latest obsession. i do not watch glee anymore, but i officially have a woman crush on gwyneth paltrow. she is gorgeous and i love her voice! plus i just love this song.