Saturday, September 25, 2010

And another bestie is wed!

Allison got married on Friday morning. She looked so beautiful and I couldn't stop staring at her dress. So. Pretty. The entire day was so great. I love being able to hang out with best friends all day, especially for something as awesome as a wedding. Did I mention that all my closest friends have gotten or are getting married this year? Crazy!

Beautiful Allison.

Bride and Groom.

All the bride's maids. Allison's friend, Amy on the far left.

Allison and Kimi and I.

Niels. Total gem. Came up with me all day.

Cutie Kimi and Landon.

Lunch break with Kimi, Landon, and Niels at Red Iguana. Have you been?! It's sooo good.

Niels and I shopped all afternoon (having a brother who loves to shop is the BEST) and went to get boba drinks for a little pre-reception dinner.

Kimi and I and our MOA bestie, Ashley.

MOA besties.

MOA besties, again. This is why I always have to look cute when I go to work - do you see how cute they all are?! Adorable.

I looove Kimi so much and I loved hanging out with her all day. Wish we could hang out all day, every day!

I cannot even express how much I love Allison and how grateful I am for her and her stellar example in my life. She is so uplifting, gracious, and constantly kind, sensitive, and supportive to me. I'm so happy that she married such an awesome man.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Some things I heart.

Cute boys.

Family dinner.

Finn, the spaz.

Love them.

What the?

So handsome, right?

My cousin, Amanda, and her huge baby, Truman.

Some India friends with our Indian professor, Krishnayya.

Delish food. Feet by food, no biggie. Unless you are Celia.

Bombshell India friends.

Bridal showers with MOA girls. Love them!

PS, working at the MOA again. Love it!

Preparing for Kayla withdrawl...

Kayla, (one of my dearest cousins) and I took a quickie pre-school trip to visit our dear friend, Amy, who we went to China with on study abroad in 2005. I wanted to stock up on Kayla time before she leaves on her mish. (I'm starting to feel dumb about shortening words. I never have felt dumb about it before, even when I lived with roommates who made a collective goal, including me, to stop shortening words. Growing up?) And thank you to my dear friend, Alicia, who gave us delightful and delicious San Diego recommendations.

Kayla at Pokez - delicious vegetarian Mexican food.

This is what I would look like if I were made into a bobble head.... on my birthday! I turned 22. Kayla took really good care of me and bought me food and made me be the driver, even though I didn't want to. She's the best!

Amy's tiny girl Casey. Pretzel bagel. So salty and so divine.

Beach shops.

Me on the beach. (Amy taught Kayla and I how to surf. Except I stayed on my stomach the whole time. But Kayla got to her knees! She's so great.)

Kayla didn't like documenting things as much as me.

My favorite drinks in ChinerTown.

Amy and Casey.

The only picture we have of the three of us, taken when Amy was dropping us off at the airport.

Other highlights:
- Long conversations with Amy and Chris (her husband).
- Casey calling us her "lady friends."
- Sleeping in the same bed as Kayla, as we did for months in China. Even though she falls asleep really quickly, so no late night convos there.
- Thrift store shopping.
- Finding a store where everything is $5.99 or less, just like my favorite Susie's Deals in Provo!
- Eating delicious food.

Thursday, September 2, 2010