Thursday, June 24, 2010

stop, drop and ROLLLLLLL

The countdown has begun. Only 3 more days until I am a girls camp counselor for a whole week. Oh heavens. I feel like I have been through every emotion leading up to this week. At first I was really excited, then nervous, then almost dreading the thought of having to pee in a bush to now-semi nervous but mostly excited! I am not going to lie, not looking forward to the over night hike but really looking forward to spending a week with the girls! I have the cutest nest of girls! Cross my fingers it will go well! So until then here are some pics of my pre-pack hike. We had to pack out overnighter packs to get approved.
PS. Exactly 2 weeks from tomorrow MELISSA will be here!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I can't believe Andrew graduated high school. Really is he that old...really AM I that old? It was so sweet to see him walk out onto the field beaming with the achievement of graduating! I couldn't help but smile and remember not too long ago how happy I was to be in his same spot. He was floating and smiling from ear to ear! I am so proud of him and so excited to watch him move onto another part of his life. It will be so weird to have him away at college while I am at home. How the tables have turned. I will miss him so much. I love all of my brothers very much but Andrew is a mini/male version of me. We have so many things in comon and I will miss snuggling with him while watching glee and yelling "I love you" while he runs away from me. He is an amazing kid and will do some incredible things as he gets older. I don't know if I am ready for him to move on. These last couple days will be the last time that we will probably ever live at home together (as I write this I can feel the tears begin to build up). I couldn't be prouder!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

she brings boys home for the weekend.

For years I have always wanted to try fake nails. I consider myself pretty girly but the thought of adding another nail on top of my already exising nail and then it ripping it off always sent shivers down my spine. So yesterday I visited my old Livermore office and was chatting it up with one of my co-workers when I noticed she had a box of fake nails sitting to the side of her. I had always noticed her pretty nails but I never realized she did them herself. So another co-worker and I got up the nerve and drove to Walmart to buy a $5.00 box of fake nails. We spent our lunch time glueing and laughing while we attempted to apply these nails. Let me just tell you I am sold!
I love Laura's face in this shot :) Ashley of course always looks like a babe!

On a completely different note...I love green smoothies. For the past couple months I decided to give up gluten, corn, chocolate and dairy (due to my headaches). It hasn't been fun but I have had to be somewhat creative when it comes to getting in all my daily nutrients. Thanks to my sister in law who inspired me to make green smoothies a daily part of my life I now have a substitute for breakfast that isn't cereal or yogurt.
Okay so this particular smoothie I made today looks like poop it suprisingly is actually good. It has spinach, carrots, pineapple, strawberries and peaches. All my fruits and veggies already taken care of by 9:00!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Welcome Summer!

Summer finally decided to grace us with its presence! Saturday a couple of us decided to drive out to the beach and spend a couple hours roasting. We arrived around 2:00 and I thought I was pretty safe without the sunscreen. FALSE. I don't know why I always forget the feeling of being burned and how painful it is. Note to self: burning is not worth it! SO although now I am suffering we had a blast.
For my birthday Kim bought me the cutest hat. Because it hasn't been warm enough I haven't been able to take it out in public. SO this weekend was the perfect opportunity and we all took turns snapping pictures with the cute hat! I had fun going crazy editing the pictures! Here they are!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

change. my brain went out the window.

i always say that i hate change but to be honest i feel like i am constantly making changes in my life. just in the past 5 months of my life i have graduated from college, moved back to california, travelled, been in and out of a relationship, made new friends, changed eating habits...etc. The list can go on. but lately i have wanted a new and different change. i have begun to make a list of things that i want to change for me. so to start off the new me i changed my hair. i am blonde. and when we say blonde i mean really blonde.

i don't know what i was thinking....

pictures to come soon.