Wednesday, August 31, 2011


That's the only word that I can come up with to fully describe this weekend. Everyone had an wonderful time laughing, crying and dancing the night away. There seriously wasn't a dry eye during their wedding vows. I wished it would never end.


Congrats to Jon and Holly Thompson!! I'm so excited and happy for you both. I wish nothing but the best for you two. Thank you for including me in your special day. I can't even describe how special I feel to be able to have shared it with you.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The wedding...

Is finally here! Holly and Jon (Chris's brother) are getting married tomorrow. I feel like their engagement was over so quickly, even though it's been 10 months.

I'm beyond excited to see this for real tomorrow! By the way, SO in love with her mom's shortened/tailored wedding dress.

Fun was had by all at the rehearsal, and the air was full of love and anticipation.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Heading home

This weekend I'm heading home! We haven't been back since moving in June, and I'm looking forward to seeing some family and friends I've been missing.

Plus.... Chris's older brother will be getting married this weekend!! So exciting that it's almost here!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Birthday Scenes

This birthday, I had to work. Obviously, the world goes on. Nothing was going to stop my fun though! My morning started with bagels and lots of donuts. 

Took a light nap in the afternoon, and woke up to these!

Chris must have been paying attention...  He also got me the apron from Anthropologie I showed him almost 2 months ago!

Ready to head out for the night! What I wore, also seen in Las Vegas. Excited for next year, but there's no way I'm ready for 25. Quarter-midlife crisis anyone?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mon anniversaire

Today is my 24th birthday!

I've been prohibited from planning, so I'm hoping today will be relaxing, full of surprises, smiles, and many happy returns. 

Please, let there be at least one chocolate cupcake for me today :0)!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's just me...

This weekend, when my boyfriend went to Vegas, I had a lot of quiet time. Surprisingly, I was able to make it a productive weekend. DIYs/Furniture coming soon!

One of the things I love about Chris being out of town is that I can eat whatever I want! Seeing as he hates several strong flavors, veggies, fruits and all seafood, I indulge like crazy.

Avocado, tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto, basil and lemon juice. 

Turned into bruschetta.

Shrimp in garlic/parsley butter. Of course I'm immediately craving this again.

Sushi! Pretty self-explanatory. 

Hey, I said I was indulging! At least Jack got to share the table scraps. 

I think he secretly likes when Chris goes out of town occasionally too. Sleeping on the bed can't be that bad...

Thursday, August 4, 2011


This week (aside from working) I've been...

Unpacking (this is all that's left!! Whoo-hoo!!)


Finally starting to see our garden grow. It's getting out of control...

Eating lots of easy greens,

watching a lot of baseball (still in 1st place!), 

and spoiling Jack with almost daily dog park outings. If anyone was wondering how he's been adjusting, I think this photo sums it all up. 
Have a great weekend everyone!