Thursday, July 29, 2010

let's get it started

[oh yes]
we started one
i found some people that want to participate
i'm excited
books of all sorts & genres will be read
 <--------> <--------> <-------->
escaping from our lives every now and then to disappear into someone else’s life, love, happiness and drama
sounds great 

{first} book
eat. pray. love
before the movie comes out

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

a wedding weekend

a wedding weekend
a friend recently asked me how many weddings i had been to in the last couple months
my response ----> {L}{O}{T}{S}
this weekend i attended two weddings
back [to] back
i love how a wedding brings people together
have you ever wondered what your life would be like without friends
friends are the reasons we smile
friends increase your enjoyment of life
my friend jayme was married on saturday
old friends & their families came together
-----it was the best reunion-----
full of laughs, old stories, tears, and a baby that puked
the friends that were around when i had my first kiss
the friends that were there on the countless basketball roadtrips
the friends that accepted me when i peed my pants from laughing so hard
the friends that walked the stage with my at high school graduation
after high school we all went our separate ways
{five} years later
we are growing up
some graduated. some married. some moms.
these two BEAUTIFUL babes have a family of their own now

[wedding #2]
the lovely adri is now a MRS
she had a reception in her backyard
i am attending wedding after wedding this summer
is it the season or what?!?
and i stall have {2} more
ash & i at the reception

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

nineteen eighty four

26 years ago [t][o][d][a][y]
two lovebirds tied the knot
---- my parents ----
i'm sure glad they said "i do"
we are {one} happy family
always & forever
who knows where our family will be in the next 26 years, but as long we can laugh at dad's dance moves, eat mom's cookies till we're sick, sing songs on the radio at the top of our lungs, and remember how lucky we are to have a family like this, i'm pretty sure we'll be enjoying ourselves

Sunday, July 18, 2010

a couple misquito bites won't ruin a weekend

i have [great] friends
i spent last week in u-t-a-h
seeing so many good friends
{that post will come soon}
talk about some great summer nights
this past weekend i went with two friends to our cabin. we had a great time. mama and papa irons took good care of us. i love when friends want to visit my great state.
let's be real ----> IDAHO [r][o][c][k][s]
sometimes we spend all of our time in utah... so it was great to get away for some {different} r & r.
floated in the river.
skipped rocks.
played games.
watched tv.
ate lots of food.

good times. great memories. the best of friends.
lots of laughs. sun tanned skin. people watching. morning walk.
star gazing. winning every game we played.
what more could a girl ask for?
i love summer

Friday, July 9, 2010

pool feet

we took a trip to the middle of no where
dad + mom + me
just to soak up some sun and get away
it had lounge charis
it had a pool
at the pool
i read this book
& loved it
we played a lot of cards & cribbage
by the pool
and sipped a lot of raspberry lemonade
good mini vay cay

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

quote for the day.

"no one realizes how beautiful it is to travel
until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”
- Lyn Yutang
i have been home for a [month] now
the transition has surprised me
i am surviving
now that i am back, i am enjoying telling stories of my trip
remembering fun times i had
skimming through the {hundreds} of photos
i knew that i would not fully grasp what i had experienced
i returned home
at this moment:
i have a friend adventuring in copenhagen
and a friend visiting rome
and a friend prancing in the sandy beaches of southern france
and i am here
**missing** that life
but i'm ok knowing that things are this way for a reason
and i'm still smiling
because home is where your heart is


Monday, July 5, 2010

let freedom ring

this year.
i. was. lucky.
three nights of fireworks
i love the usa
july 2nd
fireworks show at the aggie stadium
we sang loud & proud to party in the u.s.a.

july 3rd
on to jackson hole, wyoming
{40} of us decided to take on the snake river
white water rafting
full of laughs
shuttering teeth
& cold bodies (after we were drenched by the white water)
--- before photos ---
--- bring it on ---
once we were warm & cleaned up
we headed to jenna walker's backyeard
her wonderful parents hosted a b-b-q for all of us
some played in an intense game of bump
then we went to watch the fireworks show
{fact} ----> the idaho falls 4th of july firewors are the best WEST of the
it was a good night
i was dreamin' in red white & blue

july 4th
i headed back to the good ol' t.f.
night {3} of fireworks
success ---- i can't get enough
after we watched the show
my parents and i had a bon-fire & roasted s'mores
what a great & delicious way to end the fourth of july weekend
there aint no doubt i love this lan