Thursday, August 23, 2012

That time I went to visit my friend before she moved to Miami :(

This girl ^^ who took me under her wings 6 years ago when I was just a shy 19 year old who had moved to the big city not knowing a soul is moving to Miami next week :(

So My sister and I had to take one last road trip to Los Angeles to visit her before visiting her consisted of having to buy a plane ticket. 

I am so thankful for this girl and her friendship, I would have never survived my internship had I not met her. 

^^^ Where our friendship all began; at the Los Angeles Dream Center. So grateful for the impact this place has had on my life. I wouldn't be the same person I am today had it not been for the influence this place had on me. I also wouldn't have some of my closest friends had it not been for this place :)

So On saturday when we arrived the dream center was hosting their annual back pack giveaway, so we jumped right in and stood in the sun for a few hours and helped with the carnival games.

After the giveaway we took off to the Americana to have dinner because we were starving, Thank God for the cheesecake factory and all that yummy bread they give you when you sit down, because after standing in the sun all day long we were all about to pass out. 

Then we did a little shopping around because you cant not do that while you are in la. Its just not possible. 
[morgan's got a nice cell phoned shaped butt]

 We are all about team Jef. My sister and I take team Jef pictures way to often. If you don't know what I am talking about then we can no longer be friends....or you just aren't as lame as I am and don't live your life based off of reality shows.
Oh and that's my sister in the pictures above, people think we are twins sometimes, just wanted to clear things up. We are not twins! Sometimes I feel like wearing a shirt that says that when we are together. If I had a penny for every time someone asked "Omg are you guys twins??" and then another penny for every time their jaw dropped when I told them that I was six years older I wouldn't be writing this blog right now, I would be paying someone to do it. 

 Ignore my lack of hairstyle. It looked cute that morning, but then I was in the sun, it got hot and my hair went up. 

On Sunday we went to the early service at Angeles Temple and then helped out in the children's Sunday school classes for 2nd service. Which basically consisted of me sitting there the whole time while a little girl "braided" my hair.

We had lunch at a place called "good" and yes it was very good :)
Minus the annoying girl who got plastered off of the bottomless mimosas it was a cool atmosphere and had great food.

We spent the rest of the day in old town Pasadena, I really love that area, I always forget about it when I go to la but its a really cute place to just walk around and explore. 
We found a brick wall when we stepped outside of the parking garage and took advantage of it. 
Evidence below:

I am so excited for this new season in Diane's life and cant wait to visit her in Miami!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

I can rent a car on my own now aka I turned 25.

I turned 25 last month.
July 16th to be exact.
I have now been 25 for over a month.
I think my most least favorite thing someone said to me was "Happy Birthday!! Your now halfway to 50!!"
I'm pretty sure it was my sister, totally something she would say to me.

Although I have to say I had a Great Birthday this year, Like I said in my last post I got to celebrate in NC while visiting my friend Lauren. 

We first went to a restaurant for dinner with her and her husband and her brother that was super yummy. Then we walked to the place we were supposed to have to desert to find out it was closed on mondays. Just mondays. Who closes only on mondays?? Weird.

So instead we went to the most adorable bakery that I have ever seen. I wanted to steal everything they had to decorate my room with. 
Just a peek at the bakery, wish I could have taken a picture of every inch of the place!
Lauren also helped me celebrate my 22nd birthday when we were both living in La (where we became friends) by going to Bj's and having pazookies! Which is the best desert ever! 
And its also what I did with my friends when I made it back into town :)

Can we talk about how well my friends know me??
Hula got me 25 things for my 25th birthday, it was such a fun gift to open! Just a few of the things were the one direction cd (I grew up in the 90's I will never not love boy bands) the movie 17 again (how did I not own this??) and a lion stuffed animal. 
Probably not typical things you would buy for a 25 year old, but for 25 year old me they were perfect! I put the lion in my hope chest to give to my kids one day :)

Just in case you weren't aware I hate butterflies. Not actually butterflies but things with butterflies printed on them. I liked them when I was 12 but now I'm 25 and into more mature things like unicorns & Justin Bieber.

So because my best friend Loves me so much she got me a butterfly themed present.
Luckily she got me a real present that I could actually use and Zip got me something fantastic too!
A moustache shaped baking mold!
Cant wait to make something with it.
Man we really know how to have a party!
I love this picture of all of us!
I seriously have the greatest friends near and far, I am so grateful for all of them :)

I almost forgot, when my dad picked me up from the airport he had a present for me:
Ninja turtle coffee mugs!
The cooleset mugs that sit in our cabinets now.

After having a great birthday I am hoping to have an even greater year.

I am now off to plan my 30th bday. Nothing wrong with being prepared right??

Friday, August 17, 2012

That time I went to North Carolina.

So this post is way overdue.

Last month I went and visited my friend Lauren who Lives in North Carolina for a week.

I visited her almost 2 years ago when I went for her wedding and this time I went she was all cute and preggo! 
I even got to take some cute pictures of her bump which I will save for another post because there are so many cute ones :)
(yes I did just say cute 3 times in 2 sentences. sue me.)
Last time I went I think I took like 2 pictures total while I was there. Super lame. So I made an effort to pull out my camera this time around. 
And after looking at them right now I realized that I only really took pictures one day...oops.
While I was there Lauren, her mom and sister took me to Charleston and it was so adorable! They have the cutest homes there, somewhere I would definitely consider living :) 

Here are some of the pictures I took of that one day:
Lauren and her little sister Kristin, who is the most fashionable 16 year old I have ever met. She has my dream closet. Lauren and I did a photo shoot with her that turned out Gorgeous! Saving those for another post also :)
My friend is so cute! She is gonna be such a great mom!
I had so much fun while I was there, cant wait until I can visit again and get to meet the baby!!

I also turned the big 2-5 while I was there but I will do a separate birthday post since I got to celebrate twice, whoo hoo!

Now excuse me while I go rub wrinkle cream all over my face.
k bye.
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