Roughly six months ago, Broc and I decided we needed to go to Costa Rica ASAP. We had been dreaming of another surf trip since our plane left Bali over two years ago. I’ve never been to Costa Rica and getting there proved to be a bit of a mission. A month before our flight, we were strangely notified that our connecting flight out of Panama would be delayed, so we spent 5 hours wondering the airport sipping burnt coffee and knocking over Duty Free sunglasses. I ended up buying some.
Our fur baby just turned two! Or 24 months if I wanted to be one of those moms…
How did we get here so fast? You are the king of head tilts and judgmental looks, my little bear. You’ve come a long way from eating our socks and running away from your own projectile vomit. You’re hands down the best (and only) thing we’ve bought off Craigslist that instantly made us parents.
In January of 2013, I lost one of my best friends to Cystic Fibrosis. Four months later, on my twenty-first birthday, I lost my twenty-two year-old cousin, Nicholas, in a car accident to a distracted driver. In 2014, I shattered my tibia plateau, tore some vital knee things and had to get emergency surgery. Throw in a break up and it’s safe to say it was a pretty terrible period of time for me. When it rains, it hurricanes.
Do you ever look at two people hopelessly in love and feel… repulsed?
That’s how I sometimes feel as a person in love. It’s ten times worse when you’re the lonely person out of love. I’ve been there, too.
A few weeks ago on a five-hour flight, I sat next to a man in his fifties with pretentious being his main personality trait. Just some foreword: I despise airplane conversation. Not a fan. It’s like a never-ending elevator ride. I hate it so much that sometimes when my phone dies, I keep my headphones in and occasionally bop my head to keep up the elusion that I’m listening to music.
This past weekend Lexie had her bridal shower and it was AMAZEEE. You might recognize her from posts such as Dreamy Beach Engagement Shoot and Stuck In A Snowstorm, and might recall that I have the honor of shooting her wedding next June!
Lexie is the owner of a cute lifestyle blog and makes adorable cookies, so I already knew her bridal shower was going to be magazine-worthy. Her (superhero) mom, Cheryl, was up at 4am to finish decorating and baking the most delicious treats. The theme was 'Pretty in Pink' and it was like a doll tea party had come to life!
Last month, I made a trip back to England for a very exciting event: my sister's Gatsby themed wedding! This would also mark the first time that my boyfriend of over a year, Broc, would be meeting my family... but more on that later.
I arrived a week early to spend some time with my family and to help my sister with her wedding preparations. Turns out there's a lot "umm, I don't know's" when it comes to wedding planning. We spent more hours than I'd like to admit designing 'order of the day's to print. A few days before the wedding, we headed to a fun bridal party put on by some of her friends. Delicious food was had and embarrassing underwear was given.
This past weekend Broc and I decided to head up to Tahoe with one of his best friends, Brandon, and his beautiful fiancee, Lexie. We took our little pup, Loki, so he could experience his first snow... and snow is what we got!
We went straight to Boreal Mountain for their $15 college student Friday's (my 2011 ID from my one semester is still going strong - heck yeah!) and drove straight into a winter wonderland. Loki got out of the car and preceded to go absolutely nuts digging and eating the snow which was pretty adorable. I like to think that as a husky he's had daily dreams of running across big, snowy plains and all his dreams were suddenly coming true when his four little paws hit that white fluff.