Monday, February 27, 2012

Guess What?

Kissing burns 10+ calories a minute. It adds up. And the endorphins that are released make you happy. So kiss on my friends.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Letters of Hope

I went home-home this weekend. Before I went to bed one night I was looking for a "coaster" to put my glass of icy water on. I reached into a box full of letters only to be mesmerized by these handwritten notes. I went through many of them and cried. It was years ago that these letters were written, but the emotion in them was still strong, very very strong. These letters reminded me of a time of devastating heartbreak. A time that is sacred to me because of what I learned from it. My heart was filled with joy and love as I read these letters. These letters were received from the ones I love most, at the time I needed them most. Each letter had words of encouragement. Each letter was filled with hope.. Hope that I had to take from my loved ones since I had none. The individuals who wrote me those letters don't understand how much they meant to me when I got them and how much they still mean to me. Thank you for those letters, my dear family and friends. You'll never know how much they mean.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day

On my Valentines date last night I...

Had a first date with a guy I thought was very cute
Rode on his sexy bullet bike
Went to the Aggie basketball game
Went to Cafe Sabor for dinner
Went hot tubing 

oh, and found out why he was in jail this past year...

I couldn't help it

Monday, February 13, 2012

Wedding Preview

What an AMAZING weekend! It was my sister's wedding in Newport, CA on Saturday. And it turned out perfect. Everything was gorgeous. Lyssa was the most beautiful bride! I am so happy for Mr. and Mrs. Giles. :-) Here's a lil preview of pictures (from my iphone).

spent the night Wednesday night with this cute baby girl
Thursday night was Lyssa's bachelorette  party at Disneyland! In our matching shirts of course! My mom came up with cute riddles for Lyssa's favorite rides and we all had to guess which ride it was-then, of course, we rode!
Steph made these ADORABLE dinners in a bag. Complete with many bows, cute napkins, chinese chicken salad, festive cookies, fruit and decorated water bottles.
Here's what the salad came in. Cute huh!
Front of our shirts said "Alyssa's bachelorette party in the happiest place on earth"
The back said "2.11.12" under a ring and at the bottom "and they lived happily ever after"
Friday night was the open house at this GORGEOUS home in Manhattan Beach. (don't worry, the house that is pictured in this is only the pool house-insane right?)
Most beautiful bride!
Me and Kume (who did lyssa's hair and makeup-so talented) at the wedding at the Newport LDS Temple.
In between the temple and the reception we went to the beach.

View from the balcony of our beach house (so we had to go the beach at least once :).
Then it was reception time at the Balboa Inn. It was right on the beach and sooo beautiful!
First dance as husband and wife.

 Congrats to Lyss and Parker! Love you guys!

More pictures to come..