Saturday, June 30, 2012

june reads

the fact that all three books read this month were all nicholas sparks is purely coincidence.  i was hoping to knock out hunger games #3, but still working at getting my hands on a copy of it.  then i was going to search out book 3 of the uglies trilogy... but forgot to make it to the library.  i've found the "used" section of barnes & noble and have been putting past gift cards to use bit by bit.  and since i've been spending time with jenny & betsy, their nicholas sparks addiction has been rubbing off on me.  last month i watched all three of these movies, so it was quite appropriate that i read the books this month.  a little backwards, i know.  it's a toss up, but i think the lucky one was a little bit more my favorite read this month, closely followed by the last song :)
the last song - nicholas sparks
nights in rodanthe - nicholas sparks
the lucky one - nicholas sparks

Friday, June 29, 2012

june flicks

june was a bit of a slow month when it comes to movie watching and book reading. erika's wedding, recital rehearsals & show day brought on a lot of late nights where i got home later than planned and just crawled in to bed and crashed on the usual movie nights. i did make it out to the theaters once this month, so that as good. hopefully next month will bring a few more movie trips with friends. ready for the summer fun to keep on coming!
flashdance (1983)
love actually (2003)
american graffiti (1973)
50/50 (2011)
something's gotta give (2003)
step brothers (2008)
sherlock holmes: a game of shadows (2011)
how to deal (2003)
brave (2012)
while you were sleeping (1995)
drive me crazy (1999)

Monday, June 11, 2012

over the weekend - erika & matt's wedding

friday was the day!  erika's wedding day was finally here.  the weather was perfect, the venue was fabulous, and of course, the bride looked FABULOUS.  all her hard work and planning paid off.  even though my dress had pockets, i couldn't pack my camera in it the whole time. here are some photos from the reception, plus one lovely camera phone picture :)

their first dance was to canaan smith - we got us
she played off the beach theme PERFECTLY in the reception. her cake was adorable! i enlisted the help of her two brothers, her little sister emily, as well as one of her brother's fiance to help decorate the car. for decorating in the dark, i think we did a pretty good job!
we survived!
it was a very long day (and night!) but i wouldn't have spent it any other way. i'm still so honored that i was her maid of honor for her big day, and i know her and matt will have a fantastic future together :)  it was a journey getting to this point, and the fun has just begun!  they're off on their honeymoon cruise to spots in mexico, and i cannot wait to hear all about it :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

over the weekend - erika's bachelorette party

it's been awhile since an over the weekend post, but this weekend was over 24 hours of emily & erika filled fun.  after my staff meeting & makeup shopping, my weekend belonged to one fabulous bride to be.  her dress fitting was at 11am, which i bustled her dress like a pro on the first try.  then that evening it was time to get ready to party.  erika wanted a pretty low key party, and that's just what we did.  the evening started off at cheesecake factory, moved across the street to dave & busters for games, and then a stop at the glass turtle for more drinks & random dancing.  we were headed to another bar in natomas afterwards but decided applebee's late night happy hour was a much better decision.  kelsey, katrina & i stayed the night at erika's, went to bed late, got up early, so it was all an exhausting evening.  enough of my jibber jabber, the pictures make it better :)
it was at this point of when i uploaded these photos that i realized we never got an entire group photos... oops. at least we got the individuals. and this awesome picture of some of us walking in the mall parking lot.
hey world. this is my proof that i'm not 6'1"... kelsey is. please note (on the right) that she's the one having to lean down for this photo. and she was in flip flops. thanks.
the games were pretty sawheet, and we even got a few rounds of wheel of fortune in. not quite winning to the extent of the grad party ticket flood. got kicked out of d&b due to a private party (laaame) and then we headed to the glass turtle where i eventually had to throw down some dance moves...
last stop, applebees!
sunday was spent sleeping, and then going out to lunch with erika's sister, mom & her mom's friend jennifer at california pizza kitchen.  first time there, yum!  we found some SUPER cute shoes at DSW for her mom (while emily decided to make me try on this horrendous heels in the middle of all her random shoe looking) and then headed over and got our toes done for friday :)  4 days away. that's it! i cannot believe how close everything is sneaking up!  4 days 7 hours.  WHAAAAT?  stay tuned for those photos next monday :)