Saturday, August 14, 2010


yesterday ( friday the 13 ! ) i turned 25.
i think 25 is old.
& i'm having a hard time deal.
need new goals.
a year ago i made goals.
to love.
to be brave.
to learn.

we celebrated our first anniversary
& everyday i thank God for j.

starting next week i accepted a new job,
as a counselor in one of the toughest high schools in the state.
i couln't be more nervous,
but i'm so proud i stayed strong.

on july 31st i accepted my master's degree.
a task i wasn't sure i'd ever complete.

new goals are needed.
i still want to love,
be brave,
and learn.

by the time i'm 30 - five years away:
1. take a class, each year.. just for fun.
2. have a baby.
3. stay in one office for more than two years.
4. travel to europe with j.
5. expand helen's hassack.
6. learn how to sew.
7. volunteer every year.
8. have peace in my entire family.
9. visit northern california.
10. visit orlando specifically to see the new harry potter park!

so have i changed much since i was seven years old in that old girl scouts picture?
i still have the same best friend <3
(yeap that's kate in both pictures. haha)
i still love big bows
& ruffles
& black leggings.
i still make sarcastic faces.
thankfully, my parents sprung for braces.

Monday, August 2, 2010

bridal shower

what a weekend.
what a summer.

after graduating with my m.s. on saturday,
we celebrated the upcoming nuptials of my best friend.

the renault winery looked fabulous.
the bridesmaids & i contributed a few details,
& we had a great day.

five weeks until this crazy wedding.
and if the bridal shower was any preview..
the wedding is going to be fabulous!