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The Art of Running in the Rain

"To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift." -Prefontaine

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Stagette weekend

One of the most amazing weekends of my life was September 20th, my cousin/friend, Katie, and friend-for-forever, Tara, threw me some amazing parties.  There was help from a lot of other ladies as well (namely Emily, Luisa, Lauren), but I’m gonna avoid the grammy’s thank you speech and just fill your eyes with the amazingness that it was.

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The ladies rented a beautiful house in capitol hill, and the weekend started with a dinner at Barrio.  It was a great surprise because I hadn’t heard great things about Barrio and was pleasantly surprised when the food was amazing.

The next morning I was pampered to the extreme.  I went on a walk for coffee with my friend Jill and my cousin Spencer and when I came home I was greeted by Emily.

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I was told to go downstairs and await.  Which I’m so glad I did because when I was allowed to come up all the beautiful decorations were up (*Kate and Em are amazing, they should start a business).

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I wish I would have snapped more pictures of all the amazing things they did.  I can’t believe I didn’t get a photo of the yogurt bar (with Ellenos yogurt!), bloody mary bar, quiches and baked goods from Bakery Nouveau, and Victrola Coffee.  I have to add that the amazing planners came in from out of town…pretty amazing that they found the most delicious Seattle goods!

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We played some great games and I received some really lovely gifts from all my friends and family 🙂

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This photo is thanks to my lovely friend Tiffany 🙂

There was a brief intermission which allowed me to go on a run (while the planners got back to work…those ladies were working non-stop all weekend), and then come back and get into my sexy gear….

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All attendants were given bags containing treats and items to alleviate any party induced ailments.  Featured item in my bag….the penis wand, it was in full force all evening, but really shined during the dancing portion of the evening.

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We played some great games!  I really appreciate all the planning and effort that went into both parties 🙂  After the structured portion of the night we went out for some dancing.

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The penis straws were in full force!  As was the dancing 🙂

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Such an amazing weekend.  I can’t thank the friends and family in my life enough.  There’s a quote that a good friend of mine shared with me (I don’t know who it’s by, or if I have it accurately, but I’m gonna share it), “A good friend makes you feel like you have the better end of the deal.”  My friends are constantly making me feel like I’m getting the better end of the deal, and I just couldn’t live without them!

Be well.

 

Fun fun times

Hey all,

This year held SO many of my most favorite occasions.  Occasions that changed my life in the best of ways!

I met a sloth

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I went to Vegas with a few of my favorites

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I completed two half marathons

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My best friends threw me the most beautiful bridal shower ever.

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Most amazing bachelorette party ever.

IMG_6816 IMG_6881 IMG_6901I pretty much had the most amazing weekend of my life which included seeing so much family, our FUN rehearsal, and the BEST.DAY.EVER (10.12.14) our wedding!

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My brother got married in Japan.

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And here we are 🙂 I plan on elaborating on a few of the aforementioned events.  It’s been an amazing year, and I’m excited for what the future holds.

Be well.

 

Tiffany & Mindy tie the knot

As I lie here, still sick (it’s been about a week of continually not feeling great, and I think the climax has been yesterday and today), I can’t help but be reminiscent on my good friends’ wedding a few weeks ago.  I’ve known Tiffany for about 7 years now, and she’s always been a go to friend for fun times, deep chats, and all around niceness.  I really couldn’t express how happy I am for her to have found a most bodacious babe, and amazing companion!  They compliment each other in so many ways, and like most of those one of a kind awesome relationships, they are constantly helping each other grow to be better people.

I think I cried about three times at their wedding, really not unusual for me to bring on the water works (I’m a sensitive soul, though I seem thick skinned #10bucksifyounamethatmovie).  It made me a little teary thinking of Dave and my upcoming wedding, and how I hope the same love and support that was at Tiffany & Mindy’s wedding will be at ours.  I’m going to let the pictures do the talking (though I may chime in every now and again).  Hope you ladies are having an amazing time in Italy, you deserve it 🙂

Beautiful view from Tiffany & Mindy’s cabinIMG_6707.JPGRoomies!!

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Short break for a dance party
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Izzie looking oh so regal in her bow tie!

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Pre-ceremony love!IMG_6733.JPGBuddies!!
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Tears, tears, tears..

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Mama love!

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Silly faces!

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More mama love!!

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Beautiful sunset on Orcas Island (although, Josh says his was better).

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What a great weekend, and fun people to spend it with.  Thanks for all the love and laughter!

Be well.

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