The Art of Running in the Rain

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




It’s almost been a year since my our wedding (I swear, EVERY time – don’t worry Dave laughs), so I thought I’d share some of our photos with you all.  I actually remember when I was originally going to share them, right around the time we got the news about Dave’s dad.  The blog took a backseat at that time, but it’s been a steady presence in my life for the last little bit so I’m happy to have the opportunity to share.

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The day, 10.12.14, was the most fun, amazing, whirl wind of excitement.  The team we assembled was fabulous, everyone came through and exceeded our expectations!

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I would say that our venue was pretty much the best thing since sliced bread.  Bride magazine agrees, they won best venue for 2015!

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Our bridal party was a blast!

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Not to mention the little ones

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The aisle

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And because we had the best crew ever, they danced for us

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Our guests were the best group of people, save for the few that couldn’t make it, I was soooo happy to see all the faces I did.

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The food, the dessert, the flowers, the decor, the music.  I don’t want to forget any of it.

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And of course, the man..

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With the Italian comes the rather large family

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You know you make me wanna DANCE!!!!

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It was an amazing day, wonderful team, and the best family/friends a girl could ask for!!!!


There are more photos at our wonderful photographer’s, Rick & Anna’s, blog post about the wedding.  They were so amazing to work with, I would highly recommend them!

One of my favorite aspects of our wedding was the slow motion video booth, it was a blast!

Click here to see the Best. Thing. Ever.

Here’s a list of who we worked with:

Thank you to everyone who made our day amazing, and thank you to everyone who came!!

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


I went to Vegas with a few of my favorites


I completed two half marathons


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


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

Izzie looking oh so regal in her bow tie!


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Tears, tears, tears..


Mama love!





Silly faces!


More mama love!!


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


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

Be well.

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