Tuesday, August 17, 2010

wedding weekend

this summer i have four friends getting married. one a month till october. last month, my bff tied the knot with her sweetie, and this month my college roommate married her long time beau. 

samantha is probably one of the coolest people on the planet. she is smart, relatable, funny, and generous. i hope everyone has the opportunity to meet someone like her in their lifetime. both of us worked for housing and we were one of the very few groups of resident assistant's required to have another ra as a roommate. i didn't know her before we were assigned to the same apartment; this could have been disastrous, but it turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life. we spent many days/nights watching 90210 (the original) and one tree hill on soapnet, eating cases of popcorn, and weekly workout wednesdays. 

i was so excited when she asked me to come to her wedding. the wedding was absolutely beautiful, it was a room filled with love for the happy couple. congrats you two! 

first married kiss
first dance
sam and me
sparkler send-off

Sunday, August 15, 2010

a lovely sunny sunday

a warm summer day is best spent at lake tapps. i have so many wonderful memories of swimming at my grandparent's cabin over the years. 

it's supposed to be 90 today. i better go enjoy it asap. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

outdoor concerts in seattle

when the weather's nice, these shows are the best. sunshine, warm breezes and amazing scenery. when the weather's not so great... grab a beer and your rain jacket, and just dance. 

last weekend i got a last minute ticket to the michael franti and spearhead show. i saw him last year at bumbershoot - and this guy does not disappoint. so i kept my rain jacket on, savored the $7 beers, and danced the night away. 

the rat and me. the first round was on guy, the second round a random stranger. 
"i say, hey, i be gone today
but i be back around the way
seems like everywhere i go
the more i see, the less i know
but i know one thing that i love you, baby girl
i love you, i love you, i love you"

Saturday, August 7, 2010

wedded bliss

my best friend and pseudo sister tied the knot on july 24. it was lovely beach affair filled with family, friends, and a whole lotta love. i was flabbergasted and honored when she asked me to be her maid of honor, it was wonderful to be a part of a wonderful love story and the next chapter of mr. and mrs. brown's life. congrats you two! 

a few photos from the day. 

the beach house was the perfect setting for the affair. 
luckily we were blessed with sunshine all day!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

kings of leon

the gorge
george, washington

how can you not love it here?

the features
kings of leon

pure concert bliss. 

august is here! where did july go?

seriously! where has the summer gone? the sister/bestie tied the knot last weekend. i'm still trying to get over my wedding hangover and i'll post photos soon. 

last sunday afternoon, after nursing my actual wedding hangover and cleaning up the beach house, i road tripped down to portland to visit my friend alison. not only did i pick up my philosophy goodies from her,  but we went to canon beach! i remember going there as a little kid after visiting my dad's mom, it was nice to come back as an adult and truly enjoy how beautiful the beach is.

i love the ocean, i could stare at it for hours and not get bored. i wouldn't be able to move too far away from the waves and salty air.
after running into the pacific a few times, we met some nice strangers on the beach and ended up grabbing a beer with them. one of the things that i love about alison is that she has this knack for making friends in the oddest of places. i hope it's rubbing off on me!

before heading back to pdx for the day, i had to get some salt water taffy before leaving. it's not a beach trip without it! the little shop we found, bruce's candy shop, had so many flavors! my personal favorites - pb and j and pomegranate. 

before leaving on tuesday, we stopped for brunch. i can't remember the name of the place, but it was one of the cutest little restaurants that i've ever been too. (it was in the pearl district) it felt a little weird going out for breakfast on a tuesday, but hey, que syrah!

looking at this picture makes we want another plate of french toast. with blueberries. and a glass of orange juice.