Monday, November 19, 2012

Wild Wedding Weekend

i love weddings.
i'm kind of obsessed.
i mean, they're magical.

this saturday, my dear friend from college got married.

we met freshman year, served in rwanda together, were RA's together, and were nursing students and roommates. 
this girl is pretty dang special.
it was so fun to be part of her wedding week!

i flew down to riverside on thursday.
showed up an hour later than i was supposed.

plus side: i got an upgrade in a rental car.

yes, that's a prius.
and yes, i'm in love.  

jennifer hosted the lingerie shower that night.
i was on refreshments.
caramel apple cupcakes, apple and caramel rice cakes, 
and hot apple cider.
the favors were paper straws and caramel apple pops.
i think it was a hit! 
thanks again for the recipe, emily!
on friday, i woke up to this sky.

and then i got to spend the morning with my beautiful friend from nursing school.
it's been almost a year since we've hung out, but it was great to pick up where we left off!

later that day was the bachelorette party.
we headed to temecula for a scenic lunch and wine tasting.

such a good time! 

saturday started out right with some coffee from bean coffee.
their gingerbread syrup trumps starbucks.
just sayin'.

we headed to oak glen to set up and get ready for the wedding;
everything was picture perfect!

 and there were some pretty awesome people to celebrate with

a beautiful day celebrating a beautiful couple

so many congrats to mr. and mrs. williams!
such a fantastic weekend with so many amazing friends!
the 2012 year of weddings is officially over for me.
can't wait to see what weddings await in 2013!



Saturday, November 10, 2012

10 on 10: just a normal day

happy ten on ten!

discussing our plans for grad school

 the necessities at work

love getting in the elevator after work

another beautiful day in san fran

time for a trim

sister finally got fed up with my clean clothes on the couch

sleep time with the resto

and the heater

curry up now for dinner

movie date with some of my faves

linked up here:
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Friday, November 9, 2012

t-shirt TIME

i'm hesitant to admit it,
but i've watched an episode and a half of jersey shore.
please, control your judgmental attitude.
who am i kidding? i judge myself.

however, it is a good show to laugh at and 
ponder the depravity of man.
just sayin'.

what's the point of this out of character pop culture reference?
well, i'm headed to the jersey shore.
unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard about the mega storm that hit the east coast about a week ago.
hundreds of thousands are still without power.
112 are dead.

it's hard for me not to process those facts as just numbers.
but the reality is, those numbers represent people.
and those people are in need. serious need.

if you don't believe me or have a hard time grasping what's going on thousands of miles away, check out this video.

my church is sending a team of ten-ish people
from the end of november to the beginning of december.
after some crazy pleading with my boss and lots of prayer, 
i have the privileged of being part of this team.

will you join our team, too?
please pray 
               for the people native to the region hit by this storm,
                    for those sacrificing there time and 
                     resources to help the efforts,
                         for the hope team headed to the east coast.

thank you in advance for praying!
if you'd like any more info, please feel free to get in touch!
and please come back to find out more.