Sunday, June 28, 2009

Time to get MARRIED!



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

baby sister all grown up

{picture taken from - yeah, she is famous.}
Well, my little sister graduated high school this week. 
I was so proud as I watched her walk across that stage, knowing how much hard work it took for her to make it to that point. Countless hours spent studying for tests, finishing projects, not to mention, her exhausting schedule she pours into her love... gymnastics. 

Courtney will be attending UCLA next fall and competing on the gymnastics team, I don't think I have ever been more proud of a human being in my entire life. 

From the time she knew what college was, Courtney has been wanting & dreaming of attending UCLA. She has worked her tail off to get there, and I am in awe. 

She will be an incredible role model to all of her teammates, and I can't wait to go up there and watch her show her stuff. 

Courtney... I love you, and I am oozing pride for you. 

Friday, June 19, 2009

a little r & r before the big day.

We leave today for staff retreat... it's in Palm Springs... I am ready to relax, hardcore.

After that, I get married..I can't wait to be a wife.
I love you B. 

Monday, June 15, 2009

two down...two to go!

Since  junior high school there has been 3 girls that have been my best friends... 
We are all 4 currently engaged, and will all be married within a one year period- 3 of us, in a one month window! 
First there was Jill... here we are celebrating her marriage! Gorgeous Jill...
May 29th, 2009
Then there was Amanda... she was such a beautiful bride! 

June 13, 2009

So I am next in line....Naturally I caught the bouquet at Amanda's wedding! 

After me is Sarah... June 6th, 2010! 

Hooray for weddings & friends! 

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Bachelorette Party!

My Bachelorette party was so much fun!
We traveled to San Diego where we went to a cave, a beach filled with seals, and a padres game!
I had so much fun with all of my friends in one place.

Ryanne and I ate this entire plate of nachos, and we did not feel bad about it.
Well, our stomachs did, but we were proud.

Here we are after the game

Just me and Alanna, we are so close to the field. Fireworks after the game. I love fireworks!
Traveling down 145 steps to get into the cave... Allison and Alanna continued to reference this skit.
Just a photo opportunity for the parentals.

Stupid pigeon, scared me!

It's a "shan-wich" get it?

oh man.. such good gifts!

We ended the night with me falling, hard, off of the bed. I am laughing, but it was painful.
That "quilt" at the end of the bed, is slippery.

Thanks for such a great weekend girls...
I had so much fun with you all.
Thanks for loving me, and celebrating with me.
I wish I could have a bachelorette party every weekend!

Meet the Bridesmaids 8th Edition!

Here she is.. bridesmaid #8... Miss Larrisa Hunt!

I am so excited that Brandon's beautiful younger sister Larrisa is in the wedding!
She was one of the first people Brandon talked to about me, and she has loved on us and encouraged us ever since!
She has a heart of gold, and is truly such a wonderful person.
We have literally traveled the world together, stayed in super stinky hotel rooms together in China, played indoor mini golf in Michigan, and drank hot cocoa together at Ghirdadelli's in San Francisco.
I am so thrilled that she will be standing up beside me on my wedding day, and I am even more excited to add another sister into my life!

I love you Ris..

{F.Y.I - That is the last bridesmaid readers... }

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Meet the Bridesmaids 7th Edition!

Meet Allison Hibbard... bridesmaid # 7!
{this is not me in this portrait}

Allison has been a dear friend of mine for
years now!
We met when I was a youngster in the Junior High ministry at Saddleback.
She was an adult leader then, and someone I looked up to and admired highly.
She let me eat Oreos in milk for breakfast at camp, and sat with me during services when none of my friends would show up and she constantly encouraged me through the awkward stages.
Her and I shared a special relationship through my junior high years and high school years, and now I feel so blessed to call her my friend.
Allison truly is a special person.
Last July she moved to Kitale, Kenya and worked with street children. teaching them math, and loving on them.
She has dedicated her life to the Lord's work, and I can't
even explain in words how much I look up to that.
Besides traveling the globe, Allison has the most beautiful singing voice in the entire world. When she sings, my heart smiles, and I get goosebumps.
It's a serious gift.
I am so thankful for Allison and the countless words of wisdom, talks through rough times, laughter, and food she has provided for me.
I owe Allison big time for introducing me to the iced non fat caramel macchiato at Starbucks, it has rocked my world, and my stomach.

I love you Alice.
Thanks for loving me, and Brandon.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009



Which can only mean one thing....

{ Wedding month!      }