Saturday, July 31, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
THE BACHELOR PAD!!!
I know these shows are so drama-filled and pretty much fake, but I get sucked in EVERY time!! Without fail I end up watching every season. I'm thinking this show will be the best so far. And I just love Tenley and am so glad she is back...Anyone else as excited as I am? Please say I'm not the only one...
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Shelly. Kasey. Melissa. Mandy.
Saturday morning we all got ready for the wedding. Mandy, Sierra, and I were her bridesmaids. I was so lucky to witness Melissa and Kasey get sealed in the San Diego Temple. It was so amazing and she looked beautiful. The reception was that night at the hotel and it was so much fun. We danced our little hearts out all night long. I just LOVE weddings.
They had TWELVE cakes. I think I tried every one.
Not the greatest picture but the only one I got with the bride. She looked so pretty!
The next day, I picked Branson up from the Ontario airport. He was flying in for a summer leadership program at Ernst and Young in Irvine. We got lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, BJ's, and then saw Knight and Day. Even though it was only two days, it was weird being away from B, and I missed him. It was fun to hang out and not worry about work or anything. So then we went and visited with my family and had dinner and just relaxed. Since Branson was going to be in Irvine all day, I decided that the girls and I would go to Huntington beach while he was at his internship. We went out to breakfast at the Sugar Shack, layed on the beach for a couple hours, eat Sushi, and then went shopping. I absolutely love it down there. Branson does too...i'm hoping he takes a job with Ernst and Young :)
On my way back to Chicago I was flying stand-by. Branson's dad works for SkyWest so we get to fly for cheap, and it usually works out really well. However, there are times when your really not sure if your going to make it home that night. My first leg of the flight back was really good and I got on with no problems. I had a connector flight into Denver where I was supposed to catch another plan to Chicago. I didn't make it on the flight I was supposed to because it was full, but there was a flight going out an hour later that looked really good, so I wasn't too worried. I got a snack and waited for my name to show up on the stand-by list. I thought I would for sure make it on, but then a rush of people come over and are in line for my flight. I guess another flight that was headed to Chicago got delayed two hours, and since the flight I was supposed to get on had plenty of seats open, they sent everyone over to catch that flight...ugh. At first my name was 22nd on the list with about 30 available seats. Gradually my name kept getting pushed back and I was about 75th on the list with a wopping 5 seats open. Can you say frustrating? I didn't think I would be making it out that night. I waited around and missed two other flights that were oversold. I EVENTUALLY made it on the flight that was delayed, and I was so relieved. They called me up to get a seat and I was stoked I had a ticked. Finally. Then I hear my name called and the lady at the first desk hands me a new ticket and say,"I think you'll really like this one." I look down and it says United Business at the top. I was pretty happy about that, but had no idea how incredibly nice it would be. I walk on the plane and its a new 767, which is pretty dang huge. I go to find my seat and can't even believe it. I have my own huge TV in front of me that plays a ton of new movies, any music you can think of, and it even has playstation! The seat reclined all the way like it was a bed, and they gave me a blanket and pillow. I got a free, delicious meal and a delectable chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven. I was in heaven. I watched The Last Song (it was the only one Branson didn't want to see) and loved it. I honestly didn't want the plane to land. I was so comfortable. So even though I was waiting around all day in the Denver airport, it payed off. And I have some words of advice. If your flying anywhere far, I would recommend paying the big bucks for one of these seats. I would say it's well worth the money!
This is pretty similar to what it looked like, but the picture doesn't do it justice.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Pat and my cousin Kelli
Saturday, July 3, 2010
It was a fun, yet interesting night. We took the L-train into the city and did a little site seeing before the taste. We stopped at the big bean and took some pictures. Let me also just say that Chicago is filled with some prime time people...the people watching in this city is my all time favorite. It will seriously keep you busy for hours. But the taste was so fun, and the food was great. We tried fried catfish, some deep dish chicago pizza, and tons more. (The catfish was surprisingly REALLY good!)
Humungo Turkey Leg!
B wanted me to be done taking pictures, so he kinda ruined this one. BUT it still made the blog.
So after the fun filled night was over, we took the L-train back to where our cars were parked in Oak Park. We are definitely new at this public transportation thing, and we got on the "Brown Line" instead of the "Green Line." Oops! That meant we were going the complete opposite direction, so to get back it took A LONG time. But as we were heading back to Oak Park, Branson and I made friends with these two little black boys. Their mom was sitting just a few seats down from us not really paying any attention to them, so we thought we would befriend them. They seemed to be so cute and innocent, but I was WRONG! The youngest one, who was probably about four years old, started joking around telling us to kiss. We thought it was cute at first, but then they started to say the most foul things I think I have EVER heard! And the worst part was that their mom wasn't doing ANYTHING! We couldn't believe it. So we just started to ignore them. Then when it was their stop, their mom yelled to them to get off and as the youngest 4 year old walks past me, he FLIPS ME OFF! I was so taken back!!! And I'm still not over it. Those kids are probably gonna turn out to be little molesters and it's so sad that they don't have good examples as parents. This just showed me what a little bubble I have lived in and what kind of people are in this world. It's crazy.
Other than that little mishap, it was a great night with the people I love! :)