Friday, February 15, 2013

A Galentine type of Valentine

{the card i made for my mom and sister in law out of pictures of my nephew}

even though i am just a single gal still looking for the love of my life...
{if anyone is interested in helping out i am also known as the queen of blind dates, but that is another story!}
i still think valentines is a beautiful holiday. i love that people can put aside the fears of sharing your deepest feelings about those you love. that sometimes people get the guts to go all out, balls to the walls, and make that huge gesture that they otherwise would be too terrified to make. mostly i love that for one day you go around telling everyone "i love you" and for once they dont look at you like you are strange. 

after i had to suddenly had to say goodbye to one of my dearest and closest friends in my life i have had one very important thing go through my head every time i think about her... did she know how much i truly love her?

it has become a goal of mine to make sure that everyone knows how much they mean to me because life is about living without regrets, and love is the only thing that matters. 
{if you know me for reals you also know that telling others my deep dark feelings is one of the hardest things for me to do, i dont like being vulnerable. and that is very hard to admit!}

my sweetest emma joy has made the greatest tradition of throwing a galentines party every year. what is galentines you might ask? well its simply what it sounds like... a gals valentines party. ladies celebrating ladies! the food was amazing and the company was even better. i love everyone of these girls more than i could ever express. they have helped me to survive the last 2 years of my life which has been a complete crazy mess. they keep me sane, make me laugh, and help me with frustrations of dating life and being single, they keep me company when i cant stand to be alone and reply to my texts at 3 am when i freak out about what i am going to do with my life. 
jelissa, amanda, whitney, me, katie, emma, erin, kari, emilee
for more about the party check out the emma's blog

we each make a special valentine treat to bring for everyone. simple and fun!
this year mine was a pinterest inspiration but i made my own twist. the original idea was from here.
this is what my tags looked like
   {if you are interested send me an email and i can send you the page to print}
 Hope everyone had a magical day full of love!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Norweign Sar

Just got home from living life as the cruisers do. 
All I can say is that I want to go back! I miss the sunshine already
Heres a glance at the vaca in pictures and (hopefully) as few words as possible... although i feel there might be some explanations that need to be made about some photos. 

DAY 1: New Orleans

 Sunset on Bourbon Street

 Beignets from Cafe Du Monde on the riverfront

Boarding the Norweign Star for a week of adventures

DAY 3: At Sea

 Bar crawl... or in my case the "Food Crawl"
 Fancy dinner night
Dont you just love the awkward professional photos people take on a cruse?!

DAY 4: Costa Maya, Mexico
Country night ya'll
DAY 5: Belize City, Belize
Cave tubing
 we made friends with a big group from Kentucky. Steve decided to hang out with us for the day since we are so much fun!
  Zip Line

DAY 6: Roaton, Hondruas

 loved it here
 We were obsessed with these pretzel rolls and the chocolate croissants, oh how i miss the all you can eat
 white party
DAY 7: Cozumel, Mexico

DAY 8: Day at Sea

 it was a bit chilly this day

DAY 9: New Orleans, Super Bowl, and MardiGras

Steve Young and Jerry Rice at the ESPN booth

after flying all day and getting a surprise stop in arizona on the way home we finally made it back to salt lake city around 3 am. 

Such a fun trip! thanks for all the good times Whitney and Sydney