Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nice Day For A White Wedding

Welcome to Utah, I have been to 3 weddings in one week...

The first was for our good friends Brad and Katie (bachelorette girl), Greg and I just recently started hanging out with them and we just love them to death! Their wedding was up Millcreek Canyon and it was so beautiful! We had a lovely brunch and their cake was to die for! Plus they had these super cute white chocolate covered rice krispy treats to take home (I would include a picture but I already ate the 3 I had, they're from Katie looked beautiful and it made me tear up hearing from all of their family and friends and how happy they were for them. Congrats I freaking love you two!

Next was my friend Tay Tay, the cute girl I met a few summers ago, she had a lovely backyard reception with the most delicious food. I love when receptions have food :) Her cake looked amazingly delicious but unfortunately we left before we could have a bite. I loved her bouquet and dress and hair and just EVERYTHING! Tay Tay is the sweetest happiest girl you could ever meet. I wish her and her hubby the best for eternity!

Beautiful view (especially for Layton)

These two are high school sweethearts! I remember going to homecoming and I just thought they were the most beautiful couple! Their wedding was at a place called Le Jardin, a greenhouse filled with every type of flower/plant. They had a cute video of them playing while we waited to greet them and it was a very cool atmoshpere, not to mention they had cold stone! I've never seen that before! They are the happiest couple and I'm glad to see their happy ending play out, congrats!

I'm a Stripper

Well I was for an hour...and it was the hardest thing of my life!!!!

The Bachelorette
For my friend Katie's bachelorette party a group of us girls went to an adult dance and fitness studio. We had our own private group where we spent the first part of the hour learning the "basic" stripper pole movements.

katie showing us her moves
 I never knew dancing on a stripper pole required so much technique and arm strength...dang I give those "exotic dancers" major props! I was able to do about 3 of the may have been called a martini glass??

Anywho, pole dancing may not be my calling.

For the rest of our session we chose to do aerial stuff, this was super fun but again, very strenuous. I felt like I was in a cirque du soleil vegas show...until I realized I had only learned the basics...again I am in awe of those performers. Definitely a great work out!! It was super fun!!! I totally recommend taking one of these classes for any reason (girl's night, birthday, etc) just try it!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Those Happy People

I envy you. Yes, I envy those people who are naturally happy. Who had a smile from ear to ear from the day they were born. They're not being fake or exaggerating emotions from the great day they had...they are just purely happy. So how?! I get cranky when I'm hungry and snappy when I'm stressed...but I know a hand full of people who can just glow with smiles and laughter 24/7. I was trying to figure out if  this impassive good mood is a gene that you're born with or something you gain along the way. I want my children to be carefree happy people but if I'm not build that way, can they be? It's so unfair, most of us have to "fake it till we make it" in order to have that sweet, kind, loving, happy personality otherwise...if we snap or have a naturally frowning face (me) we can become intimidating or bitchy....ugh. Now I'm not saying I'm a grump, I am content/happy 98.9% of the time. But when I am crazily hyper, happy go only lasts a fews hours max, and then I'm drained. I wish they had a happy pill...that didn't contain illegal drugs...


Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Thanks to Megan and her two-cents blog I am making cupcakes tonight. According to the right column of my blog, in order to keep calm I eat cupcakes (true) :) Yes, this morning I planned to go work out and although I am a degree away from passing up the gym tonight...I better not because I am making these babies!!! Mmmm get in my mouth!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


As I find myself "growing up", I begin seeing things that I have never noticed before. I meet various types of people, experience new life situations and try to make sense of things that don't make sense. So today I found myself realizing how many different lifestyles there are (much of this came by way of blog stalking). And it made me wonder "What type of lifestyle do I want?"

Religious: I have several friends who are religiously committed and others who are atheist or agnostic. I would consider myself to be spiritual, but at times I want to be religious, yet other times it stresses me out because it's so complicated, but I know it is probably worth it. Why is it that some must have a purpose in life while somebody else can just live life without having all the answers? How can a person decide what is best for them and what they need?

Marriage: Living in Utah we have an engagement announcement every week (currently I cannot see my actual fridge because it is infested with wedding invites). Obviously marriage and family is a popular lifestyle here, many of my close friends are getting married and I am so excited for them. When it comes to me...I know I want this, but I get nervous. Is this the type of lifestyle I want to pick right now? Or maybe in one year, two, seven...? When is the right time, is there even a right time? It's almost as though I'm watching everyone else test trial it and then I'll decide haha jk.

Traveler/Career: It blows my mind how many driven women there are out there. The ones who travel to NYC or Europe to find themselves or work for a huge big city corporation. It takes balls to move to a foreign place and start a new life. I am curious to move outside of the bubble (Utah) but I'll admit...I like the bubble. I enjoy being able to walk downtown and not get mugged, although I do watch too much 'Dateline NBC' and wish I carried pepper spray with me. Am I the kind of person who desires to be career oriented and be the CEO of the world? Yea I want to have my own Malibu mansion and travel to each corner of the earth, but I feel like this lifestyle isn't always as family oriented as I would like.

Celebrity: Yes, once upon a time I was convinced I was going to be famous. Be Miss USA, a Victoria's Secret model, or A-list actress. I could still be, I've seen a handful of my friends on the big screen as I sit in the movie theatre munching on my average life popcorn. This fantasy of celebrity will always be appealing but again, we've got the pros and cons. It is a fast pace life with no guarantees but it obviously has it's perks. Do I have the star quality in me?

Education: I've always been good at school, but I did it for 14 years and now I'm crazy enough to consider two more years. Yet, what about those geniuses who get their Ph.D or become professors. Is education all that important to me? True, I was accepted to USC for a master's program...but do I want to go because the economy tells me I will earn more money with a Master's degree? Because I want to specialize in a certain profession? Or do I just desire to move to California and be on my own? Maybe... (d)- all the above??

Go-Getter/Entrepreneur: Those people who can't sit still, who plan to write a best selling novel, have famously followed blogs, the ones that follow their wild dreams or who travel somewhere to meet up with complete strangers...just because. Why can't I be so spontaneous and have a sense of what I want in life. Why am I not the one who starts trends, do I just follow the crowd? Am I the kind of person to take chances? I feel as though I take things as they come instead of making my own path. After all, it is somewhat easier...

So here I am...trying to make sense of it all, how do we go about picking a lifestyle...or does it pick us? I apologize if you find my rambling pointless (if you even read this far)...but I have begun to feel as though my twenties have become a crucial moment in my life, especially considering the fact that I graduated college and have been in the real world for a whole year now!

I thought living day by day and doing the expected things (get a job...go to school) would be enough. Yet, I seem to desire more, and ideally I want to have a small piece of each of these lifestyles, but is that possible??? Can I be religious while still being around people who party and be married but get an education while still pursuing a dream as I travel? I can only hope! I'm sure it is possible, but maybe I can have it all but in different phases in my life and not all at once. But I do want it all NOW, AT ONCE! Just like Veruca on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory..."But I want it right now!"

I envy the type of people I have talked about, I wish I could "know it all". But maybe the ones I have observed don't know it all, they "just do it" (thanks Nike). This post may have no direct message, but I feel as though it is a struggle many of you could relate to (and I needed to place my thoughts in order), nevertheless I could regret posting this, but no I won't. I'm going to take a chance and take that step to live my life, any life :) After all...

"To get something you never had,
you have to do something you never did"

Monday, June 13, 2011

My jobs rocks!

So I freaking love my job, not only because I work for the best company ever, but everyone who works there is awesome and makes my week fly by! This weekend the law firm I work for participated in this thing called metro games where companies throughout Salt Lake compete in different events like bowling, softball, running, etc. I signed up to play softball and even though we lost the first two games I still think we did amazing...and I actually hit the ball!
The crew

Then later that night we had a company picnic at the bees game! We get so spoiled! Super fun seeing everyone outside of work :) I can't wait for Lagoon day in August!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Be Kind

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle"
I've seen this quote a few times and just this week I heard it on Entertainment Tonight being said by a celebrity. It's a simple thought with great depth.

Yea, it is a lot easier to be rude or snappy to someone if you're having a bad day or if you're dealing with something in your life but we've got to realize we are not the only person with a problem.

And I guarantee it won't make you feel any better to know you've become an extra problem for someone...instead be kind and maybe you can be the one to make their problems go away :) I can't even count how many times a small gesture such as a smile, a compliment or an offer to help has turned my bad day into a better one. Just remember, sometimes kindness is one of the only things that we can control in this crazy thing called life.

"Be proactive in life, not reactive"