Thursday, September 16, 2010

{ MB Mocktail Kick Off Party }

What better way to set this things in motion than with a Mocktail Party with all your closest friends! Last night was such a blast.

Before the festivities began, the Staffers and I were pampered with hair and makeup from the girls at Lake Forest Beauty School. it was seriously such a treat. It was so fun getting reading with all my besties. I never went to any of my High School Proms but I imagine that this is what it would've felt like. So fun!

The guests arrived around 8pm and enjoyed "mocktails" and hors d'oeuvres while mingling around the fireside. So classy! I love any excuse to get all dolled up!

The rest of the night was filled with meeting some of the bachelors, impromptu toasts, and dancing with friends! It was an absolutely fabulous evening and now more than ever, I think we're ready to get on with the dates! Speaking of...I better run. Date #1 will be knocking at my door in 2 hours! While I'm out, check out our Mocktail Party video on the blog by clicking HERE. Ok, I'm off. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

{ Summer Vacation :: North Shore, Oahu }

Alooooha!!! We're home! And I probably should've blogged about how wonderful and relaxing this trip was before I exhausted myself with the preparations for The Mormon Bachelorette. Starts tonight people!!! But we'll save that for another post...

Our Hawaiian vacation was absolutely perfect! The whole fam was there, we stayed in an absolutely gorgeous private condo in Turtle Bay, the little sis and I went running every morning so we could pig out on Ted's famous Chocolate Haupia pies every night, swam with sea turtles (twice!), ate way to much Shave Ice, basked in the sun til we were golden brown, enjoyed the most delicious Thai food, tried a SUP for the first time, did a little surfing, made sand castles with Little D, helped my bro buy the essentials for school: a surfboard and a scooter, and LOVED every minute of it!

This was just a sampling of how much fun we had on the North Shore. The rest of the pics are up on Facebook if you care to see more. It really was the most wonderful family vacation. I hope we get to go back to "pick him up" before he leaves for a mission sometime next spring!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

{ Brigham Young University - Hawaii }

This morning I'm hopping on a flight with the rest of my fam to drop my baby brother Scott off at Hawaii! He's seriously gonna love it there!!!

I had the awesome opportunity to attend BYU-Hawaii after my freshman year of college and loved every minute of it! I still remember riding my longboard to school each morning, stopping by the local fruit stand for some fresh pineapple, then heading home to the A-Frame at the end of Pounders to study, surf a few sets, and fall asleep in the sand.

Oh to be 18 again! My little brother's gonna have such a blast! And so are we. See you all in a week!!! Then "D-Day" begins. Oh boy.

Monday, September 6, 2010

{ Lake Mohave :: Amphibious Car }

Have you ever seen such a thing? The style. The grace. I think I'm in love.

Happy Labor Day everyone! I hope you all enjoy your day off. I know I will.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

{ Photoshoot :: Baby Max }

Okay, I know this is going to make my little nephew Dallen so jealous, but I just can't help myself. How cute is this baby? My roommate's adorable nephew Max came to town this weekend and she asked if I would take a few pictures of him. Here are a few of my favorite shots. Look at that little snaggle tooth. So cute!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

{ The Bridal Bouquet Toss }

Guess who caught the bouquet? Two weddings in a row! It's a sign...that I've grown taller than all the other girls at weddings these days or that I've become overly aggressive in hopes of snatching that coveted bouquet. Either way, it's mine. And I'm next. :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

{ Mormon Night At Angel Stadium }

So, maybe this was forever ago, but I figure that as long as I get this picture up before we're too engrossed in football season, I'm fine, right?

A couple months ago my ward joined a few hundred of our friends for Mormon Night At Angel Stadium. It's a long running tradition I've participated in since I was wee-one. I know some people will argue that baseball games are so boring, but I just LOVE puttin' on my red tennies, grabbin' a hot dog, and cheerin' on my Halos!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

{ Who Is Reality Nephi? }

Move over Reality Steve! There's a new blogger on the scene. And he's more righteous, rugged, and ridiculously funny than you.

So if you're following my journey to find "true Mormon love" on The Mormon Bachelorette, you'll certainly want to tune in to Reality Nephi to keep up with the latest gossip, rumors, and insider information. Click HERE to check out his latest posts!