Man.. Do I love an excuse to reference FPJ. ... be silent be still.. Okay enough of 1999, time for the present. This summer has been one of my favorites... including the one were I got pierced ears and the one were I got a huffy sweet dreams bike. By far, way better.
My high school BFF Amy got married, and I perfected my high jump.
I also perfected my bridesmaid skills, which include but are not limited to buying the right size dress so that your mom's seamstress friend doesn't have to rip it apart and put it back together to fit you in like a whale. Not that whales wear bridesmaid dresses, but I think you get the point.
Dad gettin' jiggy
Tapas girls night
A work trip to NOLA where my college buddy happened to be taveling there at the same time too for his work!!! How serendipitous! Obviously we had hurricanes to celebrate the universe throwing us together like that in one of its greatest cities.
I sampled the local fare. Beignets from Cafe Dumond...taste like doughnuts. Yum.
Nickie hosted me in the Lou for a ridiculously garlicy feast.
Literally a pie from the Pi restaurant there. Amazing!
Aunt Lori and Uncle Paul celebrated their 25 years of glorious marriage on the river in Muscatine Iowa. She had healthy food, including a salad from her beloved Kosovo!
On the river.
We had some Denver friends come to play with us...
They are hilarious
Aunt Anne makes a mean chipotle pork / marinated mozz tomato and basil / herbed potatoes YUM (PS like the new parent's farm table? I do too)
John and I went to Florida for a wedding he was in...
There were crabs
This summer also had trannies
And John and I ready with only 12 hours notice for a black tie fundraiser. Formal attire is a must to have on hand at all times.
The world's most impressively big nachos. Devoured by a team of hungry people, obviously, as it would most certainly spell death by clogged arteries to any cingular party that tried to eat it in one setting.
Doors with turtle handles.. I want one
Lots of happy hour and dinner dates with my momma while she visits the city
A girl's night theme of 'build your own pizza'
great scenery, great company
An ISU/KState football game at the Chief's arrowhead stadium. My uncle took me with him while he visited from Iowa, and I wore my mom's Iowa State t-shirt that she wore when she was in college there. I felt so authentic.
Sunny day for football and beer!
Meanwhile my sister had me SO PROUD by crafting her first college sorority theme party costume with a hot glue gun. Just when I think she's adopted I remember we are apparently just alike.
She is going as Donna Reed
More dates with Mom :)