high school reunion christmas brunch

I went to two different high schools, and the second one I only went to for one year (my senior). Strangely enough, I know more people from that school currently living in LA than I know from the one at which I spent three years. And this past Sunday we finally all got together for […]

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christmas sweater party

I’ve never understood the concept of “surviving the holidays” until this year (which makes me a little sad). This December we have been to 7 Christmas parties…with 2 more to go! I just hope in the next ten days we can find some down time to relax and really relish the season without all the […]

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summer in austin, texas

Our road trip finally ended in good ol’ Austin, Texas. Much to my dismay, I hardly took any photos there (some rain and poor lighting at evening dinners). I’m also still pretty self-conscious about asking people to take or be in photos (I know, STILL?!). I’ll need to get over that eventually. I snapped some […]

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our new year’s eve

Believe it or not, this past New Year’s Eve was our first New Year’s Eve spent in Austin. Every year we would always go home for the holidays, and last year we spent New Year’s driving to California. We celebrated with a small group of friends at an apartment party. We hung streamers, put out […]

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the hale wedding

I was so excited to be able to attend my friend Kristina’s wedding while in Houston. Kristina, Ashley, Kristi, Kelly, and I were all very close friends in high school, but due to college and now permanent moves to other states, we five haven’t been together in almost seven years (wow, how time flies!). I […]

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christmas party

As much as I love everything Christmas, I wasn’t going to plan a Christmas “party” this year because it stresses me out trying to get everyone together. That’s why I was so happy when my friend suggested we just do a small get together Sunday night with our few friends from Texas. We ate pizza […]

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playing tour guide

I love having friends visit because I get to see LA through their eyes. I try really hard to show them the “hot spots” and really make the experience a great one (uhh…so they’ll visit again!). Even though we have only been here a year, it’s easy to forget the neat things the city has […]

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life lately (from my phone)

Since Halloween, life seems to have simultaneously slowed down and sped up. I haven’t picked up my DSLR much, and I know my blogging game was off last week. I have managed to snap some photos on my phone along the way, so here is what we’ve been up to… We finally succumbed to allowing […]

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wine & cheese & game night

This past weekend we hosted a game night. I already had several board games, and we got even more for our wedding (yes, we registered for them). We decided to have wine and cheese as well because wine + cheese = good. We are definitely no experts when it comes to either of those, but […]

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sonoma part two

One of the best parts about our trip was where we stayed: a little house in the woods. Besides having a nice, king-sized bed to sleep in and being right near the lake, we had a great kitchen and backyard patio for cooking and grilling. We made a trip to the grocery store and stocked […]

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