Saturday, July 31, 2010

twists & turns..

I arrived home yesterday 6PM so excited to be arriving back to Arizona, excited to see my friends and family.Excited to share all my adventures and crazy times in London with them.Just super glad to be back to reality. Well reality definitely set in when I got home not to find my energetic,full of life dachshund, but to find my little one in so much pain.Anyone who has a pet knows that they become like your child and it was heart breaking to see her not being able to walk.I was lucky to have my parents here to take care of her when I wasn't.They have been a God send this whole summer, their love is boundless...
"The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don't. But, in the end, they're the people you always come home to. Sometimes it's the family you're born into and sometimes it's the one you make for yourself."

"Falling slowly sing your melody I'll sing along"

"Falling Slowly"- Once

Weenie love..

"Nothing will turn a man's home into a castle more quickly and effectively than a dachshund."

- Queen Victoria

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

its about that time...

I can't believe its already been three weeks. Tomorrow is my last day here in London and I'm leaving here with mixed emotions. I can truly say I am really proud of myself for doing this and that I have had such an amazing time. I have met some wonderful girls that have made this trip even that much better and have gone crazy exploring London... But when it comes down to it I miss home.Nothing beats Arizona!
"There's no place like home. There's no place like home."

Monday, July 26, 2010

this is what matters..

"Tell the people you love that you love them before they can't hear you anymore."

super mom..

Could this picture be anymore fabulous..

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday morning on Brick Lane

I could have not asked for a more perfect day.
Spitalfield market & The Sunday (Up) Market are amazing.
I just fell in love with London!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Faith is the confirmation of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality;perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.

just what I needed...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tree Hill Forever!!

Season eight will explore the delicate balance that contemporary twenty-somethings face as they endeavor to build and define what their lives will be, while overcoming difficulties and embracing the good things that they sometimes take for granted, shrouded in the pursuit of someday.So,

It will be a celebration of the most important things, among them the quest for love, laughter, health, friends, career and family: timeless pursuits that have always mattered, and matter now, in a place called Tree Hill.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

picture perfect...

“I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures."

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Carry laughter with you wherever you go."
-- Hugh Sidey

Monday, July 12, 2010

"I'm older than the Post office" -- Grandad

Happy 86th Birthday to the most amazing and wonderful
Grandad a girl could have!
I love you!

A splendid way to spend the day...

"Quit hanging on to the handrails.
Let go. Surrender
Go for the ride of your life.
Do it every day."

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Slowly but surely...

I have realized it takes me a little bit of time to get used to a new bed, new people and a new city. But once I get my feet on the ground I can totally stand by myself. Its funny though no matter how many times I go through new experiences, it always seem to take me 2 days to catch my breath and realize I can do this alone...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

birthday wishes..

Happy Birthday to my best COTI! You are the most amazing friend a girl could have. Miss you so much. Hope your day is super special!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Must Find Movie #1: Wish Upon A Star

Life As We Know It!!

I cant wait for this one!

who needs sleep...

time change sucks. I am having the hardest time adjusting to it.
Anyways so what else do I have to do then watch season 2 of One Tree Hill and find these fabulous photos on Just Jared of Leighton Meester and Blake Lively filming Gossip Girl in Paris, France. SOOO now it all makes sense yesterday as we were shopping around Paris we came across an area filled with film crew people and equipment. How much do you want to bet that one of my favorite shows was filming right around the corner and I missed it. UGHH! Don't you just hate when that happens.
to adorable

songs with meaning..

this song takes my breath away...

My love, leave yourself behind

Beat inside me, leave you blind
My love, you have found peace
You were searching for release

You gave it all, into the call
You took a chance and
You took a fall for us

You came thoughtfully, loved me faithfully
You taught me honor, you did it for me

Tonight you will sleep for good (?)
You will wait for me my love

Now I am strong (Now I am strong)
You gave me all anekatips
You gave all you had and now I am home (?)

My love, leave yourself behind
Beat inside me, leave you blind
My love, look what you can do
I am mending, I'll be with you

You took my hand added a plan
You gave me your heart
I asked you to dance with me

You loved honestly
Did what you could release
Aaaahhh oooh

I know you're pleased to go
I won't relieve this love (?)

Now I am strong (Now I am strong)
You gave me all
You gave all you had and now I am home

My love, leave yourself behind
Beat inside me, I'll be with you
oooooohh ooooh
Du du du ooooooh
-- Sia - My Love

Sunday, July 4, 2010

sissy love

so blessed to be exploring Paris with my big sis!

so proud...

I'm so excited and proud of you for following your dreams miss kristen grace.
Words can't even express how much I will miss you.

Life is to short to wake up in the morning
with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right
and forget the ones who don't.
And believe
that everything happens for a reason...
if you get a chance- take it;
if it changes your life- let it.
Nobody said it would be easy...
They just promised
it would be worth it.

significant moments

I can't believe tomorrow I am on my way to London for my study abroad. I feel like I have been talking about this day forever. Something I have realized over the past couple days as we have been exploring Paris is I really do love my life in Arizona.Sometimes it takes leaving one place to realize how special the everyday events are back home.I have only been gone four days and I miss. Kisses goodnight, wine night with the girls,and a random drive with Marleigh. Don't get me wrong Paris is full of history, beauty and fashion but those will never add up to what I have back home.

"You know it's been said that we just don't recognize the significant moments of our lives while they are happening. We grow complacent with ideas, or things or people and we take them for granted and it's usually not until that thing is about to be taken away from you that you've realized how wrong you've been, that you've realized how much you need it, how much you love it." - One Tree Hill