Friday, December 7, 2012

Tor's In Town

I just missed this lady so much! 
She's here for a week, I can't wait until she is here for good.
My best friend is moving to Boulder!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Love of My Life.

Markit on Demand's Christmas Party was awesome. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wedding Bells

We set a date!!
We're getting married

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Short Update

It's been a while since I have written in here.
Maybe I blogged more when we lived in Indy because there wasn't a ton to do ;)
Living in Boulder is the best decision we have ever made. (Besides to get married)

The mountains alone are reason to move here. We have access to so much. It's really changed the way we live and the activities we get to do. Hiking for a few hours up to the top of a mountain at tree line (11,000ft elv.) was one of the most amazing things Bradley and I have done!

I love it here.
I did get into a bike accident with a car, got surgery, 3 months of recovery and now have to relearn how to use my left arm. BUT I wouldn't change a thing about our experience in Colorado. What if I could change the accident would I? No, what if something worse would happen instead!?

I have the most amazing life, with the most amazing fiancé, with the most amazing puggle.
Going on adventures & loving life.
I hope everyone feels this way every day. If you don't, go find it!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Killing it

Last night Bradley, Andy and I rode some trails at Marshall Mesa. 
It was a terrible up hill (up a mountain) battle to get to the trail head. 
I wish this picture showed the amazing view of tiny Boulder below. 
The rest of the ride was awesome. Until we ran into some cows on the trail, the cows freaked me out! 
I've really been working hard on getting better at riding, last night I just nailed it. 
We Love Colorado.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

We Moved!

Boulder, Co

^ A short drive up the mountains

^A longer drive up the mountains 

^Trails is our back yard

We love Boulder. This is exactly where we want to be. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Life is Happening


In 6 days we will be moving to Boulder!
Our house is almost packed up. 
We are very close to securing a new place.
Brad has an awesome new job.
I'm taking over as store manager of Pitaya in Boulder!
My best friend Tori is driving with me. 
I'm so happy.

I'm going to miss friends and family
but I will see you all again. It's not good bye forever. 
& I'm really excited to start planning our wedding.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

BSW Graduation!

May 13th 2012
Happy Graduation Day
&Happy Mothers Day

Monday, May 7, 2012

I'm so excited I'm so excited... I'm so excited to move. 


That is all I have been thinking about the last few months. I am focusing on how much fun it is going to be to move somewhere new
with my fiancé and puggle to start something wonderful.

But what all those happy thoughts are masking is...
I'm a college graduate... what happens next?

deep breath... I can do this.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Isn't it strange?

Wedding Things.

I have been engaged for 4 months. I have only been thinking of using succulents for my main 'flower' in my wedding bouquet and decoration accents. I've even imagined them on a cake frosted with butter cream frosting (not fondant... gross) and as place holders/guest gifts. Again for 4 months I had this beautiful image of succulents on my wedding day. 
Now I was reading my favorite blog when I came across this post:
It's so similar to what I have been imagining in my head for 4 months.
It's so strange to see what I have been imagining in photos. 
& I still love it and want to use succulents on my wedding day. 

.... I'm so excited to get married to Bradley. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Boulder, CO


Where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains.

Boulder is one of the liveliest college towns in the country, filled with a young population that seems to divide its time between phenomenally healthy daytime pursuits and almost equally unhealthy night-time activities.
With an easygoing, forward-looking atmosphere and plenty of great places to eat and drink, Boulder makes an excellent place to return to each night after a day in the mountains. Downtown centers on the leafy pedestrian mall of Pearl Street, lined with all sorts of lively cafés, galleries, and stores – including several places where you can rent mountain bikes. The most obvious short excursion is to drive or hike up nearby Flagstaff Mountain for views over town and further into the Rockies. (Yahoo, Travel Guide)

Facts: At least 300 days of sunshine!
           #1 Happiest city
           #1in the top 25 towns to live well
           #1 Brainiest city
           #1 Sports town in America
           #1 Best city to raise an outdoor child
           #2 Most secure places to live 2011 (mid-size city)
           #2 Healthiest city
           #2 in the top 10 best midsize metropolitan areas
           #4 Most bike friendly city
           #5 Most green city to live in the US
           #8 in the top 10 cities for artists to live
           #8 in the top 25 arts destinations for a small city

Population: Younger population. Average age of persons living in Boulder is 29
Climate: Dry climate. 
               Winter - highs mid 40's & lows 20's
               Spring- highs 70's & lows 30's
               Summer- highs upper 80's & lows mid 50's
               Fall- highs upper 50's & lows mid 30's
Events: Bolder Boulder - 10km run
             Boulder Creek Festival- 3 day live music and food fest.
             Polar Bear Plunge- New Years Day
             Naked Pumpkin Run-  Halloween Run!
                 April 20th- You can guess
                 Boulder International Film Festival

Just a quick little list of things that make Boulder Great.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


I graduate in 70 days!
I've been in college since 2005.

We are gonna move far away.
We are going to explore some place new.

I saw this posted on Post Secret and it made me so happy.
Today my brain is over school and my heart is busy moving forward.

I need to hang in there a couple more months.
It's hard when vacation is in 6 days.
I turn 25 in 34 days.
& Our friends are planning our annual camping trip! (82 days)

& All I want to do is spend every moment with my fiancé

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Cake

Here is how my cake turned out.
It looks beautiful and smelled good
but I haven't tried it yet. Saving it for tonight.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Valentines Dessert

Instead of going out on a hot date for valentines day
Bradley and I are going to make dinner and stay in.
We have gotten a few bottles of champagne from loved ones to celebrate our engagement.
We figured we would celebrate on valentines day!
Any way, I'm making the dessert and Bradley is making dinner.
Here's what I have decided to make.

It's a recipe from The Pioneer Woman Blog
I love how she takes pictures of each step, it seems fool proof.

Strawberry Shortcake Cake Yummm. I'll post pictures if it turns out!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Maid of Honor

In 2008 my best friend got married.
I was in her wedding :)

Yesterday I asked her to be my maid of honor.
We both cried. It was the perfect reaction.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wedding Dress.

I bought my wedding dress yesterday.
I want to show every one and post pictures on my blog.
It's so me. I wanted to come home and show my fiancé
because I know he would love it ...
But I can't.

I didn't even have any intentions of trying on dresses let alone buying one.
It's perfect. It's exactly what I wanted. I can't believe it's so beautiful.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Best of 2011

Bradley and I always say " We have the best lives"
So when I was looking back at our 2011 I came to the conclusion that we really do.
The best part not pictured is our engagement!! (but I just wrote about that).
We go on adventures, we go outdoors, we have fun friends & an awesome puggle.

In random order here are some highlights from my 2011:
Michigan Biking/Camping Extravaganza
Bora and I started running
Bryan's birthday feast at our house
On the hottest and coldest day of the year Bradley rode from Indy to Winona.
Memorial Day camping trip in MI
Road trip to Nashville with all of these lovely people!
Sarah's summer wedding/ trip to New England

Each year is a great in it's own way. I really think 2012 is going to be amazing!
Just a few things I'm looking forward to:
-New car
-Road trips
-Camping/Biking Adventure II
-Pickens family reunion
-Planning our wedding

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Years

My little family.

(sorry if this blog makes you want to puke ;)
I am just so happy with the direction our lives are going!

Vacation December 2011

Here are a few more pictures.
Best Vacation Ever.
I love him.