Tuesday, November 16, 2010

rushed family trips

Briana, Allie, Mom, Grandpa Olson, Grandma Olson, Nicole, moi,
and Meganat Graham's Wedding
Time keeps passing me by and I realize I'm not good at writing posts on a regular basis, then lots of stuff happens and I can't decide what to write about etc etc complain complain. Anyways......... two weekends ago it was my Step brother Graham's wedding in Southern Cali. Thank heavens I had a legitimate reason to leave work and go to one of my favorite places ever, Irvine. I haven't been back to CA in probably 5 years and I hate myself for that. After we moved to Utah in the 90's we went back to Irvine every single summer, for weeks at a time. Then life hit, and I grew up and had to have a job and ever since then I haven't been able to afford a summer time vaca. Even though our weekend trip was just wedding business and very rushed, I had time to go to Newport beach and even go get a balboa bar :) (always rainbow sprinkles on one side and oreo on the other, absolute heaven). The wedding was beautiful! It was also fun to spend time with the whole fam-damily. Even though we wanted to murder each other by the end of the trip. Seriously. I'm a little familied out for the time being but I still love them! Thursday morning my sister Nicole flew out to India, i'm so jealous. If I wasn't in school I would have gone too. This past weekend was my cousin's wedding reception in Grace, Idaho (another one of my favorite places). We drove up that day and drove home that night. No matter how much I hate coming back to dreaded work, i'm always glad to come home. I'm also more happy then ever that I have my own apartment. I love having my OWN space even if i'm broke everyday. I really thought i'd be scared to live on my own, but I love it. I recommend everyone try living on their own for some point in their life.
Sisters at Newport Beach 88* in November :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween (yesterday..)

I hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! Monday night for me was Thriller with the baby sis, an excellent way to get in the Halloween spirit. I couldn't help but die of laughter every time the little zombie girls came up to my little sister. Friday night was walking around with my mom in freaky masks in the neighborhood and trying to scare everyone.  There was also pumpkin carving and cookie decorating with the fam. My little step brothers pumpkin was so thick a saw was literally used. Not to mention I spooked my poor little employees while they were closing at night with my little sister and brother in scary masks.Saturday was running around scrambling last minutes for my lion costume, helping sister and dad get their costumes ready, stopping by a house party or two, and late night burrito scarfing. Sunday was cuddle up in bed and watch Halloween movies (only children's ones because I get to scared, especially because I live on my own, pathetic I know). My costume didn't turn out exactly how i'd imagined but i'm pretty happy with the over all product. I also discovered that i've got tons of hair and if its crimped, it will get so big an elastic wont even fit around it. I'd have to say October has been a good one.