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28 Aug

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I’m back from a ridiculously fun weekend with my girls celebrating my bachelorette. Seriously, I can’t remember the last time I laughed as hard as I did for four days straight. It was non-stop silliness which was exactly what I wanted. I also wanted sun but sadly we only got a few hours and the rest of the time it rained. We made those few hours count though by running straight outside in our bikinis with wine in hand. Our other activities included a reading with a psychic named Mary Morningstar, yoga with a hippy, drinking wine, watching movies, causing havoc in a Safeway market, playing in the jacuzzi, dancing, eating (sooooo much eating), cooking and laughing.

The psychic reading was our first activity of the weekend and it was the perfect way to kick it off. She told me that Brian and I are soul mates, our marriage will be a solid one (phew) and that this is our third life together- the first one he was my knight in shining armor (totally believable) and the second I was his mother (HA). Not sure I believe the whole mother one. I mean, can you picture it? I’d believe if she said he was my mother more.

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Mary Morningstar working her magic on Chantal

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champagne with an epic view

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our gorgeous pad for the weekend

the girls after a morning yoga class

the girls after a morning yoga class

Rachel handling the morning mimosas

Rachel handling the morning mimosas

Taline, Rachel and I soaking up the sun

Taline, Rachel and I soaking up the sun

A 4pm dance session

A 4pm dance session

en route to our wild night on the town. Sedona may never recover

en route to our wild night on the town. Sedona may never recover

arriving at dinner

arriving at dinner

"I do" panties

“I do” panties

love this girls SO much

love these girls SO much

When I walked through the door Monday night after an exhausting journey back I was greeted by an insane amount of kisses from both Frank and Bri. I didn’t realize how much I had missed them both. Brian said I looked well rested which I found hard to believe but the more I think about it I am reinvigorated from those four days. I didn’t have a care in the world and it was exactly what I needed.

73 days!

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79- the countdown begins…

22 Aug

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For those of you who weren’t along for the 365 til 30 ride, I counted down every day leading up to my 30th birthday with a blog post. Since turning 30, I’ve gotten out of the habit of blogging every day because, well, as truly amazing as that year was, blogging every damn day is hard work. You don’t get a break. Not to mention life has just gotten crazy with all the changes in the last year- I got engaged, Bri and I bought a home, we’ve built a home, planned a wedding and gotten a puppy. With all the commotion, I’ve barely had time to sneak in a quiet bath or get to a yoga class, let alone blog every day. It’s been a whirlwind- a whirlwind of blessings, of course, but a whirlwind nonetheless.

I’m ready to slow down. We are officially 79 days away from becoming man and wife and I want to let the joy of the next few months sink in. I want to soak in every second of the celebrations ahead as well as make a point to stay present and calm. Nothing helps me more in doing this than finding the time to write. It literally forces me to stay present because I’m constantly processing my responses to stresses, triumphs, fears and blessings. Considering that I leave for my bachelorette weekend tomorrow (BEYOND excited),  I thought what better time than now to reinstate my “blog every damn day” motto since it’s the start of the celebrations leading up to the big day. Not only will it help me stay present  but I thought it would be fun to bring you all along in the day-to-day of counting down to the wedding.

Hopefully it will be a fun 79 days and not 79 days of watching me have various meltdowns.

So back to the bachelorette weekend that I’m so excited about. Tomorrow I’m heading to Sedona which is one of my favorite places to vacation. There is something truly magical about the energy there. Brian’s parents also have an amazing house surrounded by red rock mountains, so that helps too. When deciding where I wanted to go for my bachelorette weekend it was the only spot that made sense. I’m not really a Vegas and stripper kind of gal. I’m more of a relax, swim, eat and drink copious amounts of wine with her favorite woman kind of gal.

My cohorts in crime for the weekend are Taline, Chantal & Rachel. These three girls have been through so many ups and downs with me and I couldn’t love them more. There are all like sisters to me. I met Taline in 7th grade and we’ve been best  friends ever since. Sure, we’ve had a few rough patches but it would be impossible not to during twenty years of friendship and luckily those rough patches have only made me love her more and trust in our friendship. She’s an amazing human and was an easy choice for my maid of honor. I met Chantal when I was twenty and she was married to my boyfriend’s best-friend. We’ve both since left those relationships but we left them gaining each other. She’s a rock in my life. She’s stood by me through it all and I’ve enjoyed our relationship through all its different phases. I met Rachel when I was twenty-seven and rented a room in the house she was living in. We immediately hit it off and have been attached at the hip ever since. Literally attached at the hip. She’s an inspiring energy in my life. All these woman bring such joy to my life and I can’t wait to have them stand next to me on the big day.

But until then, let’s get this bachelorette weekend started! It will begin tomorrow with an early morning flight (with bloody mary’s of course) to Phoenix.

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“May your bachelorette party be so fun that you don’t notice how annoyed the rest of the bar is”