I LOVE Visitors!

My fabulous friend Heather & her equally fabulous sister Carolyn came to visit me this weekend. They are so darling!  We had so many fun adventures growing up: spending time at Bear Lake, rock climbing with hoses in the back yard (super safe, I know!), sleep overs, school dances, so many memories!  Heather even let me spend many weekends crashing at her apartment in Provo when I was dating Brandon and listened endlessly to my confused little dating rambles. This chick would even let me sleep on her bed and she would crash on the couch. I mean really, could you ask for a better friend!  Even though we live so far away we still talk to each other at least once a week.

We had fun checking out the Japanese Tea Gardens. Heather got to be our model while Carolyn and I went to town trying out different camera settings.

Heather is always reminding me of the good things in Texas and she thinks my cowboy boots are pretty high on the list! She is one of those friends that can see through your put on smile, or your forced “I’m fine”. She can always see right through me  and helps me to realize the good, bad or ugly. But she does it in such a loving way that you can’t help but feel cared for. Totally one of my go to girls when I’m having a bad day. If it’s a ridiculous problem or all too serious she knows exactly what to say or do to help you help yourself.

We enjoyed dinner on the Riverwalk, a boat tour and checking out the Alamo. Heather really wanted to touch the Alamo, so we found a wall that wasn’t roped off for her. Isn’t Brandon a cute little purse holder!

These darling girls gave me a huge reminder of what it’s like to be a great friend. I had to teach piano the last day they were here and I tried to get them to take my car and go on an adventure. Instead when I was done teaching I found my laundry folder, dishes put away and they spent the afternoon helping me put together hair clips for girls camp. I just cannot believe how lucky I am to have such wonderful friends!

Heather is counting down the days to her wedding. I am counting down the days until I get to see her again.

Can’t wait for September ladies!


Missing Mexico!

Ok, just a few more details from our trip. Promise. Just a few:)

Too burned to hug.

I did not get enough of this stuff!

Good book and Goldfish. What more could a man need?

Oh, so burned.

Finally landed the helicopter on the fan. A week-long challenge.

Blue Steel?

I could use a few more beach days in my life! I’d go back tomorrow if I could. I might be just a tad jealous of my dad who is headed back next week. Not cool dad, not cool!


I’m taking a break from staining. Oh yes I’m still staining my fence!

Really not sure why when Texas weather is perfect outdoor activity type weather 75% of the year we decided to stain in July. Yep pretty sure that just confirms that I’m crazy!

Anyway before I die of heat stroke I thought I’d take a break to share a few more pics from our last trip. Oh how I’m missing it!

Even Izzy got in on the Kayaking awesomeness!

I would so much rather be doing that right about now!

P.S . If you were paying really close attention you might have noticed that Nichole and I have the same swim suit. Yeah we didn’t plan that. Later in the week we broke out the exact same pair of new shorts- we are just that awesome!

Making a Splash!

By the end of most vacations I am ready to come home and get back into a routine. This time- I was NOT! We had so much fun and I hate, Hate, HATE leaving my family!!!!

Here are some pictures from our best wave day. Oh how my California Man loved it!

Mom, Nick, Izzy and I were hanging back in the shade taking pictures of all the fun!

Hang 10 Dude, Hang 10!