I LOOOVE weekends way too much. Especially when my russian freaker genius (aka shay) comes to partay with me. We tend to have a pretty OK time together I guess ;) I mean, she's only 3 weeks older than me (summer birthday shout out!) & we've been super close since I don't even know when. My guess is that it all started when I was in Mamma Shell's belly and she was in Mamma Sheila's. So, in other words, we've had some time to spend with one another. I am so blessed to have such a great family with great cousins. On both my dad's and mom's sides I pretty much have the most amazing & supportive family anyone could ask for.
|We like to live a life of style:|
Backwards hat, pig tails with curly bangs..it does not get much better than that my dear friends
So, Shay came down to spend the last few days of her spring break with me. She came on Friday afternoon, left Sunday afternoon, & none of our time was wasted.
Riverwoods mall...we love the store, Called to Surf. We found some super cute summer clothes and were pumped about it. Summer needs to get here ASAP.
Next, if you're not ready for this, please go prepare yourself for something that millions of people around the world (when I say people I am mainly talking about girls) are obsessed with. I never thought I'd catch the FEVER...but just like any other sickness, it is extremely CONTAGIOUS and there is absolutely nothing you can do to stop it from taking over your entire being. This fever that I am talking about isn't just any fever. It's BIEBER FEVER and it has officially taken over us. We went and watched Justin Bieber's movie, Never Say Never (in 3D...no joke), and let's just say that our emotions were running high during the entire thing (& even afterwards). We walked out of the theater feeling a little bit more complete & we each wanted to become that "One less lonely girl."
So, as you can see, we enjoyed the movie just a little bit.
|I feel like everyone would appreciate this picture...& if you don't, it's a cryin' shame.|
Next, we went back to the mall and finished our shopping extravaganza. I finally gave in and bought TOMS. I have been wanting (and actually needing) black ones for a long time now. And I love the idea behind them too. For every pair of shoes bought, a pair is donated to a child in need. It makes you stop and think of how extremely blessed we are. We have shoes on our feet, roofs over our heads, food to eat, and people to make us happy. The Lord really does have a hand in all things.
|one of THEE best sodas ever created...|
Nothing says "Hello world!" like a morning run. So that's exactly what I did (especially after all the sugar we ate the night before...chocolate covered Cinnamon bears=a serious weakness of mine). Shay wasn't totally convinced that she wanted to go running so she stayed at the condo while I ran my six miles for the day. I'm training for the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay that is coming up on June 17-18. It will be my first 'real' race and I am getting pumped for it. Eminem helps the miles just fly by so I feel like I should thank him. This blog thanking will have to suffice.
I got back, and we got ready for the day while listening/dancing to the Bieber (of course. who else would it have been???)
We headed back to Riverwoods Mall for a little indoor surfing, which was worth every penny. SOOO much fun! It was both of our first times trying it out. I didn't like boogie boarding (at all..probably because I was awful), but I fell in love with the surfing. It took me a little while to get the hang of it, but by the end I didn't have to use the rope, wasn't shaking like I had absolutely no balance, and was even able to pose for a picture. Boom baby. Shay was the pro with boogie boarding so I'm glad she could since I was not coordinated at all with it. We left with a few cuts and bruises (mainly injured knees), but it was all worth it :)
After surfing, it was time for boutique hopping.
Next, was dinner at the fabulous California Pizza Kitchen, otherwise known as CPK. I had the buffalo chicken pizza (which was scrumptious) and Shay had BBQ chicken with pineapple and you can never go wrong with that choice. Delish.
We made it back to the condo around 7:30 and were exhausted so we decided it was a movie night.
A double header.
We don't mess around.
("Do you have a euthanasia program here?")
We woke up and went to my ward (morning came too soon). Our necks were really sore too from the whiplash of biffing it surfing and boogie boarding the day before and we both had a hard time moving our heads. But overall, church was great. I love being able to go to church every week. It has a way of getting me ready for a new week. I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing church that brings so much joy, meaning, and direction into my life.
By the time Shay left I was feeling extremely blessed. It was a much needed girl's weekend and I loved every second of it. The friends & family that the Lord has blessed me with blows my mind. There's no way I can stay down with the support system that surrounds me & I thank you all for that.
the one who suffers from "the fever"