In the morning I had planned to go to World Refugee Day. I was just going to go by myself but Andrew was going too so we made an event of it. I was happy to hang out with Andrew cause I hadn't seen him in a little while.
Then it was time to go swimming. And for some reason I feel it is cool to post a picture of myself in a swimming suit...
The girls were much better at the tricks than I was. And Miles was good at just sitting there and being cute
That night we went to dinner at Ginza with the Larsens and the Holcombs. It was amazing. So so good. I can never get enough sushi. I posted a vine about it....cause I still use vine...
Then it was time to party!
For some reason I look really surprised that Andrew is bringing me a cake...when I obviously provided the cake. Gotta be surprised about something
My mom made this cake!!! Isn't it lovely?? And let me tell you, it tasted even better than it looked.
Laurel and Andrew were in charge of the camera and they took approximately 1 million pictures. So I will just post the embarrassing ones of them and the one that accurately displays the expression I have 90% of the time
To end the night we had the really good idea of lighting lanterns that float away, like in Tangled
They were a lot harder than we expected and we were only able to let one go. It was too windy and I was too scared we would burn someones house down.
But still a fun idea.
My birthday was FABULOUS and I so grateful to everyone that helped me to celebrate. You are the best!!!
Hey so remember when I told you about Andrew and Laurel getting married? You probably forgot because I posted about approximately one million weddings this summer so far.
Anyways, they are the best. Like really the best. And they are really creative and crafty. Since they are so good at making things they made a little blog to sell some of the things they made. You guys should definitely check it out cause if I had a house of my own I would buy all the things.
Ok wait, do you guys remember when I went to hawaii? I know that was forever ago but I just remembered that this post exists so here we go.
We went to Mama's fish house in celebration of my mom's birthday.
She even got a fancy card which I documented with a blurry photo. It even says her name on it! Spelled correctly!
This was my meal. It was lobster stuffed mahi mahi. Are you kidding me? Have you ever heard of such a thing that sounded so delicious?? Oh mama, it was good. Probably top 5 meals I have ever eaten in my life.
Let's just be honest. Best meal I have ever had.
I picked the creme brulee for dessert. It was also great. I prefer my dad's homemade creme brulee but I will never complain.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better we realized this chocolate cake exists. Ok well not really cake. More like pie. But tastes like heaven.
And when you thought we couldn't get any fatter...
They brought my mom special ice cream for her birthday. I can not quite remember what was in it but I think mangos? Or passion fruit? Whatever it was it was good.
We finished off the meal with these gross pudding things. Literally the only thing that wasn't divine and I had to eat it last. Super not cool.
But I guess the rest of the meal and the fact that the restaurant was on the beach makes it ok.
Let's just be honest here, I did not really finish my May goal.
My dad had to borrow my camera on like the 25th and it all just went downhill from there. But I am proud of how I did. I think I got a lot more comfortable with my camera and I really loved documenting my life more.
This will definitely make me document my life more but I don't plan on taking pictures every day.
Now onto June,
No fast food or soda. I have defined fast food as a restaurant with a drive through. I think that is fair.
Thus far I am rocking it at not eating fast food. I don't think I have even eaten out at all. And twice I bought the kids I was babysitting Wendy's and didn't have so much as a fry.
I thought this would be so hard but really it is only hard if the food is in your possession. Avoiding the restaurants is not too hard. Hopefully I can keep it up!
I would just like make a public service announcement and inform everyone that my birthday is in one week.
That means you should be preparing your gifts and surprises.
I am kidding....well kind of...I really like gifts
But I am kind of freaking out about it. I read a article the other day that said
"I don’t know if it’s just me, but every single time I officially turn a year older, I am filled with this conflicting emotional cocktail of doom. I am joyful, incredibly depressed, utterly anxiety-ridden. I am a hyperactive sphere of energy, yet also a simmering pot of self-indulgence"
My Lauren left on her mission on Wednesday. I didn't think it would be so hard. I already have a list of things to write her in her next letter. How do you just stop talking to someone that you talked to every day??? Really, how am I expected to do that?
Anyways, her farewell was on Sunday and they had some amazing desserts
And I know what you are all thinking, who frosted those Eiffel Tower cookies??? Because they look great. Oh it was me, thank you so much for the compliment.
But truly, Lauren is going to be an amazing missionary and I am so proud of her. She is doing the best thing she could possibly be doing right now...but that doesn't mean I won't whine about it.
Guys, sometimes I just have days that I think are really fun.
Saturday was one of those days.
(So sue me, I am doing another weekend update on a thursday. Don't be mad)
My dad made me get up early which was no fun and do yard work which was also not fun. But (someone please remember this because I will never say it again) it actually felt kind of good to do some hard work. I also helped clean the church and for some reason that is always my favorite kind of service to do. Sign me up every week!
(Wait, don't actually sign me up for every week. That is a little too much)
Anyways. I had lunch with Wesley and we know that is always a good time. Halfway through our lunch I said "Wes! I want to get a fish!!!" And it was decided that we were headed to the pet store that moment.
At Petco I found the perfect fish for me. Literally perfect little baby fish that I love. I even named them Othello and Desdemona cause are there even any other appropriate names on the earth?
When I went to go ask the guy help me get the fish he said "Oh we actually can't sell any of those because some of the fish had an infection"
What the heck???? You are a pet store that doesn't sell any fish???? What is this life?????
I was distraught so we went to another pet store. Sadly I didn't connect with any of those fish and I just gave up. But we did see some other pretty cool animals.
Love me some lizards.
Also, me and Wesley named that lizard Milo and then tried to buy him but the store wouldn't sell him because he was their pet. So then Wesley started talking in a lizard voice. It was all very normal.
I went to the J crew outlets cause they were having a super awesome sale but I didn't buy anything because nothing was really speaking to me. And someone keeps me in the store too long and talks me out of my purchases.
Since the outlets were such a disappointment I had to go see my Lauren. It doesn't hurt that she is leaving on her mission on wednesday. Oh wait, that does hurt my heart more than anything. But more on that later.
I frosted approximately one million cookies but it was worth it because I got to be with my sweet Lauren and I got to eat about 15 cookies.
Lovely lovely day. I hope that you wanted to read a super boring post about my day.