Thursday, December 24, 2009

Here's to 25!

So this year I was really bummed out about turning the big 2-5! But, being the wonderful friends they are, my roomie Alisha and my good friend Chase surprised me with a party bus! All of my friends came out to celebrate and we had an amazing time!

All the gang getting ready to board our "Pink Floyd" party bus! Ha...not sure what that was about but whatever!

Even my married friend Amy made it!

The "West" cousins! These girls are a blast!

My bestie Erica! The only one who was missing was Lisa! :(

Nick and Megan

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate! You all made my birthday extra special!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wedding Bliss

On Oct. 10 my mom married her beau! The wedding was beautiful and Ive never seen her happier! I was so happy that some of the Rickerd family from Chicago were able to attend. Their love and support meant so much to us kids and of course my mom. It was an emotional day for all and everything turned out wonderful!

I love this pic cuz my sweet nephew is hugging me!! Aw! He loves his Auntie Lou Lou!

Grandma Rickerd and my Aunties!

Congrats to the happy couple!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Summer nights...

Celebrating Alisha's 27th birthday! Not a year older but a year better! ;) I finally had a night with both these loveley ladies! It's been a while since we have all gotten together! We watched LP's boyfriend play in a battle of the bands. Their band Nix of Pheins played an awesome show!Enjoying our summer nights before they are gone too soon!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Here's to great girlfriends!

So being a single gal now and all, Ive been enjoying spending time with all my wonderful girlfriends lately! I'm very lucky to have such great friends! I'm officially done with school and for the first time have no future plans or anything to hold me back! The world is truly my oyster these days! I'm loving every minute!

Megan - Megan is the GF of my good friend Nick and she is now also a great friend of mine. I met her about a year ago and we hit it off right away! She is soo much fun and is a great person to talk to!
Alisha - Alisha has been my roommate for over a year now! We are great friends! We had only met each other once before I moved in with her and we clicked immediately! I'm so blessed to have found someone so sweet to live with! Don't know what Id do without her!

Crystal- I met Crystal through some mutual friends a couple years ago! She is a little ball of fire and we have so much fun together! She is a funny and beautiful friend!

Danielle- Me and Danielle have known each other since high school! We are both single gals these days and are having a great time together lately!

Rachel- Rachel is also a friend from high school! We have so many funny memories together! She is also single so fella's watch out!

Lindsay, Amy and Erica- These three are some of the best friends a girl can have! Lindsay and I have know each other since Jr. high. We re-connected and became great friends towards the end of high school. Ive known Amy since high school and I have her to thank for making me a better person! Erica and I have known each other since we were 5!! She is like a sister and will be a part of my life forever!

Lisa- I have also known Lisa since we were 5! Lisa, Erica and I were all neighbors up until Jr. high! These girls are like family to me and I love them dearly! There is never a dull moment with Lisa! She is living in Boston now and I miss her sooo much! I cant wait for her to move back!

Thank you girls for all being so wonderful in your own way!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer happenings..

You know that feeling about late February when you think to yourself..."I can't wait for summer!" is definitely in full swing and I'm already thinking to myself.."I cant wait for winter!" How horrible is that? Even though it's been scorching, Ive been enjoying myself and here is a sneak peak at my summer so far! *Warning* I know its been forever since I posted so I apologize for the picture overload!
Chicago Trip- June

All of us grand kids went home to Chicago...We had an amazing time with the family. The weather was wonderful and we miss everyone already!

Me and Brock shopping in downtown Chicago!

Our best attempt at a family photo!
Me and my auntie Cathy

Me and my bro TJ eating yummy Chi town pizza!

Airplane ride...he was so good the whole flight!

"Wicked" the musical!- July 5th

Tickets were a graduation present from my sister! Thanks sis...the show was great!

Lake Havasu- July

Me and my roomie Alisha visited Lake Havasu for the first time! We had so much fun! The lake was beautiful and we are already planning another trip back!


No makeup and sun burnt ...cute I know!

Alisha Me and my mom

With Moms

My Bro's 23rd Birthday-July 17th

TJ and his buddies celebrating!

My friend Mikey's Birthday- Aug.

Hope everyone is enjoying a safe and fun-filled summer!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Going to the Chapel...

My friend Amy is an amazing person and God had blessed her with an equally amazing man. I'm so happy for the both of them! Thank you Amy for letting me be a part of such a wonderful time in your life! "My greatest wish for the two of you is that through the years your love for each other will so deepen and grow, that years from now you will look back on this day, your wedding day, as the day you loved each other the least." -Author Unknown

Amy and me!
The Bridesmaids
The First DanceGetting beautiful!!

All the girls together again! Some of us go all the way back to elementary days!!
And guess who caught the bouquet?? Ya...figures.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Last night as a single lady...

This is my dear friend Amy! She was married on June 13th and I had the honor and privilege of being one of her bridesmaids! That means I also got to throw her a Bachelorette party!
Here she is decked out in her vail and tank top I made along with a special "bride" cup!

This is a cute little banner I made!

Gift table..pre-gifts! lolFood table! Can you sense the pink theme?
We started with pre-festivities at my house! Food, drinks, lingerie, and a girl talk! What else do you need?

We ended the night with some dancing in Scottsdale!

We had so much fun...weddings are the perfect excuse for parties! Next please!