I realize that I'm really behind on blogging. The summer just zipped it's way right on by, and I didn't even get a tan! (note* i never get a tan) I thought that I would do a little recap of some of the things that happened this summer, starting with July.
Camping on Lake Sonoma on the 4th of July.
We had to rent a boat to get to our campsite, which was an 8 mile boat ride. Aside from some loud camp neighbors who blasted Britney Spears trance remixes and called us "pussies" when we refused their invitation to play flip cup, we had a great time. (note* i actually don't know what flip cup is, but I'm assuming its a drinking game with cups) It was Michael's first time EVER camping. This was not glamping, this was hard core. We had to lug in all our water, and if you were brave and desperate, you would use the outhouse. OUTHOUSE. OH man, that was the WORST. It would bring real burning tears to your eyes.
Michael made a video from the weekend, set to Beyonce. Enjoy.
Hmmmm, what happened next? Oh yeah, I got Married!
Cat and I were married in the beautiful San Francisco city hall. We wanted small, simple and sweet, and that's what we got. I'm so happy i got to marry my best friend, my partner, my confidante. Our wedding was really a last minute "lets do this!" thing. I now know and understand how the wedding industry is such a huge business, it's a lot of work! Even a small intimate thing was a lot of work. Here are just a few photos.
There's a video from our day. At first I was nervous making this public, but love is meant to be shared. Most of the footage was taken by Michael (who likes to document as much as I do), as well as Tamara. So grateful to have this memory.
Next up was Tahoe. We wanted to spend our wedding weekend with some of our dearest friends. Cat's friend Dana flew in from New Jersey, and it was also our last full weekend with Jen and Tamara before they moved to the midwest, so we wanted to have some memories. Cat found us a beautiful cabin where we indeed made memories. There ended up being a crazy thunderstorm that left all of Tahoe without power from afternoon until night. We entertained ourselves by playing games, laughing and cooking our dinner (tater tot nachos) on the grill.
I actually didn't take too many photos, as I was trying to conserve battery power after the power outage. With that said, you better believe there is a video to accompany this trip. It's a fun little take on the weekend
Lastly, we had to say goodbye to our best friends as they leave to make their way to a new home in Illinois. Jen and I have been best friends for over 13 years, and have lived either together or within a few miles of each other that entire time. I feel like so many people were worried about how we would handle saying goodbye. I heard from plenty of friends and family about their concern for us when it came time to do so. We have been very attached, but also very supportive of whatever the other one needs to set out and do. Our friendship has grown into something new these past few years. Saying goodbye was very hard, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I want Jen to follow her dreams and if that means we have to be 2000 miles away, so be it. She's my very best friend and the miles between us wont matter. Thank the good lord for video chat, text, email, and all other forms of communication that we are lucky enough to have in this day and age.
Well, there you have it. July was busy, full of all kinds of emotions, and quite the whirlwind to come down from. What a month!