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Remember how I always forget about the 29376293 means of social outlets that are out there? Well, I do; which means sometimes a lot of times I forget about this blog. So some highlights since the last post? Here we go:

FD Seattle was awesome. I’ve never been to Seattle and I really like it, minus the whole raining the majority of the time thing. We did touristy things and went to the Pike Place Market where we ran into Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis who happened to be in town apparently promoting their movie “The Campaign.” There was a HUGE crowd waiting for them and we just happened to stumble upon the whole thing and were lucky enough to be right there and snap some photos. From FD media to paparazzi. Bam. I was also able to get a ride along with FD driver Odi Bakchis during practice thanks to Andy Luk since my last ride along with Matt Powers didn’t turn out so great, haha. It’s pretty amazing being able to experience first hand what their view is like.

The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. So amazing and yet such a brutal event to photograph. From getting roughly 2-3 hours of sleep during the night, to waking up at hours like 3AM and spending hours upon hours on a mountain where you experience everything from cold, rain, snow, and warm weather. However, when you come back with those shots, you realize how much it’s worth it. Maybe. On race day we were literally on the mountain for 19 hours, no joke. There were quite a few accidents and delays which prolonged the race and it also took about 2 hours to drive down the mountain with all the people.

House hunting. I’m at a point where I need more room and a garage and a yard…and I can’t find that in an apartment. Even if I somehow did, the cost would basically be as much as a mortgage payment so why not put that payment towards something that counts, right? I’m excited but it’s kind of stressful and nerve-racking. Still hunting but we’ll see what happens.

Finally, the E30. A lot has been in the works with it so this deserves its own post. More to come soon.

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The wedding day madness. I woke up Saturday morning to Amber jumping on the bed Stephanie and her two sisters were sleeping in as she yelled, “It’s your wedding daaayyy!” Of course, I wanted to keep sleeping but our day was packed full of things to do. Once we were all up and ready, Stephanie and her sister Lori (her MOH) left for some Starbucks and to go get their hair done at Ulta. The rest of us sat patiently in the hotel room as we awaited Jillian and Michella to arrive and do our hair.

Michella arrived first and started my hair while Jililan came not long after that with her two week old newborn daughter, Rhyen. Rhyen is so cute! Of course, since I was getting my hair done, I wasn’t able to hold her yet.

After our hair was finished up, we all headed over to Champ’s for a quick bridal luncheon before heading back out to get our makeup done and get dressed.

After lunch, Amber and I went over to the mall to get our makeup done for free. I don’t think I’ll EVER do that again. When we left, we both looked like prostitutes, that’s how heavy our eye makeup was. From there we were in a rush to get back to the hotel to fix our makeup and get our dresses on since the photographers were arriving soon.

Once we were ready we headed to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to take photos. Kari Crowe and her husband, Mark Seher, were the photographers. I admire their work a lot and I still can’t wait to see the rest of the photos they took. We took a bunch of photos out on a field nearby. All of us girls sank into the ground with our heels and got our shoes muddy, haha.

After photos were over, we waited around until the guests started arriving and for the ceremony to begin. The ceremony itself went by really fast and I didn’t trip; success! Then it was on to the reception with some good food and fun dancing!! I even caught the bouquet. Eek. Only sad part from the night was that Brad and I never took a picture together.

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This is a little late but this past Saturday, June 11th, two of my close friends got married! Congratulations Stephanie and Bryan! Her sisters and cousins, our friend Amber, and myself were all bridesmaids so we were with her the majority of the time hanging out and preparing for the day.

Friday I left work early to head down to Colorado Springs for the rehearsal and dinner. I pretty much had to book it since I was strapped for time. Jeff, Amber, and I were all late. Oops. The rehearsal seemed to go by SUPER fast and admittedly, I wasn’t paying attention the entire time. We went through one run and were done. I let it be known that I had no idea where I was going during the practice but got it down after that. My aisle partner was one of Bryan’s friends, Codin. He was pretty fun. We talked about me falling and how I hoped it wouldn’t happen. That’s one of my biggest fears, tripping and falling over my own clumsy legs. Albeit, I was wearing some pretty high heels that evening.

The "hot librarian" cops feel from big boobied blonde.

After the rehearsal we stood around and talked and met the others who were there for a little bit. From there, we took off to go eat over at The Depot, an old train station that was turned into a restaurant and is quite popular for events and rehearsal dinners. We took pictures, hung out, ate food, and had fun. Best part about it? Well, apparently it’s against health code for people to take home food if it’s in a buffet style format, which the dinner was. Well, guess who had a bunch of empty tupperware to sneak food home with!? Bryan’s parents. So the parents took watch as the bridesmaids piled food into the containers as the groomsmen watched. Awesome.

After everyone was finished up there we headed to the Antlers hotel in downtown Colorado Springs. The girls were all staying the night and getting ready there the next day. The guys hadn’t planned on staying there but ended up doing so after a night of drinking and partying and swimming. We hung out with them at the pool for a little bit, which resulted in Jeff taking a running head start and tackling me into the pool. Fun stuff.

I think us girls got to sleep around 2am or later. As for the guys, I have no idea but I know it was much later than us. Needless to say, with the girls having to get up way earlier than the guys to get our hair done, makeup, get dressed, etc. we were way tired. I’ll leave the actual wedding day festivities for another post.

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Robin Melinda LeSech

I have a friend who passed away recently. I’ve known her since elementary school at Kendallvue, middle school at Carmody, and high school at Bear Creek and so on. Like many others, we lost touch after I had moved and I hadn’t seen or talked to her in years. She was a part of my childhood and part of life while I was growing up though and to know that she’s gone seems so surreal to me.

When I first heard about it, it was like I didn’t know how to react. It didn’t seem real and I didn’t cry and didn’t really act upset. I couldn’t really tell what was going on. It all hit me Sunday though as I stood there looking at pictures of her and seeing those she left behind mourning.

The Pastor who spoke shared a poem with everyone that was found among her things. It’s called “The Dash” by Linda Ellis.

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end

He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?  

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That’s right. It’s MONDAY now and I’m still here. I kind of feel sorry for all those followers who believed Harold Camping’s prediction and those who spent their life savings or spent money on some last family trip because they all thought the world was ending on Saturday. I can’t understand how, when the Bible tells us that nobody except for God Himself will know when the Rapture will occur and the Second Coming of Christ is, someone can sit there and claim they know and contradict the Bible. Even more so, I don’t understand how he could convince SO many people out there that what he said was true. Nobody will ever know. Nobody will ever be prepared for it in the sense that they can go out and see the world before it happens. The only way to prepare for it is to have faith.

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Sorry people but I’m pretty sure that we’re never going to be able to predict when the world will end or when the second coming of Christ is. Sorry to burst your bubbles.

Oh yea and…

It’s Friday, Friday,
Tomorrow is Saturday, Saturday.
Oh and guess what?
I’ll be seeing you on SUNDAY, SUNDAY.
Rapture whaaat?

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Time and time again we all say to ourselves how we need to work out and eat healthier but not everyone actually follows through with it. I know I’m guilty of saying that to myself plenty of times. This time I’m really making an effort to incorporate it into my life and make it stay that way. I want to be fit and stay healthy not just now but even in like 10-20 years from now and so on. Wish me luck, I’m going to need it! 

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