Saturday, September 21, 2013

YACTOAY part two...California trip.

I decided to split this up into two sections, so that you weren't just scrolling through pictures. We were on the California road trip for about half the time they were here though, so that's where the majority of the pictures came from.            

On the way out, while we were driving through Utah, we saw this random trailer full of watermelons. There must be some story that went along with it!! It was really tempting to steal one, but being the good people that we are, we didn't! Plus it would have made a mess in my car which would have been totally unacceptable.

This is my new car by the way. A beautiful '98 For Taurus...with no air conditioner, which most definitely made things interesting. It wasn't bad until we got to Arizona. Then it was like you were living in a hair dryer.

Just some road tripping stuff!! 

 Visiting some friends out in California.  It's so amazing to be able to travel all over and stay at people's houses without having to worry about hotels. We saved hundreds of dollars on this trip just from not having to stay at hotels, and because we are so fortunate that our Catholic friends are so awesome and hospitable to let us stay with them!

Down in an old mine shaft. There were mummified mice and rabbits everywhere. I think someone dared me $100 to eat one...Yeah, that's a bet even I had to refuse.

 Now that is one good looking mummified rabbit.  

 Just a little modeling in front of a mini golf course. Looking off dramatically into the distance was a really big thing this trip.
 Here we are looking dramatically into the distance again. Only this time it's way more dramatic since we all have in-n-out hats. I think we should sell this picture to in-n-out so they can use it as an advertisement. It's a win-win!

"An adventurous life doesn't necessarily mean climbing mountains, swimming with sharks or jumping off cliffs, it means risking yourself by leaving a little piece of you behind in all those you meet along the way."

SECTION 2 OF SECTION 2...Arizona/Grand Canyon

Eegee's. A local restaurant in Tucson. Not the greatest food, but the slushies were pretty awesome, and so were are tongues after we drank them! I guess only Kevin and I got the memo that we were supposed to stick our tongues out. 

Standing on top of a mountain in Tucson.  I don't think that Raphy got the memo to wave instead of look dramatically off into the distance.  At least they got it right the second time though.

Left Tucson at midnight and drove until five in the morning so that we could make it to the Grand Canyon by sunrise. Most definitely worth it!  The experience was complete with sleeping bags and left over cold pizza from the night before. One of our fellow tourists said we should have brought pizza for everyone and sold it. There's always next time I guess!  

I think that this is one of our few normal pictures of the whole trip. (And not the one of us eating pizza, by the way!)

 Whether they are looking at me doing a back bend on the four corners or if they're looking at the sunrise at the Grand Canyon, I'll leave that up to you to decide...

YACTOAY! (You only come to America once a year)

I think that YOLO might be a more appropriate title for this post, saying that I already live in America and all, however these last three weeks I've been lucky enough to have three German friends stay here in America with us, so our motto for the trip was yoactoay! You only come to America once a year. Well, I don't know if you could say it was our motto, since we came up with it on their last day of America, but never the less, it's our motto now! 

I really can't think of a way to condense three weeks of pure awesome into a post that would be shorter than a novel.  I can't even really think of where to begin. So I guess that I will just bombard you with pictures. Since a picture supposedly says a thousand words, it really will be a novel, but at least you won't be bored to death by the end! (I hope)  


 Dominic (and me) on the big screen at a Rockies game. He sang give me the beat boy in front of thousands of fans. Definitely a most glorious moment of fame. (for me too, since I was on the screen in the background the whole time!)
  Ina and I with our epic Rockies face paint. 
 I did Dominic's face, which is most definitely the reason he got picked to get on tv....haha


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happy birthday Mom!! :)

It's been a while since I've written on here, mostly because these last couple weeks have been insanely busy since we've had friends from Germany visiting.  We are actually in California with them right now, and are gonna meet my Grandparents for breakfast any minute, but I just wanted to  make a quick post for my Mom on her birthday!

 Just wanting to let her know how much I appreciate her, and that I literally wouldn't even be here without her! ;) You are the best Mom anyone could ask for and I only hope that if I become a Mom I can be as good as you are! Thanks for helping me become who I am today. (Well, the person that I am on my good days!) I love you Mom! 

PS. Sorry if this isn't my most eloquent post, but I just woke up and haven't had breakfast yet, so it's a little hard to concentrate! ;) It still comes from the heart though!