Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Seattle :: week 2

{read about week 1 HERE }

over the weekend in Seattle we did a little more shopping saturday, and sunday we spent time at home going trough Briana and Mackenzie's closets. + we watched the finale of The Bachlorette {but didn't everyone?}

we headed to some shops in Bellevue, a close by city. we went to Nordstrom Rack + Old Navy, then enjoyed lunch at Panera!

it was a pink/purple pants, bun on top of the head kind of day.....

on the way home, we picked up a few movies {Breaking Dawn, Captain America, & The Vow} and had a movie night that night with our brothers!

another day spent poolside. reading our books and getting tan. it's what we do best

tuesday night we headed to Briana's boyfriend Will's basketball game! he plays for a college team now and his team won!

we picked my dad up from the airport {he had to fly back down to Utah for work, but came back up!} then headed to a local beach for the day! it was super hot that day, so it felt nice to take a dip in the water

one of the last warm days we would get while we were there, so again, it was spent poolside!

 halfway through the day, us girls took a break from the sun and went to 'the Bubble Shack.' they have some seriously good smoothies

we headed back for more sun. and chicken fights....


 tan lines.... the best of the best. basically our progress of the whole 2 weeks

in the morning we went blueberry picking because we didn't think we had enough raspberries apparently... :)

for our last day we went down to the local fish market called Pikes Place Market! they have a bunch of shops and people yelling at you to buy fish. it's quite fun

 we also went to the gum wall. SO COOL. it's a must see before you die!

sadly, we didn't have gum. so i didn't get to 'leave my print' but that place was freaking cool i tell you.

SO MUCH FUN. am i sad to be home? its good to be back in Utah, but am i sad Briana isn't with me? YES. i love her and Kenzie so much. it's definitely a challenge to be away from them. it was such a fun trip though. i loved every single minute! can't wait to go back again next year

PS: i am leaving to girls camp, like now. so i won't be back until Saturday! ill post when i get home. sorry i can't post much, i have such a busy summer everyone! 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Seattle :: week 1

i am back in Utah! and as much as i am happy to be back in my own house, i can't stand this feeling of not having my best friend beside me. we were hip to hip // inseparable // when someone would go to the bathroom we'd miss each other // constantly together for a whole month. and now she is gone. its tough i tell ya. real hard

Seattle? SO MUCH FUN. i swear every year we go it gets better and better. {2011 HERE & 2010 HERE} we headed up the day us girls got back from EFY {the 15} and drove home Saturday the 28. 2 full weeks in Washington

raspberry picking, and laying out at the pool all day long! it was nice weather 50% of the days in Seattle, and we were lucky enough to be able to have sunny, sunny days. we are also lucky enough that the Andersons have a very nice house, with a very sweet backyard. most days were spent poolside :)

we picked 58 pounds of raspberries that day. lets just say we had raspberries for that entire 2 weeks + bottles and bottles of jam made. and MAN they were delicious

we spent the day at a local park playing on the unique equipment + enjoying Thai food. 
 when we got back from the park, the girls and i relaxed in bed {it was rainy that day} watching Keeping up with the Kardashians, reading magazines, and pinning away on Pinterest

we headed to downtown Seattle to do some thrift store shopping! they have some pretty sweet thrift stores in Seattle so we bought some cute new suits. $14 + vintage. doesn't get better than that!
 also that night we went and saw the new Spiderman! i thought the old one was just okay, but the new one? i LOVED it. i love the actors/actresses they chose and i think the movie was fantastic.

we spent the day poolside

why are we in these clothes you ask? morning run. we went to the gym or running every morning, and couldn't wait to change, so we jumped right in! felt so nice

 then, we changed into swimsuits. AND acted like freaks in goggles.

 Briana and i went on a double date with 2 of her friends at around 7! we went to a baseball game in a city close by! so much fun.

later when we got home, we took Malia + Kenzie & Cory + Caleb to the new Batman at midnight! HOLY COW. i had barely watched the first 2 earlier that day, then went to the 3rd, and i loved it! i think the middle was a little slow, but the last 30 minutes? best part.

we went to Brad's work party! he works for Microsoft, and they had a huge party at the park with SO much food. {seriously. it was delicious} so we spent the day there eating a bunch of food and doing so many fun activities

face painting + paddle boats + all you can eat corn on the cob, cotton candy, & pizza + 4D theater + a HUGE bubble pit + the freezing lake to jump into when you are covered in bubbles

 lets just say, when it comes to paddle boats, we're stupid.

+ life jackets that don't exactly fit...

the bubble pit. we weren't planning on joining in on this activity, but since us 4 girls have a rule {if someone says YOLO, you have to do it}.... so i said YOLO

SO worth it
and THAT, is just week 1 my friends. and although some days seemed like we didn't do much, it seriously felt like we were 'go, go go' all the time, never a moment to waste. 

 + i failed to mention that we didn't exactly go to bed a decent hour whatsoever. we tried to spend every bit of time we had together to the fullest extent... basically by hardly sleeping :) every night it was night swimming, movies, grocery store runs at midnight, hot tubbing, making food in the middle of the night, Pinterest, more swimming, etc. never a dull minute.

week 2 coming soon!