Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Farewell Miss Holtz

On Saturday we got together to celebrate Dorothy as a bachlorette.

She is a beautiful bride.

And she was a fantastic bachlorette!

I was actually thrilled to go out with the girls-- Amy and I were talking to and from our various activities and we both decided that girl time was overly essential. Its one of the things I've missed the most since moving back home-- because most of my girlfriends live out west.

But you know, I'm on my way to getting some solid friendships here. For example, I thoroughly enjoyed dinner conversation with these two ladies here.

The night included dinner, laser tag and-- dancing. I haven't been dancing at a club since well, college. It was pretty fun.

favorite pic of the evening!

Letting our true colors show!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

In honor of the nasty weather...

... a little beauty.

I thought they were the most gorgeous shade of purple.

The quite sad thing about tulips is, you rarely see the inside-- that burst of color! 

I thought they were appropriate, given my house looks so bland, post-christmas.

This is a fuzzy picture. Apologies. But I wanted to show off the lovely painting my dad gave us for Christmas. I like it leaning there. Feels nice.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Merry Christmas and all that jazz...

I know the title sounds incredibly sarcastic, but the truth is, I had a terrible time letting go of this past Christmas season. Perhaps it was because it happened so fast, or that we had so much going on. At any rate, I'm just now getting over Christmas. Its 2011. Time to look forward to a new holiday, something to gear up to. Maybe I should throw a Valentine's Day Party. Is that cool? Do people do that? How can I decorate without drowning myself in pink, red and hearts all over? hmmmm.

Here's some photos of our Christmas though:

I lucked out. He's so handsome.

Yummy Yummy Yummy.

Aren't they cute?

Dad's reaction is PRICELESS. Exhibit A) What's this?

Exhibit B) A New PHONE???? 

I have to hand it to Ashley and Harrison for greatest surprise gift ever. They got a brand new blackberry for my Dad that had been refurbished-- for get this-- $10! His old phone was in dire need of replacing and this did the trick.

Mom holding her fun gift: a new shuffle ipod. (Not a touch shuffle. I am not that rich.) She does however groove around the house with her white earbuds in, oblivious to you if you're trying to talk to her. It's awesome.

More yummy yummy yummy. Ashley made lemon meringue pie and we all loved it!

Sitting around, shooting the breeze.

Classic Ian.