Sunday, June 29, 2014

Eat and Be Happy

Friends and foodies,

This weekend I felt like a complete tourist in my own town. Although I am fairly new to the Tucson area of Arizona, I never thought that there would be so many incredible places to dine. Tucson is somewhat of a "hippy" town I'll admit, but that makes it so much easier to find a restaurant that serves fresh and locally grown food. If you're a fan of chain restaurants, then Tucson may not be for you. 

I found myself in awe at just how cute (and delicious!) all of the places were that I dined at. Below I have posted some pictures of these Tucson grown eateries. I visited Prep & Pastry, Cartel Coffee Lab, The Coronet, and Food for Ascension.  Just in case you couldn't tell from the pictures, I am a sucker for brunch!

If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend these great little spots- although just about any restaurant you see that doesn't have a well-known name is probably just as amazing! I look forward to exploring more of Tucson and finding all of it's hidden yummy treasures.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Dancing Shoes and I Do's

Over the past couple of weekends, I got to watch my best friend of 16 years go from Ms. Coury to a Mrs. Furman and I will never be able to say thank you enough for involving me in such a big way on your special day. Cam and I have known eachother since the good ole Catholic School days of being 5 years old and wearing plaid jumper skirts all the way until now, 21 in our high heels and LBDs. The fun won't stop here. Although she is now a married lady and has to tend to her wifely duties, I know she will still take the time, as she always has, to be the most incredible best friend to me. 

Though her mother and father walked Cam down the aisle to meet the wonderful Joe, I felt like I should have been the one handing her off. If that were the case, I know I would have done so knowing that she is going to be in the absolute best hands and that no one would love her more than Joe (and I) could. I am so proud of the two newly weds and I know that they will share many happy years together. I love them both to death. 

Alright- I'll try to stop being so mushy! Below are some pictures from the last couple of weekends. Also, don't mind the penis accessories at the bachelorette party! They were a must hehe. Enjoy!

               (I caught the bouquet!)
       (Earrings from the bride- so cute!)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Going the Distance

Hello, Hello! 

Wow! Can you believe it's May already?! I am just blown away. The time is flying by and I feel both happy and sad about that. Happy because every day that passes means that I am closer to getting out of the military and sad because who doesn't want to stay young forever? 

Anywho, I must tell you about my recent trip to St. Louis. For those of you who don't know, I am in the military and stationed in Arizona (where I am actually from!) and my boyfriend, who is also in the military, is currently up in St. Louis. With a long and gruesome 10 months in between getting to see each other, we figured it was about time to spend some time together. I flew up to St. Louis and had a fantastic time!

Nathan took me all across the land. We visited the arch, went to the zoo, visited a botanical garden, went to the City Museum, and he showed me around where he grew up. I even had the chance to finally meet his friends and his mother. It was absolutely...incredible. The weather was beautiful the whole time and we went on countless dates as we celebrated our 1 year anniversary and my birthday. We really needed this trip.

Long distance relationships are extremely difficult and at times it feels like it's not worth all of the heart-ache. We were spreading our relationship thin and almost all conversations turned into arguments. This trip gave us a chance to see where we were at and to try and mend things that took quite the beating in our relationship. While in St. Louis I discovered (or rediscovered) that Nathan is my best friend, partner in crime, and the love of my life. While I am only 21 and he 26, we have a mutual feeling of wanting to share the rest of our lives together and we are both so excited for the future.  

Nathan is planning to visit Arizona in July and I am counting down the days. Below are a few photos from the trip!