Amy and Shannon’s Wedding

SO.

I don’t cry at weddings.

Don’t get me wrong, their beautiful and sh*t, but there kinda a dime a dozen. Thousands and thousands of dollars spent to accomplish something that could be completely free. But last weekend, I cried. I mean, it wasn’t like I turned on the waterworks, but yeah, a couple glistening tears graced my cheeks. And I wasn’t even the least bit embarr because EVERYONE was crying.

So much love you guys.

The weekend started out with (count it) my FOURTH road trip in a row. I arrived at my parents house on Friday night, promptly grabbed chinese food with Gare and then popped over to Megan’s to bounce Chloe around the living room #babylove.

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The next morning, I slept participated awesomely in deep conversations all the way to Spokane with Megan and Ben. We arrived at Nyne (the venue) at 11 am and rehearsed. Then, Shannon’s parents treated us all to the best lunch anyone could ever ask for:

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The Johnsons. Bein’ Johnsons.

We gave Amy and Shannon a couple little gifts to get ready in and we had Amy’s man-robe embroidered!

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The rest of the day was spent eating sour watermelons, checking into all our respective hotels and drinking wine out of shot glasses at my aunt and uncle’s hotel room.

The next morning we returned to Nyne and decorated. And decorated. And decorated some more. My Dad, Rachel and I were in charge of this big lighted backdrop that my mom had dreamed up. It took some finagling, but we got it!image

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Megan, Rachel, Emily, Amy and I then went over to Megan’s hotel room at the Davenport Tower to get ready. Amy and Shan got us the sweetest little gifts ever and we all wore them for the wedding.

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I of course did my own makeup and hair and then Rachel threw a braid on the side.

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After everyone was lookin’ as good as they possibly could, we headed over to the Davenport to get some pics.

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And then – it was time for the ceremony! We all lined up and filed out like good lil bridesmaids do.

Amy and Shannon said their own vows and I was just in awe of how poignant and beautiful they both were, even though Amy’s did mention “peeing the bed”. Baahahaha she’s a Danielson alright!

The reception was awesome and the food was delish. I had 3-4 petit fours and my dress started to get very very tight.

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The night ended at the Peacock Room (my fave!), with key lime pie martinis, cougar gold dip and a tour of the hotel led by yours truly. Amy and Shannon even stopped by for a night cap before heading up to their room. It was LITerally, the perfect way to end the night.

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I LOVE these ladies

The next day we tore down and I drove back to Kennewick with my Dad in his noisy pick up. Then I took a 15-min nap and made the drive back to Portland. One entire bag of Booty may or may not have been consumed.

I am excited to take a break from all this driving but it was definitely worth the effort :).

Amy’s Bachelorette Party

At the ripe ol’ age of 31 you might think my bachelorette party days are over, but this summer has proven two things:

  1. My bachelorette party days are definitely NOT over (you might say, they have only just begun)
  2. It is ALWAYS funny to ask people if you can try on something they are wearing <- unrelated

Anyweeez – last weekend I drove the 6 hours to Spokane to party it up with the ‘bians for Amy and Shannon’s joint bachelorette. My dear sisters Megan and Rachel arrived with Nan in tow at the Oxford Suites on the Spokane river with enough time to procure the LARGEST pours of sh*tty wine and snap a few pics.
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Then, we headed up to the room to decorate and try our hardest not to prematurely stick our faces in the cake.

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The gals started to arrive and dranks were drunk. My auntie got Amy this awesome shirt!

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Then, we headed out to Nyne (which also happens to be the venue for the wedding).

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How GORGEOUS are these two? NOT FAIR

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My cuz DJ C-Mad was spinning the hits and Rachel and I just wanted to dance to Drake. Haha. After a bit, we headed over to the other gay bar in Spokane, Irvs.

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And thennnnn the DJ at Irvs had Amy and Shannon sit down on the stage while people danced up on em. It was gross. And sweet. And slightly sweaty. After that, they were instructed to stand in the middle of the dance floor and everyone who loved them was told to encircle them. Macklemore’s Same Love started playing as this big ol’ gay group hug just got larger and larger.

Of course I lost it. I just started crying. SUCH a sap you guys I’m sorry! But I couldn’t help it. Amy just means the absolute world to me and the fact that the LGBT community has had to deal with ANY kind of sh*t over the years LITerally makes me wanna vom. Like come on people. But anyways – it was awesome and Rachel got part of it on vid…(sorry the camera gets flipped the wrong way JUST DEAL K?)

Happenings

Hellllllo my little limoncellos!

Like. HOW good does limoncello sound rn? So good.

I have literally had the busiest BWG summer everrrr. Babies, weddings, showers and the like have kept me in the car every weekend and I don’t know how much more Redbull I can take. I’ve tried books on tape, singing intense power ballads, rolling all the windows down, pinching and slapping myself – nothing works except Redbull. I’m disgusted with myself, but alas, a girls gotta stay awake!

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In beauty news – I bought hot rollers due to a lovely co-worker of mine (Hi Kristi!) loving hers but I am having some major issues with getting mine to hold a decent curl.

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YEP

Additionally, I FINALLY got to try the Glam Glow mask a couple weeks ago when my pal Elizabeth let me try it out. And canijustsay, I TOTALLY get why people shell out 75 bones for this stuff because my face was literally beaming and I was the most beautiful person in the world.

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Lastly, I tried to perform my own root touch-up with this stuff, and I think I did a pretty decent job:

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One of my recent trips took me to lovely Spokane, Washington for my best friend Holly’s bachelorette party. Anytime spent with these hussies is time well spent.

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Had to snap a pic of the Alma Mater!

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Dinner at Durkins!

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This happened

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Crab Cakes!

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Sis Pic

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Me and Peeves

I’ve also been busy experiencing all that Portland has to offer, including but not limited to:

SOCCER GAMES!

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TRIVIA NIGHT!
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DOG PARKS WITH ZOE AND ELIZABETH!

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PAINTING MY OWN FACE LIKE A GD 7-YEAR OLD

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RUNNING DOWN THE STREET FOR 5 SONGS

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And lastly, food news! Lately, my food intake has been ON POINT.

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Dinner

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My trash can at work at the end of most days

ok, actually I did eat two healthy things this month –

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Homemade granola – Thanks Jamie!

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Coconut water force fed to me by Holly

Annnnnd, that’s all she I wrote. Cripes it’s going to September soon – you guys ready?!