Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The day Blake graduated from GWU law school

On Sunday we headed into DC for Blake's graduation ceremony. We obviously had to stop for some celebratory Potbelly's first! (Blake was customer of the month in April. Yes apparently that is a thing)

Next I made everyone take one million pictures! Hooray!
We couldn't have done it without some great parents!
So proud of this cute grad

Then I entertained myself during the looong (but great!) ceremony. I made lots of Vines, tooks pics, played Candy Crush and discreetly tried to eat a cookie. It was a good time. 
 Little Mormon trio :)
Best buds

So proud of Blake's hard work. His GPA went up every semester! 
I'll take some credit for that ;)
We're done! Just one more year of LLM!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Law Graduation Festivities

Last weekend Blake graduated from The George Washington University Law School!!! I can't believe we met during our first week of orientation/classes and now we're at graduation. Blake's parents flew in for the festivities and it was a non-stop weekend.

Friday night we headed to dinner at 2Amys (one of my fav spots) for a delicious pizza dinner with our favorite DC family the Porters. Kirk and Blake met in the locker line at Orientation. Blake didn't have a locker buddy yet so he just started shouting "Who needs a locker buddy?" to the long line of 1Ls. Kirk hesitantly raised his hand and they have been best buds ever since.
 The boys got matching leather padfolios. Cute lawyer friends.

 Saturday morning we brunched at Founding Farmers. Beignets? Yes please. 
A trip to Eastern Market, a quick tour of my work, Target run and Cafe Rio followed in the afternoon.

That night we headed to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. The law school had rented 
out the place for a fancy reception. Guess that's what all that tuition money gets ya!

The best part was riding in the simulator. You get to flip around and do barrel rolls! It was so fun! Also most of the people were a little tipsy so we saw lots of motion sickness afterwards.

 So proud of this boy!

 Blake with our LDS friends, Julia and Taylor. 
We love the mormon club at GW!

Graduation day to come!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Miami heat

Background: Growing up I was always grateful for my olive skin. My mom even knick-named me Little Brown Coconut for goodness sake. That kind of compliment just goes straight to your head. I didn't really have to think about getting sunburned like my other pasty sisters ;) I got mistaken as a Hispanic multiple times at BYU. But then again BYU doesn't see a ton of diversity, or tans, for that part. However the one time I did get burned....Stephanie and I got burned so badly in Bear Lake our eyes swelled shut and we had to put Otter Pops over our eyes. Go big or go home right? 

Anyway, to celebrate Blake's upcoming LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION! (whoot whoot), we scored some cheap tickets to Miami. Let's get one thing straight, Florida is a odd strange bizarre place but a beach is a beach so I wasn't too picky. These pasty workin' girl legs were in desparate need of some quality sun time.

So Blake and the Little Brown Coconut were off to the land of greasy old men, fake boobs, and leathery skin. Hoorah! Our hotel was on the beach so we switched off between beach, pool, beach, pool, beach, pool.... you get the picture. The view was something like this:

Plus a more old men in speedos and grandmas in bikinis. I just told Blake to close his eyes all day.

The first night Blake was bright red all over his shoulders. Tsk Tsk fair skinned boy. I secretly smirked at my pleasently pink cheeks and bronzed arms. I dutifully rubbed him with aloe vera and explained that not everyone can be out in the sun all day like me.

Day 2 Blake's burn had already mostly dissappered and he applied SPF 50 every 10 minutes. He even covered his entire body with towels at one point... I promptly scooted my chair away. But at the end of the day, he was burn free with only sunkissed cheeks.

I did not fair so well. My poor little shoulders were on fire with the fire of a thousand suns. I made Blake turn the AC to 55 degrees just so I could sleep. Or rather toss and turn all night. I really underestimated the fact that my legs had not seen the sun in about 8 months and were not prepared for the Miami heat.
Besides laying in the sun all day, we found Bluebell icecream (my first time trying it! Yum!) and walked around the kinda cute, kinda wierd town. We also had a really fun dinner at Big Pink. I had delicious pancakes and Blake had a salad.... excuse me, half salad (?!) But then he made up for by ordering Fried Oreos which were equally delicious and disgusting.
Although I about cried when Blake touched me with a cold water bottle, my burn has now turned to a nice shade of crimson. And all in all we had a great weekend celebrating the big law school grad. So proud of you hunny!

[Now please someone tell us if we should go to NYU or Georgetown....]