Father's Day


Father and daughter!


 I told him to look "introspective."


Macaroni and cheese mustache!


Opening his gifts. This year, we got him a massager and a shaving kit. Let's be honest, I got myself a massager and him a shaving kit. ;)


Our little family aka me awkwardly hovering over my two favorite people.


"I'm the best at golfing!" - Emily


Blurry but I kind of love this picture. We took turns taking Emily out on the go karts. Out of the two of us, I was the best driver she says. Smart girl.

Happy Ned Stark Day!


Happy Father's Day and Game of Thrones season finale to everyone! 

I hope you're having a good weekend! We've been pretty busy here celebrating. Yesterday, I had lunch and went suit shopping with my dad for the wedding. He wasn't too happy being forced to shop, but he looks so handsome in his suit! I can't wait for him to walk me down the aisle.

Today, Emily and I took Kyle out for some brunch and Putt Putt golfing. Kyle recently hurt his knee "dropping like it's hot." I must be joking. I'm not. He literally popped his knee out while dancing at our wedding shower (Feel free to laugh. I still make fun of him for it.) so we couldn't stay out too late golfing but it was still a ton of fun. More pictures to come later!

Also tonight, we're going to a friend's house to watch the Game of Thrones season finale. I made some Ned Stark cake pops to celebrate both occasions! I was pretty proud of myself for coming up with this, but then I realized someone else did too...well at least it's more fitting for today! See, I can be cool sometimes! You can learn how to make them here.

The Wedding Shower


Our wedding shower was this past weekend, wow! Just wow! Our wedding party did such an amazing job as you can see by these pictures.


The theme was an "I Do Barbecue" with matching koozies as gifts.


There were mad libs for everyone to fill out and for us to laugh at later.


Can't forget the adorable outdoor games that were customized around our personalities! Mine was all about food, of course. Kyle's included Big Foot, cycling, baseball, and good ole Shiner Bock.


We also played "The Newlywed Game" and made "Toilet Paper Dresses."


Oh and the food? Incredible.

 

Rochelle (my matron of honor) made the MOST delicious pies I've ever had.


Less than two months now until we get married! I can't believe how fast time is flying!

All photos courtesy of Rasy Ran Photography (you should definitely take a look, he's amazing!).

Paper Towns, Paper Kites, Paper People


Lately, work has been pretty slow so I've had a lot of time to think. The more time I have to think, the easier it is for me to get depressed about things. I just finished the book Paper Towns, and I probably way overanalyzed it but it had an impact on me. Most notably, the idea that we can never truly understand someone. We can empathize and try to put ourselves in that person's shoes the best we can; but we can never really be that person and therefore, fully understand or relate.


But then that's our problem. We think we can, but we can't. We often project ourselves into other people. Think about it. How often do we think or even say, "I don't know why he/she did that. It's so dumb." It's because we don't know. We aren't that person.

The greatness of it all though is that we're all still humans. We're all flawed. My co-worker put it best, "to think we were all little kids at some point doing silly things like running around in capes and going down slides backwards."



In that way, we're all connected despite being different. We all go through the same emotions: sadness, anger, joy, love.



So when I'm sad, I try to remember that I'm not alone. We're all broken and cracked. And I may not have the same pain or circumstances, but I will try to be more empathetic and understanding because that's really all we can do. I just want us all to make it in this world.