Now onto pictures! Last month I went down to New Jersey to take some engagement photos of my darling friend Nikki and her fiancé Anthony (whose wedding I will be a bridesmaid in and she will also be in mine!) down at the good ol' Jersey shore. Here are a few of my favorites...
I'm not a photographer by any means, but I took enough courses throughout college to know how to use my camera! I think they came out super cute, and Nikki seemed pleased with the result.
We used the photo session as an excuse to have a mini-reunion with some of my favorite Jersey girls... I graduated high school in NJ and lived there from 5th through 12th grade, and then a few years of college. Love these ladies!
|Going for a ride in Ashley's mini|
|Our traditional color coordinated photo-op (we've been doing this for years)|
|Another tradition... the goofy version!|
Also in May, I was super excited to go to Marine Week in Boston! I did a 5K with Sue (one of my Jersey girls above, also my maid-of-honor) and Kristine (a fellow Marine's girl whose husband is with Joshua in Afghanistan).
|Pinning on numbers and getting ready to race!|
|And then... it downpoured. But a little rain didn't get us down!|
|Ooh rah Marine Corps Honor Run racers!|
After the race, Sue and I went galavanting around Boston in the rain to all of the lovely exhibits and sites set up for Marine week. A few favorites:
|The fact that I had to travel all the way to Boston just to see a little bit of camo is just plain sad!|
|It deserved a drink... too bad these mugs were empty and nailed to the table|
|There just aren't words for this one|
|Probably my favorite pic of me and Sue EVER!|
And then of course, there is the job interview I had in North Carolina (which sadly, I did not get, but it did allow for a mini vay-cay with my mama)...
|The gorgeous view from our hotel in Emerald Isle|
|My favorite new dress that my friends will probably see me in a million times this summer|
Just last weekend, Felice came up to visit and she, my mom and I took a dinner cruise on the steamboat I'm getting married on!
|Ready to relax after a fun day of bridesmaid dress shopping|
|Check out my gorgeous mama! Upper deck|
|Felice and I on board... just picture this with color coordinated linens and chairback covers. Yay!|
Those are the fun things I wanted to share for the night. Just in time for my 11pm curfew! I actually didn't get to bed until 11:30pm last night, and didn't fall asleep until half an hour later. But I did still get up around 5:45am and did Day Two of my P90X workout! It was ridiculously hard. I'm achy all over and super sore! Ow.