Here is the second part of my "2009 in photos" post! I am only including May and June in this update because the summer was so full of activity month by month!
May was a wonderful month, full of so much happiness and traveling!
We started the month going to one of Shirley's events called "Viva Las Vegas." Shirl is the president of a huge non-profit organization called 20/30 in Scottsdale, so this fundraiser was to raise money for one of their charities. It was super fun! It's always more fun knowing your money is going to a good place, too.
It was so windy!
Autumn, Hank, Jason
It was a beautiful night!
Shirl, Autumn and me
Hank and I spend a lot of time in Phoenix, because my parents live down in Mesa, and we can't seem to go two weeks without seeing them!
at my parents'
our wedding bakery remade our cake topper for our 1 year wedding anniversary!
Here's the original, one year before this-
I worked out a lot in May, in preparation for the summer
I continued to take annoying amounts of self-portraits ;)
Amber Joy came to Mesa to visit for my birthday!
We ate dinner at Caffe Boa and then my sister threw me a rollerskating party!
painting by Mando
the wonderful Lance ready to SKATE! :)
Hour of the Wolf played a little set while everyone skated :)
Shirley's birthday is right by mine, so we also celebrated her special day!
Happy, happy birthday bestie!
May = frozen yogurt!
and pizza at Slices...
In May we took a three-week trip all around the East Coast. It was fabulous. This photo was taken prior to taking off for Vermont...scary!
Hello middle of the night in an airport!
Good morning Vermont!
heading out for the day, enjoying beautiful Vermont
breakfast at Shelburne Farms
Auntie El, Uncle Paul, cousin Daron, Hank and me
Mom and Dad
my Uncle Paul grew up in this house- beautiful!
Farmhouse (and Auntie El)
My Aunt and Uncle are serious boaters (and race sailboats), so whenever we visit we always spend time at the pretty Yacht Club on one of their huge, gorgeous boats.
All week we enjoyed amazing, organic, farm-fresh food -
Hank and I celebrated our birthday (we are three days apart)!
We played in the beautiful fields...
We visited the Ben & Jerry's factory! YUM
the "Flavor Graveyard"
I played with our new Nikon D60-
We went hiking in their backyard...acres and acres and trails and trails of beautiful-ness!
We went to Burlington
We enjoyed Vermont so much.
Then, we left to go to New Jersey, to spend our time on the shore.
First things first...White Castle! haha ;)
Then to the Mug Rack, our favorite diner growing up!
The to Rita's! food food food!
We visited my mom's old school she taught at-
We celebrated my official birthday at Kaya's Kitchen in Belmar. It's one of the best vegan restaurants I've ever been to!
We visited some of the shops in downtown Belmar-
Back at our place, on the porch!
We also celebrated our 1st wedding anniversay, on May 31, 2009!
My parents were out with their friends, so Hank, my sister and I spent the day on the boardwalk before Hank and I left for a little dinner date to celebrate the day. It was an absolutely beautiful day- perfect weather and gorgeous scenery.
anniversary dinner date at Sentosa's in Brick
Our time there was amazing- we took lots of long walks, went running, ate tons of ice cream and relaxed to the max. The show Jersey Shore portrays only one side of beautiful NJ, and we definitely experienced all of the most wonderful parts.
We spent part of June in NYC, celebrating Hank's birthday!
leaving the shore to go into the city-
"Rice to Riches" -delicious rice pudding shop
stoked in Toy Tokyo
Hank's bday dinner at Red Bamboo
vintage shopping with Lauren
walking around the city
vegan cupcakes at Atlas
hanging out with my darling Emily (umm bad picture of me! hah)
We also spent a lot of time with family all over the place-
We went to a graduation bbq at the Glowacki's in Hillsborough-
Aunt Marita and Hank
Uncle John and Hank! haha
The yard where I have many happy childhood memories! :)
After being gone for close to a month, we finally came home to Prescott! Amber Joy and Adria were home for the summer so we had a great time hanging out and having fun.
I got my leg tattooed- hence the poor, swollen thigh!
Amber adopted her babygirl Lily
We hung out downtown a lot...
I kept taking self-portraits... ;)
Madeline had to have emergency surgery when a "foxtail" got caught in her gums and worked its way into her cheek. It was a very sad, scary time.
the evil foxtail plant- who knew something so small could be so dangerous!
poor baby...post surgery...
sad baby=sad mama
Once Madeline was better, Shirley, Alana, and I took a roadtrip to Long Beach for Chloe's 1st birthday!
When I got home, Hank and I took a long weekend in Las Vegas! It was a lot of fun.
on the way there-
super late at night...super tired...but we pulled it together and went downstairs for a bit! :)
I don't like to gamble but I love this machine!
Whew! That took a long time- again I am SO SORRY if this slowed your computer, I promise the others won't be so big, and then I will never do this again...at least until next year! ;)
I'll be back in a couple of days with the next installment! :)
Thanks again for reading.