I seriously can't believe it's August 1st, it just doesn't seem possible! We have had one of the busiest summers yet. I guess that's what happens when you're constantly having fun!
August is shaping up to be no different. We're diving head first into wedding madness for one of my best friends. Starting with her Bachelorette Party in Palm Springs next week! I'm busy behind the scenes getting everything ready with the other bridesmaids, I can't wait to share everything with you later!
Anyway, before I get ahead of myself, let's take a look back at July!
// The Trappist - We started our month off with company in town from New York and New Mexico, here to celebrate our friends' wedding! Our first stop after picking them up at the airport was Oakland for some beers at The Trappist! //
// The wedding was at the beautiful Clairmont Hotel in Berkeley, so we spent our 4th of July soaking up the sun at a pool party hosted by the Bride and Groom //
// The Bell Tower Suite was party central over the weekend! Amazing views of the bay and the perfect place to celebrate both the 4th and our friends nuptials! //
// Heading to the rehearsal dinner! I finally got to meet Andrew's best friend and his wife! Mary-Cris and I hit it off right away, I think they need to move back to CA! //
// Wedding Day! Andrew's childhood friend Maryann, Mary-Cris and I were buddies throughout the wedding weekend since the boys were busy with their Groomsmen duties. //
// One of Andrew's best friends, and college roommates Danny! We became great friends after a road trip to Yosemite a few years ago! Love that guy! Having fun at the reception //
// Celebrating with the Beautiful Bride and Groom at the reception! What a fun wedding, seriously one of the best weekends to date! //
// Having a little too much fun in the photo booth! What is it about those things that is so awesome? Always brings out the
best craziest in people! //
// After the wedding festivities ended, we came back into the city and our friends stayed with us a few more days. On Monday, we took a vacation day to show them around the city. We rented bikes and rode across the Golden Gate which I've always wanted to do! I was bummed Karl the Fog decided to stick around, but we all had a great time. //
// Lyon Street Step - Man, these are killer. Trying to get my lungs in shape for the elevation in Yosemite, Andrew and I decided to run them one weekend morning. It was killer! I made a goal for myself to go back at least once a week until I can run them without stopping. At least the view is amazing! //
// Finally shared pictures from our Memorial Weekend in Tahoe and our hike up Mt. Rose! //
// Heading to Tuolumne Meadows for our annual camping trip with my family! It's something I look forward to all year long. This is one of my favorite pictures from three years ago, Andrew's first time joining us. //
// Our first day in Yosemite this year we did a short hike up Polly Dome. We watched the thunderstorms roll in and caught a glimpse of Half Dome in the distance. It was the perfect way to start our trip! And, I randomly had cell service at the top so why not Instagram!? //
// Our second day we did a longer hike to North Dome, which has spectacular views of Yosemite Valley and faces Half Dome. It's breathtaking to stand directly across from Half Dome. We had binoculars and watched people at the top and spotted a few getting ready to start up the cables! Hopefully we are successful at getting permits next year! Again, all that elevation meant service to post a pic! //
// This city is majorly lacking in fresh summer produce! Even at the farmers market, I haven't gotten a REAL tomato. Thankfully, my co-worker who lives in Marin County brought us some from his garden, they were amazing. There is nothing like a fresh garden tomato! //
// Celebrating another friends Bachelorette! My friend Jamie grew up in the city, and is a huge Giants fan, so we all went to the game then took a bus around the city and went bar hopping! It was such a fun night and so good to see all my college friends! If only the Giants would have gotten their act together and #beatLA //
// Back to the Lyon Street Steps. I have to say, it was slightly easier round 2! I'll be back again this weekend, I'm sticking to my goal of running them once a week! //
// A little Monday morning inspiration with one of my favorite quotes and some beautiful hydrangeas!
"Begin each day as if you're doing it on purpose!" - Mary Anne Radmacher //
// #tbt to last year in Las Vegas with the girls! I can assure you there will be similar poolside shenanigans going on this time next week! So excited for Erica's Bachelorette in Palm Springs!! //
Be sure to follow along on Instagram!
I hope your month was filled with just as much summer fun as mine was! And here's to soaking up the last bit of summer in August!
Not going to lie, I'm already excited for Fall, it's my favorite season!!
What is your favorite season?