Here we are, officially into the best month and my favorite season! I don't know what it is about fall, but there's nothing like it! Perhaps it's because it's both mine and Andrew's birthday month, as well as a handful of my friends. There is always a reason to celebrate! Plus, living in San Francisco, we don't get a traditional summer, but we are blessed with the most glorious Indian Summer that lasts through October. It's absolutely beautiful outside right now, and we're off to Santa Cruz for the weekend to enjoy it!
But before we get too excited about the month ahead, let's rewind and take a look at all the fun that was September! (I know we just did this, but I'm trying to get back on track with a regular blogging schedule).
// I've recently gotten into a bad habit. Andrew now wakes up really early for his new job. And instead of waking up with him and heading off to the gym, I've been letting Louis get up into our bed to snuggle after Andrew leaves. But I mean, who could resist that little face?! He is the best snuggle partner. I am convinced he is part human because he gets under the covers, uses a pillow, and spoons just like us! //
// September 6, 2014 was one of my best friends' wedding! It was so much fun getting ready together for her big day. I was honored to be a bridesmaid and stand by her as she and Corrie became husband and wife. We've made so many amazing memories over the years, and I know there are many more to come! //
// Corrie (the groom) is a landscape architect and he created this amazing succulent wall as a backdrop for photos during the cocktail hour at the wedding! All of the decorations were amazing, and unlike most weddings, the Groom did everything! It looked incredible! //
// I think this is my favorite picture of Andrew and I, also taken at the wedding. I love how candid it is. It really sums up the night and how much fun we had dancing with our friends late into the night! I also love that you can see I was holding hands with sweet Addison, my other dancing partner for the evening! //
// A few weekends ago, I went home for a hair appointment and bridal shower. I know it seems ridiculous to drive over two hours for a hair appointment, but my friend Christie has been doing it for over ten years and she does an amazing job. Not to mention the prices in San Francisco are just absurd. She just moved to the cutest little salon in Auburn, that another high school friend recently opened. I was obsessed with this gallery wall! //
// My parents just celebrated their 42nd anniversary! I feel so blessed to have had such amazing parents who were also wonderful role models and really taught us about what a strong marriage looks like. They're still best friends and crazy in love. This is their prom picture from 1968, aren't they so cute? //
// I think this was my first Instagram selfie? Taken before my DMV appointment...I can't imagine why anyone would go there without an appointment! I waiting 20 minutes even with an appointment, and the line for those without was probably close to 100 people! Crazy, who wants to spend that much time at DMV? Now I'm officially a San Francisco resident, I feel like such a grown up. Don't tell, but until now, my license always had my parents address on it. //
// Gorgeous centerpieces at the LUNAFEST event I was invited to a couple weeks ago. It was such an inspiring event, I was so lucky to have been asked to participate! //
// One of my favorite quotes from LUNAFEST. It was a wonderful evening, I took so many notes and left feeling so inspired! //
// A #tbt photo from our birthday dinner date in 2013...I can't believe that was already a year ago! This year has been one of the best. We are so busy; but also so lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing friends and wonderful family. We've been able to go camping, travel to weddings, and spend time with those we love. //
// I treated myself to a manicure after work, and it was lovely. I think it should become a regular event. I can never get my nails to look as nice with an at home manicure. - Side note: I cringe every time I look at this photo because the label on the bottle in the top row makes me crazy! I would have fixed it and taken another photo but my nails were wet. I know, I sound ridiculous. //
// And another quote from LUNAFEST. It's a wonderful event that celebrates women in film and also raises money for breast cancer with The Breast Cancer Fund. Plus, any event that inspires women is a win in my book! You can read my post about the event here //
// The last weekend of September was spent celebrating the bachelorette of another dear friend! Her wedding is at the end of the month in Cabo! I can't wait, it sounds like the hurricane didn't get in the way of their dream destination wedding, thankfully!! //
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! We're celebrating Andrew's birthday with some friends and I can't wait! It's the perfect way to kick off my favorite month of the year!
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