Thursday, July 5, 2012

My Summer "Vacation" in Iphone Pictures

I'm finally back in LA, breathing a huge sigh of relief that I made it through the last week and half of plane trips, car trips, seeing a million old friends, and eating all the food. My trip home to Michigan and Chicago turned out to be a bit more stressful than I had hoped, but it was so nice to see my friends and family in the Midwest. Less nice to sweat the whole time due to humid, 100-degree temperatures!

Also, yes. These are all photos from my iphone. I had to take home too much stuff, and didn't really have room for my DSLR. So enjoy the instagrams! 

Waitin' to get on the plane Walk right up!
1. Our trip started with a bang - our plane was delayed.  2. At Burbank Airport, you can walk right up to the plane like it's the 50's.

up in the air
3. Flying over the Rockies.

Wedding #1
4. Less than 12 hours after we landed, I drove to East Lansing, home of my alma mater, Michigan State, to attend wedding #1. 

Weddingggg Finn's pocket square
5. I went as the date of my Senior year roommate, Finn. 6. Who wore a pocket square.

Mini MSU Reunion
7. And we had a little MSU Theater Dept. reunion! 

Meghan beadingNutella Fudgsicle
8. Back to Saline, where Meghan and I beaded bracelets. 9. And made Nutella Pops with almond milk and bananas. 

212 Arts CenterSweater Progress
10. I had to visit Meghan at work, 212 Arts Center, which had been yarn bombed! 11. Made quite a bit of progress on my Lace Stripes (ok, I finished!)

West Michigan Antiquing
12. A few days later, Chris and I headed to West Michigan, where we jumped in the freezing cold lake on a 100-degree day. 13. Did some Antiquing.

Chris at Soe Cafe
14. And ate at Soe Cafe, which is our favorite place to stop when driving from Saline to Chicago. The fish & chips are AMAZING. 

Kate & Matt
15. The next morning saw two of our best friends getting married at the Art Institute in Chicago.

Me & Kate
16. Yes, I made Kate's dress! More pictures to come. 

Iced Coffeewedding manicure
17. That night I met up with my favorite Chicago knitters, and met a few in person that I had only met online. 18. My wedding weekend manicure. 

A million mimosas
19. The next morning, Chris and I took it easy, starting with Ginger Mimosas at Orange

Patrick & Me
20. Then back to Saline, for dinner with my family. This is my brother Patrick, a rarely-caught-on-film 15-year-old specimen. Who is drinking Vernor's, not beer. Don't get worried, y'all!

Madi & Me Beaded bracelets in progress
21. I spent some quality time with my nieces. This is Madigan, who kept telling me that everything was "Phenomenal." 22. And Meghan and I finished our bracelets, almost. 

blooming succulent
23. Then back home, where I was greeted with an amazing coming home present: My succulent had bloomed!  (I'm usually a failure with plants)


  1. Wow! What a trip! Glad to hear you're back home safely (and with a healthy plant greeting you to boot)!

  2. Looks like you had a great trip! My family is from the midwest (Madison and Chicago) and I always miss it in the summer.

    1. Let me tell you, there is no better feeling that standing up to your ears in Lake Michigan on a 100-degree day! Other than that, I'll skip the humidity.

      And I should say: NOT the Chicago Lake Michigan!!

  3. it was fabulous to see you! thanks so much for taking the time to come and see me :) love you forever xoxo

    1. I love you, too. I'm so glad I got to see you & I can't wait to meet Holden. I'm really sad I didn't get any pictures of us on my phone, but at least Tracy got a few good ones!

    2. agreed! well we will be up with him at christmas... hope we can work something out!

  4. The Popsicle photos are killing me! Reading your blog is starting to turn into my shopping list. Bead loom, Popsicle molds...! Tell me how you make the nutella with almond milk.

    1. Hahhaha, I'm planning a whole post on the nutella pops later this week!

  5. Lovely wedding dress you made, btw.


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