Saturday, September 10, 2011

be alive.

"the purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." -eleanor roosevelt

soooo my summer has been very busy. i have let my blog go into hibernation for the last few months but i am now ready to start again and work on my goal to blog at least once a week. now begins the catch up...i apologize.
one of my very best friends decided to tie the knot with her perfect match on june 28th, in the oquirrh mountain temple. emmy and jeff made one of the most important decisions that they will ever make and i know that it was the right one. they both looked so indescribably happy. em looked gorgeous. there was a glow about her and i couldn't help but be so happy for her. after months of preparation and hard work they finally made it to the big day and everything looked perfect. the only thing that wasn't perfect was that i forgot my i will have to borrow someone else's photos. oops.
another one of my very best friends also took the plunge and got married for time and all eternity this summer. on august 19th michelle and mick tied the knot in the salt lake temple. i had the privilege to help rachel with the flowers for the wedding. she is a wonderful florist designer and did a fantastic job. the thursday before we had a great time invading the maw basement/ping pong table arranging center pieces, corsages, boutonniers, etc. the reception was held at the maws so it was really fun to see everything come together. it was a beautiful celebration and m & m couldn't have looked happier. i was a mess and cried a river the whole night but i really was so happy for them. 
karissa bosco has been called to serve as a missionary for the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints in the argentina cordoba mission. well she's been more than just called-she's gone. ka went into the mtc this last wednesday in the early afternoon. i'm going to miss her so much but i also know she is doing exactly what the lord wants her to be doing. she is going to be such an amazing missionary. i admire her strength, courage, and desire to serve and grow by serving a mission for the next 18 months. we had a few goodbye get togethers for her and it was really fun to see so much of her the last few months. i'm praying for you sister bosco!
my best friends and i have been through so much together. we've liked boys from different groups of friends, we've liked boys from the same group of friends, we were on different sports teams, went to different colleges, some got married at different times, and yet we still get together and catch up on each others lives. i'm so blessed to have them all in my life and have their examples to look to. i love each one of 'em so much. here's to six years of friendship.