day 21

A picture of something that makes you happy... Lake Powell...it is paradise. It makes me happy. xo lauren


day 20

Someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future...

As a little girl I was (and still am) a princess at heart so obviously I always knew I was going to marry and be with Prince Charming...who else could fill such an important role, right?

And guess what? I found him. Who is he?

This guy...

This Prince Charming didn't come riding in on a white horse to slay some dragons and save me, but he still swept me off my feet.

In two and a half months we will be married and will live happily ever after because that's what a princesses and Prince Charmings do...maybe one day we will even own a castle.



day 19

Nicknames you have and why you have them...

over the years I have had tons of nicknames...some come and go and others like to stick around...here are the few I can remember.

Booster or Boo - my dad has called me this since the day I can remember
Wowen - my youngest brother called me this before he could say his l's and r's
L-en - pronounced ellen...my good friend, Jamie, came up with this one
Lorenzo - also created by my good friend, Jamie.
L-train - I'm pretty sure this originated in my dance class?
Laur - This is the nickname many people call me, but mostly Bethy and Caitlin

and my favorite...

Pretty - This is what Christopher Brown calls me on a regular basis...I love that the first thing he says when he sees me is "Hey pretty, how are you?"

What are your nicknames?



why hello there

Hello, little forgotten blog of mine...how have you been? I agree that it has been quite a while and thought it time that I paid you a visit.

To give you an update on my life...

I have been busy busy busy with trying to get wedding planning done on top of work and school and homework! I apologize for that is the reason I have been missing for a while.

Things are going well though and at the moment I am working on something pretty big! Last semester I worked on this dang research paper for one of my classes...that paper was pretty much the death of me. I worked long hours and finally turned it in at the end of the semester after multiple painful revisions.

Well...this semester my professor contacted me and recommended that I submit my papers to this big academic conference. I did so and my paper was accepted! I now have to present my paper at the conference and so am trying to put that presentation together...scary!

Anyway, I hope all is well! We will visit again very soon...I promise.




Friends are the best...and not just any old friend. I'm talking about a GOOD friend. Friends who know and love all your dang quirks and sillyness. Friends who have been there to see you at your very best and also your very worst. Friends who would drop anything to help if you needed it. Friends who you are so close with even though you may have not have seen or talked to each other for days, weeks, months, or even years. Friends who always leave you with your spirits lifted.

These are the friends who are worth keeping around because they are awesome. These are the friendships that will last for a lifetime.

Thank you Rachel for a highly entertaining and uplifting lunch date and thank you for your sweet friendship over these many years!

And thank you to all of my other good friends out there! You are all loved dearly!