Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Steel City

Kirk and I recently went back east for a little vacation. We originally went to DC but drove to Pittsburgh for a wedding reception. We spent a night in the city and had fun exploring the Steel City. Our drive to Pittsburgh was a little dramatic as Kirk got a ticket the first ten minutes of the drive and we took the "scenic route" which took an extra hour and a half. Once we got there we had fun at a beautiful reception overlooking the city. It was a beautiful city with a ton of bridges which makes it VERY hard to not get lost driving around.

View from the reception

On the incline which took you up to the restaurant Le Mont

Our sweet hotel
Cinnamon sugar bagel toasted with honey butter - yum!

One of the many bridges in P-town
This pic shows all of the pollution and dirt and smog built up on the post of the bridge

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Le Pain

A few days ago I took a break from recruiting in So. Cal and went to a cute place called Le Pain. My mother and I were planning on going to Earth Cafee, but since it was such a long wait we ventured around the corner and found this little gem of a place. I loved the atmosphere/decor and the lemonade was to die for!

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Bridal Belt

A few weeks ago Kenna, a bride-to-be, came to me and asked if I would attempt a bridal belt for her wedding dress. Since I had never actually made one before I was a little nervous but told her I would try! Sooo ta da.... this is how it turned out, pretty darn good if you ask me! The belt is ALL hand made, each and every flower etc. The belt fits flush in the back and the color scheme matches her groom's suit. She was excited when she saw it and I was even more excited and proud that it looked so good with her dress! Anyway, enough of me bragging...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Header

Kirk has been kindly asking me for a while now to take down the picture at the heading of our blog. Well, actually his words were more like " can you take that picture down, my legs look dumb" or something of that sort. So I decided to spruce it up a bit and leave out the picture all-together. I am not blog savvy what-so-ever so this is my version of mixing the blog up a bit! I may or may not be changing it over the next little while... While on the the topic of new headings or titles... I was recently named interim head coach for the BYU women's tennis team for this upcoming year. This news was both exciting and humbling as I have plenty of work to do considering the tradition of the program... I welcome the challenge and am looking forward to this next year at BYU!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wedding Weekend

This past weekend Kirk and I went to two good friends' weddings in the SLC temple. Thursday it was my fellow teammate (she was a freshman when I was a senior), and player (I have been her coach the last 3 years) Kristina Doerr. Kris looked so beautiful and her ceremony was really special, I am so glad she included me in her big day! On Friday Kirk's best friend from high school Craig got married. Craig has been looking forward to this day for quite a while and he found a great girl Karrie! Her dress was amazing and unique, loved it! We ended the weekend at our favorite Mexican restaurant Red Iguana.

Kristina and Shane

The Tennis Group at the reception
Karrie and Craig
Best Buds
At the luncheon
Eating chips and salsa at the Iguana