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"we are country mice" tour: lawrence.

{their new album.}

my friend autumn & i went downtown last night to see the band-we are country mice perform. my brother’s good friend jason is the guitarist & i’ve known him since i was in eighth grade. i was so excited that he was coming back to lawrence on their tour, all the way from brooklyn, new york & had invited me to come!
{even though my brother is in houston for the rest of summer.}

jason is hands down one of the nicest, most sincere people you will ever meet & it was great seeing him again after a few years have passed by.
we are country mice is amazing. check them out here.
here is a photo recap of the night.

{me & autumn waiting for the show to commence.}
{the transmittens played before, they were so good!}

and alas, we are country mice began…
sorry my pictures are so terribly fuzzy…
jason’s in the plaid.

we had a blast. {even though autumn was tuckered out by 12:45am…so we had to leave mid-set.}
but hopefully i’ll get to see them play again– you should, too.

happy weekend, darlings!!

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"Bells will ring…The sun will shine…"

{going to the chapel by the dixie cups.}
nick proposed last night!!!
1. nick cleverly bought Liz a purse she had liked & the waitress brought it to them saying their friend “accidentally” forgot it.
2. he then gave Liz an awesome calendar he had made & went through & wrote down every event they had been apart of… ie: they first date, Liz’s big track meets, etc. he had her read through all the dates & they reminisced…
3. then she got to july & saw what was written on the 29th!! when she looked up he was down on one knee & popped the big question!! {the ring was strategically placed in the purse!}
{such a cute plan!! nick is so creative!}
& she, of course, said “Yes!”

hooray! congratulations you lovebirds!!

p.s. next summer is going to be a blast with all these weddings!!
like my cousin Julie’s!
my brother & Rachel‘s!
& now…Liz & Nick’s!

i can hardly wait!


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{me, july, 2005.}

today i was driving & decided to pop in a mixed cd from 2005. sheesh.– most random mix of songs i have ever heard in my life.
{of course until i come across another one of my creatiosn…}

  1. james blunt- you’re beautiful.
  2. carrie underwood- before you cheat.
  3. everclear- i will buy you a new life.
  4. the foundations- build me up buttercup.
  5. everclear- she’s so high above me.
  6. ben fold’s five- song for the dumped.
  7. kelly clarkson- since you’ve been gone.
  8. europe- the final countdown.
  9. three six mafia- gotta stay fly.
  10. natasha bedingfield- unwritten.

i would first like to note the fact that the final countdown was what i blasted on the way to school everyday for a straight month. {and people think i’m a nerd?…}

Upon having found such a ticket to a trip down memory lane… i thought i would share some wonderfully random facts about me at age sixteen.
1. i had my first birthday party in Lawrence, since having moved from Independence.

{my sweet sixteen, 2005.}

2. i was always hanging with anne & molly.
{and we might have been somewhat obsessed with paris hilton & jessica simpson…
don’t judge us… we were so young & naive…actually we still love “j-sim”.}

{anne, me, molly, winter: 2004.}

3. i was only an aunt of two!! {they look so young!!}

{nathan & carolyn, christmas day 2004.}

4. i left the states for the very first time!

{my friend brendan & me, germany, summer 2005.}

5. i was smitten with Bastian, & him with me.

{eutin, germany 2005.}

6. he sent me my very first love letter : ).

{bastian & me.}

7. my sewing class was obsessed with project runway…we practiced our runway walks. often.

{me, sewing class, 2006.}

8. i met my sweet & still very close friend kelsey.

{me, kelsey, spring 2005.}

9. my brother lived in Lawrence still, so i got to frequent his band shows & parties.
{my brother, in the black shirt, 2005.}

10. i was just as nerdy as i am today.

{me, winter 2005.}

oy. so much has changed, yet so much has stayed the very same.
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take two: sometimes we put on pretend concerts…

sorry for the first take…i messed up the settings. oh, do try again! : )
likes to sing taylor swift.

julia likes to sing songs from “Annie”.

& this is an oldie…but …
Nathan likes to sing “apple bottom jeans” by flo-rida.

i love these little nuggets with
all my heart.