Thursday, January 5, 2012

two thousand twelve and a trip

Remember how my new years resolution was to enjoy life more? And really to just be more fun? DONE.

On New Years Eve, I bought a cute new sweater and got ready to go to a few parties I'd been invited to. I ended up staying at my friends house all night and didn't go to a single one.

I woke up the next day, and got ready for church, and couldn't stop thinking about how lame I was the night before, and how that completely contradicted everything I wrote about in my last post. I sent my friend Mallory a text, "I wish we could do something crazy today."

She texted back right away, "Like ditch church and go to Disneyland??" This is why she's my best friend.

After a short conversation via text that consisted of her trying to convince me to really go, and me making up excuses, I finally bit the bullet, changed out of my dress, sent my mom a text that I was leaving, threw a change of clothes in a duffle bag, and we left.

{cell phone picture on the highway, don't judge}

I had to be back for work on Tuesday, so Disneyland was out of the question. Our hotel was literally half a mile away. So close, yet so far. My heart wept a little bit. But we settled for some overpriced pizza and ice cream in Downtown Disney for dinner.

The next morning, we headed out to Rodeo Drive. {I took a couple of classes from the owner of a salon there, and have wanted to go ever since.}  It was pretty much everything I dreamed of and more. We stopped and got manicures at a little shop.

 Everybody that knows me knows I have an obsession with cupcakes, so when we passed this shop, I insisted that we stop.

 {I got the cupcake on the left just because it was named Elvis. It was banana and peanut butter, which was Elvis' favorite sandwich.}

I saved the Elvis cupcake for my mom, and ate the brownie cheesecake one. I'm not lying when I say it surpasses any cupcake I have ever tasted in my entire life. And I've tried a lot of cupcakes in a lot of different places. If you're ever in LA, GO. (Or order one online, here.)

 {that's my new sweater. I love it more than I've ever loved an article of clothing.}

We stopped at Desert Hills Outlet Stores on the way back, and I got two ridiculously cute Volcom purses and a Volcom wallet for $35 dollars.

Although the trip was only 30 hours, it was just what I needed to kick off 2012 and make me even more excited for what this year can bring.


  1. so super jealous!!!!! I wish I could have gone on some great trip! Maybe we should do that I will just have to leave the kids with Dale! :)

  2. And this is how life is supposed to be done! Randomly!

  3. This is awesome! What an empowering post :) I love hearing that people are doing exactly what they want and love. Very cool. (So jealous of those yummy looking cupcakes, too) Glad you're having a great start to the new year. You go girl!

    Love & Cake,

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