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#Dunlapwedding

11 Jul

I’ve known Fiona now for 8 years and I have to say, she is one of the kindest human beings I’ve ever known.  Throughout time I’ve seen her on the search for love and although I never thought she’d find it in Vegas, it’s in true Fiona fashion to have it fall upon her in one of the wildest cities in the world.  Being that Chris (Fiona’s now husband) is from the East Coast, he brought a whole group of new friends into our lives.  The union of not only their love brought new friends and family to all and it could not have been a better weekend.  It was one of those weddings where I felt like I could talk to anyone and not feel uncomfortable that we’d never met before.  Not to mention, it was in the middle of the Redwood Forest in Northern California.  It was beyond beautiful and we kept tagging everything #Dunlapwedding on social media sites so I figured, what else could this post be titled?!

The weekend ceremony and getaway was at the Ralston L White Memorial Retreat.  Gorgeous.  You curve back on these extremely tight one lane only roads that are canopied by some of the tallest trees in California.

The babies!

Heart shaped lawn.

Cruising the gardens!

BEAUTIFUL!

The Dunlaps!

Love them.

Their cake was beautiful and extremely delicious.  Also, their cake topper was made specifically for them and it was crazy how much it looked like them!

Friends 🙂

Father/Bride dance, so moving.  This is my favorite photo I have from the wedding.

Chico table 🙂  Where beach cruisers used to be our main means of transportation, I miss those days *sigh*

We danced the night away but the dj never did the bouquet or garter toss so we did them the next morning 🙂

The boys decided instead of tossing the garter, they’d battle for a frisbee which would be equivalent to the garter.

Winners, one from the West one from the East.

Fiona and I re-enacting the wedding for some silly reason.

Breakfast in Mill Valley.

After the Dunlaps took off to pack for their Hawaiian honeymoon, we took the East Coast boys to see some Northern California sites.  We packed the cars and headed to the coast.

Sarah, me, Shannon and Kimmie.  Friends since college!

Overlooking Stinson.

Classic jump photo.

I really do love living in Northern California.

🙂

Sarah ❤

Muir Beach Overlook.

Group shot 🙂

Overlook.

There’s nothing I love more than spending time with friends and watching the happiest day of their lives happen.  Fiona and Chris are such a great match and I loved nothing more than seeing them tie the knot.  It was a great weekend and I look forward to many more like it with old and new friends!

Stories and captions to come!

3 May

Wow, what can I say except for life has been flying by lately.  I have been sadly too busy to update this every night but am back in action :)!  Last weekend was full of fun and adventure as is always when I have my funner, if that’s even a word, half by my side.  Ian has been here for a week now and I’m loving every second of it!  We have been making the most of our time together and here are some photos to document our adventures.

We took the Richmond bridge over to Stinson beach on Saturday to hang with Ian’s cousins which was a blast.  The weather couldn’t have been better and I love getting to go to the beach whenever possible.

Cruising in Ian’s car with the top off.  His car is so fun and the fact that it’s a convertible just ads to the amazing summer feeling.

The view of Stinson Beach coming down from HWY 1.  I actually have many of this same photo from all of the drives he and I have taken together on this amazing coastal highway.

One of the cute shops on the strip right in front of the beach.  I just love all the fun decorations in beach towns 🙂

Walking down to the beach.

Here are Ian’s cousins Jamie and Damon playing frisbee.

Here are Ian’s cousins Courtney and Jamie as we are about to BBQ.  It was so nice getting to catch up with them and enjoy the sunshine together!

Damon, the master barbeque cook!  Funny story, this flame actually singed the hairs on Ian’s stomach in an instant.   He was trying to cook a hot dog and the flame just caught his hairs with the wind.

On Sunday, I had a horse show with little Zing.  The weather was unbelievably warm on this day.

This was one of our two tests that we rode.

Here we are finished walking out of the arena.  He was quite the naughty horse in this show.  He behaved himself really well but just pooped out in the heat.  We have to work on building a little more endurance for the next one.

Here are Maggie and Jamie from my barn.  They are two amazing riders and are always so helpful!  Don’t know what I’d do without such great friends in my horse world 🙂

I was definitely a tad sweaty after our rides but so happy to have Ian, my parents and my friends at the show!

My parents also endured the heat to watch the show 🙂

Afterward being in the sun all morning at the horse show we decided to relax by my parents pool.  Of course the dogs wanted to join, too.