With three weeks until graduation, I have a lot to write down on this little blog, including my last semester of classes, last moments on Sundance, and getting engaged to the man of my dreams!!!
It was the ultimate bi-coastal relationship, with amazing weeks in California, good times in Utah, and a fabulous trip to New York City. Austin David Pulsipher proposed on March 18th, 2011 on the beach in front of Hotel del Coronado. Now we are planning a wedding for August 13th, and I COULD NOT be happier!
I'll reminisce of fabulous memories occasionally, but for now, here are pictures.
I'm so excited for eternity with this boy... Oh, and this is the ring!
This past weekend was slightly crazy, but what else do you expect from Vegas! My girls and I drove down, stayed in the Monte Carlo, walked the strip (still smell like smoke... gross), dinner at Lavo, walk around hotels, free admission and VIP treatment at Tryst (the new Wynn club), Bellagio fountains, M&M World, NY NY roller coaster, Coke World (more on that later...), walk around more hotels, Serendipity's frozen hot chocolate, drove to John & Elaine's, then sleep!
Coke World's "16 Flavors from Around the World"
DO NOT try the Beverly unless you want to look like this.
I went back home. And no, not Newport. But instead, I was on the streets of Paris again. I was the tour guide for my friends, and it was fantastic to see the city through new eyes again... Thankfully, the language, the directions, the sites, and the culture came back easily. Miss you already!!
Literally RIGHT before it started to downpour rain...
On the Champs de Mars for the Bastille Day Firework Show!! Thousands of people and tuns of fun.
ali, laura, niki, brittany
We didn't plan to match perfectly!!
Top of Arc du Triomphe (fifth time...)
Musee de Rodin
Napoleon's Tomb/Hotel des Invalides
Chartres Cathedral, after renovation. When I was here in the fall, this was behind scaffolding, so I loved seeing the before and after!
Boat Cruise = Necessary Paris Experience
Before and after Paris, my study abroad group toured Northern France to see WWI sites. And actually, many of the memorials will be used in my Thesis... Here's the Vimy Memorial. We came to it in between rain storms, clouds rumbling with thunder. Thankfully, I arrived at just the right moment to capture these images of the memorial and the surrounding landscape.