Happy Birthday R

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Dedicated to R

R had his 25th birthday last Saturday. Crazy. It was a good day, well besides the crazy amount of snow that fell... The festivities really started at midnight when Ryley and Dusty went bridge jumping in a ridiculously freezing river. After we went to Dusty's house and played rock band well into the morning. After which we took a trip to the Idaho Falls Denny's because R got a free meal. Good times. We crawled into bed around 6:30 am. This made soccer practice at noon a little hard, but some how we made it.
Next on the list R opened his presents from me. He got some shoes, a plaid shirt, and hockey skates! I'm so grateful he liked them and I seemed to buy a good pair. (still a little nervous with our fiasco on Christmas) We were going to have a bbq in the park,but with the shady weather we went to his parents house so we could eat inside. We played a few games with our friends and family and then rocked some hamburgers.
After lunch I brought out the pinnate, which took me FOREVER to make. It was supposed to look like R. Can you see the resemblance? Well it didn't go quite as planned because it was lightly snowing when we took it outside and R decapitated it on his first hit. Oh well.
The day didn't end there. R blew out the candles on his mustache cupcakes. We took off and all went long boarding. Then to end the night we all went swimming until we were exhausted. Such a good birthday. You deserve it R! I love love love you!

Ryley, you are my best friend. I love you so much. I can't wait to celebrate every birthday with you forever!



R and I started sliding on our longboards as of late. So these videos make it look like we're going super slow and they're actually kind of lame, but I swear I'm going so much faster. Any way it's fun and hopefully we'll get much better and I'll stop being such a baby...


photos of me

Ryley and Levi and I went to take pictures for their digital photo class. Sadly I was the model. I usually hate pictures of me, but Ryley took this one and I actually really like it. Ryley is getting better and better each day. He has some really great photos that I'll have to post. Oh and ps check out my hair... it's growing!



I hate myself for not posting any more Hawaii pictures yet. These are a few that we took through the lens of our Seagull with a digital. I think the lens makes everything look so beautiful. I'm excited to get the film developed and see the surprises.

This was my first attempt with Ryley. I didn't get his face light enough but I still really like it.

Ryley's shot of me. Better than mine

Glorified Ashley Flake's bike.

The view of the ocean from the canal house

We had to get a classic shot from sunset beach for Ry's first Hawaii experience.