Saturday, April 2, 2011

You Haven't Lived...

Friends, I'd like to take this time to share some precious memories that have made me who I am today.  I consider myself extremely fortunate to have lived life to the fullest in lands far away, yet I still have much of the world to see!  So without further ado, here's the first part of my "You haven't lived..." series!

...until you've almost lost your hat in some of the bluest waters of the Pacific Ocean

...until you've seen the Cabo arch up-close.  (How young we look!  Circa 2007)

...until you've had a suite @ The Standard

...OR until you've partied rooftop @ The Standard

...until you've had a Pink's hotdog

...until you've enjoyed the rides & ice cream @ the Santa Monica pier

Las Vegas
...until you've been completely belligerent by 11am on Las Vegas Boulevard, and gotten a balloon hat from a kind wheelchair-bound stranger (OR until you've devoured an Earl's sandwich, I might add)

...but also not until you've had an all-girls trip to Sin City; your only means of transportation being a limo driven by Andrei

...until you've been to a black sand beach

...or until you've had the most gorgeous picnic at said black sand beach

...until you've pinched the sun rising @ Haleakala

New Orleans
...until you've collected Big Al's tips @ the Funky Pirate

...until you've touched the Mississippi River

...until you've almost lost your liver to a Pat O'Brien's hurricane

...or until you've taunted an alligator with a marshmallow

...until you've finally won the coveted "Camper of the Year" title

...and definitely not until you've jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet!

So there you have it.  I hope to add more memories to the list over time.  I'd love for you to share some of your favorite memories...complete this sentence: "You haven't lived until __________"



  1. I'm honored that I am part of lots of your favorite moments in your adult life! These are some of my favorites as well, just being with great company!!

  2. hahaha aw dang that LV trip was very memorable. Is that you and Francesca on the rooftop at the standard? You guys look beautiful!Great idea! Great pics!

  3. no, thats cousin joanne. haha. i want to jump out of a plane!

  4. I love this post so much! Many of those things are on my life list... Cabo, black sand, not so much the plane jump though :) One of my most favorite moments was driving up Hwy 1, the entire length of it. It was so peaceful and incredible to watch the landscape change. co

  5. Aw honey, this post is tootoo CUTE! As a resident SoCal girl myself, I'm P-R-O-U-D to exclaim I've checked everything off that list whoohoooo!!!! Except for Maui sadly :( Does white sand beaches of Honolulu count? ;D Love this post, you're adorable! Can't wait to see what else you come up with for the series!


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  6. Cabo is beautiful! Awesome post. Can't wait to see where else life takes you...

    You haven't lived until you've taken a helicopter tour through the mountains and active volcano on the island of Kauai! Definitely my favorite experience. :)

    - Mallory