Friday, May 28, 2010

glitterachi fan club

Hello my name is Aimee and this is a real life adventure...

Yesterday I officially became a member of the glitterachi after having my toes done and buying a new pair of shoes! (The shoes are actually for my cousin's wedding next weekend, but I love them so much I'm going to attempt to wear them with everything.) I'm not usually one to brag or freak out over a pair of shoes, but these are fabulous.

Don't they take your breath away?

The glitter on my toes is so shiny in the light.

My shoes are so sparkly.

And my tattoo looks cute too!

Even the Willow house carpet looks good next to my shoes.

Thank you Steve Madden for making these beautifully crafted sandals you named Vegaas.

Thank you Momma and Mike and Emily and Abbey for the Nordstrom gift card for my birthday.
Without it I would not be the proud owner of a shimmery pair of sandals.

I walked around the house in them yesterday to try and break them in.

Vegaas and I are a perfect match.

I hope you're finding cute sandals for summer.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

my five

Hello my name is Aimee and this is a real life adventure...

A few weeks ago I agreed to participate in something my boyfriend and his lovely roommates conjured up. They decided that we all should make a list of 5 things we want to accomplish this summer. They could be outlandish or realistic, but the other three pledged to help in every way to make it come true.

Here are my five:
1. Take Abnormal Psych (so I can graduate college)
2. Volunteer at Hospice
3. Swim a mile a day
4. Take a creative writing class

Well at least I have four. One of Clayton's roommates Jon wanted to hike a trail in Sedona. So last weekend I decided we would cross one of his five off the list and we picked that one. Tuesday we woke up ridiculously early (6 am folks) and made the hour and a half drive to Sedona. We hiked for about two and a half miles and took some amazing pictures.

Clayton and Jon at the beginning of our hike.

We must have crossed that little creek 8 or 9 times throughout the hike. It was fun to try and balance on the stones and trees that served as bridges.

Every time I turned around there was a view to take my breath away.
The sky was so clear and blue.

The scariest part was trying to balance on a small tree while I made my way out to the middle to take a picture.

I didn't fall in :)

During the adventure we ran into a few insects inhabiting the trail.
This is a stink bug, but I wouldn't know because Clayton took the picture.
I didn't want to be anywhere near it.

This is a picture of a bunch of caterpillars cocooning to become butterflies and moths.
I also think this is gross.

Clayton and Jon intent on their granola bars.
And then the granola bars in their mouths.

Jon, our knowledgeable tour guide.

One of the last views on our hike.

I hope you get to cross off your five this summer.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

growing up too fast

Hello my name is Aimee and this is a real life adventure...

I just realized that when I created my photo diary the other day I forgot all about my sister Emily's prom! Since Emily attends a smaller high school, freshman and sophomores are also allowed to attend prom. Since Em started high school this year she was allowed to go to the dance. Of course Bee and I jumped at the opportunity to help our baby sister get ready.

The pre-show. Em is munchin' a delicious turkey sandwich and I am curling her hair.

My Momma's boyfriend bought Emily a corsage since she didn't have a date.

Let me clarify. Emily wasn't allowed to have a date since she's only 13.

Posing by the tree outside Momma's house.

She made me do it, so I made Emily do it.

Emily was in a knee brace because a few weeks before she popped her knee out of socket (gross) so she had to wear it, especially since she was going to be boogey-ing the night away.

Haleigh looking fly.
(And probably secretly wishing she was posing for prom.)

I helped her do her make up too.

It is amazing to me that I remember the day she was born, when she hid every set of car keys in the house and we had to follow her around and watch her play for 20 minutes before we found them, her first day of Kindergarten, helping her get ready for elementary school and now here she is in high school. Whew, now I know how Mom and Dad feel.

I hope I look like her when I grow up.

Beautiful Baby Sisters.

Emmy and I.

This picture reminds me that she still has my black clutch!

I hope you live in every moment.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

who do you love?

Hello my name is Aimee and this is a real life adventure...

Last Thursday Clayton, Jon (Clayton's best friend/roommate), and I met Clayton's parents for dinner. The restaurant was located near the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. After dinner we walked around and took a few photos.

I actually took this one of myself at the restaurant.
The ENTIRE bathroom was covered in mirrors. Even the stalls!
Here I am in one.

This was in the park afterward.
The Love sculpture made for some cute/cheesy pics of Clayton and I.

Gazing into each others eyes.

Jon liked the candid ones :)

Thanks Jon!

What more can I say?

I love you Clayton.
Dig my vintage dress made from an old button down?

Buy one just like it at Olive in Paris.

I hope you have someone to LOVE.

Monday, May 24, 2010

an oldie but a goodie

Hello my name is Aimee and this is a real life adventure...

My love for deli sandwiches and salads exponentially increases in the summer time due to the Phoenix heat. The other day after running errands I made my sister accompany me to one of the best kept secrets in Phoenix. It is in this sandwich shop I cried to my Dad about boys teasing me in high school, had a serious talk with my Momma about my Dad remarrying, had a great 32nd date with Clayton, and fell in love with the Thursday special.

On the corner of 13th Avenue and Jefferson sits a white and red converted house. This is the Old Station. Their inexpensive yet hardy deli sandwiches entice customers while their broccoli cheddar soup keeps them coming back. The shabby little building decorated with old license plates and metal signs is cozy, but can be a little cramped during the lunch rush. The outdoor patio seating is made up of plastic chairs and tables, perfect seating for lovely weather. These amazing sandwiches can be purchased from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This is the roast beef with provolone, everything on it and a side of macaroni salad.

Personally, I like my mac salad with more mayonnaise and no carrots.
But if you like that sort of thing then you will love their macaroni salad.

I also got a 32 oz fountain Coke.

The gorgeous Bee enjoying her turkey and provolone.

She's too cool for a side.

Yep, that's tap water in her 32 oz Styrofoam cup.

And she happens to be wearing on of my favorite t-shirts of all time.
ASU Go Greek Fall 2007.

I hope you try the Old Station soon.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

update of my life

Hello my name is Aimee and this is a real life adventure...

Happy Sunday morning! I'm already on my second cup of Irish Breakfast Tea from Twinings listening to Joshua Radin and as my little fingers are whizzing up and down on the keyboard I've realized I desperately need to remove the chipping linen colored polish off my fingers and get a manicure. Miss Aimee is on a budget (moving into the Willow house= bills) so maybe I'll get one before the wedding...

So I realized that since I've been completely MIA for the month of May I should update you on exactly what I have been doing, besides not blogging. The following is a photo diary for the last month.


For our senior trip, my cohort decided to go to Las Vegas in the middle of April. We spent two nights reeking havoc on the strip.

We stayed at the Trump Hotel, right off the strip.

It was super nice. There was a TV in the bathroom mirror.

The first night we went to Lavo. Don't we look fly?

The next day at Tao Beach.

I think that girl should've gotten a medium instead of a small.
Just sayin.

This is my wrist after the first 24 hours in Vegas.
Love it.

In Devils' Advocates we have a tradition. During your last tour while at the SRC you have to jump into the pool. Of course I did it. I wasn't going to miss out on one of the greatest traditions at ASU.

Soaking wet and loving it.


Chi Omega always hosts their last date party of the spring semester on the first weekend of May. The party theme was High School Cliques. Clayton and I agreed that the cheapest and funniest costumes would be redneck/hicks. Of course we are members of the 4-H Club and active in the FFA.

When asked "what's under your shirt?" Clayton would respond in his thickest accent "Bout 7 months" or "Our love" depending on who was asking. Hilarious.

And yes I am wearing a baby blue scrunchy with matching blue glitter eye shadow.

I might not have been his first love, but he promised that I would be his last.

Mother's Day is the ultimate challenge to try and sneakily impress your Mom and make her cry. This year Clayton's Mom really wanted pictures of her guys. My Aunt Lani took awesome photos of them to be framed for their Mom.

Happy Mother's Day Lora!
The handsome Nelson boys.

Lani managed to get a few of Clayton and I.
How did I get so lucky?

For Mother's Day Clayton decided he was tired of looking at my Momma's yard, so he got his best friend/roommate Jon to help along with Bee's boy David to clean it up.
This is the backyard BEFORE the boys went to work.

4 1/2 hours later. Amazing.
Happy Mother's Day Momma!

The handsome men who made the backyard transformation possible.

Among other things, the month of May yields one of my most favorite days of the year. May 13 is my birthday, this year I turned 22. For those of you who are not familiar with my upbringing you will be astonished to know that this was my 6th birthday.

Happy Birthday Me!!!
The beautiful cake my lil sis Lane brought to me.

After the boys and I got into it. Yes, that is strawberry filling- yum!

My WONDERFUL boyfriend and GREAT friends went through the trouble of planning me a surprise birthday party. Unfortunately, it was a surprise party so none of the pictures from the party are on my camera. I'm still trying to track them down.

In short, it was a complete surprise. The dinner party was perfectly understated.
I'm telling you, I'm the luckiest girl on the planet.

The Williams Family was very fortunate enough to have all settled in the glorious Phoenix Metropolitan area. This means that I got to grow up with my cousins as my best friends. I can't believe how old we've gotten. One of the girls I'm closest to, Katie, got engaged last year and is getting married this June. Congratulations Katie!!! Of course we took her out and showed her the time of her life for one of the last times as a single gal!

My cousin Katie's Bachelorette Party. The bridal party minus one.

Heather, Katie, and I- ridiculous as always :)

The last two weeks I have slowly moved all my belongings from the Chi Omega house (aka Adelphi) at Arizona State to the gorgeous Willow district. Moving and unpacking has taken me awhile. Especially since every time I get to it I end up turning on music and dancing around like a crazy person instead of getting anything done.

This is me finally getting around to unpacking my room in the Willow house. Kind of.

That wraps up the last four weeks or so. Despite being busy and trying to split my life between Phoenix and Tempe, I will try to be more current with posting.

Now I have to go shower because I was supposed to that a half hour ago.

I hope you're staying busy.