busy bee

picture 1:: after our final wedding on saturday. it was a gorgeous wedding. much like the ones you'd see on style me pretty. i kid you not.
picture 2:: getting ready for the first recital of the day.
picture 3:: sitting in the front row with my students. (only three of them aren't mine)

this weekend was packed with all kinds of performing fun.
//saturday was filled with weddings with my partners in crime, meredith and tim.
the festivities started around 8:30 am and ended around 7:30 pm.
some in between time was used for dress rehearsals for sunday's events.
after the wedding marathon was over i went to celebrate with jake's family as his grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. it was pretty cute.
//sunday was nissa's string studio's summer recital -- from 12:30pm to 10pm.
both were LONG DAYS of hard work.
yet completely worth it.

this is what i'll be doing this week.
not taking pictures of myself...but laying in bed.
there might be some productivity but we'll see.
i hope your weekend was a just as great as mine, but maybe more relaxing.

smooth as a baby's bottom

weird title, right? but that's how my face feels right now. after typing that, that sounds weird. maybe blogging when i'm tired isn't the best idea. oh well, here goes nothing.

my birthday was three months ago today and i was finally able to make time for my sister's present. i don't think i've ever mentioned her on here before, which is sad since she is my sister. and maybe i'll stop referring to her as 'my sister' since she does have a name... which is go-eun [she likes to go by daisy since it's easier to say but i'll just call her go-eun since i can say it]. ANYWAY, go-eun always picks out the most thoughtful gifts. not only are they thoughtful but they're gifts that i would never go out and buy for myself because i just wouldn't ever think to. so for my birthday that was three months ago, she bought me a microdermabrasion session. doesn't that sound freaky? i was freaked out and was seriously thinking about bailing out on the whole thing, especially since jake's sister had once received a chemical peel and remained out of the public eye for a day. i'm glad i didn't though because after running around paying bills all morning, microdermabrasion was preetttyyy nice.

i walked into the JMISKO office [where go-eun/daisy had scheduled the appointment], filled out a few forms, and was shown into a dimly lit room. this room was awesome. there was a robe for me to wear, a comfy bed to lay in, the sound of waves, and that relaxing music you might hear in a yoga session. before the microdermabrasion began i was informed that my skin would NOT react poorly, thank goodness. so my nerves were calmed and then my face was. she washed my face and then put lotion on it, or something...i may have been half asleep. the actual microdermabrasion part just felt like a little suction on my face, no big deal. but really...my face is as smooth as a baby's bottom.

as i was leaving i asked about body wraps, have any of you heard of that? apparently you can lose an inch off your waist after getting it done. turns out they don't offer that service but they do have this thing called the slimdome. i think i might actually try it out. you can burn 600 calories in 40 minutes by just laying there. my kind of deal since working out never really gives me any results...or so i think. check it out here.

that's all i got for you tonight. hopefully reading this wasn't too painful!

one more thing, are baby bottoms really that smooth?

forever infatuated

i remember the first time i saw his face; he looked at me with those dreamy blue eyes and his smile had such an incredible warmth to it. [he also had an amazing body] from that moment on i was hooked...

on paul newman.
you know what makes him even more attractive?
he was crazy in love with his wife, joanne woodward.
they were married for 50 years!
you don't hear many hollywood stories like that.

so tell me...
how could anyone not love paul newman.

this isn't a completely random post.
after doing some comparing...i believe jake looks similar to paul newman. 
he insists that he doesn't (i would have just gone with it and said, 'why yes, i do')
please indulge me and tell me what you think.
aye or nay?

exploring the west

a weekend in colorado is really not enough. the day and a half jake and i were there was crammed full of everything estes park, we were active every minute. the above photos were from day one. read after the jump for day 2 and a synopsis of the weekend.