you know when you're having a freak out attack or you're watching a scary movie or you're in a weird sketchy place, people tell you to 'go to your happy place'???
well these past 15 days have been an all encompassing 'happy place'
there is no greater feeling then being home.
home is comfortable, easy, sunny, yummy and loving
home is where im constantly surrounded by my family and best friends
a place where all my new best college friends live!
these 15 days post college-prebackpacking could not have possibly been more happy!
and here are some fun reasons why!!
i came home and went straight to laguna
with my piercey poops and mikaykay!
mmm im home!
bowl of heaven is my heaven and jessie smith is a pregnant angel
taco tuesday with mi favorita hermanos!!! (?)
>aren't my brothers the cutest?
ahh :) i belong in the water!
after erica's (mind blowingly spiritual) farewell, we took a trip to the beautiful newport temple!
sunday night at the staples! uke-ladies with sis stap, first kiss stories by the bonfire, s'more, slumber party in the bunks and a pancake bar (bananas, coconut flakes, pb, nuetella, chocolate chips and more!) in the morning!
balboa and the fun zones with my fabulously fun friends!
mexican monday! a fun cooking fiesta at the stapley's!
junior year we said we were going to hike this & it finally happened! this goofy usc man is the best!
this particular three arch day was quite unique...we were the only 5 people on the beach all day!
and boy was it a beautiful day full of sun shine, paddle board stealing and the jonas brothers
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHY ROO ROO!!! rach and lily came down for pretty much a day to celebrate this beautiful shining dream of a person she is. we valeted the car at the montage, and walked in like we owned the place. we laid by the pool and enjoyed the luxuries of the place for as long as we could before we were asked to leave. lol. we went to riptide for a sushi dinner and died of laughter at our ridiculous waiter. she was so wacky haha im giggling thinking about her. i love lily and rach so much and love how i know if i miss them, i can see them! happy bday rach!
michael's going to mexico, we ventured (chickened out) at black star canyon, took a 1:30am in-n-out run, we ate chocolate fountain goodies and threw water balloon, then jake and louie serenaded me.
the boys played a little show at some community center in laguna for some high school boy's spring party. over all the party was off the heezy, little skanky middle/high schoolers and precious little blonde surfer boys that i was falling in love with. the boys are so talented! after we hit up "harb house" (so the local calls it) to do nothing but loiter and spit fire water into my face! yolo?
blakey (my little 16 yr. bro) couldnt figure out which one was me! haha do you see it? from the back?
so much brown sugared bacon (thanks trav!) and chocolate chip heath bar pancakes!
after trevor's farewell we had a fun pancake party at my house. bacon grease was poppin, guitars were strummin and it was a happy place to be. i really love my friends and i'm so excited to have my girlies in provo in the fall and i am oh so proud of these boys leaving on missions. "see ya in two" was a frequent phrase being thrown around. i can not wait to see where we all are in two years. will sammy stapley be married with a child on the way? only time will tell :)
so, tomorrow ill spend my last day home purchasing a back pack and packing a t shirt, shorts and a jacket...maybe a brush. then ill wake up early tuesday morning...
AND MY BACK PACKING THROUGH EUROPE ADVENTURE BEGINS!!!
kendall, nicole, riley and i are only a day away from embarking on the craziest thing i've ever done.
we will be traveling to england, ireland, spain, france, switzerland and italy.
im not really nervous, yet. it honestly hasnt really hit me.
but it soon will and when it does im gonna be sitting next to my best friends on a flight to london!
bring it on, baby!!
ill be posting as often as possible!