Monday, June 21, 2010

bittersweet bailey

this is a bittersweet post about my sweet, spicy, darling, amazing bestie bailey! I am so blessed by her relationship. Our friendship was sprouted from a tiny seed that was planted when we were 15/16. Ever since that one day when she heard me sing a Colbie Cailat's "bubbly" in Japanese, we were sworn as friends, until now, we are 21 and 22 and I am so proud of this girl!

[listening to colbie cailat's "bubbly" while reading this post, makes for a more dramatic read]

[bailey and I at cabana, hillsboro village. ladies night. also, big girls night, she had just turned 21 a few weeks prior]

bailey and I used to live in the same room in a charming little house in east nashville. We shared a room! People say not to live with good friends, especially best friends, it'll ruin your relationship. Not us.
[on the porch of our old house.]

one gloriously bright weekend we spent the whole day at the pool. I never spend the whole day at the pool! Partly because of my sad sun allergy, and I hate being in full sun all day, but the drinks and the cool roof top pool, looking over all of nashville made it so worth it! and being with my Bailey!

[on this same weekend, I went home with swollen feet because we went to a swing dancing get together at Centennial park in Nashville.]

[this girl is golden]

[she stood beside me on my wedding day]

[girls date night for margarita's at Pueblo]

[late night free root beer floats at sonic one night. little did we know it was the sketchy one, and I left my house in my bathing suit.....]

[this girl is amazing. she gets me]

Bailey Todd is a once in a life time friend. You meet someone like this and you cherish her forever, she doesn't float in and out of your life like some people, she is always there. We can go months without seeing each other, but once we give that first hug when we are reunited, it's like we've been next to each other for all that time. She knows how to make you feel like you are the most important person in the world whilst talking to her. Her reasoning is sometimes weird to me, but that's another reason that I love her so dearly. Often, while in a sticky situation, I find myself saying "how would bailey deal with this?" I am so amazed at her willingness to forgive and let things go, something I think we all need a little more of in our lives.

Bailey is leaving on January 2nd from New York and flying to Botswana for 5-6 months. Like I said, this is a bittersweet post. I am thrilled, and excited for this huge, amazing opportunity for her, whilst being selfish and sad that she is going. I am worried she will never come back, but I can't say I blame her. I know she will meet amazing people and impact their lives as she has done mine, certainly. I love you bailey todd and I will never forget the wonderful woman you are, the amazing friend and the importance you have had on my life thus far. I hope you never forget that I will always be here for you, I will fly to botswana for your wedding (maybe?) and I will hold your hand when you deliver your babies, whenever those days come, I am there. I love you.

bailey will be posting from Botswana on her newly listed blog: you can take a look and read it here! enjoy!

ps holiday note:

also, a year ago today I created the most exquisite gluten/dairy and sugar free banana round bread! yeay for me!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

the bus. bonnaroo. and more

so this past weekend, we did our year #8 at bonnaroo. a very successful year. lots of great music, wonderful people, a smooth running bus, heat strokes, and of course lots of drugs.

2 days before bonnaroo, robert got home from work and we attempted to paint the bus, we got about 85% of it painted! pretty proud, and grateful for all the people who came and helped us out, and to the anchor for letting us use their parking lot!



[these amazing pictures were taken by Mary nell Powell!]

some bonnaroo highlights:

mumford and sons, steve martin, middle east, jay-z, stevie wonder, dr. dog, ozomalti, stephen franti, dead weather, she & him, and so many more!

and, as if we didn't go to enough shows this past week, last night robert and I went to see the Nashville symphony in the park! The theme was "space!" it was so beautiful, then today we worked in the garden :)

first habanero!

these pictures, Tina Nord took of us having fun heading to bonnaroo, and at the festival! our bus has to have the avacado green and brown added to it!

alabama. + homemade things.

so the past few weeks i've been out of town, in and out, weddings, carnivals, bonnaroo etc.

been busy with the bus as well.

the wedding in alabama was gorgeous! so simple, yes so much detail included in every aspect of the wedding. this couple was adorable and I am so happy that we were part of this special day!

luckily for us, about 15 minutes before we got to the hotel we stumbled on a carnival in florence, alabama!

congratulations Ben and Audrey!

also this month, i've been crafting alot, dresses, curtains, pillows, bench covers for the bus, so many beautiful fabrics!

that's about it.

plus this sweet birds nest i found in my momma's porch plant! so gorgeous!

ill be posting more later today about the bus updates and bonnaroo!