Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cuties in Cudjoe: Part 4

So this was the day we almost died. (I feel like I could say that abut every day)

So we decided that the amount of fattening food we had eaten was not comparable to the amount of exercise we had gotten. So rach was like "Hey! Let's rent bikes and bike this 4 mile bridge in the heat on Saturday morning!" 

(p.s. I broke those glasses on this ride so I'm still a little bitter about that...)

The way there was great. The wind was on our back and we even had enough energy to sing Taylor Swift and Disney songs the whole way down. 

A kind stranger even offered to take our photo in return for a photo of him!

Squinty eyes for daysss

So at the end of the bridge there was a long ramp leading down to the seemingly abandoned island of "Pigeon Key". Everyone in Key West told us to ignore the tresspassing signs and go to the island cause it was supa cool. (seems legit, right?)

Aside from almost dying on the ramp down to the island, it was pretty safe and legit. 

Plus it was super insta worthy.

Then a guy came and told us that we had to pay him if we wanted to stay on the island (sketch) so we split. 

The ride back was honestly one of the physically hardest things I've ever had to do. The wind was working against us and the sun was beating down and it felt like our faces were melting off. It took probably an hour to bike those 2 miles back if that tells you anything. Rachel and Lily got off their bikes and walked at the halfway mark, but being the over achiever I am... I *had* to finish it on the bike and my calves deeply regretted that later. 

I honestly don't even remember what we did the rest of the day because that was so traumatic. I'm pretty sure we went thrifting, but who can be sure?

I know that evening we did our photoshoot that I posted about earlier! 

And that wraps up our 4th day! 
Please excuse the bad quality photos and dramatic retelling of the days events. It's all part of the experience. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Han Gets Baptized

So Sunday night your girl Han got baptized!!! I"ll share my testimony at the end of the post, but enjoy all the pics! Thanks everyone for coming out!!! It made me so happy to look out and see so many of my best friends. :')

(With God as my witness I'll wear lipstick even if I can't wear makeup)

This photo <3

What party would it be without donuts?

P.S. My dress is from J.Crew and it's on sale now! 

Best friends since I was 6

"I always thought I had a boring testimony. Grew up in church... had Christian parents for as long as I can remember… got saved at a fairly young age. So typical, so boring. I always secretly wished that I had had some riveting story of being a criminal in the past and having this incredible salvation story that would have everyone captivated at a Bible study. But clearly that wasn’t God’s plan for me. He blessed me with parents who taught me the Bible day in and day out. They told me about my sin and need for a savior, and in my early teens I made their faith my own and fell in love with Christ and what He had done for me. But as I looked over this question and a million thoughts ran through my head, one struck me by surprise. I was *just* as lost as the criminal who turned from their wicked ways. I was *just* as lost as a tribal man in South Africa. I was *just* as lost as a Hindu in India and a Muslim in Turkey. I needed a savior no less than anyone else, and it is just as amazing that God would choose to save a wicked, dark person like me. Though I don’t remember the specific date or time I was saved, I don’t really need to. Having a great story isn’t what saved me. Plus, I do have a great story… God left the heavens, bore my shame, suffered and died to save me! How much more incredible can it get!?!?! I still fail Him all the time, but as I get older I grow closer and closer to Him. I want to serve Him with my life and gifts, and give Him my everything… Just as He gave me His everything."


Killing Flowers

For my baptism I knew I wanted hydrangeas for the centerpieces but couldn't find nice ones anywhere! I was getting discouraged when Caitie said her neighbor said the deer were eating all her flowers and she could pick whatever she wanted. Free hydrangeas? Score.  (Shoutout to Caitie's neighbor who I do not know. You rock.)

"shhh, flowers. I'm only killing you."

I made this dress at the end of the summer last year and it's one of my faves. Classic but 
still quirky. 

Kevin: "Ooo wait! I have a photo idea! Here take my pic." (He legit instagrammed this...)

Outfit details: 
Hannah: Dress: Made by me; Shoes: Consignment store
Caitie: Dress: Calvin Klein; Shoes: Goodwill
Kevin: who knows

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cuties in Cudjoe: Part 3

The 3rd day of our trip was our day in the happening city of Keyyyyy West! We got an early start to our day and stopped at all the cute little shops on our way to main street. 


(Rach found this romper for a few dollars at a thrift shop on one of the keys, not bad, eh?)

(Got my dress for a few bucks at a consignment store)

(And Lily got her's for a few dollars at a yardsale. We're big spenders.)

We walked all up and down mainstreet until we found this hammock shop I remembered from last time I was there. 
I swear these are the hammocks we will have in heaven. 

We had passed this restaurant the night before and were in awe of its aestheticness. When lunch time finally came we wandered up and down mainstreet asking shop owners where "the really cute Mexican cafe is with the lights and flags"?  We were taken on a wild goose chase to several different Mexican restaurants but none of them were "the one". After an embarrisangly long amount of time we FINALLY found the oh so instagramable cafe we longed for. And you bet we got those instagrams.  

They matched the guacamole perfectly to my outfit. How kind. :')

"Shell phone" *Giggles* (name that movie)

Marilyn Monroe ft Lily hair toss

We had heard great things about the butterfly conservatory, so we made our way across town to check it out and escape the heat. 

Some rare and exotic butterflies we spotted. 

We then decided we needed to go to the Southern Most Point to get a photo for Lily since she'd never been there before. Rachel had the map so she directed us which way to go. After walking for about an hour in the hot sun and insane humidity and feeling like we were about to pass out... we realized we were lost in Key West. Luckily we realized we were lost right as we found a visitor center. We had to call a taxi to take us to the whole other side of the Island. Turns out the Southern Most Point had only been about a 5 minute walk from the Butterfly Conservatory, but we walked in the complete opposite direction. Whoops. 

We made our way back to main street and walked around for a few more hours before heading back to Grandpa's for homemade spaghetti and sauce. :')

No one died, so all in all it was a good day.