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I flew straight from Orange, CA to Honolulu, Hawaii for a week of fun with the fam! I was SOOO psyched to see Brandon again. Two weeks is WAY too long. I never EVER want to be away from him that long again. I can't believe I cried at the airport upon seeing him after all that time. What a goober. Ha ha. Oahu was SOO much fun and it was SO great to see Quinn again. We miss him!!Sorry these photos are so scrambled. They are definitely not in the right order but I can't figure out how to fix it. Ha. The above photo is at Sunset Beach. That was my favorite night of the trip. We just played in the water until the sun started setting and then played in the sand, tried out our model poses (ha) and had some friendly competitions. Ha ha. Brandon creamed us all in the long jump but the foot race was a close one between him and Quinn.

This is at Ted's Bigger Burgers. Holy Hannah are they ginormous! Mine was SOOO good. It had a "bigger (you choose big, bigger, or biggest.. I…

"Love and Other Impossibilities" photos

Photography: Tim Agler

Backhaus Dance Summer Intensive

July 18th-30th I got the amazing opportunity to go to Orange, CA for a summer dance intensive with Backhausdance, a professional modern dance company. It was an AMAZING two weeks and I learned so much. I took class from 9:30 to 5, Monday through Friday for two weeks and then performed in a show Fri and Sat night of the second week. Some classes I was able to take were contemporary jazz, modern, ballet, contemporary ballet, pilates, somatics, composition, improvisation, Limon technique and partnering (possibly my favorite class). We also had rehearsal from 3:30-5 everyday. All the students were split into three groups to learn some rep from the company. The piece I got chosen for was "Love and Other Impossiblities". It was a BLAST! It was a combination of contemporary and tango. I got to partner with several guys and get lifted!! (this is new for me being 6'1). It was basically a dream come true performance. Ha ha. When it was over I made sure to write down …

Reyna Photography

My friend and rock star photographer Reyna Peery did a dancey photo shoot with me last month when I was visiting my parents in Arizona. It was SO much fun. She was in town last week and did another shoot with me and my sis-in-law Rachel. We got to submerge ourselves in a freezing river in huge poofy dresses. It was awesome. :) Those pics will be posted later but for now.. these are some Arizona ones.


Kinect Adventures is WAY too much fun. I get all sweaty within minutes. These are pictures our Kinect took of us as we dodged obstacles, reached for coins, flew through the sky, or other similar nonsense. You NEED to try this.

Brandon is Prospering :)

This is kind of old news but for those of you who don't know.. Brandon got this amazing job for a company called Prosper. It's a financial consulting company for people who want to get out of debt, succeed in their businesses, or just be smarter with their money. He has learned a lot and is doing really well. He animatedly tells me all about it all the time! haha. He actually won a huge flat screen tv because he is so amazing! It was a 42 in. but we decided to upgrade a little and get a 50 in. It has been SO nice. Our old tv was so ghetto. Ha ha. To celebrate we got a kinect for our x-box and the game dance central. We play it ALL the time. :) He also just won a huge stainless steel grill! We are pretty excited about that and can't wait to have a real backyard we can put it in! For now it will be used well at my in-laws house. Bring on the steak!! Woot woot! Brandon also won a week driving a brand new Mercedes. Its b-e-a-u-tiful! If only we could keep it! Actually Brandon …

Run Jessie, Run!!

I miss dancing so much. The first couple of weeks after the school year ended I didn't really move much outside of walking. I felt so... bleh. Luckily, my friend Manda had this amazing idea to start running together! I was very excited because just a few days earlier I had run into a beginners running program on (funnest website ever). I have NEVER been a good runner. I hate it. I think this hatred began when I found out I had sport induced asthma in middle school. While running the mile I had an asthma attack and thus began my short relationship with my inhaler. I gave up on the inhaler long ago, trying to get over my asthma on my own.
The first week of our running regiment we only ran (don't laugh) one minute and then walked a minute for 30 minutes. The next week we ran two minutes and then walked a minute for 30 minutes. Every Monday we add a minute and surprisingly, its going really well. We are currently on six minutes. We are also going to yoga on Tuesdays…