Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I Feel Like Dancing Tonight

Everyone knows I love music, and who doesn't love a good concert?! Summer and fall were full of great shows, fun venues, and even better friends!
Neon Trees: July 18, California State Fair (Sacramento)

Fair concerts are the best because they're essentially free! Neon Trees is one of mine and BF's new favorites, so we were super excited to see them at the California State Fair when I was visiting! 

Boise Music Festival: July 23, Julia Davis Park (Boise)

A perfect roommate date...sunshine, music, and day drinking! We didn't watch many of the bands that day, mostly just watched people and enjoyed a day in the beautiful Boise sun.

All Time Low: August 17, The Knitting Factory (Boise)

While J. and I say we "share a brain" when it comes to most things, music is a passion for both of us and All Time Low is an all time favorite. We started out with happy hour before the concert and ended up meeting the bass player Zack, who bought us both drinks! The concert was amazing, as usual, with opening groups The Cab and Mayday Parade (other favorites!). We ended up meeting back up with Zack for drinks after the show and had a perfect night to end the summer. The next morning however...was not so fun...

Eric Church: August 23, Western Idaho Fair (Boise)

A and I are ultimate fair was only fitting we see Eric Church together at the fair! Complete with corn dogs and lemonade of course. If he wasn't already a new favorite, he solidified it after this concert! Fingers crossed for new music soon.
Taylor Swift: September 3, HP Pavilion (San Jose)

I flew to California for Labor Day weekend to see BF, but also for this!! C. and I bought our tickets almost a year in advance...and have been counting down ever since. We both got some weird looks when we told others it was just the two of us going to this concert together, but our love-hate-sibling-rivalry-best-friend relationship is absolutely perfect! Especially in our plaid shirts and "cheesy for T-Sweezy" smiles.

Zac Brown Band: September 15, Taco Bell Arena (Boise) 

Taco Bell is the perfect venue...because we can walk from my house! Me, A., K. and J. made a date out of it. Even though we didn't really know much of their music, we still had a good time! Another plus side of the location? Pie Hole on the walk home. 

Dierks Bentley: November 16, Idaho Center (Nampa)

Honestly the selling point for this concert was that Eli Young Band was the opener...I might love them even more than Dierks! Of course they were both amazing and made for a fun 3rd concert for us girls to go to. 

Let's see if the next concert can top this one!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

As Our Lives Change, Come Whatever...

May 2011 was a whirl wind of graduations! Lots of family and lots of fun.

First was my own from Boise State University! A.S. Radiologic Sciences and B.S. Radiologic Sciences General Studies (Management Emphasis). I barely remember the ceremony; we were short a chair in our row so A. and I were sharing a seat, everyone was just taking pictures during the speeches, then the whole walk to the front I was just worried about falling on my face!

This picture has a special place in my heart...all 6 of us met and lived in Morrison Hall our freshman year, and we all graduated 4 years later! one is quite done yet. B. is specializing in MRI, C. heading to Law School, C. going to grad school for Psychology, N. off to Dental School, I'm going to specialize in Ultrasound, and J. specializing in Mammography! Love these girls ♥

I felt so lucky to have so many people there to support me! Unfortunately Sister couldn't make it, but Mom, Dad, Aunt J., Uncle N. and most of the Utah cousins were all in my cheering section! As was BF's family. Last but not least, C.! BF's best friend, but who over the years has become one of my best friends as well. This is our graduation picture "tradition"...we have the same picture after C's high school grad, now our college grad, and next year it will be repeated at USC.

And here we are, 4 years later. From orientation at the very beginning, to graduation at the very end. Definitely would not be here if it wasn't for him! ♥

The day after our graduation, I hopped in the car with C. and the Snider's and we headed back to California! After a...12?...hour car ride?? due to some snow, we finally made it and it was time to prepare for D.'s high school graduation! My "little" brother and I have the cheesy smile down pretty good, and we'll have many more chances to practice it when he's a fellow BSU Bronco next year!

From California I flew to Utah, where I finally got to see Sister! And now it was time for cousin B.'s high school celebrations. We didn't get to go to her actual commencement, but were there for her party! We got a picture with Grandma and just a FEW of her grandkids/great grandkids before Sister left, and after that it was "flat Cassie" that posed for pictures.
And last but not least, cousin C.'s high school graduation. Everyone had just enough time to make it home, then come right back to Boise for his. It always makes me sad I don't spend enough time with the Idaho cousins considering they're so close, but we sure do have fun when we're together!

Let's just hope I don't have to go to another graduation for a long, long time. 4 in 10 days in 3 different states...that's got to be some sort of record!