Author: Bethany Struble

Glow Zone

danny and me
just me
my arm

We all went miniature golfing for Alex’s surprise party. I insisted on war paint. I found out I am quite good at miniature golf when I actually try, but I think I had more fun drawing tribal tattoos on everyone than actually playing the game.

Messes and Memories

I waited patiently for my cousin to put these pictures up on her blog so that I could put them up. Maddison is honestly one of the most talented people I know. She can seriously do everything. She paints, she photographs, she draws, she is an incredible ballet dancer (though she wont admit it). She has more talent in her pinky finger than I do in my whole body. I am entirely jealous of her. She just recently moved to London. After 18 years of being attached at the hip, we are now across the world from each other. We have done the craziest things you could possibly imagine. Heres her blog again: http://fictionliving.blogspot.com/

To Maddison:
I miss our nights screaming at the top of our lungs to our favorite song at midnight, just driving to no specific destination. Stealing E’s and getting baja blast. I miss living with you and getting pissed at you when the boy I liked told you that you’re pretty. I miss going shopping and spending way too much money together. I miss our failed attempts at starting a band. I miss “Riley and Indie.” I miss when we would dress up in all black and throw on some heels just to go to the grocery store. I miss sneaking out and getting punished for it by being dragged out of bed at 6am to go to Costco. I miss wearing way too much makeup at 13. Do you remember how many random drawings were all over my walls? And banana wars and macho nasho ice cream! I miss the summer in Michigan, you know which one I’m talking about. I miss taking pictures of EVERYTHING. I miss when you spelled your name differently. I miss the San Diego parties we crashed and even the one I was specifically not invited to. Didn’t stop me! We should’ve been dead a long time ago. I don’t know how we survived. We got into cars with random guys we met, we had little house parties with the kids I met on the train when your parents were gone. They ate all of those little oranges! Your mom went and bought more because she thought we ate them all! hahaha! The train was our second home. I miss being the only two girls in Church wearing all black with skulls and chipping nail polish. I miss stealing all the donuts and going back for seconds. I miss being so totally illegal and not stealth while driving in a yellow Lambo with Justin. I miss the condo. Yes, I said it. I miss you Madi and I’m coming to visit you very soon.. I promise.

Childish intentions

This was my last night with my best friend, Sam. We went TPing. And it was ridiculously fun. I felt like a child, but it was liberating. It was a last minute decision to go, like all “plans” I make with Sam. We stopped by the mexican market and picked up some cheap toilet paper. I think we discussed what toilet paper to get for a good ten minutes. The discussion for who’s house to get was an even longer mess.
We finally made a decision to get one of my other best friends. Well, he used to be a best friend. I haven’t talked to him in ages. I’m pretty sure it has to do with his girlfriend.
Anyway, his mom came out halfway through our destruction and we had to book it out of there. Overall. the night was a success.

Just a little adventure

ventura festival
getting our tea leaves read
you may recognize this photo from maddisons lookbook :)
First off, photocredit goes to Maddison for the pictures that I am in.
This day was wonderful. We stopped on our way to Ventura at a little fruit stand. It was a perfect day and we bought ourselves some beautiful little apples and our beloved peach rings. When we got to Ventura we found out that there was some sort of a festival going on. There was a lady with a sign that said “tea leaf readings”. We decided to give it a try since it was only $5. I was told that I will have a house with a circle window and that my true love is “riding on a horse” as fast as he can to come find me. The lady also told me she saw a cheeseburger with wings in my cup and that she had no idea what the heck that meant. I really don’t know what to think of the whole thing. Even if it was just a load of bull, it was entertaining and definitely worth $5.

Black and a Lack

Well, I didn’t take these pictures. Obviously because I am in them.. my cousin Maddison took the ones she’s not in. Heres a link to her blog. http://fictionliving.blogspot.com/
She’s pretty amazing. Anyway, I apologize for the lack of clothing. Maddison and I started off the night at a party in LA. We left because of complicated reasons. Then my best friend, Sam (in the flannel), picked us up and we all went to the beach. As Maddison also said on her blog, our lack of clothing made the night so much more entertaining. The looks on our friends faces were priceless when we came out of the house. Sam is very protective of Maddison and me. Haha

Summer in Michigan

walking to the beach
huckleberry picking
my sisters running through a wheat field
this is my sister
this is my daughter
and this is me

This is my family and my summer in Michigan. This post was just a mashup of all the different places we went and my favorite pictures I took throughout the month of July.