Quickest Visit Ever

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I've said this a million times but we love when we have visitors! It can be tricky for extended periods of time since we live in the world's tiniest apartment but we make it work! My grandparents and my aunt were heading to Sacramento for a quick weekend trip and we were lucky enough to convince them to come spend half a day with us down south. We had quite the eventful few hours! Love this grammy of mine. :) Can we all agree she does not look like she is in her 70's???

We loaded up in the car. I'm not kidding we were loaded in there so tight. My grandma was on the ground on a pillow and my grandpa and I were sharing a seat, Tim was driving and my aunt was in the front. It was hilarious. Sorry for the blurriness!

Tim was our fabulous tour guide and we did a quick drive around as much of SF as we could fit in. We got rear ended (I thought it was an earth quake, it just shook our Honda Element haha) so that was exciting. Even more exciting when the folks just drove off. But it was Sunday so you can't get too upset. Luckily it just bent my aunt's wheelchair ramp thing is all.

We then headed up to one of my favorite spots ever. I probably post way too many pictures up at Twin Peaks but you just can't beat that view. It always takes everyone's breath away. Including mine, every time!

We are so glad they made the trip out of their way to come visit. Come back soon!! 

Friday Night Thoughts

Friday, October 24, 2014

I think I now understand why most people do an internship by itself rather than with 14 other credits. I'm losing my mind! 2 months until graduation!

My amazing visiting teacher/friend is letting me use her bike while she is having her baby and it has been so fun! I haven't had a bike since I was about 10 so it has been really fun. The only thing is riding a bike as an adult is way different than as a kid. I miss riding on the sidewalk! For some reason people feel the need to taunt/harass/cat call bikers all the time. It gets a bit obnoxious.

Speaking of babies. I feel like everyone around me is announcing pregnancies or having babies! It's been fun knowing about other's secret little babies on the way. :) This stage of life is so fun because you are constantly surrounded by little cuties.

Job hunting in the bay area is no joke. I think that's all there is to say there. Someone hire me?

I'm torn between city life and country life. I crave cities. I love the hustle and bustle and all the things to do and see and eat and experience but lately I have just been wanting peace and quiet and space a patch of yard that is my own even if it is only a couple square feet. Someday!

Halloween is exactly one week away and it just donned on me that Tim and I have not done one Halloweeny thing this year. I suppose because it feels nothing like Halloween here in CA. Also Tim and I have never carved pumpkins together. We are pathetic.

While we're being real here, does anyone else look like this all the time? You would think I would outgrow my baby hairs by 24 but I definitely have not. #hairinthefaceforlife

The Best Columbus Day Weekend Yet

Monday, October 13, 2014

Having visitors in town is always a blast. It gives us an excuse to check out new areas and show off some of our favorite parts of the bay area. We have been practically begging one of Tim's best friends in LA to drive up and visit us ever since we took our trip down to L.A. We finally convinced him to come up and visit for Columbus Day since Tim had the day off work. We packed a whole lot into our weekend and I have to say it was one of the most fun weekends we've had here.

On Friday Tom arrived and we drove down to Palo Alto to get some of our favorite food at Curry Up Now and then dessert at Cream. When we were driving home we started chatting and by the time we got home the boys had created an idea for a card game so we ran by Target to pick up supplies and we drew out the game and started playing. We ended up taking the game around with us all weekend and played a ton.

On Saturday we headed up to the city to do some sightseeing and to catch the air show going on during Fleet Week. We of course had to stop by the Farmer's Market for all the yummy samples and our favorite little french donuts with custard. We walked all around the city. My calves are still on fire from those hills! 

Tom got stopped by a random old lady who gave him a beaded bracelet and told him something in another language and Tim got pulled on stage while we were walking past a street performance. To say it was entertaining would be an understatement. 
On Sunday we had a nice relaxing morning at church then decided to head up the coast to walk around Sutro Baths and Land's End. We ended up having The Blue Angels fly right above our heads while we were over there so we had a great view without all the crowds. We finished our day with the gorgeous view up at Twin Peaks. I can't ever get enough of that view. 

On Monday we stopped by the Mission District for some bomb breakfast burritos on our way up to Sausalito. I love all the murals and and paintings on the walls and buildings. Oh and incase you were wondering I got to listen in while a little child walked by and asked his dad about the painting on the far right. 

After that we headed into Sausalito and it was a super hot, sunny day. While we were over there I looked over and the fog was coming in like crazy, After a couple minutes we couldn't see SF at all through the fog. We drove over to Point Bonita to check out the lighthouse and were surprised when it was super foggy and about 15 degrees colder than Sausalito. It still blows my mind how a quick drive can change the weather so dramatically. I think this was my favorite part of the weekend. The lighthouse was breathtaking and the scenery was just gorgeous. I think the fog and stormy weather was the icing on the cake. I love when the water gets choppy and greyish green and everything is misty. It gives it such a magical look. Did I mention we got to see some porpoises swimming around? Totally made my day!