Moss Beach

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Today I finished my last class of the spring semester and Tim needed a break before taking the GMAT tomorrow so we set out to find somewhere to spend our afternoon. We decided on fish and chips in Half Moon Bay. We got to the place we had been planning on going and they were cash only so we started walking back to the car and saw a fun seafood place and glanced at the menu. Tim was wearing his Utah Valley Marathon shirt and that started a conversation with a cute older couple sitting at the restaurant. They were locals and started telling us about all the places we needed to see. After we grabbed our fish and chips we went up to try to find the place they were talking about.

We drove about a mile up the road and found our destination. James V. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. It was amazing! I think it is one of my all time favorite places now. There are beautiful walking trails, tide pools, wildlife, amazing coastline, great views, and lots of fun seals to watch. We started chatting with an older man while watching the seals and he told us all of his crazy wildlife adventures he has had since living in the area. It was super entertaining and lots of fun. We will definitely be back to this area! 

A Night Out Under the Stars

Monday, July 21, 2014

At the beginning of summer I decided to make a bucket list of all the things I wanted to be sure to do before summer was over. We were able to take a break from the all the craziness and stress of the day and have a quiet night at the park. I'm so glad we finally got to check off "a night under the stars" off my bucket list. We grabbed a few snacks and our favorite sparkling grapefruit juice and made a night out of it. Even though it was so simple, it was seriously one of my favorite nights. A cool breeze, great conversation, and an amazing person to share it all with.

I was especially excited to have our own cute pillows to bring to the park with us. It definitely made our night a bit sweeter. Tim and I decided to pick out our own personalized pillows thanks to Tiny Prints. I am so happy with them! The quality is amazing and they are so soft and comfortable. We are definitely always going to treasure these!

Did you make a summer bucket list this year? Are you making good progress? I am about halfway through with mine and can't wait to check off a few more items on the list!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sometimes I feel like in order to go out and really explore somewhere I need a whole day to be able to do that. I've finally learned that's not very realistic most of the time. Friday night around 6:30 we found ourselves finished with everything we had to do that day and wondering what we should do with the rest of the night.

Rather than renting a Redbox again we decided to drive up to Pacifica to check it out. I am so glad we did! We hadn't made it up there yet because we kind of assumed it would be a lot like Half Moon Bay which is the closest beach to us. I was happy to see that it was still a lovely beach but there were lots of new things to discover.

Our favorite part was definitely all the trails that wind all around the hills and overlook the coast. It was such a refreshing evening. It was super windy which made the ocean air smell saltier and I kind of loved it. It is still so crazy to me that I can go from melting in my hot apartment on the peninsula and then take a 30 minute drive to the coast and be all bundled up. It's definitely a sweet escape!

MORE Changes for the Eatons

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Things have been crazy in the Eaton household! When are they not though? I mean really. I've been spending 10+ hours a day on the computer writing papers and finishing projects and getting ready for finals. Any free time I have I do not want to be on the computer so quick hikes and walks have been trumping blog time.

In other news, Tim had an eventful week! Long story short--Tim left his job at Google last month. Maybe I'll talk about that more later. It's a long story. We have been doing some serious soul searching trying to find the perfect fit for him. We both agree it's important to feel fulfilled and feel like you are growing and progressing in a career. After lots of interviews and praying we would be able to stay out here in the bay area Tim landed a great job.

I am seriously excited about this opportunity. He'll be an in house consultant for Visa headquarters and will get to work in their brand new San Francisco location. It is amazing to see God's hand in things that led us in this direction. We are most excited to get to stay out here in the bay. We have met some of the most incredible people and I am so glad I don't have to say goodbye to them. We feel so lucky to get to call this place home for a while longer.