Wednesday Thoughts

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

School is in full swing again and it feels to good to be back! I was bummed to take last semester off but moving in the middle of the semester just calls for a disaster so it was probably a wise decision. I love being busy so it feels so good to be back in a routine again.

I've been contemplating working part time while doing school full time but couldn't really find anything that would work with my schedule. Luckily I have been babysitting like crazy (yes, just like when I was 13) and it has been a ton of fun. I like love kids so this has been perfect for me. This has been a huge blessing both financially and also emotionally.

It gets super old sitting on the computer all day long doing homework so this gives me a great chance to get out of the house and play with little ones. It's pretty much perfect. Today we played with chalk, went to the playground, collected "nuts for brown eyed squirly's breffest" and only had one melt down over spilled pistachio ice cream. Is it weird for a 3 year old to love pistachio ice cream? I guess ice cream is ice cream.

Life is great and I feel extremely blessed! I'm looking forward to my brother coming to visit next week before he jets off to Argentina for his 2 year mission. The weather has also been phenomenal so Tim and I have been playing attempting some tennis at the park across the street. I still can't wrap my head around the thought that it is going to be like this basically all year round. 

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Epic Easter

Sunday, April 20, 2014

We had such a fun Easter this year. We got together with some of our new friends in the ward and decided to throw an Easter bash together.

We started our evening with peep wars. Essentially you put two peeps on a plate and stick a toothpick in each one and whichever peep stabs the other wins. It was quite the battle.

We followed that with dinner out on the patio with an amazing spread of food. We were quite proud of ourselves with our line up. Shish kabobs, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls, asparagus and little bundt cakes for dessert.

Afterwards we had an egg roll competition. We dyed easter eggs and then would roll them across the floor and the first one to crack would lose. This was probably the funniest event of the night and we are definitely going to have to carry forth the tradition.

After a few more games we called it a night. It was definitely an Easter to remember. We are so thankful to have formed so many great friendships and are excited for the new ones we are making. Hope you all enjoyed your Easter as well!

Sandwich Of All Sandwiches

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Today has been such a beautiful day we couldn't help but spend most of it outside! Tim and I were excited to finally be in town to check out the Redwood City Farmer's Market. We stocked up on a whole bag full of produce goodies. I love that you don't have to buy things in bulk like you do at many of the farmer's markets that I've been to in the past.

Afterwards we walked around downtown a bit and decided to finally try a sandwich from Ike's Lair. Oh my word. It was insane. We ordered the kryptonite to share and it was the biggest sandwich I've ever seen. It had roast beef, pastrami, turkey, ham, salami, bacon, onion rings, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, green pesto, pepper jack, and avocado. WOW. It is definitely a must try if you are in the bay area.

^^ Can we all agree that eating pictures are the weirdest?^^ 

Tonight we are heading up to Oakland to watch an Easter celebration and then attempting to cook an Easter meal with a broken oven tomorrow. Wish us luck! Happy Easter! I feel so blessed to have a knowledge or the Savior and His sacrifice for us. What better thing to do than to celebrate Him. 

Bay Area Bucket List

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Since moving to the bay area in March 2014 we have been determined to see and do as much as possible. I have spent endless hours searching through lists of things to do in the area and decided to come up with my own list. Items in bold have been completed and the rest we are hoping to complete soon! This list doesn't include food because if you know me, you know that deserves it's own post. :) Coming soon!

Bike or walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
Treasure Island
Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito
Santa Cruz
Seymour Discovery Center in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Twin Peaks
Giants Game
Ride in a cable car
SF Zoo
Sutro Baths
Land's End 
Angel Island
Ferry Building 
Movie & music on the square in Redwood City
SF Moma
Tour Stanford campus
Golden Gate Park & see the bison
Coit Tower 
Lombard Street
Pier 39 & Fisherman's Wharf
Sailing in the bay
Hike Bernal Hill
Japanese Tea Gardens 
DeYoung Museum
Drive down Highway 1 to LA
San Francisco public library
Winchester Mystery House
Big Basin to see the giant redwoods
Ride a ferry
Conservatory of flowers in Golden Gate Park
Napa Valley
Half Moon Bay
Whale watching
Union Square
Yosemite National Park
Painted Ladies
9 Mile Drive
Hot air balloon ride in Napa
Seward street slides
Farmers markets all across the bay area
Half Moon Bay pumpkin festival
Berry picking on the coast
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Año Nuevo state park to see elephant seals 
Muir Woods 
GoCar Tour
Palace of Fine Arts 
Tour a tech company campus
Gilroy Garlic festival