February and March

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Has it really been 2 months since I last blogged?? Whoops. I've been caught up loving life and I am entirely okay with that. I don't however want to forget all the fun moments we've had!

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous! Spring blooms everywhere and warm, sunny days day after day. It almost doesn't feel real walking to work smelling jasmine and lilac and seeing roses pouring over the fences. It definitely feels like a storybook sometimes.

Work has been fun, new, exciting, exhausting, fun, and is certainly stretching me and pushing my limits. I am seriously learning so much about patience and teaching, and loving these kids, I think it's really good for me and certainly is helping me grow as a person. I definitely have a deeper understanding of just how important literacy is and the importance of learning.

Lately we've been enjoying lots of double dates and fun adventures into the city.Milkshake making dates, finding the best burrito in the Mission, scoring rush tickets to see Newsies in SF, and lots of girls nights. I've said it a million times but we really love all the wonderful people we've met in Redwood City. We've really made some friendships that will last a lifetime.

Tim has been working his butt off spending every spare minute studying for the GMAT. He is taking it as I type. I'm hoping all his hard work pays off!

Beach Time

Thursday, January 29, 2015

January has flown by! It's been almost a month since I got hired on full time at Project READ and it has been amazing, I seriously love that place. I somehow dodged getting sick when it seemed like everyone around me was ill but it finally caught up to me a couple days ago and completely wiped me out. Chills, aches, sore throat, no voice, etc. Thank goodness for Tim taking are of me even though he is super busy at work. We are praying he doesn't catch it since he is working on some big projects at work and has a business trip next week.

In better news we had a lovely weekend last week and were able to get outside to enjoy the gorgeous weather. We went over to Half Moon Bay (our favorite beach super close to our apartment!) walked around, then made our way down the coast to Ano Nuevo and then Santa Cruz.

I had heard that you can see elephant seals at Ano Nuevo but had no idea they would literally be right in front of you lying on the sand. Tim and I were just walking looking down at the beach and luckily looked up and one was sleeping 5 feet in front of us. They are such massive creatures. They were pretty fun to watch.

Favorite Home Recipes: Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Soup

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

After trying several recipes I love combining all the aspects I love and then adding my own ideas. I have been trying cauliflower soup all winter long and am basically in love with it. I've also been addicted to sweet potatoes for the last 6 months or so and decided to throw a bunch into the soup last week. I about died from deliciousness. Tonight I made it again and added a few more things and it is just too good not to share. 

Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Soup 

2 tbsp butter
1 chopped onion
1 head cauliflower broken into florets
2 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced
2 chicken bouillon cubes 
Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning 

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Saute the onion in the butter for 5 minutes. Stir in the cauliflower and sweet potato and saute for 5 more minutes.
  2. Dissolve bouillon cubes in 2 cups water, add to pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender. Transfer to blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add creole seasoning to taste. Enjoy!