Friday, January 31, 2014

january and i get along better in california

dear january,
you've been so lovely.
you and i get along much better in california..
help me remember that!

between kicking you off by skiing at alta to ring in 2014,

to our lovely trip to sonoma + napa and staying in our favorite place ever...
to making brunch at focusing on new year's
taking a thai cooking class together and announcing my parent's big move...
to exploring gorgeous lands end and hiking down to sutro baths, and
falling more in love with the town of finally visiting the
SF de Young museum and then welcoming the strongs to town for a visit
and biking the city on a tandem with them.. to focusing on healthy eating,
to finding a new brunch juicing at the ferry building and 
ice skating in union finally hiking mount tamalpais
and a girls trip in las's been a golden month! 
if this is how the rest of 2014 is, i like it a lot.

here are some tidbits that didn't quite make it 
in those posts but that we loved
in january..
^^ gorgeous peony blooms in january..i walked past this
flower cart in union square and had to snap a picture.

^^ one of the highlights of my month was getting this
first "weekly email" and one every week since.
one word: lucky. two words : love him.

^^ monday nights call for peonies + pie.

^^ pretty thank you cards for christmas lovelies

pool playing + tennis date night with our bffs

^^ hiking in gorgeous los gatos
so nice exercising outdoors all winter here!

^^ thai takeout at our apartment = happiness

night out in SF at the opera house ^^

^^ chase casually getting interviewed for
his thoughts on the shen yun opera show..haha 
clearly he was loving the limelight!!

^^ our cute new friends//twins
who went to see the shen yun show 
with us...quite the experience!

^^ this chinese TV station loved the boys!

^^ a shot i took while running on the
most gorgeous day..i thought it would
turn out blurry, then looked at it later it captured the gorgeousness.

orange trees everywhere. need i say more?

tennis at glad i married a boy
who will play my favorite sport with me!

is it sad or fun that we have meals
on our coffee table in our tiny apartment?

^^ caught my husband jumping on the bed
when we arrived late at night to a hotel 
while road tripping earlier this month...
shh! don't tell!

^^i have an irrational need to send chase my outfit
if we don't see each other in the morning because
of one of us leaving too he gets weird
pictures like this yet still loves me.

thai cooking class in SF. AKA the best night.

strange how our apartment magically cleans
itself moments before visitors arrive to town... :)

pb lovers-- beware...i discovered peanut butter & co.
and my life is changed...dark chocolate pb? pb with
honey mixed in? life doesn't get better.

sometimes necessary. ^

^^ final semester! please end!

^^ yayyy packages! yay bffs!

breaking news, we have reached the
half-ponytail stage! {he's wanting a
ponytail for our europe trip in feb. so
he can blend in with the locals hehe}

thank you katie for setting up my
pump when i am late! trying to
go to body pump more often so i can
beat chase in an arm wrestle one day..

what kind of dad randomly
ships his daughter new running
shoes? the best kind of dad. that's who.

and lastly, found this little treasure...
my passport from when i was 9! 
the beginning of my love for travel.

what are some of your january highlights?


  1. OH WOW! Y'all are the cutest! The weekly emails just made my heart smile! Your January looks like it was absolutely fabulous. :)

  2. Your husband is the sweetest and I am going to ask my husband kindly to do the same letter writing haha!! Your dad = so cute for sending you those shoes!! And if you're ever in Boston not during the winter we can definitely play some tennis!

    1. love that you play tennis!
      we are hoping to come to boston/cape cod next labor day, hope we can say hi!!

  3. We eat most of our meals at the coffee table too ;-)

    Jealous of your 9 year old passport! I didn't get my 1st passport until I was 25, I wish I had begun traveling out of the country and seeing more of the world when I was younger.

  4. I love how you and your hubby took your cooking class together.. looks so fun. I need to try doing that.. great post

  5. Dying at the passport. My first one was when I was 10, so mine looks very similar.

    1. stop, i will need to see a picture of that ASAP! xoxoxoxo

  6. I loveeee peonies! That Thai cooking class would be so so fun. Pad thai and yellow curry, my favorites. Also, weekly love letters?! Too sweet!

  7. oh my goodness. that email from your hub. Swoon! What a guy! Love the post and all those pictures. and in love with your C&E pillow ;)


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