we're sad october is almost coming to an end,
but it sure has been a good one! we are currently
in canada and flying home later this week in time
for halloween, so i'm sharing some snippets of our
month before november is here! lots of photos below:
this month began with the best package ever
from the most darling friend who knows me so
well. it made my month! if you understand this
package -- a "bouquet of newly sharpened pencils"
and what it's from, you and i would be friends :)
cue the pumpkin pictures. i liked these
wild stems out for sale on a city sidewalk.
it's not october without a bratwurst
at oktoberfest! it was SO good.
fall farmers market dahlias & sunflowers ^^
more farmers market...
blue pumpkins + squash!
but-- don't let the pumpkin pictures fool you.
it is 80 degrees in san francisco and
absolutely golden. i took this on a run
the other morning and almost tripped
staring at the beautiful view while running!
^^hidden inside of these punkin muffins=
a big square of chocolate. my best idea.
and two more good ideas for
football watching nights. ^^
^^october always includes general conference
which made for a relaxing + uplifting weekend
this year. it always provides just what i need.
one saturday this month we had a LONG day with
lots going on, and we walked all over the city.
at the end of the day we were SHOCKED we'd
walked 11+ miles! whaaattt? only in SF can you
do that without noticing! it's just so walkable! ^^
^^one of our favorite walks to take from
our apartment is all the way down our street
to the water, ending at the maritime museum
and mostly at ghirardelli for a little treat :)
^^ chase's new quad copter has provided lots of practice
days before putting it to real use on some upcoming trips!
it is amazing and draws quite a crowd every time he flies it.
^^ apple CAKE. i can't stop..between
pear cake, plum cake, and this...we've used
the fall season fruit up the best we know how!
plus -- they are all so pretty with that fresh fruit.
^^ the personalized google flight tracker makes
my day...if you type in "my flight to _____" into
the google search bar, it will pull up upcoming flights
you have booked to that destination. it pulls from
online booking + your gmail, and only you can see
the info -- but it is pretty nice to have it on hand!
ps- i better get ready for some loooong flights ahead :)
^^ did you guys know you can broil grapefruit with
honey and it carmelizes and tastes so sweet?
you can also sprinkle brown sugar or cinnamon
instead. this is a great healthy treat to try.
^^ every time i jog past this i think of getting engaged
on a boat in the bay leaving from this harbor and
i have to take a picture. every. time. so sue me!
two words: indian food. ^^
getting ourselves prepped for next month!
^^ rose petals scattered all along the sidewalk
made my run a little better // also how
hilarious is this long-legged shadow!
i laughed out loud and had to take a
picture during my run. am i a giant???
my october guilty pleasure...i could live off this combo. ^^
^^ i could also live off these and have made this
recipe a few too many times this month.
^^ luckily we've mixed a little bit of spinning
and juicing in with all those pumpkin treats!
also luckily there are amazing healthy
salads at work, and this pumpkin
spice froyo --- right in my building. ^^
we took our best friends to see "meet the mormons"
so they could meet some cooler ones than us :)
i loved it and we are now OBSESSED with
this song. truly. i have to listen to it every
night before bed to fall asleep now.
thanks dad for sending all of us!
^^ a much needed girls night pedicures with becca
// also be warned, if you come here and ask me for
tips, you'll get a personal color coded email like
this ...haha when our cute friends scott + sara
came to town they got more than they asked for!
^^ facetime with taggie in the tubbie,
and our FAVE neighborhood dog loves us.
he now expects a belly rub whenever we see him.
^^ christmas came early with this thing.
// also, SF's pink skies. i'm obsessed.we've been missing hawaii with my parents gone,
so we stopped by L&L for a plate lunch fix...along
with hawaiian sun guava juice & kauai kookies.
gnocchi night with the kimball's
in town at charming nob hill cafe ^^
^^ bread & cocoa, best café name!
briefly ran into st. george one morning on my run,
but found no swig or red rocks!! (sorry- utah humor :)
^^ tried on a new coat for our canada trip
over my running clothes & had to finish
my run with a shopping bag in hand!
^^ always love staying in the cute guest bedroom
of our bff's when we have sleepovers //
also my team at work is planting our own
garden, & it's the cutest. only problem is
i have the opposite of a green thumb!
^^ more fans of the quad copter ... this means
i finally left and went shopping for a niners hat.
^^ we got to take a tesla back into the city
from google the other day, that huge screen
is my favorite. it's our dream car for when
we move out of the city one day! // also,
so sad this piattini tapa restaurant closed..
but glad we made it for dinner there last week!
fleet week was a major highlight of oct...
and so was this pumpkin ravioli & apple cake at home.
a new secret rooftop discovery smack
dab in the middle of downtown. chase
led me on our run here (up lots and lots
of stairs) and i fell in love with the view!
we're suckers for any good view. ^^love these little lights at pier 23. ^^
sent off packages for october family birthdays
since we can't be there to celebrate! ^^
will it ever get old? maybe to you, never to me!
^^tried the best peruvian food truck -- sanguchon.
more great views from a sunny day. ^^^^ and here are the pumpkins i actually got
for us -- i can't resist the cute little white ones!
^^ some fun nights spent with t&t lately including
ice cream sandwiches, finding secret view
points, & fireworks. oh and copter flying, ha!
thank you october for always delivering.
we're ending you on a good note in pretty
canada, but we'll be sad to see you go!