Sunday, June 26, 2016

Right Here, Right Now




"I am in the business of making future nostalgia"
It was mid afternoon at Karl Strauss brewery on day two of my weeklong vacation when I said the best thing I've ever said while casually imbibing.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Maid of Honor / Claires Wedding Weekend




I spent a good portion of last week gardening and thinking about my Maid of Honor toast for Claires Wedding. I ended up practicing the speech while pacing my apartment about 20 times. I gardened for a solid 3 hours on friday, spending 4 hours of it practicing my toast, and 5 of it attending and checking into Claires hotel room to spend the night before her wedding with her.

Photos after the jump

Monday, May 30, 2016

Birthday Weekend


Things have been pretty hectic since we bought our first home a scant 3 weeks ago. In a normal quiet year I would declare May my birthday month and spend the whole length fussed and pampered. We spent the long memorial day weekend working on the house, pursuing memorial day sales, and having friends over for board games and warm wishes. 

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Our Day at the Temecula Wine and Balloon festival 2016



Alex and I met our favorite Orange County friends at the Temecula Wine and Balloon festival this year. It was too much fun, really, too much. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

10 things I’m excited about in February


1)   We managed to get a snow trip in this season. We visited big bear and we skied at snow summit. Oh my goodness every year I renew my love for cold weather and alpine imagery. It makes everything worth it.
2)   I am so officially a grad student now. My first every graduate level classes are am Taking Finite element methods and the mechanics of sintering. It didn’t take long for those classes (only three weeks) to kick my butt and I am excited for the challenge.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

20 hours in Big Bear



We usually go on our annual ski trip in the week leading to Christmas. With the winter break come and gone and school already starting, we were concerned that we missed our chance to go skiing. Not to be deterred, we decided to take the quickest weekend trip up to big bear to ski on Snow Mountain for the first time. 

Alex and I drove up to Big Bear late Friday night, skied all afternoon on Saturday, and drove back home late Saturday night.

We had so much fun skiing at snow summit. We started in the bunny slopes just to warm up and decided that it was time to try a new challenge. All the signs directed us to chair 9 but that chair was only open until 4:30. We finished the day working on Summit Run.

Photos to follow after the jump

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Best of Our Wedding Photos




A lot has happened since Alex and I married on September 18th 2015. The guests went home, we went on our honeymoon, and we went about establishing a comfortable routine at home as newlyweds. When Alberto from TheGlare Photography came through with our wedding photos we were able to relive our wedding fun all over again. 

Alberto gave us hundreds of photos. I was able to narrow it down to tens of photos to share with all of you. More photos after the jump