january and i get along better in california

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 home…to focusing on new year’s resolutions…to
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 tiburon..to 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 spot..to juicing at the ferry building and 
ice skating in union square…to finally hiking mount tamalpais
and a girls trip in las vegas…it’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
and…wow. it captured the gorgeousness.
orange trees everywhere. need i say more?
tennis at google..so 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 early…so 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?