life lately: november

life lately: november
november was a blur. between a beach weekend with
friends, to siblings coming to town for a visit, to the ute
game at stanford, to leaving to india for 10 days, we
packed it in this month! i am currently typing this
from india in new delhi as we get ready to go to the
airport in a few hours — it’s one of the first times
we’ve had solid wifi and before i share loads from
this once in a lifetime trip, i wanted to share some 
snippets of november between all the craziness.
i hope everyone had a great thanksgiving, and 
sending love from india! craziest but best trip
that i can’t wait to share more of! for now:
^^ this month we celebrated 3 years since getting engaged
proof that i’m a sucker for celebrating the little things:
i got chase this watch thinking i’d probably wait until
christmas, but we woke up that morning and i had to give 
it to him. couldn’t wait! i told him “time has flown” since
he asked me to marry him, so now he has a new watch to
keep track of it. :) he pulled off the perfect proposal that day,
 so i think a watch was the least i could do for him to 
celebrate the day he flew to san francisco to surprise me on 
a sailboat under the golden gate bridge with sparkly ring.  
^^ the weather in SF finally decided to cool down a bit in
november, so we’ve been having lots of honey-lemon teas
at night before bed. we use the BEST raw, creamy honey 
from my parents and it’s our nightly ritual. // also having
lots of berries since we are still in california and they
never seem to go out of season, another perk of CA!
^^ visited a new google office & loved this sign.
good seafood by the beach at splash cafe in SLO ^^
^^ we rekindled our love for nick’s crispy tacos
this month, and now i’m worried i’ll be back
every tuesday night. best EVER tacos.
^^ we loved seeing some of our best friends in the world
when di & ted came to visit, and finally meeting baby rocky!

 yay for ute games and yay for seeing bffs. ^^

^^ we also got to see our cute sis-in-law rach who came
to the city for a girls trip but made time for us! love her! 

 ^^ finally cooked for the first time in a while because i
was craving curry…funny timing right before india,
because now i don’t think i’ll be having it for a while – ha
(they make it a touch more spicy here ;)
^^ look what’s up at fisherman’s wharf … !!!!
the union square tree is also up, with all the 
red bows + wreaths in the windows of macy’s
so i think it’s time to admit christmas is coming!

^^ rainy hot chocolate days + gourmet 
ice cream cookie sandwiches 
make for one very happy girl. 

 a bowling date…at work…on our lunch break…normal ^^  

^^ ha, there is too much irony in that sign! //
also, my photos were used in an ad for porcupine grill ^^
— one of my favorite restaurants! i’m no photographer, 
so i was excited about this! i’ll take a bow now :)
breakfast with a view, and the best g-chats from
my sweet husband. he’s a good one! ^^
 ^^ a special night with my brother + sis-in-law 
in town at mozzeria, SF’s deaf restaurant
loved it and can’t wait to go back!
^^ am i the only one who stares at these and plans
my next trip in my head when i read all the places?

and finally..since it’s clear christmas is coming 
{despite warm california and hot india…} i guess i 
better get in the mode. this 2015 wall calendar made me
excited for the new year and put me in the gift mode
…and christmas wish-list making mode (hint husband!)

on to december in a few days .. how is that possible!

talk to you on the other side of 24 hours of flying!
xo