happy new year!

happy new year!

we ended the year on a high note…literally!  we went to our favorite ski resort alta  and spent the day skiing in a pretty snowstorm. we stayed at the lodge late to watch the torchlight parade down the mountain, and then got dinner at porcupine…

2013 in review

2013 in review

dear 2013, how are you almost over? all i can say is that we loved you, and can’t believe how every year just keeps getting better and better. here’s an attempt to recap you in one song: and as for a little 2013 blog recap…in…

the best trip of the year

the best trip of the year

summer finished off with the best trip of the whole year..jackson! i was so lucky to have the summer off from teach for america and be able to meet my family on this trip even after our crazy china trip! That was such a memorable…

SF giants half marathon

SF giants half marathon

remember that half marathon training plan i posted a few months ago? well, i sure hope that helped somebody… because i didn’t even follow my own plan! oops! between a few weeks in china, going home for a wedding, and spending a week in the tetons……

suzhou, the venice of china

suzhou, the venice of china

“the venice of the east” …as soon as i heard that nickname for the city of suzhou, i knew we had to go! this city was founded in 514 BC..what?! the canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and gardens were breathtaking. it is also a huge center…