Summer Lovin’

As much as I love my kiddos, I also realllllyyyy enjoy summer break off. This last year was particularly brutal as I barreled through working full time, night classes to finish up my Master’s, and completing my second year of … Continue reading

San Francisco and a Christmas Tree Farm

My brother and I start our Thanksgiving week off right, baking a cinnamon coffee cake (a family recipe and total favourite of ours) and working in front of a crackling fire. On Friday, my Dad, Cheech and I drove up … Continue reading

Turning 26

Sunday morning of my birthday weekend was cool and sunny, a perfect day in Seattle. I joined A’s aunt and her family for a gorgeous and delicious brunch at Salty’s in Redondo Beach.  They were total sweethearts, and called ahead … Continue reading

New Year’s Eve

We were a full house for New Year’s Eve, all total I think 11. For the last two year’s we have had a tradition of having a steak for dinner on NYE. We also ate a ton of veggies and mashed potatoes. We had some cocktails, played some wii earlier in the day and just enjoyed the day together. A few of us pulled on some sparklier clothes, but for the most part it was a pretty casual evening.

I mean, after dinner we worked on a puzzle. Crazy, right?!

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 Monday was my first day back at work, and tomorrow we see our students. I’m looking forward to starting over with them. For the past few it has been pretty low-key, and I have been liking every minute of it. I know before Christmas it was crazy, chaotic and rushed. Having this last week and a half to recharge has been great. Sometimes you just need some you-time. 

I hope your NYE was as delightful as mine was!

I’m also organising things to knock off my 101 in 1001 list. Check it out if you haven’t already!

Love,

-S