BookFairs, Starbucks, Froyo and Rain

I believe every week in December will hold something amazing. This year my alma mater had their annual December book-fair, which is something I always look forward to. Even though they have moved to a new campus, and have tons of new staff, I always enjoy coming back and seeing the few people that made my middle school years so memorable.

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Our librarian Walter, is a professional story-teller and always reads a chapter or a portion of a book. This year, it was a co-telling by Walter and Esther and it was amazing.

My masters classes at Santa Clara University and work vamping up heading into a second set of finals meant most days I am burning the candle at both ends. So, I treated myself to coffee and a manicure, and to some yummy fro-yo after babysitting all day.  There’s something so decadent about taking time for just yourself, especially in the midst of the holiday chaos. It was exactly what I needed.

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We had a pretty epic storm here last week, but I settled in to my itty-bitty apartment to binge-watch Gilmore Girls and eat soup! I loved every rain-soaked minute, including the tippy-tippy-tap of rain on the roof, wearing my rain-boots every day for a week, and the fresh clean scent of the air after it rains. We got some pretty gorgeous sunrises and clouds after a week of pouring rain.


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When you are pushing yourself too hard (either at work, or school, or both!), how do you relax?

Love,

-S

A Sunset Hawaiian Wedding

The wedding was unbelievably gorgeous. The bride looked stunning, the decorations were simple but elegant, and the food delicious. The sunset just after the ceremony was the crowning jewel. It rained during dinner, and it was delightful to listen to … Continue reading

Snorkling at Poipu Shores

My family and I stayed at Poipu Shores for the five days. We had glorious weather, fantastic sunsets, and snorkeling everyday. We munched on tasty Puka-Dogs (a type of hawaiian hot dogs) and drank tons of Hawaiian Sun-teas. I didn’t want … Continue reading

Summer Adventures

In the last 3 weeks of summer I have:

  • Gone berry-picking with my brother

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  • Watched Frozen with my brother

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  • Made strawberry shortcake-yum!

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  • Visited Natasha at Google, again!

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  • Had a girls weekend in Pittsburgh with my mother, including these delicious waffles!

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  • Watched a rain and thunderstorm in Pittsburgh, just outside of this building

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  • Saw my very first drive-in movie (How to Train Your Dragon 2)

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  • Had a beach day with my girls, and used my newly finished t-shirt quilt!

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  • Followed up the beach-day with some fantastic horchata ice cream from Marianne’s

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  • Participated in our family portraits photo-shoot, taken by the talented Andria Hautamaki (more photos coming!)  Aren’t we a cute ‘lil family?!

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  • Knocked 2 things off my 101 list!

So far, its been a great 3 weeks of summer! How’s your summer going? How was your 4th of July? What did you do for it?

Love,

-S