if you have 3 minutes and 45 seconds, watch this little video of our trip (: this past week and a half has been amazing/epic/awesome/unreal/fantastic/fun/incredible and so much more. the places we got to go and the adventures we went on gave us memories that will last a lifetime. thank you so much allen for making this trip fit into your busy schedule. i love you so much baby and am so grateful we got to experience this together.
11/6/18 — we woke up with the sun again this morning to get in a quick adventure before allen had to head into work. we went out to davenport to explore the abandoned pier and to head down to shark fin cove. unfortunately we didn’t snap any photos together, but these photos of us at shark fin cove trying to wear the fin like we were the shark are too great not to post. this little morning adventure makes me start picturing a life together with allen where we wake up early and go explore before work. i loved starting the day like this with him. plus we got delicious bagel sandwiches for breakfast afterwards!
11/4/18 — we made it to santa cruz! i can’t even begin to explain to you how awesome it was to take a shower after three days of nonstop adventure. our airbnb for the next four days is super cute and i was so thankful to check in and shower. it was a super small little house but it was perfect for us and it was right in the city so we were able to walk everywhere. after our shower, we set out to catch the sunset at the boardwalk and of course had to take pictures in the photo booth. the sunset was unreal, and to finish it all off we had a delicious pasta dinner. i am so excited to explore around for the next few days.
one time i sold 16 inches of hair so i could buy a camera and i cried when they cut so much off me but the camera is now also part of me. and now here we are in the woods we three, the camera, hair, and me
What I love about November:
2. Walking around the City of Trees and watching the leaves change color!
3. Running @runtofeedthehungry; Who else does this as a tradition?! If you live in or near Sacramento, DO IT!!!
4. Celebrating November birthdays! My Dad and Father-in-law share the same birthday!
5. Four years ago, I met @bravol_ and a year ago, he proposed!
6. Visiting @applehill
7. Cyber Monday deals b/c I can’t do Black Friday...
8. It’s one month closer to December and the New Year!
What do you look forward to this month?!
11/2/18 // our last stop if the day before finding a campsite was montaña de oro state park. this was definitely a highlight of the day. with the beautiful rolling hills and trees behind us and the ocean and rocks/cliffs in front of us, this place had it all. i brought along a few canvases and paints for allen and i to paint and this was the perfect place to post up for a bit and get creative. my painting is unfinished but i was painting what i saw around us while sitting on the beach. allen painted him and i running around and playing. i love how he is always into whatever i envision for us and i am super stoked that, although he isn’t super artistic, that he spent a little time making a painting of us and had fun doing it. ps; we used the ocean water as the water to clean our brushes, so our paintings have a little bit of our adventure mixed in with it!
11/2/18 — after exploring some beaches we headed up into the mountains into los padres national forest. we were attempting to find some hot springs but unfortunately the road we were planning to take was closed. it was a fat bummer and the drive was kind of sucky too but we did get some great views and got to take this hilarious attempt at a jumping photo on top of a water tower of sorts!
Happy Halloween friends!
I love wandering around my neighbourhood this day of the year.
I love seeing all of the kids (and their parents) trick or treating in costumes, I love that randomly, everyone let's off fireworks in front of their house because it's the only time of the year that they're allowed to and what I love most is seeing the extent that all of the houses and businesses go to in decorating.
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With a couple of busy weeks behind me and a couple more ahead of me, I'm always trying to take time to pause and reflect.
If you too are in a busy season, check yourself and try to turn the worry and stress into thankfulness.
Thankfulness for being busy and take time, as much as you can, for yourself.