Sunday, November 18, 2012

Color Me Rad

So although April, Brittany and I all ran in the Color Run earlier this year, another color run came to town this past weekend and we decided we simply could not pass it up. So we barely trained, made a couple tutu's, coordinated our outfits and showed up to run bright and early at 9am (without any coffee mind you). While I thought it was a ton of fun and a great challenge I think I liked the Color Run downtown a little more. I swear the colors were brighter, the course a little more challenging and the finish line: way more of a party than this one was. So that one comes again in February and I think Chris and I will definitely do it. Who can pass up the opportunity to wear a tutu while getting blasted with colored cornstarch?!

April and I, we couldn't find Britt =(
Game face.
April and Mike =)
Booty Bump (My bf looks like a robot)
I am tiny.
Action Shot!! Thank you April for this pic, you rock
Post Race-My bf decided he needed to make a chalk angel.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Valley of Fire

 I love this place. My family used to camp here when I was little and when my parents said they were camping there over Nevada Day weekend, Chris and I jumped at the chance to join them. Both Shelly and Kathy (with their respective husbands) joined us as well (although judging by my pictures you wouldn't be able to tell that). We hiked and hiked and ate some great food and then hiked some more. It was the first time in a long time that I have been active for several days and although my body was a bit sore I couldn't have been happier.

Up-close detail of sand curls
The Family

Fire Wave at noon
Fire wave at sunset
This shot took me a good 10 minutes to get, but it was totally worth it

First hike of the day with Shelly!



I like to pretend like the rock is going to squish me. I will never grow up apparently.

Itty Bitty Chris

Elephant rock

Us :)

Malibu: a very happy pup

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Missing In Action

So I may or may not be back to write on this here blog. See, I have stuff going on in my life that I like to document. I've found that when I'm not writing important life stuff down I tend to take less pictures, write less in my journal and in general, focus less on the things I want to remember several years down the line. So I think I'll be writing on here again. I'm going to shoot for every Saturday or Sunday because I usually have a free hour or two that I can use to write and that way it will keep me on top of life. Hopefully there are still a few people that check this just in case I came back BUT if not, that's ok. I'll have it for me =).
Here is what has been going on with me:

This past summer has been AWESOME. I switched to the wildlife group at work which means I caught a lot of bats, birds and got to see other adorable creatures while getting paid to have fun. It has been one of my best decisions ever. 

Jeff laying around on the job ;), a couple of species of myotis bats and a hoary bat (we never get these guys!)

A spadefoot toad, a pocket gopher that thought he could attack me and a mama spider with lots of babies =/

4th of July! The weather was gorgeous, the fireworks awesome and my sister always looks adorable

I have the cutest cat ever. I adore him. The other two are pretty fun as well.

Long days spent lounging by the pool with a good book at the BF's house

We went to San Diego at the end of August for one last hooray before school started and I LOVED the Scripps Aquarium

I got to see tons of gorgeous sunrises and sunsets this year. You really can never have too many pics of them. 

 School started a few weeks ago and after the initial stress of trying to get into a class crucial to me graduating next semester things have calmed down a bit and I am loving my classes. They are interesting, compelling and a ton of fun. I'm always glad that I have chosen to be a biologist. Besides the ridiculous number of bug bites I got this past summer, it is such an enjoyable job. I really couldn't be happier. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Last post

A before and after of the COOLEST run ever. I am so doing this next year again. This will probably be my last post on here, I'm just a little over it. You can find me on tumblr instead =)