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Friday Phone Dump

“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet”

//Anne Frank

1-2) We’ve been slowly but surely working on our apartment.  It’s been lots of fun for all of us, but this week was especially fun for Bozeman since we moved our guest bed out into the living room (temporarily).  Basically he gets a super comfy place to sleep in the sun, so he’s pretty excited :)

3) Some of our regular train have been replaced with CHRISTMAS TRAINS complete with lights, garlands, ornaments, jolly conductors, and SANTA!  So, that’s casual and whatever.  Just kidding…we were freaking out when it passed us.

4) Christmas wrapping is the best, I could do it all day!

5-6) Winter light is the best forever, amen.

This weekend we have Colin’s office Christmas party, and we’ll be finishing up our Christmas shopping!  I hope your weekend is lovely!

love,

M

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“Maybe that’s where life is born
When our façades are torn
Pain gives birth to the promise ahead”

Switchfoot // I Won’t Let You Go

1) Vanessa sent me this photo from her stay here, and it made me so happy.  Good times :)

2) Don’t these leaves look like cartoon ones?  They’re so so cute!  It’s slowly going from Fall to Winter here, so we’re enjoying the last of the piles of leaves while we can!

3) Haha, a bee was flying into the window so Bozeman kept trying to catch it (it was outside)

4) Migration season always makes me think of my sweet friend, Danielle.  She loves it when the birds all fly together in groups!  I took this photo for her.

5) Colin and I went to San Francisco 3 times in 1 week, and this was from the first trip.  We got to see Nick Mulvey in concert, and it was so so good!  One awesome thing about living here that we didn’t really think about is that lots of musicians and authors and speakers come to this area on their tours (we are not as used to that in OKC).  So, great music for us!

6) I’ve been working on some new (verrrrrry pretty) things that I can’t wait to show you!  There’s still quite a bit of stuff to sort out with it, but here’s a tiny peek :)

7) I am SO CLOSE to being done with the entire Sherlock Holmes collection of stories!!  What should I read next is the question.  Also, these last two photos should show you just how much dog hair is covering our apartment at the moment…

8-9) Pretty snaps of downtown San Jose!

10-20)  SF Trip Number 2:  Our sweet (and very cool) friends, Matt and Sloane invited us to join them and some friends at their house for Thanksgiving!  It was so so special and beautiful and delicious.  Look at that table!  And my tiny gluten free + dairy free portion of pumpkin pie (which was the most perfect, because I only like that exact amount of pumpkin pie.  No more, no less) Sloane made me!  And the VIEW FROM THE HILL NEAR THEIR HOUSE!  Wowowow.  Thank you so much again, Matt and Sloane–we love you guys!

21-22) With Thanksgiving being last Thursday, we basically had two weekends and it was awesome.  We spent Friday decorating for Christmas and relaxing around the apartment.  We also got a free trial for Hulu so we could catch up on Brooklyn 99!  We watched the first 3 seasons twice in England (thanks, Tom, for showing it to us) because it was on Netflix, but in the US it’s only on Hulu!  Anyway, as it’s our new absolute favorite show, we decided to binge the new episodes during the free trial period (we’re almost done with them haha).  If you haven’t seen it yet, I couldn’t recommend it more highly!

23-30) SF Trip Number 3: Sloane (again, she’s the coolest) invited me to join her at the Etsy Holiday Emporium.  I responded to her message with “ETSY HOLIDAY EMPORIUM?!?!”  Because those words were like music to my ears :) We had a lovely time perusing the booths of locally handmade items, it was great!  We also got to meet up with Colin’s Aunt and Uncle who were in town for Thanksgiving (and who stayed at a fancy hotel with this clock where Shirley Temple once posed for a photo).  It was so good to see them!

31-34) Our second Sunday was for more relaxing and wandering around town and drinking Mexican hot chocolate.  Also, look at that gigantic leaf!  And compare it to the one below haha

35-39) Random snaps from my walks with Bozeman this week (including a teeny tiny leaf!)–this is a beautiful place.

40-41) We got a new bed!  Haha, we set it up the other night, and Bozeman is beside himself with excitement to have an even cozier place to nap!

This weekend we’ll be doing a little Christmas shopping and probably drinking more Mexican hot chocolate :)

I hope your weekend is cozy and great!

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

“Oh come on
It was right here all along
What you’re looking for is never gone
How did we do this, we’re here
Hold me close and hold me near”

Nick Mulvey // Unconditional

1) Fall fall fall fall fall fall :)

2-32) Whew!  That was a lot of photos.  My aunt and uncle were in Monterey for work 2 weekends ago, so we drove down to visit them and explore.  We had the best time driving the coast (including the 17 mile drive through Pebble Beach) and eating great food with them!  They’ve been coming here every year for a long time, so they actually showed us around all the cool places.  My favorite was Point Lobos State Reserve where we walked along rocky bits of coast and watched one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.  We found so many places to take friends and family when they visit us!  Thanks, Jack and Angela!

33) Some days Most days Bozeman wants to snuggle like this all day long–sweet little guy!

34) Haha, we went to World Market to pick out some dining room chairs last week, and Colin asked me to take a photo of him in this one so we could look at the scale of it when we were back in the apartment.  We came back and bought it in the end :)

35) Crate & Barrel has the dreamiest, sparkliest Christmas kitchen displays!  I was in there the other day and it was magical to just wander through everything.

36) One of my new favorite shops is called Hive & Hum (it’s in Santa Cruz), and I think I need this mug I found there!!!!

37) Our lovely friend, Vanessa, came to stay with us for a few days last weekend, and one of the first nights she was here was the last night for my aunt and uncle to be in town.  They came up to San Jose and went to dinner and breakfast with us–it was so great!  Also, this cafe sells Verve Coffee (our current favorite local coffee here in the Bay) soooooo we’ll be going back there.

38) I had my DSLR camera with me most of the time Vanessa was here, so I was pretty bad about taking phone photos.  Here’s a selfie of us all by the Bixby Creek Bridge (which completely blew my mind) though!  We had a blast taking her around places we’ve found and exploring new places all along the coast.  She even took a few photos of Colin, Bozeman, and me that I will treasure forever (and I will probably share them on Instagram if you’d like to see)!

39) Carmel Beach….so dreamy

40) One of the last things I did with Vanessa before she left was explore the San Jose Rose Garden!  If you come visit us, we will take you here–it’s beyond beautiful and it smells like magic.

41-42) What most of my days have looked like this week.  It feels like there are so many things to get done before the holidays that I don’t know where to start!  Also, maybe it’s just me but I’M FREAKING OUT THAT THE LAST JEDI COMES OUT IN UNDER A MONTH!  I’m a little nervous about this movie (given the history of what happens in the second Star Wars movies within the trilogies), but I still cannot wait to see it.  We bought our tickets as soon as they went on sale, and it feels like all I can think about is Star Wars these days :)

Wow, thank you all for your patience with me as I struggle to post every week!  I’m in the process of adjusting my schedule (and my business in general), so it’s been tough to be consistent.  I really appreciate you sticking around though!

This weekend we’ll be going to the Nick Mulvey concert in San Francisco and meal planning for Thanksgiving!  I hope your weekend is happy!

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

“Hallelujah, Light will chase and find us.  Love is facing us again.”

Oh Light // The Liturgists

(I’ve started listening to Christmas music as usual starting November 1st…it’s nice)

1) I really can’t overstate how lovely it’s been to see colorful leaves everywhere here.  I was a little afraid that San Jose would never feel like Fall since it’s sunny about 300 days out of the year, but the colorful leaves are abundant and each one feels like a gift–I love it!

2) Bozeman and I stopped by Colin’s office a couple of Fridays ago to hang out.  Bozeman was shy around everyone, but they all loved him!  I guess next time I need to bring some treats or something with me since we have a very introverted dog haha

3) Japantown in San Jose is a lovely little district, and we’ve particularly enjoyed the Korean food there.  I snapped this photo outside the restaurant when we went there to eat :)

4) We spent some time sorting through keepsake items the other day, and we found a few things we kept from England that had been packed away.  It was so sweet to see everything again–especially these very old maps that Colin got.  We’ll definitely be framing those!

5-6) Despite the leaves changing and the current chill in the air, we had a few days last week when the temperature was in the 90s!  I decided to just embrace them and go to the pool…and I am absolutely not complaining about that.

7-13) My lovely friend, Steph, texted me last Thursday letting me know she would be in San Francisco for a short time the next day.  So Friday morning I got on the train to SF and met her there!  It was so so great to see her and her friends, and as usual San Francisco proved to be one of the most beautiful and dreamy cities I’ve ever experienced!

14-16) We rented a car last weekend which allowed us to explore a little more than usual.  We drove to Santa Cruz (about 40 minutes or so) and fell entirely in love.  I had no idea it would be such a magical place, but it was everything my granola/hippie/beachy/mountain dreams are made of.  These first photos are from the River Cafe (omg, so good) where we enjoyed our lunch on a huge porch surrounded by giant trees dropping leaves as big as our faces!

17-18) While we walked around downtown, we sipped on some locally roasted coffee from Verve (we also bought a pound of beans to enjoy at home, which I drank this morning, and it was delicious) and the most heavenly gluten-free ginger snaps from Buttercup Cakes.  The whole experience was the. loveliest.

19-22) I mean, come on, California.  This is just too much for me.  How is it so beautiful here?  How?!

23)  Haha, here’s a creepy photo of Bozeman tucked into our bed.  Thank you, Colin, for this!

24) Citrus season is coming and it’s gonna smell  d r e a m y.

25) Hi!

26) More Autumn leaves, I can’t stop.

27) B2 is still making my favorite americanos around here, just in case you were wondering :)

This weekend we’re going to see my Aunt and Uncle who are in town from St. Louis!  I’m so excited.  Also, hopefully we’ll catch some of the Bedlam game–Go Cowboys!  I hope your weekend is a great one.

love,

M

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Friday Phone Dump

“Light will guide you home & ignite your bones”

Fix You // Coldplay

1) Scenes from a walk we took this week–I’ve been so happy to see colorful leaves around here!  I carried this little red one with me the whole time we walked, and it’s currently sitting on our dining room table :)

2) Bozeman is always a snuggler, but these days he’s been extra eager to cuddle up with us (I think it’s the chilly weather)

3-4) We cheered on the Cubbies until the end this week!  Though we won some games earlier in the week, last night we lost the National League Championship to the LA Dodgers.  That means they’ll be going on to the World Series this year and not us :(  I’m happy for our new State though, soooo I guess Go Dodgers?!

5-8) I’m tellin’ ya, California is insanely beautiful.

9) It’s been cloudy (and rainy!!) these past couple days, which means the mountains look a little more like New Mexico mountains than California ones.  I definitely don’t hate it, my heart is in New Mexico most when it’s Fall and Winter!

This weekend we’ll be relaxing (a common theme these days, we’re all about a relaxing weekend) and exploring a little bit.  I hope your weekend is just what you need!

love,

M

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