Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's gettin' hot hot hot!

I am so going to brag right now!!!  It is so nice here!  It was 80 degrees here today!!  I am so loving the warm weather!  I love the sun.  I love the warmness it brings.  I love that I get so warm in my car that I can roll down my windows and feel the breeze.  I love the fact that my dogs get to play outside and get their energy out.

I love love love that warm weather!!

This song totally describes what I want to do: Surfin' Safari (click to hear it!)  I love the Beach Boys and I blame my dad.  I love that my dad taught me all about the songs that he grew up listening to.  I find that I catch myself singing along to them when I hear them and people look at me like, "Aren't you a little young to know that song?"  I know growing up, it was "just what dad did" when listening to music, but I find myself loving some of the same tunes ;)

Thank you dad for establishing that love of the oldies for me!  

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Avila Hike

Jon and I have been going on hikes when the weather is good!  On this particular one we walked the Bob Jones' trail up in Avila, CA.  It is a really beautiful place to go hiking and biking!  We have done both and loved both.

One particular part of the trail passes by a really cool tree that grew sideways and an apple orchard that looks really neat.  This particular orchard had a lot of apples that hadn't been picked for some reason or another.  I thought they looked beautiful, with the color they were and the way the branches were bare.  There was such a contrast of color that just made the whole field light up and look so "fallish" for around here.  There are not too many trees that turn color and loose there leaves here, so this was the closest of those colors, in a large amount, that I could get to satisfy my eye's desire.

On this particular visit we walked all the way out to the end of the pier.  We went down the steps to the loading dock for smaller boats and were able to see the ocean water just right under our feet.  The view looking back at the coast from the end of the pier is really a sight to see.  The coast was so green when we went and the water was so blue.  We loved every minute of it.

After our picnic lunch on the pier we walked over to the shopping area where we were able to get ice cream for both us and our dogs!!  This was the first time they had ever had ice cream and they ate every bit of it they could get their mouths on!  The art around the shopping area is very colorful and full of life! (as you can see by some of the photos)

We are aching for that nice weather to return to us so that we can go on more hikes just like this!!  Come on Spring!!

Friday, March 18, 2011


I love to make new things.  I also really like chocolate.  So one day as I was blog reading I came across Kara's cooking blog and found the recipe here.  I just had to make it because not only was it chocolate, but it had a chocolate cream cheese frosting!  It was super yummy!  It was also super rich.  Make sure to have your choice of beverage on hand to wash it down with.  My personal choice was milk and it was way good!

I had fun lovin' some chocolate cake!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My hair

I know I am really playing catch up here. I had decided that I needed a change of some sort a little over a month ago. I wanted something that would make me feel good inside but have personal meaning at the same time. I thought about it for a few days and decided that since I have the blessing of being able to grown such long beautiful hair that I would donate it. I had always wanted to donate my hair to Locks of Love, but never had the 10 inches that they require. As you can tell by the pictures my hair was quite long... 13 inches long to be exact. Cindy, the stylist, cut 12 inches of it off and I got to send it off to make some little boy or girl very happy!

I felt so proud of myself for doing this because it took me five years (with some hair trims here and there) to grow my hair out that long. I was proud of myself also because going from such long hair to such short hair is an extremely weird feeling of.... well lightheadedness(if that is even a word). I even put it all out on the line when I told Cindy that I wanted bangs to go with the cut! I haven't had bangs since I was in elementary school!

I also felt like I was a trend setter because just a couple days after I cut my hair so did Jennifer Aniston! Woohoo! She totally copied me, but I look better with short hair!
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