Monday, April 30, 2012


While I sit here in this coffee shop, enjoying the most lovely blustery day reading blogs, I thought I might as well take some time to blog myself.

Life has changed quite a bit in the past month. It's less stressful and more joyful.

I've moved in with C, taking 90% of the stress in my life away that was a cause of my previous living situation. The transistion has been easy, but tiring. No matter how close or far away, moving is a pain and I've found that it's actually less enjoyable. When you move to a different state, you get the fun road trip along with moving. When it's just down the road, it's boring as bugs; you're just filling and re-filling your car with your belongings, dumping everything at the new place and then starting all over again. Know what I mean? Nevertheless, I'm so much happier and life has been so much more enjoyable now that I'm living with my best friend.

Over the past couple of weeks, C and I have been spending a lot of quality time with his best friend Sumi (pronounced SOO-me). She's one of the coolest people I've ever known and one of the most genuine as well. Sumi is also greatly obsessed with Anthropologie just like me and we spend hours upon hours in our local store just browsing and picking out a few lovely things to take home. Sumi's a trained chef and grew up in South Korea; she said that Anthro is very similiar to most shops they have in Korea and that's why she loves it so much. I love Sumi so much, she's one of those few people you meet in your lifetime that you'll hold onto forever, she's a wonderfrul human being.

It's only been a week since Caela announced the gender of baby Maxham and I've already spent way too much money on things for little Felix. Baby girls' clothes are the most adorable things on the planet, seriously. C picked out a couple things he thought were cute while we were at Target in the baby section, it was kind of cute. I've also written a list out of other things I want to buy for Felix, and that list is extensive. I love little, itty-bitty baby things, always have. Growing up, I loved stuffed animals (and still do, haha) and therefore I'm planning on building a small collection of cute little plush toys for baby Felix; and I am SO excited about it.

Savannah - one of my best friends - had an awesome picnic on the beach a few weeks back and it was so lovely to spend some good quality time with her. Our work schedules hardly ever match up, so we rarely get time together outside of either of us visiting each others' work places. Really good times with really good friends makes me (yep, you guessed it) REALLY happy.

My favorite Toms & the ring I wear everyday and share with Savannah. 

 Savannah & I and our fantastic picnic!

A corner of C & I's back-porch; C's Iguana, Miss Clyde; close up of our cacti; my feet, a piece of driftwood and the cacti out on the porch. 

C, Sumi and I went to Five Guys after an afternoon of Anthro shopping a couple weeks ago. Best hot dogs and fries ever. 

A really neat white, black polka-dotted spider out at my parents house.  

Sumi had a cooking class for the first time in a year or so last week and she rocked it! 

Butterflies in our backyard. 

 The sun was perfect that day down by Collier.

Another outing with Sumi & C; we went to eat Thai food, local ice creams and had another Anthro shopping date. Top to bottom -  delicious thai iced tea, pad thai with shrimp, a sad broken ice cream freezer, C and Sumi being adorable, Sumi and her sherbet, my array of awesome ice creams (watermelon sorbet, kalhua coffee chip & mint choc chip, my favorite) and C with his 'don't disturb me while I'm eating ice cream' face.

A house on our street has their entire yard lined with tall bushes, a chain link fence and 'no tresspassing' & 'beware of dog' signs. It kind of creeps me out.

What have you all been up to lately? Had some good times with friends? Link me to a blog post if you've got one, I'd love to read about it!