Hiking and Poke Bowl with Becca!
Building the raised planter in the backyard, and drinks with the girls!
Thanks to Becca for the beautiful frame set!
Becca introduced me to an amazing new place in San Jose called Poki Bowl! I can’t wait until something like this opens closer to my house!!
Poke bowl and homemade spiced mead…
Dancing to Bruce’s band, the Rolling Blackouts!
Glamping in Pescadero, CA…
Grabbing a beer to celebrate Becca’s birthday!
Avengers and laser tag party for Henning’s 29th birthday!
Combined New Years Eve/housewarming party!
Mel and Michael are finally married!
Venue: Cinnabar Hills, Los Gatos
A gigantic gluten-free blueberry pancake, the beach, and some of my oldest friends…
2004 –> 2014
We’re in Carmel!! And playing silly games. :) Like we do…
Gluten-free everything!!! …at Scramblz.
Clouds galore – Stanford & Saratoga:
Celebrating Yumi’s bday in San Pedro Square!
Preparing for tomorrow’s afternoon run with Becca. This time, we made sure there was a bathroom break location somewhere in the middle!
Celebrating Becca’s birthday!! :D
Joined Becca at Santana Row for the afternoon… look at these cute shoes!
Very look-don’t-touch situation. :P
Becca and I ran to Shoreline Lake, where Henning and Greg biked to meet us.
Very exciting post-workout meal, with a view!
Annual dinner with the girls…
Got up at the crack of dawn to spend the morning with these wonderful ladies. Debbie’s first 5K, and Jess’s first Half Marathon!
Got to meet Becca’s mom’s puppy Abby!
Colby and Abby :)
God, what a beautiful day!!
Saturday Crossfit workout, then brunch with Hen, Pen, Becca & May in downtown Willow Glen.
Playing with Colby after a Sat morning workout with Becca and May. :)
Brunch with Becca at Coupa.
I’ve been sick, so Henning made me soup! Very aww!
I’m thankful for – Day #6 – My high school friends
Look at the beautiful cake Mel brought to our annual reunion/Secret Santa gift exchange. Mel is definitely the mama bear of our group of 6. :)
What a morning of mud, fire, and cow poo!
Finally cleaned up after the race…
…ate some porcupine custard buns…
And once I got home…. FEET PAMPERING SUPPLIES!!
A very thoughtful birthday present from Jamie and Wes. :)
Talk about reasons to celebrate!
Becca and I ran our first half marathons!! (Alicia her second.)
Race: SF Giants
Course: From AT&T Park, up past the Bay Bridge, to the base of the Golden Gate Bridge, and back to end inside AT&T Park.
In the evening, we took Erik to the SF 49ers game at Candlestick Park (vs Lions).
Penny has a message for the world…
3 weeks until the half marathon!!
Semi-painful 10-mile run today along Vasona Park/Los Gatos Creek Trail.
I love this bridge we always run across! Painted by local kids.
7 mile run this weekend through Vasona Park. Becca and I have less than 2 months until our half marathon (13.1 miles) in September.
I really could not pick one photo from today. Sorry…
Color Run 2012 with Hannah and Becca!
Brunch at Pomelo in Noe Valley. Here is their menu… I will also provide descriptions….
crispy afro-peruvian bean and rice pancake with yellow pepper sauce, topped with marinated grilled skirt steak, fried plantains and one egg sunny side up
with prosciutto, mozzarella, sun dried tomato and basil, pan fried in olive oil, served with a balsamic reduction, two eggs and seasonal greens
crispy white corn buns; one filled with egg, one filled with potato, tomato, queso fresco, one filled with beef mechada, black beans, fried plantain & grated cheese, served with guasacaca, venezuelan spicy avocado salsa
WORTH THE WAIT!!!
Then dinner at Éire Trea (Irish-Eritrean food!) in Hayes Valley…
Drinks in the Mission, with new friends and guitar serenades.
2012 mugs are in! Maybe someday Henning and I will be on this wall.
A gift for my favorite boyfriend…
…a gift of raspberry cider for myself…
Casa de Becca (closet interior designer)…
Casa de Cobre in downtown Saratoga…
the food was so good I forgot to take a photo…
[Pictures of Asians Taking Pictures of Food]…
Becca and I ran our first 5 mile race with her friends Alicia and Jeff. We finished!!!
Running through Kelley Park and Happy Hollow Zoo…
It’s been a while since I’ve seen Penny! Becca took care of her while we were in Michigan last weekend. All photos below are courtesy her.
Playing with Roxy!
Taken over the couch…
Solar eclipse as seen in Saratoga CA. Photos taken by Becca.
Other great photos from around the country can be found here.
Workout in the Park with Hannah, then Cinco de Mayo birthday dinner with Becca & co!
Dolvett from the Biggest Loser!
First of a million dishes…
Henning and I have finally moved into our new apartment in Abrams! Thanks to some great help, it was relatively painless (for moving…). The new place is something wonderful, and well worth the wait!
Henning bought this awesome couch on Craigslist. So glad it fit in the apartment!
Penny and Finn resting in the middle of a fun play date in Becca’s backyard. It’s nice to see them both get some exercise and some social time.
She’s not a puppy anymore, but still such a cutie.
Penny’s go-to spot whenever we hang out in the garage. This was her first bed, back when she and I lived in Oracle… *nostalgia*
Very tolerant gal…
Mmmmm good tomato and artichoke omelet that Becca’s mom made us for breakfast after our morning run.
Multnomah Falls puzzle – complete!
Henning and I are in LA with the fam, ready to stuff our faces!
Penny, modeling her warm seasonal Martha Steward sweater that she got for her birthday…
Home-made pumpkin pie (courtesy Becca), my aunt’s friend’s home-made tiramisu, and red velvet cake. Woot!
After a nice bout at Rabbit’s Foot Meadery, Henning and I had dinner at Dishdash, his favorite Middle Eastern restaurant in the area. Mmmm-hmm!
Afterward, we went to Becca’s for game night. Woohoo!!
Becca and I ran the Habitat for Humanity Home Run (5K) this morning, and then got some more quality bonding time, including… Philz Coffee and Oren’s Hummus Shop! And admiring her iPad!