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2014 So Far

Welcome to 2014!! Somehow it is already 4 days into the new year! I wanted to give a quick recap of what I have done so far this year. Also, for anyone who regularly was reading my blog, I apologize for the lack of posting in the last few months of 2013. I hope to get a few recaps written up about what I did, but if not, I would like to say I hope to be back to blogging on a more regular basis. 

New Year’s Day was my 3rd wedding anniversary! Woohoo! It has just flown by, which I would like to attribute the fact of my husband being in law school, taking the bar and myself being a baker. Talk about crazy schedules that don’t mesh up!! But we have done lots of fun things together in the last 3 years and I am looking forward to all the adventures that will come in 2014!

Also, I made myself get up and go for a run on New Year’s day. I believe I ran about 5 or 5.5 miles. I stopped at mile 2 or so to do a few push-ups and dips on a bench, proceeded to sit down and facebook  message a friend, and while sitting there I saw a group of 8 or so ladies running by me. I got up and quickly fell in with them, thinking they would be a good motivator to keep me running! I met a new friend, S, who is a Texas transplant from Iowa originally. We had fun talking about our farm families and new city lives in Texas. 

Oh, I forgot to mention, this post is coming from Dallas because we are up visiting my in-laws for Mimi’s 85th birthday party today. All the brothers and their families are in town and we are having a big old party tonight to celebrate her birthday. I have to go finish decorating her cake as soon as I’m done writing this post! We also celebrated Christmas again, so all the kids could open their presents, and I was supremely spoiled a second time by all of my husbands family!

Yesterday, I took Pearl for a 4 mile run because she was bouncing off the walls! Finally, last night she conked out and was calm. It was a chilly run for me, maybe only 40 degrees and windy! I’m feeling good about my runs, although they are slow, it is nice to get out and get moving after the month of December, in which I only ran and handful of times.

What have you done so far in 2014??

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Posted by on January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Pacific Coast Highway Drive

We left La Jolla on Saturday and headed up the coast to see the historic Pacific Coast Highway drive on California Highway 1. We skipped over the part from San Deigo to L.A. because we heard the traffic was horrible! Plus on one of the last Saturdays of summer, it really didn’t sound like a good idea. Looking down on the L.A. area.

After we got past the main L.A. Areas, we cut over and hit the PCH before Malibu. We stopped at one of the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive stops, The Reel Inn.

The Reel Inn had their own fish counter so you could pick out what you wanted to eat and watch them cook it for you.

We sat outside on the patio, it was spacious, quiet and had a great view!

If I lived there, it would definitely be one of my go-to places to eat and hang out with friends. I hope there were more locals than tourists there, but it was hard to tell!

For the rest of the day, we wound along the coast, taking in the amazing mountains to our right.

The beach and ocean view to our left.

There wasn’t too much traffic and we took a couple of opportunities to stop and get a few pictures. Right before we were getting to our stopping point for the night, I took a wrong turn and we ended up at the end of the United States. Literally, the roads tops 50 ft before an Amtrack station, which is about 100 feet from the ocean. I have to say this was one of those times taking a wrong turn ended up to be really cool.


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Posted by on August 13, 2013 in Travel


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