Today’s post is going to be a bit different than usual. I thought that since so much has been happening in our world recently–most notably moving across the country from Minnesota to California–I’d give you a little update on what’s been happening recently and where I am now! If you’re not interested, that’s perfectly okay; head over and take a look at my last post about visiting the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado.… Read More »
I hope your week is off to a good start! Eric and I had another crazy last week: flying back from California, moving back into the dorms at Carleton for a few days, graduating, and driving to northern Minnesota for Eric’s family reunion. We’re currently enjoying a brief vacation lakeside before some grad celebrations with my family, and then flying back out to the Bay Area because Eric starts work on Monday! Phew.
Anyhow, let’s just pretend we’re back on our road trip without a care in the world. Last week I shared our trip to Custer State Park, SD. From there, we drove to Eric’s parents’ house near Boulder, CO, where we stayed for a few days before leaving for Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado.… Read More »
Hello and happy Monday! What a crazy weekend it has been: full of IKEA boxes, Target runs, and soaking in our first home together. I’m totally in love with our new apartment and can’t wait to show you around once it’s all set up. Today, though, I want to start recapping our road trip and tell you all about stop #1: Custer State Park in South Dakota.
For those of you who are new here, Eric and I attended college in Minnesota and graduated in March. Afterwards, we lived at my mom’s house in the Twin Cities for a couple of months while preparing to move out to the Bay Area, where Eric’s new job is. Since you only live once, we decided to make a cross-country road trip out of the move!… Read More »
I’ve had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep for as long as I can remember. Part of the reason is that I don’t need as much sleep as the average person: if I’m healthy and well-rested, my internal alarm goes off after seven and a half hours and I simply can’t sleep any longer. But since elementary school, I’ve consistently struggled with being able to turn off my brain and unwind when it comes time for bed–basically, reaching the state of mind you need to be in, in order to sleep well.
When I graduated from college, I decided it was time to finally start dealing with the problem. Over the past few months, I’ve experimented with many different relaxation tools and practices to develop the perfect quick and easy nighttime routine for the ultimate good night’s sleep. What I’m sharing with you today is the result of those experiments: it’s the routine I follow nearly every day that puts me out like a baby after years of fighting for my seven and a half hours.… Read More »
There’s something you should know about me: I hate surprises. Well, surprises for me–I love throwing surprise birthday parties, watching family members’ faces light up when they open a surprise gift, and getting up early to make Eric a nice breakfast. But for myself? No, thank you! I’m that total spoilsport who always dug through my parents’ closets around the holidays to see what Santa was bringing me this year, and rarely did I make it to Christmas without knowing exactly what I was getting.
So you’d think that since Eric and I had picked out my ring together nearly six months earlier (yes, we had it for almost half a year before he proposed–but that’s another story), it would have been impossible for him to catch me off guard–but it turns out I’m marrying a boy who knows me so well that he did just that.… Read More »