Monday, July 27, 2015

Washington D.C.: Eating All the Food and Walking All the Places

Hey all! I've been a bit busy the past week or so, but I finally had some time to sit down and write up a blog post on D.C.!

Jessi, my friend from New Zealand, and her husband, Cam, visited for approximately a week. We hung around our hometown for a bit, showing Cam where Jessi grew up, then we headed down to D.C.

Since I'm sure more of you are interested in D.C., here is a post on everything we did there!

My travel buddies and I taking a break on monument steps.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Photo Sunday: Nearing the End of 30 Day Challenge

Hello all!

As the title states, I am nearing the end of the 30 Days of Yoga I started with Yoga With Adriene. I've absolutely loved it.

Loving me some downward dog

Sadly I had a couple days where I couldn't get on the mat (D.C. you hindrance), but I made it! Doing this challenge definitely has instilled a love of yoga in me. I follow so many yoga people on Instagram now, and I read so many yoga articles. I will be continuing my yoga practice for sure. I plan on using free internet stuff until fall, then hopefully I'll be joining a yoga studio.

Does anyone out there do yoga? At home or in a studio? Which do you prefer? I'm a bit nervous about doing yoga with actual people in the future.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Photo Sunday: A Short Visit

As you may remember me mentioning, one of my best friends and her husband visited me this week. They left yesterday and I already miss her so much.

While she was here we drove down to D.C. for a couple days and walked all over. This week I will be writing up a post on this trip to D.C., which involved a lot less flowers but a lot more sights.

Until then, this Photo Sunday comes to you from atop a little mountain looking out over my hometown.

I think this photo has quite the adventurous spirit...well at least Jessi's adventurous spirit. YC is just chilling on the bench.

Later this week I will give you some insight into our D.C. trip.

Does anyone recognize this mountain view? Any guesses?


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Photo Sunday: Cathedral Cove New Zealand

Hello loves!

In honor of one of my besties visiting from New Zealand starting tomorrow, I am posting a picture from my visit to New Zealand a couple years ago.

This impressive rock formation is found at Cathedral Cove in New Zealand. This beach is famous for the large rock archway (seen in the second Chronicles of Narnia movie). It is often quite crowded, but the view is worth it. I loved this rock out a ways from the beach.

Have any of you been to Cathedral Cove? Anyone else love the Narnia movies? Well, the first one and kind of the second one...not the third one at all.
Hope your summers are going well.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Short Update: Visitors and Possible Trips

I'm going to be super busy coming up, so I figured I'd stop by and give a life and plans update.

Next week one of my best friends is visiting from New Zealand with her husband. I am so excited! It has been years since I've seen her, and I haven't met her husband in person yet. (Skype does not count)

Taking silly artsy pictures together in New Zealand.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Photo Sunday: Yoga Week One

Hello loves! As stated in the title, I have finished my first week of yoga!

So far I love it, but it is so hard. I am sore in places I didn't even know could get sore. Still, I cannot wait until I can hold the advanced poses. One day!

Look yoga! This is about as complicated a move as I can pull off so far. It made for a pretty picture anyway. I'm so pleased to be through my first week of yoga, and I can't wait for more. When I get into something I go 110%.

I've spent the last week finding yoga bloggers and Instagram users to follow for inspiration and reading articles on yoga. I'm a bit obsessed.

Is anyone else out there a yogi? Do you love it? Any suggestions/pointers/tips? Help always welcome!