Monday, October 31, 2011

Getting Ready

In the process of becoming a sugar skull

Oct 29th

Saturday was Monster Mash 4!
I can't believe it's been going on for 4 years now!

I had help from Jillian and Anna(Knabe not my sister) with my hair and make up
to become a Sugar Skull.
Bradley's zombie scar looked so gross!
We all had such a good time at the Amber Room at the Murat down town.

Oct 28th

Here we are getting ready for Kristen's Pre-Monster Mash Party
I had such a good time with Jillian and Bryan this weekend.

Friday, October 28, 2011

another day another run

Yesterday I did this route to the green and back to the red,
10mins and 45 seconds is my best mile so far!
3.5 miles total
479 calories

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Desert Climate:
-350 Days of Sunshine!
-Tucson days are warm and sunny, nights are cool and comfortable.
-July and August are the months where the rainfall is highest, and the rain falls in sudden thunderstorms which turn dry riverbeds into raging torrents in minutes.

-Summer day temperatures around 100, evenings between 66 & 85.
-Winter day temperatures between 65 & 75, evenings between 30 & 45.
-Spring day temperatures between 72 & 88, evenings between 45 & 59
-Fall day temperatures between 84 & 100, evenings around 55.

-Dry heat aka not humid (except for monsoon season mid June-late July)

Arts and Festivals:
- 2nd saturdays (like 1st fridays in Indy)
- Lots of Gem & Mineral festivals
- 4th Avenue Street Fair (on in Dec. and March or April), a craft fair probably like handicraft exchange in Indy
- Broadway Village Farmers Market every friday
- El Tour De Tucson, America's largest perimeter cycling event for cyclists of all ages and abilities.
- GABA Fall Bike Swap Meet, Nov 12th.
-There are many more just wanted to list a few.

Outdoor Activities:
- Trail and Road biking (Tucson is a top biking destination)
- Hiking
- Horse back riding
- Rock climbing
- Bird watching
- Astronomy
- Caving
- much more!

-Wasson Peak part of Tucson Mountains (to the west)
-Santa Catalina Mountains ( to the North & most prominent in Tucson)
-Rincon Mountains (to the East)
- Santa Rita Mountains (to the south)

-Sonora Desert

- Public transit Sun Tran
- Tucson is the 27th most walkable city in the US (out of fifty of the largest cities)
- Tucson International Airport

These are just some facts I compiled about Tucson.
I'm excited for this to be on our list of potential places to move!

Christmas Vacation

In about 2 months, we will be traveling to sunny Tucson Arizona for Christmas.
[this picture's caption was 'Have you ever seen an AZ sunrise] So beautiful.
I absolutely cannot wait!

Not only will we be visiting Bradley's Dad and Step mom but this is on the top of our list of places to move in the Summer of 2012. So we will be doing a little investigation into this city.
Moving from the Midwest to the Southwest... what a change :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Almost done with college!

Believe it or not I am almost done with my BSW!!
I'm so excited, I have worked super hard for this and I am looking forward to 2012!

The picture above shows what I am taking my last semester :)
Just two classes.
One is Children & Families and the other is Aging.


Fall runner

By far the prettiest tree on my run with Bora this morning.
I ran 1.7 miles today.

A girl in my class who is a runner suggested for starting out running I should try to do less than 2 miles and once my body gets use to running then do over 2 and work my way up.

So I picked a new route not knowing how far it was. I should have made it just a couple minutes longer... I will try that tomorrow. :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Home made granola

Sometimes I can make the best granola ever. This batch I threw in dried goji berries, raisins and sliced almonds. Om Nom!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Nerd Alert

I didn't know that Blogger had an iPhone app. What better phone is there to try it out on other than my new white iPhone 4S?

I love the camera on this phone. It's so clear. & I love our puggle, Bora.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What does English sound like?

Here is a short film (via Cup of Jo) that shows what English sounds like to foreigners.

Monday, October 17, 2011


This was taken a few weeks ago. But my hair is getting longer and I love it.
It's wild and flowin' . Happy Fall.


I love that this girl is a part of Occupy Wall Street. ^^ She gets it.

"Occupy Wall Street is a people powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally.OWS is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations.The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Spain, Greece, Italy and the UK, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people who are writing the rules of the global economy are imposing an agenda of neoliberalism and economic inequality that is foreclosing our future."

Friday, October 14, 2011


(^new shoes. Pups and I getting ready for our first run)
Ok, so I started running.
It's tough, but I like it.
I'm using run keeper app. and my boyfriend to keep me accountable.
Who knew you need to stretch before and after running...
I ran 2.63 miles yesterday and my legs this morning are achey.

Some people are born runners I am not one of these people.
I am not coordinated, I have asthma, and pretty much zero muscles.
But guess what... I am still gonna do it!

I couldn't have picked a more perfect time in life to pick this up,
this fall is beautiful the weather has been awesome & I am bringing
our pup Bora with me.
After our run yesterday she was pretty lathargic but
it'll be good in the end for both of us to be more active.

my new iPhone 4s should be arriving sometime today!
I'm very excited about this!