Thursday, January 01, 2015

Lame start to a new year

Stayed home most of the day being sick and watching Netflix. Thankful to have a wonderful husband taking care of me even while he is sick as well.

I resolve to update this blog with more random thoughts this year. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Year in review time!

  • January-- Doing my civic duty and served as a juror for a DUI case while getting paid a measly $17 a day, $4 of which went towards my daily bus rides. However, I did have fun exploring nearby restaurants with fellow jurors and all in all, I'm happy to say that I've been a juror.
  • February-- Colin and I went to see Britney Spears in Vegas!! Dream come true being so close to Britney! I also cut my bangs this month and have not looked back.
  • March-- Continuing work at RPD while struggling to finish my thesis.
  • April-- KJBP 2014! I turned 26 and continued writing my thesis. Late nights and one deleted draft. Zzz
  • May-- Finally finished my thesis! Finally graduated with a Master of Urban Planning degree and right on time in two years. Honored with an award for academic excellence during graduation ceremony. Nerd pride.
  • June-- Relief from school and working more hours at RPD. Scrambling to finish Failing Playgrounds data and presentation materials.
  • July-- My first visit to Hood River with Colin to visit his Dad. Had a ton of fun hiking and hanging around town. Lit fireworks on Fourth of July. Celebrated Fergus' 13th birthday at the Biggs house. Was fancy and went to the symphony with the Llamas. Applied and interviewed for OSA job.
  • August-- Married for one whole year! Had a little weekend getaway to Big Basin and dropped by the Lego convention. Sushi-filled weekend. Received a beautiful homemade scrapbook from Colin to celebrate our paper anniversary. :) Started my new job and while leaving a job I really loved.
  • September-- Began full-time commuting between SJ and SF. Attended the Family Harvest Feast. Listened to World Without End on audiobook and loved loved loved it so much.
  • October-- Attended my cousin's rehearsal dinner and Colin's brother's wedding. Lots of knots being tied. I was a cupcake for Halloween and had a blast at Karenina's party!
  • November-- work work work. Thanksgiving!
  • December-- Colin's birthday month! Attended the Star Trek Convention, had a tree group xmas, went to Baja and had a fantastic time!, started learning to swim, had so much fun playing with my little niece, went to Max and Colleen's wedding.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

4th of July in Oregon

Early July, Colin and I went to Hood River to visit his family. His dad lives half the year up in Oregon. It's a family tradition to get everyone together for fourth of July.

The weather was beautiful. Sunny but not too hot. The little town was quaint. The main thing to do is to go windsurfing and kiteboarding. Of course, I do no such thing. Luckily for me, Colin doesn't either. We ended up going shopping around town, babysitting and playing with our little niece at the playground, and going for a beautiful hike in the Oregon wilderness.

Here I am overlooking Colin's old fishing spot. He used to come here as a kid and go fishing on his own. He wouldn't catch much fish but so cute to imagine little Colin going to fish at his ole river spot.

Master of Urban Planning

I've been behind in updating major events in my life this year. So let's backtrack!

On Thursday May 22nd, I graduated from graduate school. What a relief! I turned in my thesis early May after lots of sleepless nights and countless revisions. So happy to be done! (I also had a nightmarish week where I had to take time off work because my draft erased itself!! These things only happen in horror films, right??)

Anyway, all that was in the past. Here are some snapshots from my graduation day. People who were with me included my parents, my husband and my amazing mother-in-law. It was a small intimate graduation ceremony at the Saratoga Foothill Club.
Here I am all dressed up and ready to head into graduation. Colin ran ahead and got this happy snapshot of us all.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

KJBP: Murder Mystery Party

Poor Hamlet... Playing the role of dead victim, Hilary Hynote.

Monday, April 21, 2014

26th Birthday!

It was a great one. Had a great weekend at KJBP!! Had a great dinner with my parents, sister, brother-in-law, and husband. Feeling blessed!