Sunrise Walks

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I swear that every couple of months I am always contemplating where exactly I want this blog to go. Do I just want it to be a bunch of rambling, a place for photography, fashion, etc. I feel like I have never been able to actually settle on something. What is something that I will always want to write about, and share with the world? Well who knows if I actually figured it out this time, but I really think I did.

If there is anything I am passionate about it is exploring this incredible world we live in, and sharing the beauty of it through my eyes. You can always count on me to have the travel bug itch, and to be constantly making lists upon lists of places I want to eventually explore in this world. My instagram and bloglovin' feed have switched from cool outfits and house projects to pictures of mountains, and tiny villages in France. I want to see the world through others eyes as well.

After reading more travel blogs I have come to realize how difficult it truly is to be a travel blogger. The thing is, we don't care about things. We don't care about schedules, materialistic things, looking good in pictures, etc. We care about rolling out of bed to watch the sunrise, and to hike up the side of a mountain to see the prettiest views life has to offer. We care about becoming one with different cultures, and saving every single penny we have just in order to go someplace new. I see all these people with their cute clothes and houses, and sometimes I am jealous. I feel like they have it all, and that I could have this cute life like them. The thing is, that just isn't me. I am going to be the one working my butt off just to buy another plane ticket, or gas money for a road trip. It truly is all I think about sometimes.

So I have thought a lot about this, and I have wondered how I could make it work. I am a full-time student who nannies every day of the week besides the weekends. I don't have much time to explore right now, but it is something my body needs and aches for. That is why I have decided to instead start exploring the incredible state I live in for the time being. I am always so focused on thinking and planning for trips to places that I have never been far away, that I often forget what a beautiful place I live in that I have seldom explored. I have realized that I can always find an adventure just a car ride away.

Here is my most recent mini adventure that I shared with my love. I have been all about sunrise and sunset walks lately, and yesterday we decided to further explore a park right by our houses. It was definitely the most wonderful way to start a morning.

So here goes nothing. Here is to sunrise walks, and sunset wanderings. To experiencing all things local, and finding hidden treasure within the boundaries of my own state. I know that there is so much out there to discover in my own backyard, and I am practically jumping out of my skin with the anticipation of near future adventures. So here starts a blog made for exploring, and sharing the beauty of even the most simple things in life. You don't need to go far to find something new. So yeah, here starts A Day In The Life of my adventures. A travel blog. An adventure blog. 

Suggestions?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

So Zachary and I are taking a trip to San Francisco in a little less than a month, and we need your help! We went earlier this year, and did most of the touristy things to do. This time around we want to explore the ins and outs, and maybe find a few hidden gems along the way. 

So here is where you guys come in! Tell us all your secrets about San Francisco! Best places to eat, shop, thrift, walk, etc.?! Most important, the best place to get ice cream! We will be spending most of our time in the Mission District, but are open to suggestions anywhere, so let the suggestions flow!

*image via Pinterest

Atticus

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sooo Zac and I got a kitten, and I am pretty sure it was the best decision of our lives. Seriously you guys, I never knew I could love a little furry creature so much! We got him from the Humane Society of Utah. I have started volunteering there, and I was finishing up one of my mentoring sessions. Zac and I had been talking about getting a kitten, so I went to go take a look. You guys, it was like an explosion of kittens!!! There were so many people in that room, and kittens were everywhere! I saw our sweet Atticus, and decided to give him a little cuddle. My word, he is the biggest love bug around! Lets just say I wouldn't let him go until Zac rushed down to the Humane Society.

It was pretty hysterical when we first got him, because he had the biggest potbelly! His litter had been abandoned at a pizza place, and all he had been fed until he was brought to the Humane Society was pizza. Poor little guy.

So yeah, I am in love, and I thought I would share a few of the billion pictures we have already taken of him! Haha Oh prepare yourselves!

Ugh! Don't worry about me. I will just be over here crying over his cuteness!




Ice Bucket Challenge

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

While I may have my own opinions of the ever growing popularity of the ice bucket challenge, I couldn't pass up the opportunity of documenting my little brother taking it on. I had been feeling like I was neglecting my camera recently, so I decided this was the perfect opportunity for it to capture some action. I was very happy with the results. 
Obviously I had to capture photos of my cute pups. I am obsessed with Olive's curly tufts behind her ears, but she absolutely hates it when I touch them. Haha
The unfortunate (best) part of this whole experience was that my mother did not know how to work Instagram video. She was not aware that in order to record you had to HOLD the button down the entire time, so basically what we got was him about to pour it on his head, and then him soaking wet. We all got a pretty good laugh out of that. However, we did not have a proper video to post.... so he did it twice. 
What a good sport, this brother of mine. 

8.17.2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I posted over on the blog Zac and I started a little while ago this evening. Shared some lovely photos from our trip to Cape Cod in July. Go check it out!

I'm a Fan of Air Conditioning


Little sneak peak ;)