As I wrote Mo’s birthday card last weekend, I started to think about everything that has happened the past year. And let me tell you… it is A LOT! So many unexpected, incredible things. We can’t forget about the Cubs winning the World Series to kick it off, then saying goodbye to friends, family and […]Read More Celebrating Mo
Long weekends are perfect for road trips, good food and relaxing at the beach. Little did we know when we booked our long weekend trip to Carmel that we would also be moving into our new apartment the day before we left… but despite the craziness of the move, we still managed to destress and […]Read More Carmel by the Sea
Daytrips are my new favorite. As you probably already know, it is not cheap to live in this part of the country. But I’ve come to realize that you’re paying for more than just a house to live in. You are paying for the most ideal weather. You are paying for the national parks, the […]Read More Santa Cruz’in
What’s even better than exploring your new state before you start working? Exploring your new state with your best friend before you start working! Monica and I go way, way back. We met in 2nd grade (shoutout to Miss Lundgren!), bonded over a stuffed monkey and the rest is history. Despite going to different high […]Read More Wineries, San Francisco, and Redwoods With My Best Friend
“Why is it called Grandma’s marathon?” I asked that question multiple times and discovered it was named after a chain of restaurants in Duluth and the race’s first major sponsor. I personally believe that it is called Grandma’s because of how you walk very, very, very s l o w l y and hold up traffic […]Read More Grandma’s Marathon + Post Marathon Plan
2,344 miles. 5 nights. 1 speeding ticket. WE MADE IT! In case there is anyone else out there as crazy as us and driving from Chicago to San Fransisco, let me tell you… yes, it’s long. It’s really, really long. But you will see breathtaking scenery, experience some fun cities, and if you’re lucky like we were, […]Read More Chicago to California Roadtrip
After almost two years in the Chicago area, we are packing our bags and moving… to California! As I sit here typing this, it still doesn’t seem real, but in less than 6 weeks, Mo and I will be packing our bags and road tripping to our new home. WHO? Mo, me and Sydney WHAT??! […]Read More We’re Moving!