Daily Archive: January 1, 2013

7 Random Things

Posted by Nicole

Happy New Year! Here’s a quick list of random things that have been going on in my world.

1. I finally got some wunder unders from lululemon. I”m in love!

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2. Remember how I got bags and bags of cereal from the sorority house before winter break? I put the rice, wheat, and corn Chex to good use and made muddy buddies with Christmas sprinkles for extra flair. I took them to the New Year’s Eve party last night and they disappeared pretty quickly.

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3. I’m going to miss the Bay Area. It’s so beautiful here.

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4. On New Year’s Eve morning, I convinced my mom to join me for a 7 AM workout. I ran 5 miles, went home, showered, grabbed an apple, got a facial (thanks for the present, sis!!!), got my hair highlighted, and then finally came home for lunch. It was definitely a day of primping!

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5. As for my New Year’s Eve plans, I ended up going to a party at my stepfamily’s house. The night involved champagne, but not the fancy stuff like this bottle of Cristal I found in our fridge. I think my mom is saving it for my 21st on March 8th… right? ;)

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6. After lounging around for a few hours, we kicked off the New Year in a healthy way with a hike at Almaden Quicksilver. I split up from my mom and David at a few different points because I wanted to run, but did manage to hike with them for a couple miles. In total, I covered 9 miles and ran 6 of them. Woo!

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7. It’s dinner time! This was my appetizer and my first time having avocado toast. I’m a big fan :)

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Ok, time to eat dinner with the family. It’s the last family dinner because I drive back to LA tomorrow morning :(

– Nicole

Join the 2012 Fun

Posted by Lauren

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I just rang in the New Year with some of my best friends, but before I gush about our evening, I wanted to post about my absolute favorite (photographed) moments of 2012. I’ll admit, I got a little nostalgic after reading some great 2012 recaps and wanted to join the fun. I’ll keep it short and only mention things before November :)

HELICOPTERING THE BAY!!!!! lesson: Kyle is the best at choosing adventure surprises.

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Vegas trip with my old company…. lesson: sometimes, let a company spoil you.

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SLO trip in February…. lesson: wine tasting picnics with best friends will never get old.

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Blogging with this one….. lesson: she’s the best blogger buddy

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Convinced Kyle to join the Oakland relay team with Matt and Miranda….. lesson: we make a good team! 3rd place mixed!

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Winefest with sorority sisters….. lesson: avoid typhoon weather while at an outdoor wine tasting event.

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Lots of Giants games! lesson: the Giants are freaking amazing

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Hollywood Half Marathon with Nicole (her first!)… lesson: Nicole has colorful language at mile 12 ;)

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COSTA RICA WITH MY BEST FRIENDS! lesson: we need to go on more trips together!

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Many rafting trips…. lesson: dig your toes in to the side of the raft, and you’ll be fine through almost any rapids

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BIG GIANT DONUT at Bob’s in San Francisco. lesson: BIG GIANT DONUT!

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I moved to Mountain View in July! lesson: living 5 minutes from work is the best thing ever.

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Seattle RnR aka my birthday aka my favorite people running/cheering/surprising/celebrating/eating/laughing the weekend away…. lesson: I’m a lucky girl to have such amazing family and friends.

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And despite Costa Rica, Portland, Seattle, Vegas, I think the TRIP OF THE YEAR award goes to the Eurotrip Kyle and I went on for the Olympics. This post includes links to all the related posts if you want to read about it for some reason.

AMSTERDAM…..

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BRUSSELS…..

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BRUGGE….

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LONDON!!!! OLYMPICS!!!!

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Women’s Marathon…. nuts.

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Vegas for Megan’s bachelorette party…. lesson: go big or go home

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Roller discos are so much fun! (esp. for Krizia’s bday) lesson: wear wrist guards!

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Broken wrist because of said roller discoing… lesson: don’t let a cast stop you from doing anything

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Three amazing weddings. Steve and Amy, Matt and Miranda, and Paul and Megan! lesson: more people need to invite me to their weddings, I had so much fun at all of them!

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Kinda fell in love with watching sports and rooting for my favorite teams (Cal Poly football, USC football and basketball, SF 49ers, SF Giants….) lesson: life goes on without NHL and the Sharks :(

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More friend ink…. lesson: infinity <3

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The entire family got together to celebrate the life of Grandma Marie. It was a beautiful, sad, happy, somber weekend.

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Another weekend at USC to visit Nicole and run the Malibu half marathon…. lesson: I love my little sister and am so proud of her!

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Question: What was the highlight of your YEAR??

-Lauren