A Picnic in January

Winter in California is awesome for the most part. No snow, no icy car windows, and no real use for a heater. While I do love getting bundled up in my sweaters and boots I don’t miss those Utah winters one bit. Last week Ashley, Hazel, and I decided to head out to Lake Merritt for a pizza picnic. We grabbed some pizza from Boots and Shoe, definitely one of my favorite pizza places in the area, and snagged a nice little spot by the lake. As much as I love San Francisco I think that Oakland is rather special. I love the houses, the hills and the diversity in the area (of course all of which can be found in San Francisco as well). Anyways, it was a beautiful day in January and honestly the perfect day for a picnic. We enjoyed our pizza, taking some photos, and a jaunt around the lake. These two girls have become some of my best friends in the Bay Area. They are beautiful and nice and all around good company. I look forward to many more picnics with these two.

IMG_7761 hazel-lake-merritt IMG_7497 IMG_7488 lake-merritt IMG_7514 IMG_7692 ashley-hazel-2 IMG_7526 IMG_7612 hazel-ashely-5 IMG_7626 IMG_7618 IMG_7534 IMG_7677 IMG_7579 ashley-hazel IMG_7543IMG_7737IMG_7757 IMG_7767

Adventures with a girl and her pup

If you know me then you know I’m obsessed with dogs. I love puppies and have grown up with them. Since moving away from home I’ve really missed having a furry friend of my own. So whenever I manage to make friends that have dogs it makes me really happy. I met Lindsay and Charlie it was a match made in heaven. I love getting to explore with these two. They are perfectly adorable for photos and always willing to adventure with me (dream friends right there). We decided to go up to Bernal Heights and walk through the neighborhood a bit. It was a beautiful day, a little clear, a little hazy and it seriously felt amazing out. I definitely hope to explore this neighborhood more, we walked on the “downtown area” a bit and I definitely want to explore the shops and food a bit more.

IMG_5734 IMG_5749 bernal-heights-4IMG_5792bernal-heights-2 IMG_5933 IMG_5878 IMG_5876 bernal-heights-3 IMG_5907 IMG_5949bernal-heights-5 IMG_6131 bernal-heights-12 IMG_5996bernal-heights-11bernal-heights-7IMG_6016bernal-heights-10IMG_6090 bernal-heights-9