Living it Up!

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So, here I am. Eating my dark chocolate with goji berry, pecans & maca (anybody know what maca is?). Trying to get myself motivated for my workout I promised myself would be beginning at 4:15 (it’s already 4:12). I’ll just push it back til 4:30.
I wanted to give everyone a few pics of our new pad! We’re loving it down here in Little Italy- Rachel and I frequent the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings which is DIRECTLY outside of our side door (often making facetious comments about our long walks home), I have a five minute drive to work, and I find myself continually trying to justify frequent trips to yogurtland. I have noticed my purchases there get cheaper and cheaper. I just know what I want. And maybe there is such a thing as satiating on something. Even something as delicious as Yogurtland.
On Wednesday the 16th, Desi and three of her friends from her doctoral program at the University of Georgia came out for a week! We’ve been talking about this upcoming visit for MONTHS!! They had a conference with a national convention of Primatologists or something (I know, Des, I’m sorry – I messed it up) and we had a lovely time during the breaks! I just absolutely loved having Desi here; man, I miss that girl! Sweet to have had friends for over half my life 🙂 And it was great to meet her lab partner, Tori, and classmates Jessi and Freeya (sorry about butchering the spelling) in addition to make it down to the conference to check it out. They flew out the 23rd after a week of San Diego fun :-).
The following Saturday, we hosted a dinner party for some of our friends at Urban – Jen, Jamie, and Rachel’s church family who were an amazing part of our moving experience! It was great to share dinner with the Pastor, his wife, their kids, his mom, and a few others – Rachel cooked up a storm in the kitchen and we enjoyed a great game of Fish Bowl/Sakagawea/Suhcatash followed by a couple hours of Tetris and Dr. Mario. So far, I have been blessed with a great deal of self-control and haven’t become too swept in by the captivating little games. Time will tell….
Work continues to get more and more overwhelming by the day. I’m able to look back and be grateful for last year and the opportunity to invest in relationships and have down time…it’s remembering those moments that get me through! Well, that and the kiddos – they are so stinking cute! Okay, most of the time…it just breaks my heart because at least with middle schoolers you can chalk some of their behavior up to their own choices. However, with these little ones, all the baggage they’re stuck carrying is a result of stuff going on at home. Sad, sad, sad.
Anyways, I’m off to the gym. Enjoy the pictures!

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The outside of our building

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The inside entrance of our building…aren’t we spoiled?!

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Our pool and jacuzzi…it just keeps getting better!

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Our dining area/family room view

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The view from our famiy room french doors…not too shabby!

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My and Jamie’s bathroom…gotta love green and brown 🙂

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Looking into my bedroom

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My walk-in closet now even more organized and color-coded

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View from my french doors…I literally sit on my bed and am amazed daily!

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View from one street…looking over the infamous train tracks to the court house

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True San Diego City Living…who would have thought?!

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This is how close we are to the Farmer’s Market!!

So…if these don’t entice you to come visit along with the fact that I live with four amazing girls, I just don’t know what else it would take!!!

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About KarolynK

Hey there! Thanks for checking out my blog! My name is Karolyn (as you probably know) and I live in San Diego with my amazing Husband. I've been teaching Special Education for the bast six years and LOVE it! I am loving life and just trying to figure out if I'm doing what it is that God is wanting me to do....always a process! Thanks for sharing in this journey with me though, I really do appreciate it.

4 responses »

  1. Becky, WHENEVER!!!
    Jen, that is actually a panda mask! Although, the sick panda currently serves as a wonderful door stop…minus the times Jordan decides to be inappropriate with him and pulls him away.

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