The Best Ever..Part II

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Here's a few more from our trip to Bali.
...still missing it.
so much.

In Case You Were Wondering...

Friday, September 21, 2012

TODAY is officially the LAST day of Summer.
I kind of have a weird pet peeve when people say it's "Fall" when it's still the beginning of September (or any other season for that matter) I know it's weird, but that's just how it is.

These were taken last weekend while we soaked up the end of the summer rays in high 80 degree heat. I love the transition from summer to fall because this time of year is so fun and exciting and there is always so many things to look forward to. Plus, I feel like everyone has an extra pep in their step.
This summer was one for the books. 
We had so much fun and were constantly busy.
At the beginning of every summer I make a little list of things I want to do and we just about checked off most of them.

Farewell sweet summer. I am sad to see you go, but I am more excited to see Fall come:)

Two Things

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I highly recommend you to do the following 2 things sometime this week.
  • Make Pumpkin cookies.
  • Give yourself a hair moisturizing treatment.
Here's why: Both are easy peasy and both will make you happy. It's that simple:)

{sorry for the poor quality, this was taken with my iphone}
I am super busy this semester with classes and my internship so to keep sane, I take breaks and do something else. 
Exhibit A: Coconut Oil hair treatment.
What you'll need: Coconut oil {can be found at your local grocery or drug store..or even amazon, but I would just go to the store. A lot easier.}
Here's how: Flip your dry hair over and soak with oil. It's okay if your coconut oil isn't liquid yet, no need to melt it. It will melt in your hair. Soak it up and put it up with a clip or hair tie and leave in for 30 minutes.
Wash it out as you would normally wash your hair. I shampooed twice to make sure I got all the oil out, because I have a lot of hair. That is up to you.
And voila! You have silky soft hair. 
I'm serious. Try it out. 
This is going to be my new weekly ritual.

Exhibit B: Pumpkin cookies. 
Jason asks for these cookies year round but I refuse to make them until fall time. But today he got his wish. It is technically still summer, but I needed another break from my work and baked some. Plus, I am having the missionaries over tonight for dinner and needed something for dessert. 
Another SUPER easy recipe.
What you'll need: 1 box of spice cake mix
1 8oz can of pumpkin
Chocolate chips
Here's how: Mix all ingredients together and bake for 12 minutes @ 350 deg.

Easy, right? If you want to get real fancy you can make the cookies while waiting for you hair to soak.
Just sayin;)

The Best..Ever

Thursday, September 6, 2012

9 days of pure bliss.
I don't even know where to begin with this post.
I guess I'll start by saying it was the most amazing trip of my {our} life. 
We got back late Sunday night and have been a little depressed ever since.
Not to mention extremely jet-lagged. {They are 15 hours ahead in Bali, so you can imagine how off we are..we were just getting caught up with their time zone when we left..}
We caught the red eye Friday flight and got ready to take on 21 hours of traveling..yikes, I know.
13 hour flight from LA to Taipei, Taiwan. 
3 hour layover.
5 hour flight from Taipei to Denpasar, Bali.
After watching about 8 movies and eating {or not eating} the in-flight meals, I was so ready to get off that plane. Plus, I can't sleep on planes which makes it all 100 times worse.
Every time I looked over at Jason he was passed out - head back/mouth open.
So jealous.
Side-note: We flew with China Airlines so obviously their meal options were mostly Chinese-type meals.
Chinese food, eh, not my fav. How does fish oatmeal sound to you for breakfast?
 We landed in Bali Sunday afternoon and were sooooooo happy to finally be there.
{Kinda crazy that we completely skipped Saturday August 26th}
We got a "taksi" as they spell it, to our place and headed straight to the sand.
We stayed in Bingin which they call a "sleepy surf town." Everyone stays in these huts on a cliff overlooking the water and 99% of the people staying there came just to surf.
The locals were so sweet and willing to help us out with ANYTHING.
Everything there is incredibly cheap. We rented a motorbike for $5 a day and zipped around the southern peninsula of the island where we stayed. 
Our days consisted of beach, surf, swimming, eating, relaxing, semi sight seeing, and anything else we pleased. 
Ugh my heart already aches to be back there just writing this. 
I took a ton of pictures so be ready because there's A LOT.
{& if you follow me on insta, sorry for the repeats.}

Disclaimer: these are all taken with my trusty iphone. My sweet sis let me borrow her canon but I haven't uploaded those yet, so stay tuned for some more. Also, those that asked to see the pics of J surfing, those are on the real camera so I'll get back to you on that :)

Landing in Taiwan
 BBQ on the beach our first night

 Our outdoor bathroom, which i loved. Except I had a little toad friend who always came to play when I was taking a shower. Literally every time. I may have screamed a couple times..

 Dinner...your choice.
 First morning, waxin it up!
 Love this little bungalow we stayed in.
Don't love that dang obama face on his board. Hate it actually.
{So why is that on his board you ask? Because I would want to know too..His brother is sponsored and was given this board with that on it. Jason is "borrowing" it while he his on his mission.}

 Bingin Beach
 Poor J cut up his foot on the coral pretty bad the first day.

 Every time we put our helmets on we would crack up, without fail. They were bigger than our heads!
 Uluwatu Temple
 Where we watched their cultural dance performance

 Trattatoria..our favorite restaurant
 I think motorbiking around was one of my favorite things. Although, I wish this guy didn't get his finger in the pic..oh well:)
Dreamland Beach
Surfing is the cure to all his worries. Look how happy he is!

 Our first {yes we had more than one} couple's massage. $8. Can't beat that in the states.
 Tea and fruit - post massage.

 Family time
 These guys were funny.
 Loved all the rice fields
 He must've just gone surfing..look at that face!
 Padang-Padang Beach

 Uluwatu Beach
My favorite
The prettiest place I have ever been to

Underwater kissing pics were a struggle 
 So pretty I couldn't even handle it! I wanted to be there all day, every day.

 Breakfast poolside

View of Bingin and Dreamland

 Balangan Beach
 She shells

Sets upon sets

 Bingin, again

 Where we stayed
 Ulu's it

 Early morning surf..I was still sleeping when he came in and told me to come out real quick. I hurried out and saw blood running down his head and neck..I first gagged, then was forced to check it out to see if he needed stitches. It was deep, but luckily just enough where he didn't need them.
 Our last 2 days/1 night we decided to stay on a little island off of Bali called Nusa Lembongan.
It was absolutely stunning and the water unreal

 Struggling again with our underwater pics
 I love that face.

 We're on the injured list.
(Kate or Jill, name that movie)

And that's not all.
If I ever get around to it, I will upload the rest.
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