snap shot catch up

This year is flying by. I can’t believe September is almost over and fall is here! Since I am no longer in school and seasons don’t correlate with homework or finals, fall is hands down my favorite season. I love all things summer but there is something that brightens my soul when the leaves turn red and that crisp air allows you to snuggle at night. I get so antsy anticipating when it will be socially acceptable to make pumpkin cookies and watch Hocus Pocus. If it was up to me I would be doing those two things year round but Mark is not ok with it. I thought before fall is in full force and the holidays are upon us, I would post a little catch-up through my iPhone photos.

Darling Hermana Barker in Spain!
Courtney shooting!

mark    me

I picked up knitting, hopefully I can finish this scarf.


I made my first batch of Pumpkin cookies this week, too soon?! nope!
I went thrift shopping with my mom this past weekend and scored this lovely hobnail vase. I am also addicted to the Volcano candle…yum!
We had a huge rain storm this weekend, first of the season. Ironically our guest bathroom/guest closet flooded. The two were not correlated.

On a side note, I just got called to be the Beehive Advisor (12-13 year old girls). I will be wearing lipstick to church every Sunday from now on as to try and look a little older…*sigh…baby face trials


Back in my day…

Every so often the song “How to Save a Life” by The Fray comes on the radio and takes me back to my high school days. I was obsessed with The Fray! It came on the radio today and suddenly I found myself sitting in my Algebra II class sophomore year listening to the song while working on my homework. I realized that at that time I was listening to it on…a CD player! I felt like an old lady thinking “back in my day we didn’t have fancy smart phones with music built in, we had to carry around portable CD players in our backpacks.” I got my first iPod for Christmas my Sophomore year and thought I was so cool! It was the original iPod with the click wheel. ipod_4g
Then in college I got my first cell phone, no it wasn’t a smart phone (fun fact: the first IPhone came out my senior year of high school). I remember complaining that I had to carry my phone and my ipod with me every where I went! So inconvenient.
I got my first iPhone, the 4s, last year after we moved back to the Bay Area. I’m always a little late on the technology trends.
This post really has no point, but it made me laugh to think back on my days of CD’s.