Classy and Sassy with a little bit of sunshine















I just purchased this dress at the nearest Nordstrom rack — they still had a whole rack in various colors. Be sure to check yours out today!!!

 Laundry Dress// (Similar  here and here)

Free People Sunnies//  HERE Only $25!!

Pointed Flats// Old but (Similar here)

Kate Spade Purse// Old but (Similar Here and here)



Happy Saturday! So I did a big thing while I was here… I chopped off my hair and I am loving it!!!! It has been so exciting and eventful visiting my friends and family these past few weeks in Florida. I was so happy to have a little sunshine yesterday since the rest of my trip will be filled with thunderstorms. While visiting I have been able to  see amazing white sandy beaches, visit Orlando, try new delicious restaurants, and go to the Nordstrom Rack sale with my Mom and friend Caitlyn.  I scored this flattering and elegant dress for $50!! I surprisingly do not own a black dress so I was thrilled to find one that I loved and felt beautiful in.

I have a few days left here in FL, and I am going to try to make the most of it. If any of you have suggestions for rainy day activities I would love to hear them!! It’s always heartwarming to come home and spend quality time with the ones I love.

Much love,

Michaela Desiree XOXO



Winter Park Orlando Scenic Boat Tour

I have always adored Orlando … there are a million things to do there. I tried to find some place that was cheap and would not take too long (due to us needing to be at the airport at a reasonable time). I stumbled upon this awesome boat ride and wanted to share it with all of you!

I’m home visiting for a few weeks so my family and I decided to go and see something new and different while I was here. We were dropping my brothers sweet girlfriend off at the Orlando airport so we tried to find an adventure in that area.

    Winter Park Scenic Boat tour

    ($14 adults $7 children)

  • The best part about this boat ride is it is only $14! and $7 for children ages 2-11.
  • You will need to bring CASH or CHECK. 
  • Tour leaves every hour from 10:00-4:00 everyday except Christmas since 1938!
  • The address is 312 East Morse Blvd.
    Winter Park, FL 32789   —– We found free 4 hour parking along Morse Blvd.
  • They recommend if you have a group of more than 10 people to call and reserve ahead of time. We showed up about 20 minutes before the hour to make sure we got on.

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We went on a very hot day, so I would recommend checking the weather, wearing sunscreen, hat, and glasses. It is an hour long tour on Lake Osceola where you are able to enjoy the view of beautiful mansions, wildlife, and hear the history behind many of the homes. You learn about everything from Mr. Rogers house to an amazing mansion where they filmed a Nike Commercial. I don’t want to give it all away .. you need to experience it for yourself! I promise you wont regret it:)



We went to Yogurtland after and let me tell you frozen yogurt has never tasted so delicious 🙂

Address: 415 N Orlando Ave #103, Winter Park, FL 32789 —

Phone:(407) 629-6300


The town of Winter Park is extremely charming. My Mom has always raved about the amazing restaurants, the light posts with colorful hanging flower baskets that line the village streets, and the friendly center of town which has a beautiful park for picnics and local entertainment. There is something for everyone in this town.

A few other things to do in Winter Park that are Highly Recommended

445 North Park Avenue | Winter Park, FL 32789

Sun 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm       Tue – Sat 9:30 am – 4:00 pm


  •  Central Park —Address: 251 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 3278
  •  Rollins College —-Address: 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789 —It’s breathtaking just to walk around the campus     Phone Number: 407.646.2000
  • Orlando Food Tours –Address: 124 N Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789                                                                            Sun – Sat 8:00 am – 10:00 pm                                                                                                                 Phone Number: +1 800-656-0713


First we flew one then we jumped out of one…..

First we flew one then we jumped out of one…..

I want to apologize for being MIA lately. My life has been super crazy and because of that I had to neglect my blog a little bit 😦

Lately I have been reminiscing about 2015 and all the crazy adventures I had! One of my favorite and most memorable experiences had to be SKYDIVING! It was the most thrilling and terrifying day of my life. My husband and I were recently talking about it and I told him “I wanna go Skydiving once a year for the rest of my life. I want to remind myself that I am alive and to enjoy every second of it.”  I know it sounds a little crazy and different but I genuinely felt so grateful for my life when I was jumping out of that plane.

A year ago this month our friend Anthony bought Michael a certificate to go skydiving for his birthday. Awesome present right?! He had been trying to convince us to go for a long time and we always had an excuse, so he finally just got it for him. I had no intention of jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet that day … NO WAY!!! I was there for moral support and to make sure my husband made it out ALIVE. But on the hour and a half drive to “Skydive California” while on the phone talking to my dad, best friend, and Michael they all convinced me to jump! I was freaking out ….. I mean honestly it’s not every day you fling yourself out of a plane…. let alone relying on someone else to pull the parachute.

We show up to SkyDive California and the first thing that I see is people falling out of the sky. I started to rethink my absurd decision. I had always told people I wanted to skydive on my 100 birthday but I guess 80 years earlier wouldn’t hurt.

After you sign your life away you go and meet your instructors. My instructors name was Lee and he was so AWESOME! He made me feel so comfortable and safe. I had to trust him with my life, so it helped that he was so nice and understanding throughout the process. We started asking a lot of question such as “How many jumps have you done, When did you start, what made you want to keep doing it” and most of all I kept asking “Am I going to die????” They all laughed and reassured me that I would be fine and that I would not die….Michaela 0017


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Michael was pretty quiet throughout the entire process. He probably would not admit it but he was just as scared as I was. Before we headed the plane– Michael and I were discussing whether to call our Moms before or after we jumped. We both decided we better call then before just IN CASE anything happened.  When I called my mom  she started crying and tried to talk me out of it. In a way it made me less nervous having someone else be more scared than I was!



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The plane took about 20 minutes to get up to 10,000 feet….  those 20 minutes felt like forever and a great opportunity to talk yourself out of it a hundred times. When we reached the altitude and they told us they were ready to open the doors. What did I do? Well I did what any sane person would do……. I started screaming at the top of my lungs. Everyone in the plane started laughing and Michael and his instructor started to move to the edge of the plane. Michael looked back at me and all I could say was I love you. Watching your husband jump out of a plane is almost scarier than jumping out yourself.


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We slowly made our way to the edge, said hi to the camera and 1….2…….3 JUMP! I have never felt to much adrenaline run through my body at one time. Looking down at the ground below me was amazing yet terrifying. You could see everything from up there. I would scream then stop then scream then stop… I was in awe that I was actually falling through the sky. Then I felt a tug as Lee pulled the parachute.


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After the parachute is out you basically glide the rest of the way. I can remember turning to Lee and saying “this is what birds get to experience every day.”  We got to watch the sunset and take in all the beauty around us. That sunset was one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen. Lee let me pull on one side and then pull on the other showing me how to turn and control the parachute it was a blast! 

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The second we landed the first thing I said was ” I wanna do it again”! It really is an addicting feeling and great adrenaline rush. I see why Anthony loves it so much.  You feel free.

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If you have any questions or comments about my experience I would love to hear them. Xoxo Michaela Desiree

Foam Rolling!

For the longest time, I had seen foam rollers in all kinds of stores – even the ones where you wouldn’t expect to find them! I’ve heard friends rave about them and I’ve heard about how amazing they are, but I always thought they looked funny and I never understood why someone would want to roll around on a piece of foam and how that could feel so great. Finally I had a friend that really sold me on them when I was training for my half marathon and I went down to a local sporting goods store and picked one up.

My honest first impression? Not a good one. I had no idea how to use it at first and thought it was really uncomfortable and awkward.

After hearing all the hype, I really wanted to see if I would ever like it, so I gave it another chance and started to use it morning and night. Over time, I started to notice a big difference! I have some really bad lower back problems and rolling for even 5-10 minutes a day made all the difference in releasing the tension in my back. I also started to notice that my muscles weren’t as sore when I consistently used the roller. And on the days that I don’t use the roller? My body feels it big time!


Foam rolling not only helps you to warm up before working out, but it also helps your body to cool down and recover effectively. Some of the other benefits of foam rolling include:

  • Improved blood circulation
  • Reduced muscle tightness
  • Reduced pain
  • Reduced soreness
  • Increased flexibility
  • Helps to prevent injuries
  • Helps with de-stressing
  • Helps to build core muscles

When I looked into why foam rolling feels so good and why it works, I found that our muscles are covered with a thin, plastic-like layer called fascia. Sometimes the fascia bunches up and when we roll our muscles out, it releases the tension in the fascia and relaxes our muscles. There are also exercises you can do on a foam roller that will help you to build core strength.


Aim to roll 5-20 minutes daily. Use a roller on any part of your body; I’ve found that it works really well on my quads, hamstrings, glutes, calf muscles, and back. Try to roll slowly over the pressure points in your muscles for about 30 seconds to a minute. It can be sometimes be painful, but the longer you do it the more effective it will be. When I have a really sore spot I try and focus on that area longer until the tissue loosens and starts to break down.


Below are a few different roller options. Some people go for color or for the more extreme massage patterns, but that is entirely up to you! There are a few different lengths as well; all will work similarly, but I am using an 18 inch roller and it seems to be the perfect length!


GoFit 18″ Massage Roller



GoFit 13″ Extreme Massage Roller






The Grid Foam Roller




J-Fit High Density Foam Roller (This is the one I currently have)





Meal Planning — Salads for two

Meal Prep

Salads for two people (5 days)


  • 10 Mason jars
  • 2 Bags of romaine lettuce
  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 5 chicken breasts (Grilled or baked)
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 cans of black beans (15-20 oz.)
  • 2 cans of pinto beans (15-20 oz.)
  • 10 hard-boiled eggs
  • 4 medium to large bell peppers
  • 1 container of grape tomatoes
  • Shredded cheese (add as much as desired of whichever cut of cheese you like best)
  • Your choice of dressing (I used different dressings for different days)


These are the ingredients I used, but feel free to add or take out any ingredients that you may not like or want to include!

  1. Chicken ~ Pre-heat the oven to 445 degrees and cook for 50 minutes. My chicken was basically frozen, but if you use thawed chicken you will only need to cook it for 25-30 minutes.
  1. Pat down the chicken with a paper towel and drizzle it with olive oil. I added my favorite seasonings, but feel free to prepare the chicken to your liking. Once you do that, put it in the oven. I took the chicken out after 25 minutes and flipped it over. After letting it bake for another 10-15 minutes, I cut into the chicken to make sure it was cooked all the way through and that it wasn’t raw in the middle.
  1. This is the most important step…make sure to put the dressing in very first and let it set on the bottom of the Mason jars – you don’t want it touching the lettuce and making it soggy.
  1. Add beans, veggies, cheese, and eggs as desired in each jar.
  2. Once the chicken is done, cut or shred, and add your desired proportions on top of all of the wet ingredients (steps 3 and 4 above); the chicken helps to separate the wet ingredients from the lettuce.
  1. Lettuce/spinach is the very last thing you should add. Add as much or as little as you desire, but I would recommend stuffing in as much as you can – you don’t want too much air in your jars.
  1. Store in the refrigerator and enjoy!






















Nike Women’s half marathon in San Francisco


If you have ever thought about running a half marathon, I would definitely recommend running the Nike Women’s half marathon!

I have never been much of a runner, but my friend Brittany asked if I wanted to be a part of her team and run in this race. I decided to do it even though I had never run more than 4-5 miles. I signed up in July a few days before registration closed but knew I had time to train, because the race was not until October!

It is a lottery so you don’t know if you made it in until a couple weeks later. I finally got an email that said “Congratulations You’re in!” ….. and I was terrified!

Well time went by and I had only trained a few times here and there. I suddenly realized the race was only weeks away… so I started running when I could and I did Yoga often. I was so scared I tried to find every excuse I could to not do it. However, I had already paid so there was no getting out of it. My husband encouraged me and kept telling me to think positive and that I could do it!

When the week of the race arrived I started researching what to eat, drink, and do before the race. The number one thing I kept seeing was to drinks LOTS of water! So the Monday before my race I started to drink as much as I could, whenever I could. I also started to use a foam roller everyday to loosen my muscles and I tried to stretch.

There was an early packet pick up, which I took advantage of . I picked up my bib and gear bag. I would suggest trying to go to an early pick up, to avoid the horrendous lines you would otherwise run into! I was able to get my Nike shirt personalized with my name for FREE.


The Saturday before my race I went and had a carb-loaded pasta dinner. It is very important to carb load up to two days before your race so that your body can turn those carbs into energy— which you will need! I drank a ton of water before going to sleep as early as I could.

Making sure you get to bed early will also be crucial. Before getting in bed I made sure I had everything I needed, from my bib to the pair of socks I was going to wear. I was super nervous/excited so it was pretty hard to fall asleep. I told Michael (my husband) that I felt like Santa was coming in the morning!

I had to wake up at 4:15 AM to get everything ready and eat my pre-race breakfast, which was half of a bagel and a banana. I drank about 16oz of water right when I woke up and a few sips before I started my race. We had to drive up to San Francisco, which took about an hour, so it gave me some time to wake up and mentally prepare!

When we arrived, we found parking only a few blocks away from the starting line. Michael brought his bike, so that he could ride along the route and meet me throughout the race. He walked me to my wave/corral and wished me luck!

I was in the 10-10:59 wave so I would not start running until about 30 minutes after the gun time. When it was finally my corral’s turn, my heart was beating so fast and my adrenaline was pumping. As I passed the starting line my official time said I started at 6:56:35.

Nike put a tracker on each bib so that if your friends or family wanted to track your number they could. I had my parents, husband, and a few friends tracking my run. It made it much more exciting knowing, I had them cheering me on every mile and knowing where I was at! There was also a satellite option that allowed them to see my surroundings as I passed them.



The first few miles I just focused on moving at a steady pace and preserving as much of my energy and strength as possible. Throughout the race there were multiple water/bathroom stations. I took advantage of every stop that I could but made sure not to spend too much time there.

I hit the 5k mark at about 37 minutes and 10k at 1:15 minutes. My legs started to go numb at this point and it all started to became a mental battle. I had to keep reminding myself why I was doing this and that I could do this! STAY POSITIVE! I made sure not to compare myself to the women surrounding me who probably trained much more than I did.

Every time I came to a water station I made sure I took a drink of water as well as Nuun (an electrolyte drink that Nike volunteers and supporters were passing out). It can’t stress enough how important it is to stay hydrated throughout the race; your body loses so much water and nutrients that you need to keep renewing them when you can!

When I reached Mile 7 I finally saw my husband, and I was sooo happy! I think it is really great to have someone at the race supporting you and cheering you on. All of the supporters were great, but seeing someone you know is that much more motivating. He told me I was doing awesome and to keep going!IMG_0074


Every mile that you pass in the race there are some group of supporters – anywhere from bands, dancers, and choirs to cheerleaders. I was so excited every time I saw a mile marker and it was always fun to guess what would be waiting for us; I couldn’t believe that my body had made it that far. I was so proud of myself for persevering!

On mile 11, we ran by and they even handed out a much needed treat – a piece of Ghirardelli chocolate! Talk about being pampered!! As you can see the look on my face (pictured above), I don’t think I have ever been more excited for a delicious piece of chocolate! Everyone had the biggest smile on their face and kept thanking the volunteers as they got their piece.

At this point there were only two miles left!! Those last two miles were killer…… I started thinking “Tiffanys necklace… you’re mine…. You can do this!” I mean, the necklace was one of the main reasons I wanted to run this race in the first place! Not to mention the cute firefighters in tuxedos that you take pictures with at the end!

While I was running my last mile, there were thousands of people lined up with signs of encouragement screaming and cheering everyone on. I knew my cute husband would be waiting for me and so proud at the finish line. When I finally saw the finish line, I gave it my all and I finally crossed the finish line at about 2 hours and 41 minutes.

I have never felt so accomplished in my life….. I actually finished a half marathon! I had never run that far before. I was so happy that I was practically in tears. I started looking for my husband, but couldn’t find him anywhere because the crowd was so big and we didn’t have a meeting plan, which would have been the smart thing to do. I finally got what I had been waiting for… I got my Tiffany’s necklace!


After I finally found my husband, I also got my picture taken with the firefighters! After 13.1 looong miles, I had made it and my dream had come true!


I learned a lot about myself during that race. There were times I wanted to give up, quit, and cry, but I pushed forward. I learned that I could do anything that I put my mind to and that I am a lot stronger than I ever thought I was.

I also learned the importance of preparation; I would strongly recommend training for at least 12 weeks before doing a half marathon, as my body is now in more pain than I’ve ever been! This year, my goal was to make it to end and to get the necklace. Next year, my goal will be to beat my time and to be able to actually run up the hills.


If you have any specific questions about this half marathon, if you’re an avid runner or if you’re looking to run a marathon sometime soon, please comment and visit my blog!!! I would love to hear your thoughts – I already can’t wait for next year!!

Cooking can be easy and healthy with Blue Apron!

Eating healthy is not always easy or convenient, or so I thought. I have recently come across Blue Apron and for those of you who have never heard of it, it’s a food service that delivers delicious recipes and all of the ingredients weekly to your front door. It’s awesome because the ingredients are always fresh and the meals are basically gourmet. It comes in a refrigerated box so even if it arrives when you are at work or out for the day, the ingredients stay fresh!

I have never been a big fan of the grocery store especially when I need specific items for a meal, but don’t want to buy a whole box of that ingredient. Blue apron provides you with the exact amount of ginger, soy sauce, lemons, etc that you need to make the meal. Another plus is that each serving is only 500-700 calories and they never repeat meals in the same year.

They send three meals each week and they’re all so yummy and easy to make! You can personalize your order by choosing either 2-person or family plans and if you have any dietary preferences you can even personalize the menus you receive! I love Blue Apron because it makes me try meals that I otherwise wouldn’t ever think of making and it gives me more options when I run out of ideas for dinner. I was so happy that it came with an easy, step-by-step instruction card of how to make the meal and it’s a huge time saver for those of you who don’t have much time to go to the store to buy ingredients and do all of the food prep. I’m already planning on remaking quite of few of the meals.

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You can sign up at

The best part is you can cancel anytime so you’re not locked in, and you can skip meals!– type in your zipcode to see if they deliver in your area! They deliver to about 80% of the US!

my fall must haves

my fall must haves


I love fall fashion and get so excited when the season comes around. Who doesn’t love putting on a cute sweater and boots to go to a pumpkin patch? I am more than excited for all of the festivities that come with fall!

Recently I have been looking for a few new staple items to add to my closet and came across a few favorites. I have been searching for a coat that is not too heavy and that can be worn with a number of different outfits.When I found this cute, army green coat I fell in love!! Everyone needs a jacket that they can wear throughout the season and this is great one because the sleeves can be rolled up when it’s too hot to wear a full on coat.


I also thought that this grey sweater wrap and pair of black jeans were items that I could wear consistently and pair with a number of outfits. It was time for me to get a few solid versatile items. I thought these jeans were extra cute with the slightly ripped knees.

What girl doesn’t love SHOES? I would wear pointed flats every day if my job allowed it. These flats are super cute, affordable, and have a strap around the ankle to add a little detail and support. I have found a few pairs of pointed flats that are adorable but really pricey. I go through shoes really fast, so I thought these were cute and even if they just lasted for the season, they were definitely worth $28! I also found these cute boots over at Forever 21 and absolutely adored the buckles. I have been obsessed with gold lately so when I saw these I was ecstatic!

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My choice accessory is always my shades! I have found a few pairs of glasses over the years that I treasure but they are getting a little old and beat up. It was time to get a new pair and while I was looking, I came across these lovelies! They are a little different but I adore the round cat eye shape. Go out on a limb and try something new– maybe some cat eye sunnies for a change?!

Floppy hats are definitely in right now and are taking over! I wish I had every shade and color of floppy hats. I always find myself wearing my floppy hat when I don’t feel like doing my hair and want to look dressed up! Floppy hats can be worn as a casual accessory or a way to dress up your outfit. I have worn my hat with jeans and a striped shirt but I have also worn it with a dress and heels. I was really nervous to give floppy hats a try, but I am so glad I tested the waters and got one. I am thrilled about this new hat and the pop of color that it adds.


We bring our phones everywhere we go that it’s practically an accessory, so why not dress it up too? I have always been a fan of black and white because it goes with everything! This phone case it so classy and sassy and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Best part is that it is a charging case and you don’t have to worry about your phone dying before the day is over. I have always enjoyed having different phone cases to alternate with but when I get this case I may never take it off!

Thanks for reading… don’t forget to check back for some of my yummy fall recipes and activities!

California Trip Part 1 with Caitlyn McDonald

California Trip Part 1 with Caitlyn McDonald









Hey y’all! It’s Michaela and I’m going to be writing today along with my best friend Caitlyn from about our California trip! We’re collaborating on this so that we can remember the details together. (Two brains are better than one right?)

C: We had such a great time catching up; the whole trip started because we wanted to attend one of our best friend’s and former roomies weddings in LA. Michaela lives up in the bay area and I hadn’t seen her since February so it worked out well for me to fly into San Jose and for us to travel down to Southern California for the wedding.

M: I’m laughin’ just writing this because I’m thinking about all of the incidents we had on this trip! I picked Cait up late on Thursday night and we left early the next morning to drive down the coast. Our first stop was Monterey, CA. I had been there with Michael last year but was excited to see more and get to explore a bit.

C: I had done this same trip when I was little with my family. I think I was about 8 so it was fun to remember little things about that trip that I had since forgotten. We both adored Monterey and got a great lunch at a place called Hula’s. We’ve always called my mama “Tour Guide Barbie” because she has everything planned out perfectly for our trips… even down to the exact restaurants we are going to eat! (I can only hope to develop that skill.) Anyways, we called my mom and asked her to find us a yummy restaurant in Monterey and Hula’s didn’t disappoint. It was sooooooo good.

M: I got the hula burger and Cait got the shrimp salad. It was a good start to a whole lottta good food we were fixin to have over the next few days. After Monterey we drove thru Carmel and drove the 17 Mile Scenic Drive.

C: I was taking pictures of Pebble Beach Golf Course and sendin’ them to Jord cause I know it’s one of his dreams to play there. It’s breathtaking.

M: We drove basically that whole stinkin’ day! Big Sur is one of the prettiest, if not the prettiest, sights I’ve ever seen. My mom had asked me if I thought it was prettier than Yosemite and The Grand Canyon, and I honestly I couldn’t compare them, but it’s definitely a drive I recommend for everyone to do in their life.

C: It was so hard not to spend hours stopping and taking pictures at every turn in the road because it’s that pretty!

M: The drive ended up taking us 12 hours to get down to Redondo Beach where my aunt and uncle live. (We stayed with them).

Click here to see the route we took.

C: The next morning we woke up and started getting ready for Mel’s wedding. The ceremony was at the LA LDS Temple. It was a gorgeous but hot (especially for California) day. We spent all morning getting ready with no AC, then when we arrived at the temple and I looked in the mirror in my car, I realized that all my makeup had literally MELTED off my face! I looked like a freak because the spots were seriousy bright orange with makeup clumped together from sweat.

M: I was dying laughing because we had spent all morning getting ready and bless Caitlyn’s heart, her makeup had just melted off. We got into the temple only to find out that the AC wasn’t working there as well, PLUS the water had been turned off. It was a comical few moments watching her frantically try to reapply her makeup in a public bathroom, with no water.

C: I was being overly dramatic but now looking back on it I die laughing. Everything turned out well though and all I can say is I’m glad that didn’t happen to me on MY wedding day hahah!

M: We went down to Rodeo Drive immeadiately after the ceremony to get lunch and walk around. We ate at a cute place called the Panini Cafe. Cait got a sandwich and salad and got my favorite….French toast. We walked around and shopped for a bit and stopped for Sprinkles Cupcakes on our way back to the car. We drove straight down to Temecula, CA where the reception was. We allowed an extra hour for driving (luckily) because we got lost about 10 times on our way there. The reception was gorgeous and we had so much fun dancing our little hearts out we didn’t even get any pictures!

C: That night we drove back up to Michaela’s aunt and uncle’s. We woke up the next morning to get brunch with one of my best friends from Utah. I finally got to see her sweet baby which was a highlight for sure.  We went to Bottega Louie and got the yummiest beignets. It was a mad house in there but it was so cute. We went straight to Venice Beach after that so we could see a southern California beach then drove back up to San Jose.

M: Our trip mainly consisted of driving which was totally fine since we were just happy to be hanging out together! When we drove up that evening we took a different route via the 101. It was neat because we got to see a lot of vineyards and missions which was so cool! I felt as if I saw the whole state of California within a few days!

We will be posting on Caitlyn’s blog about a fabulous day in San Fran next. Thanks for reading!