I hope you're all having a lovely Tuesday. These are a couple photos from the week.
Photo 1 I took at the gym. I was rather colorful, sporting my "mermaid" sneakers (they're teal and shiny) and a pair of very colorful spandex shorts I got in Rio. My twinsie Olivia and I got these matching shorts at Uruguaiana near Centro in Rio de Janeiro. When she comes to visit me in California we are going to go running in matching outfits :). That's the plan.
Photo 2 is of a delicious dinner that Shelly and I cooked. The dish closest to the camera is a spicy soft tofu soup called Soondubu. It was so yummy. We made chicken wings that were amazing as well. I love cooking with Shelly!
Last weekend I got to meet up with my friend Tom that I went to high school with. His dad, my grandpa, and my step mom used to all work together. When Tom and I were freshman in high school they made him take me out to lunch haha. We've been friends ever since. I've visited him a couple times up in Eugene, Oregon where he goes to school and we try and meet up whenever we're both back in Chico. I was so happy to catch up with him!
Right after high school Tom lived in Brazil for a year and now that I have also spent a year there we can practice our Portuguese together!! It was so nice to spend the day in the park with him and walk around downtown in the evening. I snapped a few pictures to try and capture how cute downtown is. I love home :).
I have been so busy this week and am just getting around to posting about Thanksgiving. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with whoever was lucky enough to have your company. My parents are divorced and have been since I was five so my brother Raoul and I always have two sets of every holiday. We ended up having Thanksgiving dinner with my mom on Friday but we still got to see me mom on Thursday, the actual day of Thanksgiving, because we all went on a hike in Upper Park. It was such beautiful weather last weekend, not the bone chilling cold that we are currently having. It was nice to get out in the sunshine and walk around before gorging.
Later on we went to my dad's house and drove up to my Grandma's place where we had dinner with a lot of my extended family and then wandered around the golf course with my siblings. I got a hilarious video of my little sister accidentally ripping my brother Eli's pants. Maybe I'll upload it in the future if Eli gives me the okay… he was kind of embarrassed at the time which is understandable. Luckily his shirt was really long so it covered up the (huge) hole.
This coming week is my finals week so I will get to go home for Winter Break in a week! I'm so excited!
Zeus wouldn't look at the camera so Raoul helped haha
He's just a ball of fur!
My little sister Chloe is quite the photographer. She took all the pictures of me in this post.