Friday, June 29, 2012

More Mediocre Blogging

Hey there everybody. I have been in transition mode and haven't really been good about blogging, but that will change soon. Tomorrow is my last day in Chico, and in the U.S. for a whole year!

Here are some pictures to just help me check in :).

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Oh The Things Boys Do...

I came over to my friend Sam's yesterday and the boys had set up a "ramp" and board over Sam's neglected swimming pool. This is a video of Tyson's attempts to cross it. :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

San Francisco Trips 1 and 2

I have been to San Francisco twice in the last week, first to submit my VISA application for studying abroad in Brazil, and then to pick it up a week later.  Unfortunately the Brazilian Consulate was closed on strike the day I was told to pick up my VISA so my mom and I had to find a place to stay last-minute and then I went to pick it up the next day.  So, I have my VISA!





 Ty used to live in SF so he knows his way around better than I do.  He took me to one of his favorite Mexican restaurants in the Mission district. Yummy enchiladas!

 I'm blue dapadeedapadaidapadeedapadai



So much cool street art!

 Trip #2














 My family went on the Sierra Nevada Brewery tour after I got back from SF.

Summer Begins!

So, true to my word, I played catch-up and just got finished editing my pictures from the past week of pictures.  It has been an eventful week!

 My birthday was the first day of my summer break and my mom made me this delicious cake that is in the shape of a heart (I know it's hard to tell).  It was delicious... as my mom's homemade cakes always are.
 Tyson was housesitting for his parents while they were in Mexico on vacation.  This was one of the dinners we made: curry and salad.
 Salad with blueberries, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, and cherry tomatoes from the garden! Yum!

 Poolside chess


 We played volleyball in the pool for a while before lounging around the pool.
 Hanging out with the boys :)

xoxo, 
Mariamma

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Oh iPhone

Hey hey lovely people.

So the story goes like this: I got an iPhone for my birthday on the 13th of June, which is something I realllly was hoping for, but it has meant that I've been doing pretty mediocre blogging so sorry about that! I have pictures to post from the little bit of summer that I have had thus far -- crazy to think that it has only been a week of summer so far! I promise I will play catchup when I get back home from my San Francisco adventures. Here are just a few pictures to hold you over ;).

Picture 1: the ceiling in a bank with a beautiful chandelier
Picture 2: a carousel horse in golden gate park. My mom and I rode on the carousel with all the little kids. Gotta stay young at heart!
Picture 3: I really bad sneak-attack shot I took of one of the dance classes at the dance studio where I took a (really intense) samba class today.

Time for sleep!

Xoxo,
Mariamma

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father's Day and Baby Day

Yesterday for father's day my family went on a tour of the Bidwell Mansion, which is a historical landmark in Chico. My aunt Fran is visiting from the east coast so the family has been finding fun things to do in this lovely little town of ours. After the tour we went to eat at The Madison Bear Garden which is probably the best burger place in town. Today, Ty and I went to visit our friends Aaron and Megan and their adorable baby girl, Mackenzie. She is so cute and always smiling.