So clearly if I'm posting about Christmas, I am WAAAAY behind on blogging. Life has been even more insane than usual (mostly good things, yay!) and it feels like everything has been going 120 miles an hour, pretty much since this amazing trip I took with my family over Christmas. What's with all the crazy? Well, once we got back from Sayulita, we were in Colorado for roughly two weeks before we headed out on our epic road trip adventure. We spent three months wandering the California coast and reconnecting with old friends. While on the trip, we started chatting with a good friend of mine from college about the possibility of doing some shooting in Nepal and decided to book that trip for May, thinking that we would have two months in between the time we got back from the road trip before we left again, which sounded really good in theory. Of course, once we got back into Boulder, life had decided that it was not, in fact, crazy enough yet. We randomly started looking at houses, found one that we love, and are now under contract to buy our first house! About a week after that happened, we noticed a lump on our dog, Ella's, paw. We took her in to the vet, where they discovered that it was cancerous, so Ella went in for surgery last week and has been recovering nicely.
So, long story short, this is why I'm posting Christmas photos in what's almost May. My family is awesome, and I'm so lucky that we love hanging out and traveling with each other. We spent two weeks in Sayulita, Mexico, aka maybe my new favorite place on earth. I was constantly grinning, taking in all of the rainbow colors that make up this mellow, happy town. I love Mexico - I always have felt so at home there. I love Mexican food. I love Mexican culture. I love Mexican soap operas and candy flavors and Spanish reggae. So much love. I can not WAIT to go back to Sayulita :)
This was our Christmas Eve - we were all having too much fun to cook dinner so we walked down the street and got some pizza. We sat down outside to eat and then it started pouring, so we brought the pizza back to our place, drank some margaritas, and then hung out on the beach at night once it cleared up. My brothers had found some giant sparklers in town so we obviously brought those out to the beach with us and danced around. This was one of my favorite nights of all time and even though some of the photos are blurry, the memories are not :)
Right about now was when I took a Roman Candle to the head and burned off a big chunk of hair. Haha. It's okay, the only damage done was a cigar-sized burn on my scalp :)