Fun in the Sun

First things first, Happy Friday - finally! Why do the "short" weeks always feel the longest? 

Second, the Dear 16-Year Old Self post was read by quiet a few. So, I'm asking you to join in the fun. If you wrote a letter to your 16-year old self, what would you tell you? "If only I knew then what I know now," couldn't ring truer. And, who knew your mother/father really did know what they were talking about?! Go on, write a letter to you, and be sure to add photos of you from 'back in the day.' I think that's mainly why that post was so popular...

Third... The weather here has been beyond amazing. Marcus and I have taken full advantage of the parks, costal cliffs, and simply being outside. 
Heading to the park. The shades remained on for about .2 seconds.
Roaming freely.
Found a leaf!
Had to do a little taste testing. You saw that coming, didn't you?
Our run along the coast. We were treated to views of the ocean and a beautiful golf course.
If you're an InstaGram follower these are repeat photos. Apologies. If you don't follow (and want to), search desireemacke.
Quick stop on our run.
Representing Iowa State on the West Coast. :)
Now, this is going to sound crazy. In fact, I'm blown away at my own thoughts... Friends and family from back home are talking of snow days, wind chills, and the like. I kind of miss all that. *GASP* I do. Just a little bit... We don't really have seasons. We have "winter" (think 50s and partly cloud skies), June Gloom (think cloudy skies), and summer (think sunny and anywhere from 75-100 degrees).
I haven't completely gone off my rocker. We're loving this weather. It's just some days I wish there was a little variation.  

Lastly, don't forget to enter in the custom knit sock hat giveaway (enter below)! Even if you've already entered you can do so again (and again Saturday and Sunday)! Once you "follow the Monologues" you have 10 other potential entries. The winner will be drawn at random on Monday.

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  1. I love all the photos. I would love to move some place that was relatively warm all year around, but I KNOW I would miss the cold weather, snow and definite differences between the seasons. I found you on Instagram! Can't wait to see more of your photos!

  2. Did you use a self-timer to get that shot? Cute pics!

  3. I am so jealous of your weather! Ughhh! haha It's been so cold here. Like -30. Terrible! But i'm remaining positive because Spring is around the corner!! =)

  4. Your blog is quite depressing to me, because like Johannah I'm very jealous of your weather! lol. What I wouldn't give to get my girls outside to a park or something right now.... Enjoy it! :-)