January 24, 2011
the view from our cabin
Before I got to see any of beautiful Lake Tahoe, one of my backseat windows shattered while I was driving on the highway. We're not really sure what happened, but a lot of big trucks were driving by really quickly so I think a rock must have randomly shot out from underneath one of the trucks and hit the window. Luckily, my friend who was sitting there was asleep, facing away, and had his hood on. There was glass all over him but no one got hurt and we eventually made it up to Tahoe with our make-shift duct tape window. (After stopping and vacuuming all of the broken glass).
emerald bay
sunshine and tall trees
south lake tahoe
watching the sunset
cabin fun
the last morning in tahoe
birthday streamers
Needless to say, the weekend wasn't off to the best start. I was upset (from an accumulation of things) for most of Friday and come Saturday I was determined that Lake Tahoe and I were destined to never get along. I called my sister and she encouraged me to make the most of the rest of my weekend. Being the pessimist that I am, I was doubtful of any salvaging, but decided to at least give it a try.

Saturday was wonderful-- and not only because I made the effort to look beyond my self-pitying attitude. Even though I was disappointed that I hardly saw my roommates, the people I did spend time with made everything so much better. Once I realized this, everything just felt right. I was even able to make a little trip to see my family since we got back so early. Family always makes things better. Who knows? Maybe I'm taking baby steps toward becoming an optimist.


  1. Seems like a beautiful weekend !!!

  2. the little girlies are too cute. ps - i gave you a shoutout in my last post! :)

  3. i can totally relate. sometimes i feel all negativepants mcgee about aspects of my life, but like baz luhrmann said "worrying is about as effective as solving an algebra problem by chewing bubble gum." i always have to remind myself of that :)

    love love love your photos! esp. the streamers one for some reason! :)

  4. oh no! i am really sorry to hear about your car. that stinks. hope your week starts out better than your weekend did.

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  5. Glad to hear no one got hurt when the back window shattered. Great photos. I can't wait to visit Lake Tahoe next month. Have a great weekend.

  6. Your weekend looks like so much fun! the babies are adorable!

  7. Tahoe looks amazing, I must go someday!

    (sorry about your car window, such a bummer!)

  8. great pictures! lake tahoe is so beautiful and what a great weekend to go too! glad you had fun!


  9. Great photos. Looks like you'd a fun weekend.
    Thanks for your sweet comment and congratulations on your graduation :) Horray!!!

  10. Sorry your weekend got off to a rough start, but it's good you were able to have a good time in the end.
    P.S. I tried the Green Monster! So good!

  11. I hope you had a great time, even though it sounds like it started off rough...the photos certainly are beautiful. :)

  12. i haven't been to tahoe for ages but i would love to run away there someday. and at this time of year it is beautiful!

  13. So sorry about your car window!! Must've been really scary to hear the glass break while driving! Love these photos!

  14. your photos are gorgeous. they really, really make me want to travel again!

    p.s. thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  15. Your blog is so pretty! Love your banner and links -- very cool photos.

    Thanks for your comment, by the way!

    x Hilary