Monterrey adventure May 2019

 

Hello, my bucket list friends ! On Sunday I went to Monterrey with some awesome people to celebrate my cousin’s birthday. It was a great day and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Here we go !

 

 

Monterrey adventure May 2019

 

We started off our day of fun in Monterrey with breakfast at this cute little place crepe place. The food was so good ! It was a great way to start the day. Then it was time for some much needed pampering we all got out nails done and got massages. I love the color I chose for my nails . Purple seemed to be a popular choice among our group. After nails and massages we went and did some wine tasting at this restaurant with an amazing ocean view. After that it was shopping time ! Monterrey has some great places to shop everyone was having a fun time looking around at some awesome stores. I got some homemade soap , some candy, and a new snow globe for my collection.  When we were all shopped out we went down to the beach and took some fun pictures.  Then we had a wonderful dinner before heading back home. It was a very fun day even though it was raining off and on we were still able to do everything we had planned. Overall it was a really fun day ! Rock On- Christina Epperly

 

 

Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello, my bucket list friends ! I recently got to go to the very cute Hello Kitty Cafe and I’m very excited to tell you all about it ! Here we go !

 

Hello Kitty Cafe

 

I had heard about the Hello Kitty Cafe before but I hadn’t had a chance to check it out. Well, I finally got my chance to go and it did not disappoint! It was probably the smallest cafe I have ever been to but it was for sure the cutest! There were some very cute treats to choose from. I chose the strawberry cake and the peach iced tea. The tea was very sweet but very delicious, it came in this very cute cup with a picture of Hello Kitty on it ! The strawberry cake was very cute and very tasty !  It had these cute Hello Kitty candies on it. I hope I get to go back sometimes and try some more treats ! If you get the chance I highly recommend checking this place out !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

 

Wax on arm hair off !

Hello, my bucket list friends ! This week I did something new and exciting I got my arms waxed ! To learn more about my experience just keep reading !

Wax on arm hair off !

You really never know what the day will bring when you wake up in the morning and I didn’t think that I was going to get waxed that day but I did. I’ve mentioned on this blog that I’ve started a new job doing massage and front desk . Well one really cool thing about my new job is that there is an amazing lady who runs her waxing business in our office. I had never been professionally waxed before but I had used wax strips from the drug store. I had been considering get my arms waxed since I started working there but I hadn’t taken The plunge. Untill Wednesday at

the end of my shift I decided to schedule an appointment to get my arms waxed but it turned out she had time right then. So in true bucket lister style I went for it and I’m so gald I did. There was hardly any pain at all and I love how smooth my arms are . I didn’t dislike my arms before but now I really love them. Even though this was not a bucket list item it gave me a similar feeling to crossing an item off. It was exciting to try something new. I love spontaneous adventures and I’m very happy I got to have one this week !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

My first MRI ( OCD research)

Hello my bucket list friends ! On Monday I did something pretty exciting,I got my first ever MRI . I was nervous at first but it was an interesting new experience and I can’t wait to share it with you .  Now I’m not sick or anything , I’m lucky enough to be participating in an OCD research study at Stanford. With all that being said here is the story of my first MRI.

 

 

My first MRI

I’ve been doing the pre-screening for this study for a while now but I didn’t want to say anything on this blog until things got going .  The study will be researching TMS treatments for people with OCD. TMS has been used for OCD and other mental health conditions but usually the treatments are done in a time span of 4-6 weeks . For this study I will be doing the treatments for one week . The study will see how effective the treatments are in the span of a week . During the study I will be getting two MRI scans . The first one was completed on Monday and the second one will be done after the TMS treatments are completed. On Monday I went to Stanford University to get my first MRI. I arrived about 45 minutes early so I had some time to explore the beautiful campus . It was raining on and off that day and I had to keep my hair dry for the MRI so I kept my hood on most of the time while I was exploring .  My favorite thing about the campus was this big beautiful fountain I took so many pictures by it . After some exploring it was time for the MRI. I was nervous but it wasn’t that bad at all .  I did some paper work then I got dressed up in some fancy blue scrubs. After putting in some ear plugs it was time to say hello to the MRI machine . I felt nice and cozy in the machine it wasn’t bad at all in there.  It was loud even with ear plugs and you can call me weird if you want but I kind of liked the noise .  I was in there for about 90 minutes I think. When it was done I felt a little dizzy but not bad I was very tired that night but it is all worth it to be apart of this amazing study .

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

Exploring Pigeon Point

Hello ,my bucket list friends !On Dec. 29th 2018 , my parents and I took a day trip to Pigeon Point . It was a great adventure and I’m excited to tell you all about it , here we go!

 

Exploring Pigeon Point

Pigeon point is a beautiful ocean side spot that is known for it’s lighthouse. Currently work is being done on the light house so it’s closed but I still got some great pictures of it. One of the first things we did when we got there was walk down a little trial to the beach . It was a beautiful sunny day and the beach was gorgeous ! I had a great time on the beach walking around and taking pictures . There were beautiful seashells all over the beach .After spending some time on the beach we went to go explore more of Pigeon Point. We walked around the area where the light house is and took in some great views of the ocean. There was also a little museum with some information about the area and a huge prism in the middle of the room .In another building there was a gift shop I got some fun things to remember the trip by. Overall it was a fun and beautiful place that is worth seeing .

Rock on – Christina Epperly

2018 my year in review

Hello, my bucket list friends ! 2018 was quite a year and it’s hard to believe that it is coming to an end already . The last few months of the year always seem to fly by and 2018 was no exception . So before we move into 2019 let’s dive on into a review of my 2018.

 

 

 

2018 my year in review

2018 was a jam packed year , I was able to accomplish a lot ! I Crossed 9 things off my bucket list including going to the Mall of America, petting a zebra and Meeting Alice Cooper !  I Traveled to some amazing places , passed the Mblex ,became a certified massage therapist, Went to my first comic con, and spent time with the some of the people I love most. I also spent some time doing some of my favorite things such as  blogging , drawing , shopping ,  going on walks, swimming and going to the movies . This year also had some hard times as well . I had my fair share of heath problems this year including a trip to the ER on my birthday and my family went without a refrigerator for way to long . I also lost an irreplaceable friend who had always been in my life .  This year was definitely a roller coaster of a year with some amazing ups and really tough downs. This year was a thrill ride for sure and I’m very proud of everything that I accomplished but I hope 2019 is more like a lazy river . Below I have put links to posts of some of this years adventures and some photos from this year ! I can’t wait to share more adventures with all of you in 2019 !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

Bucket list items crossed off this year

Dyeing my hair green

Finishing an entire coloring book

Standup paddle boarding

Go on a road trip with friends

Pet a zebra

Go to Mall of America

Go backstage at a concert and meet Alice Cooper

Make a perfect cupcake

 

Travel adventures

Trip to Redding

Weekend in Monterrey

Spring Break in Idaho

Reno on the way to Idaho

Road trip to Idaho

Summer fun in Idaho

Minnesota vacation

Dallas Vacation part 1

Dallas Vacation part 2

Dallas Vacation part 3

Dallas Vacation part 4

 

Health Problems

My Crazy health problems

Birthday in the ER

I don’t have time to be sick

Refrigerator problems

The great refrigerator saga of 2018

The end of the refrigerator saga

A few Fun adventures

News boys Concert

Super Hero 5k

4 boxes of ponies

Oakland Zoo

Summer Mall weekend 2018

 

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Exploring Crab Cove in Alameda

Hello , my bucket list friends . Yesterday, I went on a fun little adventure to Crab Cove in Alameda . I had never been there before and it is surprising just how many places in the bay area I have never been to, since I have lived here my whole life ! My mom and I decided that it would be fun to visit as many bay area cities as possible before we move . We started with Crab Cove in Alameda  and I can’t wait to tell you all about it !

 

 

Exploring Crab Cove in Alameda

 

We started off our visit to Crab cove by going to the visitor’s center . There were some really interesting things to see in the visitor’s center including a few fish tanks that housed all kinds of fish, a big crab, a star fish and even a small shark ! The center also had information on the history of crab cove .It used to be a seaside amusement park . Now days it is a beautiful seaside park with picnic tables , grassy areas and plenty of beautiful views . After exploring the visitor’s center we took a walk along the beach . It was fun getting to watch people going kite boarding and windsurfing . It had been a while since I’ve gone to the beach so it was nice to take a walk by the water and watch the waves .We also saw lots of birds including geese . It was a fun little adventure and it would be cool to go back sometime to have a picnic , play in the water and maybe even try windsurfing !

Rock on – Christina Epperly