it’s official…we’re in love

I’m gonna keep this one short. But, by all means, please keep the questions and emails coming. Our friends and family have all been asking if we’ve settled in; if Bali has been what we expected; if it’s all that we’ve hoped for; if it’s getting easier…

Our two-month anniversary of living in Bali is here, and I can definitely say that we have found our groove.  A routine, if you will, and a very nice one. It almost deserves a Marvin Gaye soundtrack to go with it. Seriously. And I can talk for hours on end about what we did and didn’t expect. I think I might save that for another post, because I will just get all philosophical about it, because that’s just how I am.

That said, I have a gazillion photos to share, and we haven’t even really done any touristy stuff yet. We are just getting started…so I will keep shooting and promise to share more later.

Besides, the truth is, we just bought a bunch of pirated DVD’s for super cheap (my apologies to my brother, Kalae, but that’s all they have available to sell here, in the malls and everywhere…and somehow, it’s completely legal???), and I just want to veg out in front of a movie in our cool, air-conditioned studio…aaaahhhh.

For now, here are some photos. This is a typical day for us: wake up, stretch, eat breakfast, check the surf, paddle out, eat again, and work on business/creative projects at home when the waves aren’t good — maybe go sightseeing, if we feel inclined. And then, Repeat. It’s going to be hard to leave, and I don’t know how we’re going to break it off to beautiful Bali gently when the time comes…

it's official we're in love. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

oh bali, you're crazy as hell, but i LOVE you

everyone wants a piece of the action. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

everyone wants a piece of the action

where are we? i think we were supposed to go over there... bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

where are we? i think we were supposed to go over there...

surf check. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

one of my favorite spots. you can hear the monkeys from the line-up at this spot.

surf check from the cliff. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

cliffside surfcheck

entrance before walking through a tunnel. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

entrance before walking through a tunnel

loving the adventure. sea cave at uluwatu, bali. desiree east

loving the adventure...more sea caves

yes, it was that big. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

that one day, when it was big...

shooting from shade. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

shooting from a distance, under the shade

brendon fave empty peak. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

empty peak...seek and you shall find

bigger than it looks. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

bigger than it looks...

cute little side-of-the-road calf. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

hello baby cow...now, stay there

balinese woman in red. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

everyone is on a mission...

diggin the freshly blended fruit juices. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

diggin the freshly-blended fruit juices. my favorite? watermelon juice.

we like lemon iced tea, too. bali, indonesia. desiree east

we like lemon iced tea, too.

 lemon iced tea. photo by desiree east

oh yeah, did I tell you? Brendon shaved his beard off.

one of our favorite places to eat. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

here is one of our favorite places to scarf some food down after surfing...cheap and deeeelish

balinese seafood satay. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

here is a picture from another (fancier) restaurant...balinese seafood satay

time for ice cream. bali, indonesia. photo by desiree east

the best thing is knowing we can get dessert, anytime, anywhere...