Sunday, November 29, 2009

Home Cooked Meals

This was the night of my birthday dinner.
We made eggplant and chicken parmesan.
G made her homemade sauce recipe.
My cousin made the garlic bread
It was delish.

p.s. That is not my yellow Mazda Miata...I wish.

I turned 30 over the weekend of Thanksgiving.
The boy and 5 of my closest friends took me to a quiet city on the West Coast of Florida.
We actually swam near dolphins.
It was perfect.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Key on the West Coast

Beer in a cup and a walk on the beach?
Yes, please. I'll take two.

Friday, November 27, 2009

This patio faced the ocean...

Loving Moose's sock/sandal combo in the lower left.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

We climbed a tree

That had washed up on the beach.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Moose's Engagement Party

Saturday night we celebrated with friends that were engaged just 2 weeks before us.
The party was beautiful, as was the future bride and her groom.

Friday, November 6, 2009

We took her to MAC

To get her make-up done for her party.
p.s. again, I was the photographer.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Day Before

I was the photographer in this picture - we were making cookies.
It was fun preparing for the engagement party for the Moose's on Saturday.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pood's Birthday

Happy Birthday Poodle!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Monsters are Scary

My mom made the 8' monsters that stood behind us in these pictures.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Halloween was fun this year.
My mom had a raging party.
And all of our friends had the time of their lives.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Morning After

We walked around NYC in search of a great bagel place.

Monday, October 26, 2009

There was a Pole

There was a pole, and Halloween decorations.
Why not?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Under my Umbrella, ella, ella, ey ey ey

It rained after we got out of "Billy Elliott - The Musical".
But it kind of enhanced the romance of the city.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

We Met the Girl

And she was lovely.
Congrats bro :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Best. 24. Hours. Ever.

It was a quick trip to NYC, less than 24 hours spent in the Big Apple...
but wow did we have fun.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


The week of October 19th we took a trip to NYC.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Missing the Platinum

I'm kind of missing the platinum - what do you think?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Magic Moments

I loved seeing my friend T get married, she was a stunning bride.
This weekend we got to attend the baby shower for my cousins.
It was so sweet. And such a magic moment.
(since I don't have a pic, I included this one from T's wedding that gives the same warm, fuzzy, butterfly effect...)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

3 Amigos

I just love this picture of us 3.
Don't you?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Birthday love (cont'd)

We organized a pretty sweet group of friends to show up for her 21st.
Not bad for a Tueeeeeeeeeessssssssssday.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy 21st Love

It was my BFF and MOH's 21st (and I'm not saying that for flattery, she actually turned 21...gulp) birthday on Tuesday so we took her out for a surprise b-day dinner.

Isn't she cute?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Orlando is the new October

Every weekend we'll be traveling this month.

The first weekend in October, Miss V came to stay with me while at a conference.

Monday, October 5, 2009

And we were ladies...

Sitting on a park bench...
Dreaming of our upcoming weddings...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

And we froze...

But on purpose.
The Ice Bar is a tourist trap/destination to get ripped off/very organized awesome cold place that serves great drinks.
We were shuffled from room to room as if we were on a tour of the place and not as if we were visiting the Ice Bar for the drinks.
But it was worth it dawg, fo rizzle.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

And we took boat tours

Amsterdam was founded in 1275.
No wonder everyone is happy - they have to have shit figured out by now.
Oh yeah, and that one thing.

Friday, October 2, 2009

And we played...

Amsterdam had beautifully decorated elephants all over the city.
I had two favorites, and this is one of them.
Love these ladies (note: Aunt Jenny in the back)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

And we walked 500 miles...

And I would walk 500 more...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2nd Country - Amsterdam

So, on our and my hoodrat friends visited Amsterdam.
While we thought we would be confronted with free spirited druggies and prostitutes, we were wrong, somewhat...
Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been too.
And we will definitely go back.
(more to come)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


We had the best time with 9 of our closest friends.

And formed even stronger relationships than before we left.

We are stronger than ever in our friend family.

Life is good.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Sorry I've been MIA - we went away, on our trip to Europe finally.

It was magical.

Walking down cobblestone streets in Paris.

Visiting with boyfriend's Scottish family in Amsterdam.

And finally, singing with das Germans at Oktoberfest.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Paris made us all feel even more beautiful.

Monday, September 21, 2009

My future is in his hands

And I'm looking forward to every minute of it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Boyfriend proposed at just around midnight on September 20th.
I can't wait to be his wife.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I feel different

There is just something about being a red-head.
I feel different - in a good way.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Something to Laugh (and Smile, and Skip) about

Even if I have a bad day at work,
I have a job, and I have a great life.
Even when I'm feeling lonely and misunderstood,
I have a boyfriend, and he loves me unconditionally.
And even if some days it feels as if the world and the universe are completely against me,
I have the most amazing friends and family, and I am one lucky girl.
I try to keep it all in perspective.
There really is always something to smile about.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

It's all Greek

Boyfriend and I had a craving for Greek food.
So we went with my cousin and her boyfriend to our favorite new Greek restaurant.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Safe word is Bananas

When you've been dueling tubes for nearly half an hour.
And the water is pushing your bikini bottom so far up your ass you just can't take it anymore...
You need a safe word.
And then you jump.

Friday, September 4, 2009

If you wear a life jacket upside down...

You can make a great raft.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cheers to 18 years

We met in 5th grade.
It still feels like we hang out every day, each time I see her.
She's been my friend through everything.
And she always will be.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dallas Bound

Wednesday I was off to Dallas for work.
I was also fortunate enough to extend my trip to visit an old friend.
We've known each other since we were 11 years old.
And now she has a little pumpkin of her own.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Mother came to visit

Last Sunday, Mother came to visit since my brother and his girlfriend were in town.
We had a nice brunch.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Family Photo

My brother and I hardly have photos like this taken.

We're usually laughing and joking around too much to take the time for a cute family photo.

I'm glad our friend snapped this.

It makes me happy.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

And We Danced

Friday night we had the best time dancing, and laughing with family and our friend-family.

Friday, August 28, 2009

So in Love

I'm so happy right now.
Life is good.
The visit with my brother and his girlfriend was so much fun, more pictures to come.

IV Coffee Drip

Needing serious coffee injections today.
This is due to copious amounts of lasagna-making, mixed with many glasses of delicious wine.