September 24, 2011


I have noticed as the years go by that friendship changes in adulthood. As we grow up our job is to go to school and we are around our friends all the time. Often, we spend more time with our friends then our own family. Now that we are adults, have real jobs and are in the beginning stages of starting families of our own, friendships change. The relationships mature and I think the mark of a real friendship is when time passes and you are able to stay in touch in spite of not seeing each other as much as you would like and you are able to pick up where you left off. We may not have 'playdates' anymore, or be roomates and go to the bar every weekend but it is understood that we are undoubtedly bonded to each other. We know each other inside and out and will always be there when needed. We also have a kick ass time when we are able to get together and the time spent with each other is that much sweeter.

No relationship is effortless. Some easier then others but all in all both people need to want to make the relationship work. . I think this is why our friend list thins out as we get older. In our adult years we have finally figured out what we value in a friendship, who is worth fighting for and who we are better off without.

September 23, 2011

Happy Place

It's baackkkk! Based on the season premiere it promises to be better then ever. Every tuesday night I will be on my couch with a big goofy smile on my face fighting back happy tears that this show pulls out of me, while tuning out Frank saying "how can you watch this garbage?" I don't mind because nothing can ruin my happy place..

September 18, 2011

Just What the Doctor Ordered

I have been sick for a little over a week now (insert 'awww' here) It is absolutely no fun. However, somewhere in between hacking up a lung and feeling the highs of all the cold medicines I have been consuming I did some online shopping to raise my spirits. I think I would be much more financially stable had online shopping ceased to exist. But what kind of world would that be? Here is my favorite sick week purchase...suede taupe booties..


...just what the doctor ordered. :)

September 17, 2011

Heaven Is For Real

While I was away I read this book...

I literally cannot stop thinking about this book. It is a very short, easy read and it is truly an amazing story. As a person who believes in God and heaven but has normal doubts and questions, this book is a breath of fresh air. It reinvigorates one's faith and gives new hope to this life and what comes after. It is not obnxiously religous but a simple story about a little boy who died for three minutes in the OR and what he expierenced. His innocent and naive interpretation of what he saw and felt warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I know that sounds cheesy but read this book and you will know exactly what I am talking about. He also confirms what I already assumed..there are animals in heaven :)

September 11, 2011


Frank and I have just returned from our first ever Eurotrip together. We spent 10 days exploring Italy and Greece, more specifically; Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, Corfu and Athens. We traveled with a Contiki tour which is a coach company for 18-35 year olds. We met some amazing people and made memories that will last forever.

I learned a few things while traveling. It is a big world out there and it is fun to explore and learn the differences in culture. Here are a few tips if you ever travel through the above places..

1. Don't expect the pizza in Italy to be as good as New York pizza because it is not. The wine however is amazeballs.

2. With the above said always order the house red or white. It is cheaper then water and better then some of the more expensive bottles. Needless to say, to save money, we drank a lot of wine :)

3. No peace signs hand gestures in Italy. Apparently, it means you need a toilet.

4. Italians can have an entire conversation with just their hands. If you want to fit in and not look like a complete tourist, learn a few gestures.

5. The showers in Italy are 3 ft by 3ft. Ladies, stretch before your trip to ensure ability of shaving your legs.

6. In Greece, when crossing the street dont hold up your hand in the 'stop' position. Apparently it more or less means eff you and they will speed up in an attempt to hit you for insulting them. True story.

7. Gyros are not pronounced with a g sound but instead as it sounds when spelt 'euros' Apparently this is true in other parts of America as well. who knew? So, again if you dont want to look like an obvious American, you'll pronounce it the Greek way.

8. You can't flush toilet paper in Greece. Do you know who hard of a habit that is to break?

9. Greek salads dont have lettuce! this was a shocker.

10. In Europe your ATM pin can only be 4 digits.. mine is 7..furthermore, they are not as credit card friendly as America, imagine how much fun my first day in Europe was.

Here are a few of my fav pics from our 'holiday'...