Tuesday, February 24, 2009


This past week my grandmother passed away. She was such an amazing, kind, selfless and funny lady. I know that she has touched more lives than I could ever know and that her joyful spirit will live on in my heart forever. Love you Grandma!

Friday, February 20, 2009

What Could Be Better?

California has been amazing so far. The kindness of the people that I have met so far has blown my expectations out of the water. Most of the "people" that I refer are people that I have met at my new job at Roadtrip Nation. Roadtrip Nation sends people on the road who are interested in exploring the world outside their comfort zone. I had the opportunity to go on an Indie Roadtrip this past October through Roadtrip Nation with my two friends, Lauren and Sarah. We traveled from Connecticut to Missouri, interviewing people who have chosen to follow their own road in life including two writers at Hallmark Cards and Chris Johns - the Editor in Chief of National Geographic (ahem... ahem... name dropping...). I'm a Roadie for Roadtrip and will be doing a campus tour starting in March! I'll be experiencing RV life first hand as we tour from campus to campus. It's going to be AWESOME.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

California Dreaming

I've been dreaming about California for a while now. Warm weather. Fresh, delicous food. The laid back atmosphere. I love it all. So, when the opportunity came up for me to accept a job offer in California, I joyfully accepted. I will be in California for the next two months - taking it all in and savoring every moment.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Icy, Icy Beach

I recently braved the cold Connecticut weather and went for a walk at my local beach to clear my mind. It had snowed a few days before, so the beach was not just any old beach, but a wintry. ice and snow covered version of the beach - a beach in a snow globe, if you will. The walkway along the water was covered with ice, which presented the interesting challenge of skate-walking.

Here are some pictures from the day:

This leaf got frozen into the walkway!

Footprints of what is probably now a raccoonsicle

Monday, February 2, 2009

Phillip, The Friendly Snowman

It had been years since I had enjoyed the pleasure of snowman building and I wondered if I still had the skill set to create a snowy friend. My friend Hayley and I set out to test ourselves during the last big snow storm in our town. We were pleased with the outcome: one Mr. Phillip the Friendly Snowman.