Sunday, February 26, 2012


all weekend i have been doing research and depending on how things play out next year, by Fall 2013 i could be living in:

st. louis


tucson, arizona


chapel hill, north carolina




Thursday, February 23, 2012

baby beluga

for president's weekend mom and i headed up to logan to see our anne girl
(who turns 2 next week!)

my favorite moment was when she sang along to the same cassette tape of Raffi songs i used as a kid.
she was also dressed up in her tinkerbell dress and danced with a balloon in one hand and my old pink razor phone i gave to her as a toy in the other.

at one point she got concerned that her "wings stop working. its stuck" haha
adorable i know

if you don't know the 'Baby Beluga' song you were robbed of a classic 90's childhood

Thursday, February 16, 2012

fhe bro

our dear fhe brother jon graduated last semester and was offered a sweet job.
it's an awesome opportunity and he is really excited about it
the only problem is that it is in far away california

we are really going to miss him
so my whole apt (tahna was there in spirit) took him out to a farewell dinner
we just wanted to show him that we love him and will miss him
i hope he felt like one lucky dog having 3 cute girls treat him to dinner

good thing he is living in san fran-
it will be much more fun to go visit him in an awesome city like that

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy valentines day!

"even after all this time the sun never says to the earth 'you owe me'.
look what happens with a love like that- it lights the whole sky"
~hafiz: persian poet of the 1300's

"i met in the street a very poor young man who was in love.
his hat was old,
his coat was worn,
his cloak was out at the elbows,
the water passed through his shoes,
and the stars through his soul"
~victor hugo

"anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly"

"love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefor is winged Cupid blind"
~shakespeare from 'a midsummer night's dream' act 1 scene 1

"hear my soul speak. of the very instant that i saw you, did my heart fly at your service"
~shakespeare from 'the tempest' act 3 scene 1

hApPy VaLeNtInEs DaY!!!
i love this day so much- it makes me happy!

i painted hearts on my nails and am sporting my v day outfit-
which includes a solid silver sequin top

this weekend i went an outrageously fun group date to celebrate this grand holiday.
there were 10 couples and it was one good time, let me tell ya.
we had heart shaped pizza, chocolate fondue and played games till we cried of laughter.
this picture won us 'most photogenic'
i was the last girl standing for musical chairs and by golly i won

the girls were champions again for the couch game- that was one intense game of boys vs. girls

hope you have a happy day filled with pink, red, hearts, candy and love!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

v-day cupcakes

as per my own valentines day tradition i made chocolate cupcakes with bavarian cream
and this year i had an awesome helper.

last week alvin taught me how to play tennis so as a trade i taught him how to bake.
look at how he uses that pastry bag- he was quite the excellent student
what a pro

hope you're all getting ready for v day like i am!

aaahh so excited, i love this holiday

Saturday, February 11, 2012

engaged sister

my big sister got engaged yesterday!
doesn't this picture / news just make you so happy?

and yes.. that is the DC monuments behind them.
so classy and east coast

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

happy birthdays!

happy birthdays to my dears:
and Lizzy
so happy to have both you in my life!
kiss kiss

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

“This life is what you make it.
Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth.
But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up.
Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway.
But just remember, some come, some go.
The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them.
Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world.
As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too.
And babe, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soul mate.
You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything.
Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything.
Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.”
Marilyn Monroe