Category Archives: About Me

2008 In Picture

A few days behind, but here is a snapshot of our 2008.

Created with fd’s Flickr Toys.

1. Cactii in the desert; 2. Dani in the Needles, Canyonlands; 3. Sunset from the Needles Campground; 4. Double-O Arch at the Arches, Utah; 5. Baby Amelia; 6. Rachel and Dani at Cocoa Beach, FL; 7. Amelia napping; 8. Orlando sushi dinner; 9. Welcome Baby Amelia!; 10. Peony bud in Vermont; 11. Dani and Johanna at Old City Falls, Vermont; 12. Kaya; 13. Dani and Kaya; 14. View from Rabbit Ears Pass, CO; 15. Steamboat Springs, CO; 16. Birthday toast; 17. Snowshoeing near Maroon Bells; 18. Hiking at Hanging Lake, CO; 19. Skiing in Snowmass, CO; 20. Katherine and Dani in Chicago; 21. Scott’s 30th Birthday cake; 22. At the top of Mt. Sanitas, Boulder, CO; 23. Flatirons in Boulder; 24. Scott at the Red Sox; 25. Fenway; 26. First ride in Colorado; 27. Biking across Martha’s Vineyard; 28. On the beach at the Vineyard; 29. Chicago wedding; 30. Taryn, Jay and little Ryan; 31. Lehigh Football game; 32. At Chris and Colleen’s wedding; 33. Lake Isabelle, CO; 34. Jumping outside Boulder; 35. BU Hockey game; 36. Our first anniversary

We traveled. Alot. It was really fun going back through all of our pictures and digging up wonderful memories. The funny thing is, 2008 was a year we were really ready to have end. The last 6 months have been full of hard times, unusual consequences and stress. We couldn’t even finish out the year without a bang. This past Tuesday a wind storm here in Boulder knocked my parents fence down and onto our brand new car! Newman is living at the auto body shop now for a few weeks. But, looking at all these pictures just puts a smile on my face. It goes to show that lots of good times far outweight the bad. I know that our lives are still not completely in order, and that we will probably be moving again in the near future. I take comfort in these pictures and am happy to have 2009 here at last.

Wishing you all a wonderful, happy and healthy 2009!

Little Bits

It’s been a while once again, but life has been full of happenings. The realization that we have moved has finally set in, and those eerie feelings and awkward premonitions have finally diminished. Life is good, I can’t complain…

I saw this on Lolly’s blog, and wanted one for myself. It’s a wordle word cloud, full of little bits about myself….

A Tag

“Hold my head, inside your hands. I need someone, who understands. I need someone, someone who cares, for you I’ve waited all these years. For you I’ll wait, ’till kingdom come, until my days , my days are done. And say you’ll come, and set me free, just say you’ll wait, you’ll wait for me.” by Coldplay

I was tagged by Dani the other day.. so here it goes.

Ten Years Ago: It was the beginning of high school and I just remember not really knowing exactly who I was or who I wanted to be. Life seemed so dramatic back then between boys, school, friends and trying to find myself. I was growing, I was learning, I was studying music, I was training. I made Junior Nationals for USS swimming and all I wanted to do in life was be a sports doctor and train for the Iron Man.

Five Years Ago: It was my sophomore/junior year of college and after having dealt with alot of hard situations my freshman year, I finally discovered the person I wanted to be. Scott and I had been dating over a year and I remember just being so happy and loving the girls I was living with. I also spent a summmer in the Turks and Caicos which was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I knew after that that I would always have a career in the environmental field.

One Year Ago: I moved to Boston last summer with Scott to work as an Environmental Scientist for a consulting company. I was eager to start my career and live by some family. A bunch of my friends started getting married and had a great time traveling to all those weddings! We also adopted our kitties almost a year ago at this point! Kali and Soma have grown into the best kitties ever and we love them so much :)

Five Snacks: Fruit (love it, love it… any of it, all of it!); Home-made cookies (I bake way too much because of this addiction); Pretzels (especially the honey whole wheat kind); Starbucks latte’s (tall nonfat extra-hot almond latte to be exact); tortilla chips and salsa.

Five Songs I know all the words to: Pretty much any song by Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Tom Petty, Van Halen, Patrick Fitzsimmons and Glen Phillips to name a few.

Five Things I would do with $100 Million: This is too much money for any single person to have, so I would give a bunch to charities and environmental organizations; make sure all my family was well taken care of; get rid of any debt and buy a house outside of Telluride, CO and have lots of horses; travel tons and volunteer all my time.

Five places to run away to: Turks and Caicos (but one of the “other” islands such as Grand Turk); New Zealand (speaks for itself); the Seychelles (is 1000 miles off the coast of Madagascar enough for you?); Fiji (I’ll take that); and/or Bonaire (best scuba diving in the world and a totally environmentally friendly island).

Five Things I would never wear: Any shade of bright pink (not a fan of the color and it looks awful on me); one of the Abercrombie mini-skirts (I have a nice butt and legs, but these just scream look at me); a tube top (the broad shoulders just won’t let this happen); a sequence dress (not in a million years); plain white cotton underwear (I hate cotton underwear, its just so uncomfortable to me).

Five Favorite shows: That 70’s show is the only show I really watch, but you can always find us watching football, hockey, soccer or swimming.

Five Biggest Joys: Scott, Soma and Kali, my family and friends; beautiful scenery (love the mountains, the oceans and the forests); music; visiting home and traveling; making those around you smile.

Five Favorite Toys: My road bike, my violin, all my knitting gear, the computer and my hiking shoes.


Dishcloth Cotton?!

Don’t I sound drab?! I would have loved to be mohair or merino… its just a quiz afterall! Stay tuned for some more tonight. I am back from the Whites once again…

You are dishcloth cotton.

You are Dishcloth Cotton.
You are a very hard worker, most at home when
you’re at home. You are thrifty and seemingly
born to clean. You are considered to be a Plain
Jane, but you are too practical to notice.



n. pl. id· i·o·syn·cra·sies -A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.

Write down five of your own personal idiosyncracies.

1. I go through at least 100 pounds of flour a year. And, I mean at least… Some years, I would say 150 pounds. I love to bake, I love desserts.. Its as simple as that!

2. I bite my nails. I hate the fact that I do it and will stop for a few months, but then start biting again. This cycle kills me.

3. It kills me when people litter and when people don’t recycle. I am a total environmentalist and have been known to pull of the side of the road and pick up trash.

4. I will never want to stop learning. I love being in school, learning new things and even, achem, studying for tests! I have a hard time being around people that think school is not important and that once high school or college is over, that’s it! I think its so important for people to stay involved and realize the fact that knowledge has no limits.

5. I hate shopping (well, with the exception of yarn that is). You will hardly ever find me in a mall at will. Most of my friends think I had some genetic mix-up at birth and inhereted the male shopping gene!

I’m not going to pass this on to anyone! If you want to take a stab, go for it! Also, I am going to be back up in the White Mountains for work the rest of the week, so I will see you all on Friday afternoon! Have a good rest of the week everyone!