just as free…free as we’ll ever be.

As soon as I felt the sun on my skin and the breeze through my hair, I knew that it was going to be hard to leave this place.  California.  Never in my mind did I think I was going to fall in love with California- let alone fall in love at first sight.  Heck, until this summer I … Continue reading just as free…free as we’ll ever be.

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champagne mornings and vodka nights.

My legs are sore; my throat is scratchy; and the dark circles underneath my eyes keep getting darker and darker.  Just the price you pay for spending a weekend with your friends, including those named Champagne & Vodka.  Might I add that it was a four-day weekend too.  Oh, and lucky me woke up this … Continue reading champagne mornings and vodka nights.

weekend shenanigans with addie, mitch, lana, jordan & kendall

One of my favorite things about living in Chicago is that friends are always anxious to stop by and play for a weekend.  This weekend I hosted four of my OU besties: Ashley, Mike, Libby, and Jay (pictured left to right).  Note: They may be referred to as Addie, Mitch, Lana & Jordan- which became their … Continue reading weekend shenanigans with addie, mitch, lana, jordan & kendall

my best friend’s wedding

For the last 7 1/2 years, I have been one of the luckiest girls in the world.  Now I say 'one of the..." because there are many of us who have been blessed to have Brandon as their friend.  And on Saturday, June 25, 2011, Brandon made Stephanie the luckiest of all when he became … Continue reading my best friend’s wedding

oh becca & kenna, don’t you ever grow up. it could stay this simple.

As I rode back from Midway Airport early Tuesday morning, I turned on the Becca & Kenna playlist that my weekend guests made me only to find myself crying happy tears as Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift played.  After spending a weekend with my 18-year old cousin, Becca, and her best friend, Kenna, I couldn't help but wonder … Continue reading oh becca & kenna, don’t you ever grow up. it could stay this simple.

and there’s this burning, like there’s always been. i’ve never been so alone; and i’ve, i’ve never felt so alive.

Monday, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt because I know it's tough to follow this A*MAY*ZING weekend of mine.  And work, it's downright impossible to measure up to two adorable kids, Max (22 mos) and Tommy (6 yrs), beautiful friends, and the fabulous Make-A-Wish Foundation.  But still, you could have at least put up some … Continue reading and there’s this burning, like there’s always been. i’ve never been so alone; and i’ve, i’ve never felt so alive.

…and i can’t remember life before your name, ohio.

Greetings again from my Starbucks in downtown Columbus!  Yes, I did it again.  I rode the overnight mega of all buses (aka Megabus) from Chicago to Columbus, OH.  Arriving at 6:15 am this morning, I took my hobo-looking self into my morning post and pulled a Superman swap into the bathroom.  Goodbye, travelin' hot-mess-minus-the-hot girl … Continue reading …and i can’t remember life before your name, ohio.