Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Off to England

Our Christmas tree this year in a vintage bucket I found at an antique store. Small apartments require small trees :)

In about 4 hours Dan and I fly to England for Christmas. I am so excited! The last few weeks have been a bit crazy in preparation but it has all been great and we are ready to go.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas full of love and laughter and remembering the important things in life.

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Conor!!!

Conor my brother - on this day of your birth.

I love you more than ever.

Twenty years ago today was one of the sweetest days of my life.

You were the early Christmas present that I had hoped for for years.

You make me laugh daily and are a true joy.

Your intelligence and humor surpass most.

Your perseverance and will this last year has made me proud.

There is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful for you.

My brother.

I love you.

Happy, Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Crazy December

Well, December is here and it has truly hit the ground running. The film that Dan and I are working on is building momentum daily and we are working at least 10 hours a day - a number that will only increase for the next year and a half. This has drastically affected my working out schedule, my blogging, my cooking nice dinners, my cleaning of the house, etc. etc. It is that old familiar feeling we had on Coraline when you realize that for the next year or so, you will not have much of a life.

I chose the life I lead. I chose the life I lead. That is all I can say about that :)


In more exciting news, some friends of ours are getting married in Mexico and we are leaving tomorrow night for a 5 day getaway. We are desperately looking forward to some sand, surf and relaxation. I have never gone anywhere warm in December, so it will be a new one for me.

Then, about a week after we get back from Mexico we are flying to England for Christmas for 10 days. Ha! Travel makes me really happy and I am feel really fortunate to be able to have 2 great trips in a row.

I love England. LOVE it!


How can you not love a place that has mailboxes that look like this?


And buildings that look like this?


And city streets that look like this?


And English men who make you happy every day?

I dare say it is impossible not to love it.

So - as you can see this is going to be a crazy month. We are trying to get all of our shopping done and everything squared away ASAP. Never have I loved online shopping more than I do this Christmas season.

I hope December is going well for all of you. What are your Christmas plans? Do tell...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The View From Our Back Balcony



I've said it before and I will say it again, I love the view from our back balcony.


We've had some pretty wintry weather here in Portland lately and waking up to views like this makes me feel all warm and cozy.



We are up pretty high and there is something so mystical about the way the fog settles into the tree line.


Then there are the sunny but cold mornings. Most of the leaves have fallen, but it is still a beautiful sight.


A light dusting of snow doesn't hurt either. I do believe these hills are really going to come into their own this winter.

For what our apartment lacks in space, it makes up for with this view.

I love it each and every day.
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