Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hello Boston!

Not me. I'm not moving to Boston, though as you might know, I lived there for awhile years ago. My wonderful talented sister +Kiersten just got to Beantown and has started a journey away from everything she knows to attend graduate school. Nerve-wracking? Of course. But also incredibly exciting. In a way I'm a little bit envious of her. Not of the hard work she'll have being in school part, but the being off on her own part. I got married young, and while I wouldn't trade my husband or family for anything, a part of me feels like I missed out on an important right of passage or something. Now I'm just being dramatic.

Anyway, although I will miss her, I'm mostly just excited for her. And proud of her for taking on this adventure into the unknown.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Some random photos from Rome.

Make it bigger, it's Ezio street. Yes, Mike loves Assassin's Creed, okay?
Really Italy, ALL toilets need seats. C'mon.

A flower shop I took a quick peek in.

Mmm, gelato....

Michael has opened his own clothing store in downtown Rome.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rome--Palatine Hill

This hill was once the posh neighborhood in ancient Rome. It is also where the cave that Romulus and Remus were supposedly suckled in. We wandered for awhile, but we didn't find the cave.

Piazza Della Republica

This was the closest Piazza to our house.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


A lot of my pictures from the trip seem to be a bit over exposed. I don't know if it was me doing something wrong (?) or if my camera is finally on its way out. Anyway, I haven't edited these at all. If I waited to post until I edited, you'd never see the pictures. :)

The Colosseum  in Rome is so big it's hard to describe. Here's the first view we got almost right out of the subway station.

This was covered by a wooden stage (partway rebuilt you'll see below). They used an elaborate pully system from these corridors to bring people/animals/scenery on and off the stage depending on the show going on.

Michael's Ezio moment.

And the postcard shot.