Soooo Excited!!!

In 4 days my family will be here!  I’ve planned out the week, made reservations for tea and dinners, and made an itinerary for them while I’m in class.  I CAN’T WAIT!!!

We are a crazy family but I’m sure most would consider their family crazy also.  We laugh at the littlest thing and just enjoy our time together.

Most say my mom and I are twins.  Do you agree?

This photo is so ugly but I think it describes my family perfectly…..always blaming Alex for something.

Things Planned:

Abbey Road

Borough Market

Portobello Market

Afternoon Tea





Big Ben

Westminster Abbey

A Tour of my School

Winter Wonderland

The Hobgoblin

Buckingham Palace

And many many more!!

I even have an arrival  gift for them. I hope they like it!

100% American

We were home for 3 days and made time to shop for the necessities to bring back with us.  My mom, Jon’s mom & Jen contributed to our American feast. We wouldn’t be able to survive without the American essentials.

There were 3 more boxes of Mac N Cheese and another bag of goldfish but we (really Jon) finished those the first day we got back to London.  Barbara also stocked us up on tic tacs (18 boxes!!!).

I couldn’t go back without the best peanut butter ever!

We might have to bring an empty suitcase to NY in December because we are going to be stocking up on a lot more!


My First Trip Back To NY (HOME)!

We went back to NY for a friends wedding and it was a perfect weekend and perfect timing.  It was just about 2 months since I’d been back so this trip was more than necessary.  It was the most tiring weekend ever because we were always on the go but worth every second.

Lots of friends, family and errands packed into 3 days. The wedding was BEAUTIFUL and we danced, drank, and laughed until 3am!

Jen & Shanna met me out after the rehearsal dinner on Friday!

And here are a couple from the wedding. Ziff you requested to be on the blog about 5839205839206034 times Saturday night so here you go.

Look at the cake!!!

Mr. & Mrs. =)



Looked like they really enjoyed that shot.

Marissa, Rachel & me

And last but not least….The food was really good.

It felt great to be home.  It actually felt like I never left.  Everything picked up right where we left it.  I dragged Shanna around the city on Friday running errands like I always did when we lived together. We ate lunch at our favorite “fast food” restaurant, Nanoosh, where we devoured our Lebane wraps in 2 minutes.  We talked while we literally walked downtown then uptown then back across town.

Can’t wait for my next trip to NY in December!

**If anyone doesn’t want a photo of them up here let me know and I’ll take it down.

I’m Going Crazy…

…without internet and TV in our flat!!  Only 5 more days until it’s connected but until then we will be finishing the first season of Modern Family which we downloaded from iTunes. If you haven’t watched this show before please stop what you re doing ad start watching it.  I can’t decide if my favorite character is Cameron or Phil.

Click photo for source.

If you watch the show who is your favorite character??

One Year Ago Today….

One year ago today I was given the best gift from my parents.  The gift of sight (well 20/15 vision to be exact). I started the process when I was 18 years old but I chickened out right before the surgery a couple times.  Finally last year I forced myself to go through with it.  I had to have PRK instead of LASIK which is a little bit more involved but produces the same results in the end.  The actual surgery took 10 seconds per eye and then I got up from the table and was able to see everything!!  I layed on my couch for a day looking like this:

After that day I was out shopping, socializing and event went to a birthday party at a bar.  Why did I wait so long?!?!  If anyone is considering it DO IT RIGHT NOW.  You won’t be disappointed one bit.  If you have any questions please email me.


What I’ve Been Up To

The past 2.5 weeks have flown by!

I landed at Newark Airport, went to bed then packed for a weekend in Margate with the girls.

Then we were in Aruba for a week.  It was extremely hot but we had a lot of fun.  Delicious food, lots of beach time, jet skiing, massages, shopping, gambling at the Hyatt and repeating it the next day.

This was my view everyday at the beach while sitting under our hut.

I know you’re jealous.

The next 1.5 weeks were in NY/NJ with our friends and family.  Saturday we had my going away party at Studio Square in Queens.  The weather was gorgeous, everyone was there and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.  The girls got me amazing gifts including a subscription to Time Out London!!

Get ready for a lot of photos!!

And now I’m sitting in my parents house getting ready to leave for good tomorrow.  A one way flight to London…WOW!!!


After a week in London and a weekend with the besties in Margate I am off to Aruba with Jon’s family.


Just got back from a run.  Need to shower, do laundry and pack!

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