Monday, December 22, 2008

Very Touching Blog

This Saturday Phil's oldest brother, Marcin, and two friends from grad school stopped by and shared an amazing story about an extraordinary young woman, Erica, whom they attended grad school with. Erica was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) three years ago and until December 4th, 2008 was battling through it with a smile on her face. Her sister, Jaci, documented her story through a blog which includes posts created by Jaci, her mother and Erica herself. it is an amazing story and very interesting to read. I thought I would share: Erica's Blog

Friday, December 19, 2008

Mommy in New York

This past weekend my mama came to visit me in New York. It was her first time ever in the big apple and I greatly enjoyed the opportunity of being able to be her tour guide and show her around the city I have fallen in love with! We covered everything! I think I truly exhausted her with all the walking and excitement! But I think she went away with loving the city and realizing why I am still here!

I had enough points on my credit card to get a free ticket for her to fly out here. I booked this ticket back in July and it was her birthday present. So this trip has been long awaited! It was so nice to have my mama to myself all weekend especially since I haven't seen her in months! I really did miss her and what is nice is that while saying goodbye to her at the airport I was able to say "I love you! See you in a week!" because I will get to see her this Tuesday night when I go to California for the holidays! I can't wait!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tree Lighting

Went to the Rockefeller Tree Lighting on Wednsday with a VIP pass. Not much different from when I went last year just better view of the tree. The crowds are chaotic and half the people are just crowded on a street staring away at a building right in front of them that is 2 blocks from the tree... wierd! I wanted to ask each of them "so what exactly are you looking at here?" We lasted about an hour and a half before our toes almost got frost bitten and then decided that we would get a much better experiance if we took this show to a bar and watched it on TV. Most of the performances are pre taped and the ones that are live happen down in the ice skating rink which only a select few can see but seriously who wants to see harry connick junior perform???? Britney Spears backed out last minute and did a one minute pre recorded christmas message :( poop!

on the lighter note: CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE!!!!!!!!!!! woo hoo!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The city has Britney fever! She is everywhere and tomorrow we (Chrissy, Anna, and I) get to see her light up the Rockefeller Tree! AWESOME!

Happy Birthday Britney!