August 7, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.
What if your job was to travel the world and learn new things every day? How awesome would that be?
I’m on Goodreads, a place to share a love of books and reading. Follow or friend me there and let’s talk about books!
I watched a movie called Blood Into Wine last night. It is about Maynard James Keenan’s (the frontman of Tool) foray into wine making in Northern Arizona. And, yes, good wine can be produced in Arizona. If you have Netflix, the movie is available for instant streaming.
For everyone watching Shark Week, let’s step it a notch shall we?
What are you up to this weekend?
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April 6, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
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March 25, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
Italian Pork Chops, Spaghetti al Limone and Roasted Asparagus
This photo I took of our dinner the other night was chosen as the Fan Photo of the Week on Cook Country Magazine’s Facebook page. I was tickled. And then I was hungry.
What I’m reading.
Our weekend plans.
This little girl is now 7 months old. She loves her Melissa and Doug blocks. I love that they are nontoxic.
Have I told you how much I love March Madness? The Arizona-Duke game on Thursday night was so exciting. I remember being in Tucson in my last year of college in 1997 when the Cats won the whole thing. It was a lot like this.
What Tim is reading.
There is a lot going on in the world that needs our attention. Libya, Japan, and plenty of places right here in the US. The Sudan is another one of those places. We watched an amazing documentary on the refugees of the Sudan. Get it from Netflix.
What Olivia is reading.
Next week, there is a crafting retreat up the road in Boulder. It’s like camp for adults. Oh, how I wish I could go. Maybe next year.
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January 18, 2011 by frecklesandsunshine
Home Sweet Home. How do you define this phrase? For some, it refers to the four walls that surround you on a daily basis. For others, it is a city or state that helps identify who they are. For still others, it is the family and friends whose presence alone creates a haven.
Maybe the best answer is that it is a combination of all three. As new residents in the state of Colorado, we haven’t quite struck an ideal balance of all three elements of home, but we continue to make strides towards that goal.
Our home in Phoenix
Leaving Arizona was difficult. It is my home state, where I’ve lived nearly my whole life. Almost my whole family lives there and I have decades old friends there. I know the streets and neighborhoods. I have favorite restaurants and grocery stores. Arizona definitely met my second definition of home. It was a place that I identified with and that, in part at least, identified me.
Our arrival here in Colorado was somewhat unexpected and sudden. Shortly after Olivia’s birth, Tim flew to Boulder for a job interview. Three weeks after that we buckled the baby in the car and took her on 4 day road trip to tour the Denver-Boulder area so I could get an eyeball on it and decide if I could hack it in the snow. A month later, we moved to Colorado. It was a whirlwind to say the least.
Luckily, from the moment we arrived, I have felt at home in the Rocky Mountains. The lifestyle, the weather, the scenery, and the mindset have all felt immediately comfortable. I’m incredibly excited to explore my new state and get to know its nooks and crannies as well as I knew Arizona’s. I’m still working on making friends and it is sometimes difficult to not have any extended family here, but each day is an adventure and Tim, Olivia and I are thriving in our new home.
Our home in Colorado blanketed in our first snow.
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