Thursday, January 29, 2009

Winter Wonder

Like most of the U.S. this past week, Maryland got pelted with the loveliness of snow and ice. Normally I would think, oh whatever, as long as I can stay inside with my warm PJ's and tea. Unfortunately this one caught me while I was scheduled to work.

The name word I would associate with this storm is Kindness.

Knowing that I would be stuck in town I packed a bag and sought out a place to stay. The Sappington's were more than happy to help out. They supplied me with dinner, good conversation, a great nights sleep, the best breakfast I have had in a while, and a safe passage to work the next morning. The whole time I was overwhelmed with their love and kindness.

I missed the day of the actual storm since I was at work, but here are a few photos while the Winter was melting.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Keep Oregon Green!

I grew up with this Logo posted along all Oregon's Highways. It is mainly posted to prevent forest fires, but I think it applies to the photos below too!

Mossy Tree

Cool Mushrooms

Wild Rhododendrons

Picnic Anyone?

Sea Anemone

Monday, January 12, 2009

January 12

I got this idea from my sister. The goal is to post 12 pictures each month on the 12th. These photos are to be of what you do that day. So.... here is:


Picked up Makenzie, Snacks from Wendy's, Emma's dance class.
Tortillas for dinner, Found a new perfume, Watched Nancy Drew with my nieces.
Called hospitals about New Grad positions, Ran errands with my sis, Found a great little antique store.
Played solitaire on the computer, Tucked my nieces in to bed, Watched Gilmore Girls with my sis.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Book Club Sistahs

After my little adventurous 24 hrs of flights and tracking down my luggage I was able to take off to the coast with my sister and her book club.

So Many Choices!

They go once a year to a beach house near Depot Bay. This little trip consists of tons of food, laughs, and bonding. It does not contain sleep or negativity.

Gracie's Sea Hag



I had met these gals a year ago at their Christmas party. I love them! All so different with life experiences that they share like they have known each other for years.

Darilyn and Merilee

Jodi and Baby

Jen's Emily

Jodi, Rochelle, Aundrea, Candy

I am so glad that I have met them and was able to spend time with them at the beach. A little ray of sunshine to my nervousness of leaving my fiends in Maryland behind.

The Whole Gang

Thursday, January 8, 2009



The home of the cutest Chihuahua "Chica".

The land where Zoey and Jake love to run.

The state that contains some of quaintest towns - Old Ellicott City.

A place that holds great beauty! My friends!