Friday, February 28, 2014

Spring Break, Take 2

It's been long week. I say that a lot, don't I? This week felt extra long.

We discovered that we booked plane tickets and a bus tour of Italy FOR THE WRONG WEEK of spring break. Like I said, it's been a long week.

How it happened is a long story, so I won't go into it (Rob looked at the school calendar wrong and I didn't double-check it) BUT we were able to change our plane tickets and recoup most of our money from the bus tour, and we are still going to Italy, Germany, and France.


Here's to hoping the next four weeks fly by! Europe - here we come!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Spring Break Plans, Part I

We just booked the first 9 days of our spring break: Italy, here we come!

For the second week, we plan on hitting Munich and Paris via train.

As Rob keeps saying, as we sit here on the couch, trying to recover from our work week, "I am so freaking excited!"


Friday, February 7, 2014

A Long Way

Sometimes home feels a long ways a way. This weekend is one of those times. We are both sick, our work weeks were long and tough, and airplane tickets are freaking expensive.

Thank goodness for FaceTime, Skype, and other internet-based means of communication.

We miss you, friends and family, back home. We miss you a lot.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Rob has Parent/Teacher Conferences tonight (he had one day's notice), so I have the apartment all to myself.

I should be doing one or all of the following:
1. Picking up the apartment. There are six pairs of shoes in our living room. 'Nuff said.
2. Making and eating a good, healthy dinner.
3. Cleaning the bathroom. Trust me: it needs it.
4. Planning for school.

Instead, this is what my afternoon (and let's face it, probably my night) will look like:
1. (Re)Watching New Girl - Season 1.
2. Eating peanut butter and chocolate chips.
3. Not cleaning the bathroom.
4. Definitely not even thinking about school.

It's been a rough week.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Emirates Park Zoo

Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo. - Paul Simon

It sure was happening at the Emirates Park Zoo. This was just not any zoo - feeding and petting the animals is not only allowed, it's encouraged!

Here are just a few pictures from our day:





Just in case you couldn't tell: the giraffes were my favorite.