Friday, May 31, 2013


This past week has been filled with change and crazy emotions. On Saturday I returned home from my semester in London. Those were the fastest and best five months of my life. I met amazing people all over Europe and was able to see things I never thought I'd get the chance to see.

The adjustment home has been a little difficult. I miss living in a city and being able to walk or take the tube everywhere. I miss my friends I made and all of our adventures and travels. And of course I miss being legal and going to the bar to grab a pint (or two).

Since I've been home I've been unpacking, catching up with friends and family and reflecting on my time abroad. I've also gotten back on track with my healthy lifestyle and attending my first Weight Watchers meeting since before I left.

I was ecstatic when I weighed in and they told me I only gained 3.8 lbs! That's less than one pound a month! I was expecting the damage control to be a lot worse than that! As cheesy and embarrassing as it is to say, I am proud of myself.

I am missing London tremendously but its nice getting back to reality where I don't eat fish and chips with ale everyday.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Sister Act

I know its been forever since I've last posted. Shame on me. 
I have so much to tell you all about my journey in London and Europe these past few months. But today I wanted to talk about my sister. 
She left London a few days ago to go back home. When I found out last year she was coming with me I was so upset and angry. London was supposed to be my adventure not our
Now that she's been gone a week I could not have imagined my time here without here. We traveled everywhere together. She's was always there when I wanted to see a musical so I didn't have to see it alone. And whenever I just needed someone to grab a bit to eat with and talk to she was right across the street in Regents Park. 
We've grown together as people and as sisters here. This experience would not have been the same without her. Here are some photos from our time across the pond :)

Emily's first night in London

Arriving in Italy!

Gondola ride in Venice

Sometimes we get a little crazy

Let's go Oooouut tonight

Our stepdad came to visit!

Watching Changing of the Guards with Mum!
Tea time on Easter
Ireland with our missing link!
G'day mate!


Wine tasting in Santorini
Sometimes we get along

Parent Trap house!
Emily's last week :(

Champagne at posh!

Emily's last night out at our favorite bar
Just got back from a trip to the Salzburg. Get ready for a Sound of Music post soon!