Category Archives: top 20

The Only Real Way to Live

Drinking Costa Rican coffee out a mug from Hong Kong…… This can only mean a few things…. my heart longs to be traveling again and I live with Erin Zimmerman.  (She went to High School in Hong Kong so our house adorns lovely things from there) I was speaking with Matt Hohler two days ago and he reminded me that we were just a few days away from our year anniversary of arriving in Honduras. What a sweet reminder that is….. You may ask what I have been up tooView full post »

“You sound, so American”

“You sound so American!” Faye said…. I quickly replied, “You sound so English.” Yesterday morning I had the joy of skyping with my dear former roommate Faye. We played a quick game of catch up, decided we waited entirely way too long to speak and that we should speak more frequently. She is back home in England currently deciding between Mexico and the Dominican Republic for her next teaching job. While she is deciding her next adventure, I sipped my tea and in aView full post »

Apple Pie Amazzzingness

I just got the sweetest message from our neighbor across the street…… “The apple pie was amazing. We haven’t had apple pie that good in decades!” So grateful for her kind words. If she only knew it was my first one too. I thought what better way to meet the neighbors, then offer them homemade apple pie. I am so glad that they enjoyed it. And even more flattered that they so kindly complimented it. As for the Cherry Pie…..Unfortunately the oven after 20View full post »

Colorado days…

What do you do when you don’t have to work? and all your friends are working? The following: I have watched Sense and Sensibility (fantastic movie…to quote the movie “my heart is and always will be yours”) while drinking tea, painting my nails and laying on the couch while it rained. Watched another ESPN 30 for 30…..Gone to Yoga in the mornings for a class and in the evenings Crossfit. Mopped our floors, did laundry, cleaned out boxes, read my book and drankView full post »

20 things in year 25

Last November I chose 20 things that wanted to complete in my 25th year of life… below is my update on my remaining things….. I have now signed up to run the Rock N Roll Half Marathon in Denver on October 20, 2013. Now I just need to lace up my shoes on this now yoga practicing body, that has not hit the pavement in (cough cough…. months). Nothing really to update today except that I am  just feeling really grateful today. Even in the midst of so much unknown I amView full post »

Gentle Reminders. 20 Wishes Update

My kids were back. In full force. All personality. Lots of them much browner than before. Much like their teacher. (me) (Caribbean sun is good for anyone). To say I was running in the class to see them would be a lie. On top of feeling a bit homesick, and nostalgic because of the Louisville Cardinals, I would have loved to be home but not in my house in Pena Blanca but home home….. All of my feelings aside the sweet faces of my kids sat in their desks and still need me. For only 10 moreView full post »

Top 20 Checking Off

1. Read One Thousand Gifts. (with my mom, more fun to read when you have someone to share things with). 2. Get scuba certified in Utila (Honduran Bay Islands) 3. Complete the Whole30 Challenge (Again) 4. Run a half Marathon 5. Surf in Costa Rica 6. Make cookies for my neighbors and deliver them. (especially for the businesses in the building that we live in Honduras, The Chinese restaurant  the women’s clothing store, the salon and the lawyersView full post »

20 Wishes.

Stole this idea from here It is the idea that you create twenty wishes for yourself for the next year. I do not like the idea of limiting these things to the first of the year but would rather have it start on any random day. So here it is. (a bit tough to make a list when you are not sure what or where you will be in the next year but nonetheless ….I have created this list to complete in One year from today. December 4, 2012-December 3, 2013. Enjoy….. 1. Read One ThousandView full post »