It’s been 8 years since we’ve lived in the USA, and much longer than that since either of us has lived on the west coast near our family. Two years in Mexico, four in Brazil, and two in Bulgaria. What an amazing time it’s been. Back in 2010, we started this whole international teaching thing […]

The Authentic Athens Marathon

I’ve never been that interested in running a marathon. My mom ran a number of them some years back and the training she put in for them, didn’t seem enjoyable to me. A lot of miles and running for hours on end. I thought that if I’d ever do one, I’d want to have a […]

Well, I know I said I would be better this year about posting, but I have not been able to hold that promise. I did not realize how busy my life would be while pursuing my master’s degree. Once my classes started in mid-August, my weeks became full of work and all I wanted to […]

New Year, New Goals

Well, it’s not January 1st, but in every other way it feels like the beginning of a new year. Tomorrow Brian and I return to work to start the 2013-14 school year, our second in Rio de Janeiro. One of my goals for the upcoming year is to keep this blog up to date. There […]


Nearly 6 years later, Brian and I are engaged! It has been a wonderful 6 years and we are looking forward to the next phase of our lives together. We have already lived together in 2 different countries and in a few months we will add a 3rd to the list. With our passion for […]

Congratulations Allyson and Ian!! Ian and Allyson’s wedding took place yesterday evening at a house residence in Anaheim Hills, California. It was beautiful! A lot of work by a lot of different people went into all the preparations to make it look amazing. Close friends and family joined in the celebrations to make for a […]


I woke up this morning, read a friends post on Facebook about remembering 9/11 friends, then realized it’s been 1 year since my Uncle Martin passed. In many ways I can’t believe it’s already been that long. That rough time is so vivid in my mind that it doesn’t seem like that long ago. Time […]