A Trip Down Memory Lane

Happy Friday!

I’m super excited about this weekend because tomorrow morning my two BFF’s from college, Turner (her maiden name nickname which she will never escape from) and Kris are coming to visit!! 

Here we are at my birthday party in 2008, just before I left for Prague — I love this picture of us and have it framed in my room :)


(My birthday is in September and for a couple years in a row I rented a massive bus to take me and about 45 of my friends to wineries/wine fests in the area, followed by an after party at friend’s places. It was so ridiculous and amazing.)

Anyway! Turner, Kris, and I were all on the same freshman floor! Kris and I lived together junior year with some of our other friends, and then all three of us lived together senior year. Here’s me and Kris the first weekend of sophomore year in 2001 — don’t we look little??


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I wish I had more college pictures on my computer but those were pre-digital camera days, ha!

Turner lives in Philly and Kris lives in Boston, but we still manage to get together a good amount throughout the year :) They actually both came to visit me while I was living in Prague, too!

Here Turner and I are in March, freezing our butts off next to the Vltava River with the Prague Castle in the background:


While she was visiting, we went to Cesky Krumlov for a day, which is the cutest town ever about 3 hours by bus from Prague. If you’re ever in the Czech Republic, go to Cesky Krumlov!!

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It’s kind of like a baby version of Prague :)

Kris came to visit in May, right at the end of my time in Prague. Sniff, sniff!


I had just finished teaching at the primary school and still had a couple weeks before leaving Europe to come home, so we planned a trip to ITALY for 10 days!


It was SO amazing. Best food, art, wine, gelato (that’s where my header picture comes from!), and weather ever.


We went to Venice, Florence, and Rome, eating and drinking everything in sight, taking in all the crazy awesome art, and walking a billion miles every day. 2009_0608Italy0191


Kris is Italian but had never been to Italy, and we actually got to meet some of her extended family in Rome! So awesome.


Now I totally want to go back to Italy… I can’t believe that was just 9 months ago!

Anyway, yay! I’m off to the grocery store to get provisions — I have a fun 3-course dinner planned for us tomorrow night here at the house! (Don’t worry I’ll blog about it!) Other plans include brunch outings, visiting some of the DC art museums, a fun Valentines Day dinner out, and walking around the city! We’ll also be running 7 miles on Sunday morning — yay training!

It’s funny because in college, our idea of a good time was a bag of lime Tostitos, mixed drinks, and a frat party. Now we’re like… ummm let’s make fun fancy dinners, have wine, and go to bed by 11 p.m. so we can get up and go running and to museums! Lol. Anyone else??


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    wow, looks like you ladies have a great time together! can’t wait to read about your 3 course dinner and see all the sights with you ladies :)

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    Awww Yay! What a sweet post! I’m so honored to be featured on the blog!! ;)
    We are growing up, sniff! Although I am very pleased to be past the Lime Tostito days…

    Lol… so am I ;) Kind of. What? -A

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      Um, I think you like Kris more than me. She’s totally dominating this post! Damn Italy, I’m sorry I missed it!

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    Awh wow, lucky you in Prague! I really want to go there :) I’ve done Venice, Florence and Rome, but not Prague. Though I found Rome majorly disapointing :(
    The ice cream etc in Italy is AMAZING though! I had some of the greatest there :D
    Have a great meal tomorrow night !

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    Your idea of a good time and mine are the same (now)! I love making delicious well thought out, fun to cook meals, drinking good wine with friends, going to sleep early and then getting up to run and repeat the same evening! Good times.

    Good friends are awesome! That is for sure.

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    Sounds like a great time to me! I’ve always been an old lady so a nice home made meal and an early morning filled with museums sounds like the kind of thing I’d be way down with! Every time I see your Prague pictures I get so sad! I want to go back so bad!

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    The first pic is SO cute!!! Definitely a framer. I love the matching shirts. Enjoy your weekend. My college roommate is visiting today too!

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    Haha i’d say the latter sounds like more fun for sure, and I’m still in college (though a senior).
    Your trip to Italy sounds amazing!! I’ve been to Ireland, England, and Germany but I’ve always wanted to go to Italy. Gorgeous pics!
    Have fun!

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    Sounds like an amazing trip! And I love the gelato blog header!

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    I love Europe too! I have been to all those places except the city 3 hours from Prague. I would love to eat, drink and walk my way around Europe in a heart beat! Anyway, have fun with your friends!

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    I totally agree with you about a good time these days. That is exactly my pace as well! I just found your blog. You have and or are doing everything I would love to do!


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