Sunday, October 30, 2011


Treat Street is a Halloween carnival, an opportunity for kids to trick or treat in a safe environment, and a ton of fun! Markida came out making it an extra good time!
It was cold and rainy outside so we are all crammed into a tent. Our table was the "Art Spots" since Molly, our resident artist, had spots from an art trade show she was at.
We had little stickers that the rest of my table decorated with little pictures, as I have no artistic talent. It was crazy how every single kid got so excited about a handmade sticker! With such success we earned 2nd place in the table competition!
My favorite little ladybug, Hannah!
Sweet Pea!
Milk and Cookie!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Last night was the annual Breakthrough Urban Ministries Benefit Dinner. Lynne, who is on the Young Professionals Board, invited me to join her table and I was happy to do so. I have a lot of friends involved with Breakthrough, but really didn't know much about it. What an amazing organization!
Can't wait to see what is to come for Breakthrough in the coming year!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Congratulations Sushma & BB!

Sushma is due any day now...hopefully sooner rather than later as her baby is already a record breaker!
We surprised BB with a shower!
Can't wait to meet the baby!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Big Apple!

I headed to New Jersey for a day and a half and was able to make it into the city for dinner with Brittany - finally! We met up at NY Penn and then walked through Times Square, up to Central Park.

We headed to the east side of the park, over to Lexington and 67th and found a great Italian place where it was nice enough to eat outside. It is so crazy how insane Penn Station and Times Square were and how tranquil the East Side was. Oh...and I spotted Edward Norton coming out of a store!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hasta Pronto Melissa!!!

My dear friend Melissa heads to El Salvador tomorrow for a year! She is going with a program called ENLACE which is doing great work to help the communities down there.
We're sad to see her go, however know that she is needed down there.
Now...when is that next business trip to Panama...??!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Then, time to put my new photography skills to work - dinner with the girls at Southcoast Sushi! (D and I had sushi last night, but I'm not one to pass up sushi night!). Elese had us over beforehand and I attempted a long exposure photo...didn't hold the camera still enough, but still came out with a pretty cool shot of Michigan Ave!
And the doggies...Sabrina and Murphy!
Southcoast was amazing...same owner as Coast, one of my favs in Bucktown. Great decor...
Great sushi...
Great night!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


No, not another CPY Bootcamp (though I am doing the Wellness Cleanse in a couple weeks), today was the long awaited Digital Photography Bootcamp at the Chicago Photography Center!
It was a fantastic class! We learned about shutter speed, aperture, iso, etc. I think my favorite part was learning about long exposure because I have never been able to get a good night shot. It was a gorgeous day so lucky we weren't stuck in the classroom all day but got to go out and shoot.

Here are some of my shots...yep, I shoot in the raw now...totally manual!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Future Deacs!

Lots of kiddos to meet this past weekend!



After far too much time away, I headed back to Winston-Salem for WFU's Homecoming and my 10yr reunion. We had a class of 2001 reception on Friday night. So great to see everyone!
Chris (soon to be dad of twins!) and Katie (soon to be mom of a baby boy).
Freshman year hall!
Sue and Ginny (fellow fat campers!)
Scott and Daniel!
Saturday morning was the festival on the Quad!
Michael and Joan were gracious enough to have us over for a BBQ despite the fact that Michael was on call the night before.
Tailgate time!
It wouldn't be a WFU game without Almost Gold! Thanks Brian!
Brand new scoreboard!

Go Deacs!!!