Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Beautiful Búzios

Our very first day in Brazil, we landed in Rio de Janeiro around 9:30 am. We were picked up at the airport shortly after, and arrived at Joe's apartment to meet his friend Brad. Brad decided the best thing for us to do on our first day is check out a local Cafe (it soon became Catie and mine's favorite breakfast spot) and take us up to see an amazing view of the city from Pão de Açúcar, in English it's known as Sugarloaf Mountain. 
Some photos from our view:

Our first weekend in Brazil, was spent at a beautiful house in Búzios with some of Joe's co-workers and friends! Words cannot explain how wonderful the beaches were and how charming the house was we rented... some photos from the weekend:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

embalagem para Brasil

Woot woot! This time tomorrow, I will be on my flight to Brazil :)
((hopefully sleeping for most of it, fingers crossed))

The past few days have been a whirl-wind of packing and prepping, but mostly packing and re-packing. Sunday evening, I attempted to start and this is how I left it...

 Last night around 8 my room looked more like this...

and finally by midnight I am almost there... 

Welp - time to get back to packing! Can't wait to share the photos and stories in a few weeks!

Bring on the sunshine, the beaches, adventures, and whatever else may come our way!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Dawes Installation

This installation by Gabriel Dawes is so amazing! It reminds me of grade-school and learning about the spectrum of colors and how to see little rainbows when you cut a crystal and hold it to the light! {source HonestlyWTF}

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Insta-pics lately

1 to 4. My little cousin Owen's first birthday party!
5. Celebrating Erin's b-day with Courtney
6. Impero coffee on High St. (Seriously recommend the lattes)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Work has been absolutely exhausting lately! Not complaining... OK maybe I am just a little, but hey it all comes with this grown-up territory, right? Anywho, I have seriously neglected my blog for almost three weeks now! Just a small update as I prepare for Brazil: It's just 14 days away! 14 days, exactly two weeks from this moment I will be on a plane to 80 degree weather and adventures galore. Holy moly, me oh my! Lots do. So much to pack. Accounts to organize. YIKES!

As this trips nears, it is mysteriously getting much too cold for me here in Columbus. It's October third, shouldn't it still be at least 65 degrees on a nice saturday afternoon during the first half of football season!? Welp, it's not. I do love the fall, have I told you it's my favorite season? Fall is totally my favorite season! Not only for the color of the leaves, the crisp mornings, boots and scarfs, and pumpkin spice lattes, but also because my birthday is in November! Last year I flew myself to California to spend time with my cousins, I suppose this Brazil set back will just have to do for my present to myself this year. Maybe another trip come January or February! It's the winter months that really make me want to leave Ohio.

Happy humpday; the week is almost over!