Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sienna ancora

Sienna's mom and dad are both really busy with school (dad finishing papers and mom studying for comps), so we had Sienna Fri. night and Sat. She is getting so big and walking all over the place!

She loves bath time. By the way, her hair is compliments of her Uncle Jonathan.

There she goes!!

Talking to Zia in Rome. She loves to talk on the phone...or at least hold it up to her ear and listen.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Crandall V Kemp

We have a snow day today (yea!), so I'm actually getting some work done. I love my new lenses. Jonathan gave me an 85/1.8 and a 50/1.4 for Christmas and since my camera has been gone, I haven't had too much of a chance to try them out, but Crandall played Kemp yesterday and I had a chance to try them out. They make such a difference it's unbelievable. I wish I had had these all season!

These photos are (finally) available to purchase on

Monday, January 15, 2007

Random Stuff/Baltimore

I'm feeling very random today. For example, I decided to cut my own hair. Yes, you read that right. For those of you who don't know what I look like, I have long hair that is layered....when we lived in Rome, my sister-in-law and I went to this guy named Massimo and he just pulled it straight up and whacked it off and he gave the best haircuts I've ever had, so I just tried to do that. I think I did an ok job. I'm not sure yet. Anyway, I decided to lump a bunch of photos together in one post rather than have a few tiny posts, so here you go...

Kitchen utensils...

The ice today. It was really sunny but really cold and everything was covered in ice...


These are from a Collegium trip I took before Christmas. Collegium is a choir that I've sung with since I was in college. We sing a capella polyphonic sacred music of the Catholic mass. We usually take a few trips a year to sing, and this one was particularly special because it was for the wedding of two Collegium members, Sean Lewis and Rebecca Horvak. There was a heavy fog the first night we arrived which made everything look eerily beautiful...

I'd never been to Baltimore or D.C., so one night a group of us decided to take the train to D.C. and try to get in as much site-seeing as we could. So this is, um, the back of the Capital building (it's a long story).

And here is the Christmas tree between the White House and the Washington Monument.

Fr. Ralph March came to the States from Hungary during the German occupation. He is now the Schola director. Here he is with his entourage.

The Baltimore Cathedral where the wedding took place. The oldest cathedral in the States. Absolutely gorgeus inside. Very gothic. Very Sean and Becca.

Having fun at the reception

The favors were made by Becca's dad.

The reception was held in a cemetary of all places. It sounds morbid but it actually wasn't at all. It was an old church that was converted into a reception hall at some point in time and it was really beautiful. There were still some graves outside however....and among them was Edgar Allen Poe. We had to pay our respects...

We sang here the next day before leaving. Apparently it was designed by the same guy who designed the Capital.

Sunday, January 14, 2007


Yea!! I have my camera back. Very exciting, and since I am having blogging withdrawals and don't really have anything specific to post, I'll just share my new obsession. Battlestar Galactica. Yes, it's sci-fi, but don't let that deter you. My sister-in-law doesn't like sci-fi at all, and she really liked this. Neither of us had seen it before, so I made her start watching it with me over the Christmas break. (My in-laws have the first three seasons) Now we are both hooked, as is my husband and we have something to tide us over until LOST starts again!!
Here are two of my favorite characters, Apollo and Starbuck (also Gaius, but he's just a snake). I love love Starbuck. She kicks butt.
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