Thursday, October 16, 2008

Red, orange, yellow....

...little bit of green, still some blue, and rainy clouds of purple.

It's Fall!!!

I have been very excited for the season of Fall. As you all know, I have been born & raised in California. Fall in southern CA consists of the Santa Ana's breezin' through - aka very windy, but still very warm. You're still in tanks and skirts come October. Leaves do fall, but the changing of colors doesn't last very long - and to truly experience the colors change, you need to travel far. Pumpkin patches are located on every corner...boring, right? But here I am on the east coast experiencing my very first Fall to its full potential. It's beautiful. The chill is in the air, which I don't mind. Surprised? I know, me too... but I love it. I thought being outside in the spring and summer were amazing - but add Fall to the list. All you need are jeans, a tank top and a light sweater, and you're set...Erie wins, 3 out of 4 seasons, versus So. Cal and the 90 degree weather 9 months out of the year. Believe me, I could be retracting these words come January when I'm freezing & snowed in... but I accept the challenge.
Now...according to the locals (my friends), it gets better. Below are pictures of what is going on as of this week. When the trees take on a look of "fire" - as some say - I'll post more.

Very pretty, I know....

Saturday, October 4, 2008

i can't let CA go...'s crazy to say this, but in the past week I've held onto California with a tight grip - I can't let it go. For instance, one of my favorite things to do was listen to KIIS fm in the morning. Ryan Seacreast and Ellen made my early ride to work very entertaining, it woke me up before I headed to the office. Well - since I'm allowed to listen to music at work, I usually play my ipod, but the battery died and I thought...what can I listen to? A lightbulb went off and within minutes I was streaming into the world of Southern California with traffic reports of the 91fwy. Secondly, I have my cell phone - it still contains the same number I've had for over 8 years. Neil and I continue to make plans to go to Verizon and get our numbers changed - and then we don't go. Today, we drive by a Verizon store and I say "We might as well get it over with." We pull in, and my heart sinks deep into my stomach and I get super sad. Needless to say, I stayed in the car while Neil took care of business. (No...he didn't change out number. Due to him being a teacher he gets a discount through Verizon.) Why can't I just change my number? What is the big freakin' deal? It's so ridiculous. Honestly.

I'm holding onto California...

I'll post more interesting blogs soon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Oh, were you born in Sept. also?

...September, by far is the craziest month, birthday-wise. I would like to take this time to wish all of our friends and family that were born in September - a gigantic HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday to Shannon Quiggle (Sept. 4th)
Happy Birthday to Jon Beckman (Sept. 8th)
Happy Birthday to Cindy Hartman (Sept. 13th)
Happy Birthday to Kobe Bray-Johnson (Sept. 16th)
Happy Birthday to Isaiah Bray-Johnson (Sept. 16th)
Happy Birthday to Editha Bray, aka, mom (Sept. 19th)
Happy Birthday to Tom Koziel (Sept. 20th)
Happy Birthday to Trevor Kalvelage (Sept. 25th)
Happy Birthday to Eva Bray (Sept. 28th)
Happy Birthday to Leroy Hamp III (Sept. 29th)
Happy Birthday to Natalie Ensor (Sept. 30th)

I have this feeling, I'm forgetting someone...