Sunday, January 31, 2010

Theo was born on October 9th, making him almost 4 months old now. Hes grown up SOOO much since the day we brought him home. We are very proud of our little boogerhead, I don't think I've ever loved at cat as much as I love this little one (don't tell the others shhh)

Getting up to speed...

Just a short recap of 2009’s milestones:
  • Obviously, I moved to Philadelphia! Said goodbye to my closest friends and family and headed north to pursue something awesome.
  • Got accepted to, and started graduate school at Temple University. Another Art History degree, here I come!
  • I moved in with my best friend and greatest roommate of a lifetime, Keith.
  • We adopted the coolest little cat in the WORLD, Theo… aka boogerhead (more on him later)
  • WE GOT ENGAGED!! Here’s a look at the fancy ring that I get to wear for the rest of my life (no complaints from me)
2009 was one of the most memorable and amazing years of my life. That’s not to say that it didn’t have its share of breakdowns and low points, but in the end, I got to share this entire year madly in love with the coolest dude around (and now I have another littler dude looking out for me, who loves to cuddle just as much, and probably has an equally fuzzy face as Keith haha. Thanks for being a winner of a cat, Theo). I got to share lots of great times with my best friends, lived with a few of them and ate way too much Moe’s :)
Now on to 2010, that is bound to be another amazing year full of more awesome adventures. Here are some things that I’m looking forward to this year:
  • Continuing my masters, one semester down, three to go. I have a lot of work to do, and I’m hoping 2010 will motivate me to be the best student I can be.
  • GETTING MARRIED! and getting a new last name. I love my family to pieces, but I can’t wait to start a family of my own (I promise, your family is going to be jealous of how awesome the Richards’ will be)
  • Getting to wake up next to my favorite person every single day this year. 2009 was still a year of long distance dating, but now that we’re together, I can’t imagine living (or even BEING) miles away
  • Continuing to explore our new city and all the exciting things it has to offer. Hopefully making so new Philadelphia friends in the process too haha

A new beginning

To friends and fellow bloggers, this is a new adventure in the blogging world for me. I've been a very dedicated tumblr for the past 3 years and this is not a departure from that, just an addition to it, something a little calmer, and a little more personal.

As most may know, at the end of August 2009 I packed up everything I owned into a trailer and embarked on a new adventure and new phase of life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Leaving Florida for an indefinite amount of time (if not forever) was not a decision that I made lightly. I’m a lover of sun and all things warm. Sandals, shorts, and spending all year with the sunroof open is all I’ve ever known.

But here I am, with the love of my life, in a new and exciting city experiencing my first winter. This blog (hopefully) will be a personal chronicle of my always changing battle with the weather, and all that has come along with my new life away from the Sunshine State.