I’m officially a failure at updating this blog.

Ben and I leave for the Mayan Riviera, Mexico on Tuesday, so perhaps when I return I’ll have some fun things to share, but until then…



I’ve had little desire to blog lately. I guess I’m just feeling like there’s nothing currently going on in my life that I feel like sharing / is worthy to share.

With that said, I leave you with this video, because when all else fails there’s always Eegor! And yes, I baby talk Eegor pretty much all the time. Haha!

Oh, and I also made the video below a few weeks ago. It was my first time using iMovie and I’m generally pleased with the results. I just need to figure out how to keep the HD quality after I export. Hmmm…

Can you tell Eegor’s favorite place to be is on the couch wrapped up in the blankets? It’s pretty much the cutest thing.

Cone of shame = 1 week


It’s been 1 week since Eegor’s eye surgery, and he’s recovering quite well. He’s back to his normal, sweet, stubborn self and is acclimating to his e-collar as well as can be expected. The routine is, two pills twice a day and two drops three times a day. He hates the drops with a fiery passion. Can you blame him?

His sutures come out either a week from today, or the following week. In the meantime, we have the keep the e-collar on him so he doesn’t do any damage.

As you may be able to tell from the picture above, his eyes are smaller now, and they are going to stay that way. I was a little sad about him looking different when we first brought him home from the vet (tears may or may not have been involved), but I was being selfish. The important thing is he won’t go blind now, and honestly, he doesn’t look that different. He’s still my sweet little man, and I love him… big bulging eye balls or not!

Snowpocalypse 2010

As I’m sure you’ve heard, the entire East Coast was hit with a blizzard. I’m in New Jersey visiting my family for Christmas, and the storm hit here around 11AM yesterday.

At around 8PM last night, after it had been snowing all day, my Dad and I ventured outside to take Max (our chocolate lab) for a walk, and the snow was already about a foot high! We had to walk (more like climb) in the street. I haven’t seen so much snow in such a long time. It was so surreal.

A picture taken last night at the height of the storm.

When I woke up this morning it was still snowing a bit, and a heaping 2 feet lay on the ground! We had plans to start shoveling after breakfast, and I decided to document the process with some pictures and video taken with my new Flip MinoHD (a Christmas gift from Benjamin).





And the videos… apologies for my finger in the second one, ha!

It’s been so great spending time with my family, and Christmas together was wonderful! Take a look at all the snow pictures here, and also pictures from our Ukrainian Christmas Eve dinner here.

Happy New Year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

My neighbor is obsessed with his Chevy Camaro. When the cold hits, he wakes up around 7AM every morning and lets it run for 15-30 minutes. No, he doesn’t drive it… he just lets it run. It’s loud and annoying and wakes me up every single time. No matter how hard I try to sleep in on the weekends, he wakes me up.

Well, I guess it’s cold outside, because this morning it began again. I was rudely awoken at 7:15 after my mind incorporated a strange rumbling I had hoped to forget into my dream.

Needless to say, I’m awake now, but no less thankful on this chilly Thanksgiving morning!

I’m thankful for my amazing, motivated husband, who’s recently been so enthralled with his newest project (more on that soon). I feel so lucky to have such an understanding and patient man to spend my life with, because I’ll admit, I can be really impatient. He’s the one for me, and I feel so blessed.


I’m thankful for Eegor (you all knew this was coming). He’s my little man, who keeps me such good company every day. Even if I’ve had the worst day, all I have to do is look at him, and he instantly makes me feel so much better. Ben and I never stop laughing and smiling when he’s with us, and it makes my heart so happy.


I’m thankful for my caring, giving, and loving Mom and Dad. They truly are amazing parents, who shaped me into the woman I am today. I miss seeing them all the time, and I wish they would move down to Virginia (hehe), but I’m lucky enough to still talk to them just about every day. They are home to me, no matter where I am, and I love them both with all my heart.

I’m thankful for my beautiful sister Lydia (or Lida, as I sometimes like to call her). We haven’t always gotten along, but as we get older, we get closer. Despite what she may think, I’ve always looked up to her and I think she’s a wonderful person. I’m thankful that we’re closer now than we’ve ever been.


I’m thankful for all my wonderful friends, near and far, new and old. You make me laugh, you make me smile, you make my heart sing. Each and every one of you enhance and shape my life in the best way possible. I love you all.

I’m thankful for my extended family. I have so many truly amazing people a part of my life, and it wouldn’t be the same without all of them. Thank you for being my home away from home.

I’m thankful for my job. Working at Grow keeps me on my toes. I’m challenged, and I get to immerse myself into a creative environment on a daily basis. I consider every person I work with a great friend, and for that I’m thankful.

I could go on and on, as it’s clear I’m thankful for so so much. Happy Thanksgiving!