Friday, November 25, 2011


While winter's chilling climate has settled in over other northern countries, here in The Bahamas the cold has yet to take it's toll. Last week seemed the perfect time to visit one of the local beaches here in Freeport, and Taryn, Francine and I were more that happy to spend our afternoon there.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I hope you all are having a marvelous Thanksgiving! This was always one of the most memorable holidays growing up as a child in my grandmother's house. Each Thanksgiving, my entire family would meet at my grandmother's house to, well... eat. The amount of food that was brought into that house could feed an army. Yet my grandmother, her seven children, their children and one or two great-grand managed to finish it all by the next morning (unlike Christmas dinners where leftovers could last for weeks).

However, Thanksgiving has become much more to me than just "turkey time". Despite preaching of the importance of this holiday throughout the years (which went in one my little ear and out the next), I don't think I've ever realized the significance of today until I rolled out of bed this morning. I'm not sure if it was the recent moving away of a woman I admire deeply, the temporary absence of him or simply, the grace of God that lead me to the realization that I have everything to be thankful for. 

How significant is this holiday to you? Is it just "that time of year" for you, or do you take the time to re-evaluate your life and recognize the things that you simple can not live without?

Happy Thanksgiving, guys!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


Tuesday, November 08, 2011


Sunday, November 06, 2011


Who doesn't like surprises or gifts... or surprise gifts? Yesterday Michael, a good friend of mine, surprised me with these two lovelies. I still have a long way to go before my bracelet is filled with charms, but I'd rather not purchase all one time. I like the idea of each charm having a story behind it (whether a gift or not) and so, my bracelet itself will hold significant meaning.

Meanwhile... (if you haven't heard already), Susan G. Komen has partnered with Pandora for a great cause.

This song is amazing! I've been listening to it none-stop.

Burning Lungs by *bittersweetvenom

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Did you enjoy your Halloween? Well, I surely would have if I have known that yesterday, the 31st of October, was, in fact, Halloween. Yes, you heard me: I honestly had no idea yesterday was Halloween (up until I looked at the date on the toolbar of my laptop yesterday evening)!

I knew there had to be a reason I had been craving chocolates and other treats the entire day! I'd like to think that my body has become accustomed to the sharp intake of sugar around this time of the year and, perhaps, was trying to let me know that it was that time of year again.

I know, you're probably wondering how, with all the recent buzz about the popular festivity, did I completely miss out on it. The truth is, I have no clue. I typically don't participate in the "dress up and party like you don't have to wake up the next morning" thing (at least, on Halloween) so, naturally, I wouldn't share in the anticipation of those who look forward to doing just that. Perhaps it's the endless 'week-of' parties and events that made Halloween seem more like an entire week rather than one day that made me forget. Or maybe, it's the stresses of college finally taking it's toll on me.

Who knows! Hopefully, I have better luck with Christmas this year.