Monday, October 25, 2010

First Snow!

I was born and raised in the SF bay area of California, so up until I was 18 (when I moved to Indiana) I hadn't seen much snow in my life. Because of this, first snow falls, and the first time snow sticks, are very exciting to me.

Well - I've moved back to California now, but to an area where there is LOTS of snowfall, so I see a very white winter in my future. I'm sure I'll be whining about it in just a few short weeks... but I woke up this morning to a beautiful layer of snow on my yard, and I just had to share it with you!

This is just the view of my backyard from the porch. Doesn't this just make you want to cozy up to a nice warm fire and read a great book?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Beginning

You might be curious as to the the somewhat depressing title for what I plan to be a mostly up-beat blog. For those of you that know me personally, you probably know exactly what I mean by my title, and for others of you - the story will unfold over time. Needless to say, things in my life never seem to go according to plan. It's been that way for as long as I can remember.

Many good things have happened to me though, over the course of my "unplanned" life. I was raised by loving (but sometimes dysfunctional) parents. I became best friends with my only sibling, my sister. I lived through heartbreak, but met the love of my life in my fiance, Anthony. I was welcomed into a brand new, loving family (his) with open arms. I've always had a roof over my head, and (most of the time) everything I needed. I thank God for all of these things.

I look forward to sharing my unplanned, sometimes crazy, often frustrating, silly little life with you all!