Friday, May 27, 2011

Christ Church

Laura and Charlie recently visited us in Philadelphia. We had a blast and I used it as an opportunity to see a few things that I never have before. For some reason, the only pictures I took were of Christ Church.

I love old things and this place is very old. The church dates back to the 1600s, but the current building was built in 1744. It was the largest building in the nation for 80 years. The same bells that ring today are the same bells that rang on July 4th, 1776. They were cast at the same place as the liberty bell but these never cracked! Not only are most of the the things in the church original but it also houses the baptistry that baptized William Penn in England in the mid 1600s. It's a working church to this day. Maybe I'll stop by next Sunday!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Alero

***Does anyone else bond with their car? If not, you may want to stop reading now because the remainder of this post may just make you think I'm really crazy.***

I just got a new car, but am a little sad about leaving my old one behind.

I think I realized why. I remember the first day it really snowed in Philadelphia, I was wiping the inches of snow and scraping the ice off of this car in my business clothes on the way to work thinking,

"Can you believe where we are?"

"Did I really move to Philadelphia?"

"Am I really living alone scraping ice off of my car in a still strange city?"

It looked so strange to see my car completely out of it's native enviroment. Probably because I felt strange out of my own native enviroment. Was she/I really now expected to put up with snow and ice and all it represented?

Fast forward over 2 years, I'm through my trasition phase and I feel completely at home. But I remember sometime that this car is about the only physical thing that remained constant in my life from Alabama to Pennsylvania. It gave us a bond. We did this together!

Thank you!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Gardening 2.0

This is my second year to plant my window boxes and front pots. There is something special about planing in an urban setting. You really feel like you are bringing life to the city. Planting a flower in a field of green is beautiful. Planting a flower in a field of concrete is inspiring.

I love my plants and I can't wait to see these grow up and fill their pots! I don't have kids. I don't have pets. These are my babies.

Here are a few pictures of the front. Pics of the back patio, soon to come.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just another day in the life...

We have a silly house. Last Thursday, without saying a word, this is how Corey selected the record he wanted. I didn't even realize how funny it looked until I saw the picture. Our friend Ben happened to be playing with the camara and captured the ri-dunk-u-lous moment.