Thursday, June 29, 2006


This frog was sitting on the wall outside of our apartment last night. We saw it through the window, and I ran outside with my camera. My battery died just as I got ready to take the picture, so Jeff went out with his camera. I watched him sneak up on the frog through the window. He was afraid the frog would leap somewhere else, and I guess he psyched himself out a little cause he jumped about three feet when a raindrop hit his arm. I went outside and after much begging, he let me use his camera to take the picture.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Orlando: Lightning Capitol of America

I would have taken some better pictures (the lightning got much closer) but Jeff made me come inside.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Stuffed Seashells

I have an announcement! Today I cooked my first meal since Jeff and I have been married. Yes, I know it has been a year... but I do have an excuse. While I was teaching, I used all of my spare time at home to paint. If I had come home after school and cooked a meal, I wouldn't have nearly as much work to put up on my website. Needless to say, Jeff and I are quite sick of macoroni and cheese, spaghetti and grilled cheese sandwiches. After an hour long trip to the grocery store (where I searched for items such as tarragon vinegar and kosher salt... things I had never heard of before), and after several phone calls to my mother and a couple of friends (how long does it take to boil a chicken?) I set to work... and this is what I made!

In light of all the previous disasters that I had in the kitchen while cooking as a college student, I was quite pleased with myself tonight. My best friend's mother gave me the recipe and recommended that I make extra and freeze it for later. (I doubled the recipe). I also made some broccoli (it was more like a broccoli salad- I was supposed to marinate the raw broccoli, but not steam it)... Jeff wasn't as thrilled about this- apparently he's not all that into raw broccoli... but that's okay- we sent it to Erico. Anyway, it took me close to two and half hours... hopefully I'll get faster with time, however- here is a picture of me multi-tasking. (cleaning my paintbrushes while the chicken is boiling in the pot).

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


My website is FINALLY ready!!!! I may discover a few things that need changing over the next few days, but for the most part, it is FINALLY finished!!!! The next few days might be pretty busy, but I'll get back into my regular routine of posting here pretty soon. Please feel free to check out my new site at

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Piazza della Rotunda (Oil on Canvas)

6" x 12"

Sorry about the lack of writing on my posts lately, but I've been putting in long hours trying to get my website finished. Hopefully I'll have it done within the next week, and I'll give you a link to it.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006

Thursday, June 01, 2006