Sunday, June 29, 2008

1st Anniversary!

Nathan and I were married on July 1, 2007 in Asheville, NC.  Today is our one year anniversary! Yay!  We celebrated with our wedding cake at the beach last week...

And today we're off to dinner at Pomodoro's in Brookline to celebrate again ;-)  We love the restaurant but it can break the bank, so we save it for special occasions.  I think today suffices! 

Here are the beautiful flowers Nathan gave me this afternoon...they are my wedding flowers!  I have two gorgeous crystal vases from Nathan's grandmother, but unfortunately they are packed. Oh well!  Still wonderful!

End of Work!

My last day of work at Travelers Aid Family Services was Friday, June 20.  We were off to the beach the next day, so I didn't have time to post.  But I wanted to say what a wonderful time I had working for the last two years at Travelers Aid.  All of my co-workers were fun and supportive, and the work was very challenging!  I learned so much about working one-on-one with homeless individuals and families.  My supervisors were very encouraging of my work and wonderfully; they are also very encouraging of my move to Togo.  Everyone is excited for me!  Hello, Travelers Aid workers!  ;-)  So I'm excited to have this blog and have them keep in touch...Thanks for everything!  
They gave me a good-bye pot luck luncheon...always great food!  And they gave me a painting of South Station (right across from the office...where I often helped stranded and homeless travelers) and a passport cover - with my monogram!  Here's the pics...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Hi Everyone! We've had quite a heat wave in Boston the past few days, and unfortunately, I think this is only preparing me for the hot weather to come in Togo! It was close to 100 degrees here yesterday! We went to Nathan's cousin's wedding on Saturday in Rhode Island and it was sweltering hot!! It was in a beautiful garden, though no one was able to sit until a couple of minutes before the bride walked down the aisle...the ceremony was in the direct sun light. However, the reception was under a tent and the temperatures cooled down as the night progressed. It was a beautiful wedding and I'm sure their pictures will turn out wonderfully! Here's Nathan and I...looking relatively non-sweaty ;-)

I've been reading other Peace Corps volunteers blogs that just went to Togo last week. They have wonderful stories to tell already. Check them out if you have a chance...

P.S. I just received my first pair of Chacos in the mail! We get a discount as PC volunteers! Hmm...Not quite as cute as my black heels! But I guess I'll need them over there...and not heels.