Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ACS Bike-a-thon

The American Cancer Society bike-a-thon on July 12th was probably one of the coolest things I have done in a long time. Well, since the Breast Cancer 3-day.... I was able to ride 46 of the 66 miles and it was an amazing ride. This picture was taken as we waited to head over the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia. It was a cool and overcast morning, the perfect start to the day. We started over the bridge to the theme from "Rocky".

The ride took us through Cherry Hill, NJ and into the country. It was all I could do to resist the produce stands along the way advertising New Jersey tomatoes and blueberries. We ended the ride at Buena Vista, NJ. I had arranged transport back to Philly and hopped on a huge bus. Our bikes were loaded into huge 18 wheeler moving trucks, 100 per truck.

All in all, a very rewarding experience and one I hope to do again next year!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Faux Van Gogh

In a recent magazine, there was a picture of a wall with a lot of paintings on it of all different sizes. They looked amazing, and it turns out they were paint by number! I decided I would like to try a few of those and see how they turn out. Chris thinks I am a huge nerd, but I asked him, "Is paint by numbering lame, or ironically cool?" Everything makes a comeback, why not this?

I attempted my first portrait. Horses from Wal Mart. I figured, it only cost $5, so what could it hurt. Well, in my haste to get up and answer the phone, I knocked all of the paints onto the picture, ruining it. Must be more careful next time, but it was fun while it lasted. This picture is one I will try next. I will update on the various stages and whether or not it is a cool as I think.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Doing things a little bit differently....

While I love my friend Kate's idea about doing a daily photo of things in my life, sometimes my days seem too predictable and repetitive. I decided that I will still post photos, but only when there is something worth posting. If anyone is following and cares, check back every now and again. Cheers!

Friday, July 10, 2009


One of the coolest things about walking home the long way (taking the subway to South Philly and walking west) is the beautiful view of the city that peaks out as you cross streets.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Beautiful church by our house.