Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Today I'm really missing Colorado and my friends.  I was going through old pictures on my computer and a couple jumped out at me.  This one is of my cabin, Foxton #5.  It's the typical Colorado cabin...quaint, cozy, all of the above.  I spent so much time here growing up and have so many fond memories; it's definitely on top of my to-do list when I get home for Christmas.
 This is a classic shot of Amelia and I shooting my BB gun off the porch, sporting very attractive mountain wear hahaha...very hoosier.

The following two pictures are of Mount Bierstadt, a Colorado 14-er.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Thanksgiving has always been a big deal for my dad's side of the family.  This year we were fortunate enough to have so many friends and relatives in town.  Although there were many highlights to my time at home, the best part was getting to spend time with old friends and meet new ones.  These past few days have been fun, maybe even a little too fun! Especially since the Avs decided to send me off with a victory full of goals, fights, and pure awesomeness.  Now, as I prepare to head back to Saint Louis for the next two weeks full of tests, papers, presentations, and finals, I'm more heartbroken than usual to leave...it's the feeling that only a true Colorado native can know and understand.  Until I return, you can bet I'll be dreaming of a white COLORADO Christmas.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Life after SLUFH

Four years ago, when I committed to play field hockey at SLU, I could have never imagined what I was getting myself into.  What started as a class of 11 very different freshmen blossomed into four confident senior leaders who had been to hell and back.  No doubt the four of us would agree that it was time for us to move on with our lives and enjoy our final semester of college.  Recently I've been reflecting a lot on the past and although at times I never thought I'd be able to finish and wished that circumstances had been different, I know I would not change a thing.  Some might think I'm crazy for saying that, but the roller-coaster ride over the last four years has prepared me to face any challenge in my future.  I know, without a doubt, I can overcome any obstacle that stands in the way of my dreams.  I've been equipped with the skills and knowledge to be a successful member of society, no matter what I chose to do.  As far as my fellow senior SLUFH-ers go, I know they will find happiness and success too.  Whether it be in the business world, classroom, kitchen, or across the globe, we will succeed and always be connected.  Our shared experience is something no words can even come close to explaining.  As we look forward to graduation in May and go our separate ways, we will all be leaving some part of us on our field, with our team, in Saint Louis.