Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mom's Home Cooking

One of the reasons I love living back in my parents house is all the yummy food! My mom is an amazing cook and I was blessed growing up with home cooked meals almost every night. When I 'cook' for myself, I tend to go for sandwiches or toast and cereal every meal, but not in the Deniston house!

herbed grilled chicken with wild rice, asparagus, and baked sourdough bread

ham and broccoli soup

turkey tetrazzini with broccoli and french bread


Monday, September 27, 2010

Settling In and Answering Questions

I've been back home now for a little over a week. People are constantly asking questions. How am I settling in? How do I feel? Do I miss South Africa? What are my plans now?

All good and even reasonable questions, but I find that I have almost no answers for them. It may be because since the day after I landed, I've had a horrible cold and haven't felt well, but whatever the cause I know I need to take this slow even when almost every urge inside me is telling me to hurry up and do something with myself. My biggest fear is that I'll cave to the pressure and do something I have no passion or heart for and I'm desperately trying to avoid that.

So to answer everyone's questions in one fell swoop and to the best of my ability . . .

"I don't know, I'm still working on it."

Thursday, September 23, 2010

An American Pastime

What's more American than highschool football?? While I can't say I love the sport [or really any sport], I do enjoy watching my brothers play and I've missed being apart of their lives and football is a big part of that package.


This was my brother Zach's game. Tomorrow night is my brother Jack's. Jumping head first into American culture!




Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Before and After

My great friend Heather is an amazing hairstylist and wonderfully creative. She's one of those people I love to trust with my hair even when we're arguing about it!

Hair is so fun to play with and an easy way to revolutionize your look and I like to go crazier than most people.

What do you think??


Monday, September 20, 2010

Adventures in Britain: The End

I had such a wonderful time with my family in the UK! I loved revisiting places I saw years ago and seeing new sights. It felt as if I was able to pause and take a deep breath before making that final step home.

We spent our final night in London, sightseeing and watching the protests happening due to the Pope's visit to England. Simply fascinating people watching! But my favorite part of this trip was going to the Apollo Theater to see the Broadway show 'WICKED'! So fun.

So that ends my travel posts for now. Stayed tuned for my Stateside reentry madness!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010