I'm a history teacher who has spent many years in classrooms bringing my favorite stories, events, and real-life characters to life. George Washington is my 'historical boyfriend' and I genuinely think that Dolley Madison and I would have been good friends.
I'm lifelong "shutterbug" who has no shame when tempted by the perfect shot. My littles, family, and friends are all used to hearing "WAIT" while
I lunge for my camera. I also sneak up on perfect moments to snap a photo before they catch me and change. Ha!
I love to read. Favorites include the Anne series, anything by Louisa May Alcott or Lauren Willig, historical fiction, light chick lit, YA literature,
and Harry Potter (duh). Once I fall in love with a book, I tend to re-read it...many times. Eventually, I lose count and the book falls apart.
I am a unabashed resident of Stars Hollow...I basically have the show memorized and reference it almost daily. I've always been a New Englander at heart, even preferring cold weather to summer in the South.
My love and me and our littles, three.
Blake and I met in college. He had a girlfriend and I was just "Bianchi"...one of the guys. Eventually, we had classes together and became real friends. Then best friends. The kind who fall asleep on the phone and share inside jokes. We have been married 12 years and counting. We still hold hands and wink any chance we get. Even if that's in the middle of a high school soccer game while he's coaching. Ha.
*our honeymoon in front of Harvard University bricks, March 2008
These three littles are our favorite people. They crack us up, keep us on our toes, and make us so happy we get teary just talking about them. Sappy, but true. We bought our nice camera as our wedding gift to eachother because documenting our life was important to us. I got serious about learning and practicing and fine-tuning my skills once our fella was born.
Bubby (7), Sissy (5), and Sister (3)...pure magic.
*apple orchard, October 2018
...keep scrolling for an assortment of factoids and favorites...
I have been known to eat
Mexican food five meals in a row...lunch, dinner, lunch, dinner, lunch. It was college.
At "my" place...where they knew me by name and hung my photo on the wall when I graduated. True story.
I "love hard"...my closest friends really become more like family.
I call them, 'fRamily', and I think
I invented the term. Haha.
I am fortunate enough to have several long-term friendships.
We share the little things and the big things. Good, bad, and everything in between.
I love to travel...favorite spots: Italy, Boston, New York City.
I dream of visiting Ireland, England, and Canada, but also adore American historical landmarks. I have a running list and hope to someday make adventures of it with my loves.
...a Gryffindor, a Rory,
a Monica, and a Jess.
I should know...
I took the quiz!
Christian Bale was my first celebrity crush and I still have the movie memorized. It is one of my all-time favorite musicals...and I have seen a lot of musicals. Ha!
I lived out my fantasy when I played a newsie in a college play AND I dressed my family up as newsies for our first Halloween as a family of five. The littles love musicals as much as I do.
Boy Meets World
I used to watch Bridget Jones Diary on a loop (it is still my favorite background noise movie), I am fascinated by British history and culture, I adore Pride & Prejudice (old and new), and Colin Firth?
Mr. Darcy + lake + white shirt.
= 'nuff said.
I was born an "old soul". I like a quiet night at home. I enjoy hand-crafts, I know how to sew, I would rather call than text, and according to my husband "the way I dress" makes it obvious. Side-eye.
My husband and I knew eachother for two years before truly becoming friends. We would trade jokes back and forth on the intramural fields. Eventually, we had a class together and started passing notes...the rest is history.
#realtalk I tried to make a list of my favorite musicals and couldn't narrow it down to a reasonable number. Same with books. Blog post topics for another day. Haha.