Have I ever told you how cool my little sisters are?  Well, they are really, amazingly cool!

Margaret is in her junior year at Sewanee: The University of the South where she is a history major.  She is currently spending her spring semester studying abroad in Rome, Italy.  She is loving it, and spent last weekend visiting friends in Nice, France for Carnival.  Pretty awesome!

Frannie graduated from Sewanee last May with a B.A. in Global and International Studies and a minor in Spanish.  Frannie spent her summer working at A BarA Ranch in Wyoming.  A few weeks ago, Frannie joined the U.S. Peace Corps as a Community Education Promoter in the South American country of Guyana.  She will spend the next two years there, and is jumping right in to her experience – eating chicken feet and taking bucket baths!  She is brave and so impressive!

In addition to being world travelers, they are also smart, hilarious, and very artistic.  Frannie has traveled to Ecuador, Haiti, and Honduras and is fluent in Spanish; Margaret speaks French and is learning Italian.  They both have awesome fashion senses, and I love to steal borrow their clothes and get fashion advice from them when I’m home.  They are also gorgeous and adventurous… be sure to check out their blogs (click on their names, above)!

So there you have it, the world traveling sisters, currently all living in three different countries.  Thanks, Mom, for passing along your adventurous streak to us!  Fun fact: my mom, Katrina, lived in Germany for two years after college.  She has some awesome stories!



{Aren't my sisters cute? We were testing the timer on my camera and, well... all we caught was all this attitude, both hands on hips and all! I'm loving Frannie's high bun!}

I loved my visit to America, but there is something that is so nice about being back in Dominica.  After living here for over a year, Dominica
really does feel like our home.

Not much is new around here.  Last week we geared up for In.Light.In and started the program for the semester, and Charlie is in serious study mode preparing for Monday’s Mini.  Back In November, I also started a nice little job  writing articles for the school newsletter, so lately I have been busy interviewing and writing.  Charlie is currently in his fourth semester here, but fifth semester is a huge transition time at Ross, so this week there have been a ton of meetings about what comes next, so all those have kept our heads spinning.  More on all that soon.  I’m also way behind on photos, as usual, from home and from the island, so I’ll share those soon.

Enjoy the rest of the week… the weekend is almost here!

Au Revoir!

It’s been a fun couple of weeks back in the ‘mond.  I’ve loved hanging out with my mom and sisters, and catching up with family and friends.  Many good laughs and good meals have been had!  Obviously, I did a little shopping.  Watched some movies.  Drove a car.  Wore winter clothes and socks.  Got a real haircut.  And a facial.  I did not cook anything or do a single dish by hand.  It was heaven!

And now, it’s time to head back to Dominica, to Charlie, and to warm weather.  Au revoir mes amis!  See you in August!

An afternoon at the Museum

Today I spent a fun afternoon at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts here in Richmond with my mom and sister, Margaret.  We checked out some modern art, had an awesome lunch upstairs at Amuse, and saw the mummy exhibit and mummy movie.  (For the record, Mom thinks that the mummy used to be good-looking.)  It was some good, educational, and entertaining time with the fam.

Mom and Marge at the museum.

A preview of these two in Rome...

Creepy gift shop fun!

Gift shop fun, Take 2. Less creepy.

Me with Mom and Margaret in front of a Sol LeWitt sculpture. (Frannie, we missed you today!)

Thanks, Mom, for a fun afternoon!!!  I’m loving being home!



Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. But that’s because I literally have been MIA: Missing and In America, to be exact.  I’m home for a few weeks, visiting my mom and sisters, catching up with friends and family, and wearing winter coats and gloves.  In fact, the main reason I’m home is to spend some time with my sisters before they head off on their own exotic adventures in about a week.  They’ll be in Guyana and Italy!  {More on that and the coolness they have in store for them soon!}  Meanwhile, I have a few days left here in Virginia to enjoy the good ole USA!