Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rocky Mountain High....Colorado

so amber told me that only posting a link to my photos from my blog is lame. but seeing as she totally stole the photos from my camera and posted most of the good ones already, it felt slightly repetitive. so for those of you who read both our blogs, sorry for the photos repetition. but i'm sure i will also post some different ones than she did. so here goes:

I was greeted at the Denver International Airport by the welcoming committee

Denver Airport Welcoming Committee

Amber and Amanda

Welcome to Colorado


Garden of the gods

Red Rocks, CO

Garden of the gods

Boulder Falls


Standley Lake

Flat Irons View Trail

Amber and I made a trip out to Colorado Springs to visit the "Garden of the gods"



Garden of the gods

Garden of the gods

Garden of the gods

The Siamese Twins

Me at Balancing Rock


The Siamese Twins

more to come...stay tuned!

Monday, October 27, 2008

happy birthday, amber

Today is my dear friend Amber's birthday and I am so happy that i get to be here in the US and in Colorado to celebrate with her. i have been having a great time enjoying good company and the comfortable conversation of friends. not to mention taking in the beauty of the mountains and wonderful sights of Autumn in the West. Plus, i have had the honor of being slathered in the "puppy love" of an actual, extraordinarily adorable puppy named Hallie. There are lots of new pics posted on my FLICKR of our times spent so far here in CO. But here below i will take a moment to post just a few of amber and i to celebrate and honor her beginning another year of life.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

in the good ol' US of A

I'M IN THE USA! sorry for the silence till now, but i was just too busy soaking up America. EVERYONE IS SO DARN FRIENDLY HERE! refreshing. today is my first day in Colorado visiting Amber and Josh. I am enjoying every minute of my break from Russia... except that I am missing someone very special who is stuck in Mother Russia attending Clinical Russian classes, getting soaked in the dark wet raininess, and baking banana bread by himself. And I miss him dearly.