Sunday, November 24, 2013


This weekend, we got over a foot of snow in Santa Fe, so it's almost impossible to believe that last weekend, we were in Florida wearing shorts and sitting on the beach.

These pictures make it seem like we spent a lot of time with animals... which is true. My mom has three dogs and two cats, and my family that we visited in Sarasota have two dachshunds and two cats. We also got attacked by seagulls on the beach. (Pro tip: Don't eat burritos on the beach, the seagulls will dive-bomb you.)

Aside from dealing with hungry seagulls, it was a great weekend!

Eric and Kermit
Eric and Ron Weasley
Me and my cousin Madeline, holding Mr. Edison and Taffy.
Chalk art at the Sarasota Chalk Art Festival
Giant statue that no one likes in Sarasota - Eric & I are standing next to it for scale.
Clearwater Beach!
My mom & I outside of the Straz Center, before seeing Book of Mormon!
Me with the statue of the first suffragist in Florida, Eleanor McWilliams Chamberlain!
Our view for Book of Mormon, which was AMAZING!
Now to make some hot toddies and play in the snow!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November Madness

November is looking to be a pretty busy month here in EricandMarieland, for a few reasons:
  1. It is National Novel Writing Month and I am participating! By the end of November, if all goes well, I will have a 50,000 word novel. (I just hit 17,000 words!) So I've been writing every day.
  2. The NBA season started! (Unfortunately, the Nuggets are not doing so hot.)
  3. We are going to Florida and Colorado this month.
  4. Now that it gets dark and cold much earlier, we have been going to bed earlier as well. (Which I guess doesn't make us busy exactly, except that we are busy sleeping more.)
 All of that doesn't leave a lot of time for blogging, BUT I wanted to post some pictures of our life recently.

Halloween, Part 1

I know he doesn't look happy about his costume, but he did keep it on all evening!
Halloween, Part 2
(Little and Big Dipper!)
New Car
(Yes, we got a Prius, and it makes us feel like Adults.)