>> Friday, November 24, 2006

Coco is seen here scarfing down his own plate of Thanksgiving goodness. A small helping of turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potato, and even stuffing was enjoyed by this furry little monster. Of course, a nap soon follwed this gravy of a feast.


Summer color

>> Wednesday, November 22, 2006

My Chaco-tanned feet on the rocky beaches of Riva del Garda, Italy. Oh, how I miss having a nice shade of color to my epidermis.


Changing colors = Sweatshirt weather :-)

>> Tuesday, November 14, 2006



>> Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Just want to thank Lacey, for making me send in a DVD last year for the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. I was hesitant and unsure of myself sending that audition tape in....but lo and behold, it's led to a multitude of incredible experiences. Thanks Unchi.

I got an email yesterday from Youth Orchestra of the Americas, inviting me to tour with them for the summer of 2007. Incredible. I'm so blessed to be presented with such opportunity. I miss Europe and was hoping I'd get to go back again someday....but little did I realize my return is just around the corner.

I've conjured up a map of the places YOA will be touring this summer (July 1st-August 22nd). We will be performing in the Concertgebouw Hall in Amsterdam, the Vienna Konzerthaus, Malta (a small island republic, located south of Italy), Montpelier France, Riva del Garda (Italy), Venice, THE Vatican, and Pompeii. How fantastic.

I can't wait.


Mamma mia!

>> Saturday, November 4, 2006

Lacey, Jesse, Antonio and I crawled into Fulvio's trusty Fiat this summer for three consecutive days of Italian backroads adventure. We even made it to an Italian McDonald's one of the days. Here's a clip of us crusing in the Italian Alps, with Anotnio and Fulvio enchanting us with Italian tunes.