Winter Wedding

Happy 2018!  Today it’s back to everything for me today, including blogging!  Let’s start with Amanda & Miguel’s wedding, the last weekend vlog of 2018!  This vlog features a Maid of Honor speech by yours truly; an experience I hope never to repeat.

All and all, it was a beautiful wedding and so. much. fun!  It was a great way to close out the year and sure does make me anxious nervous excited for my own wedding!

Farewell February

I’m not going to lie, I’m super happy this month is over.  February was a lot of indoor living, slush and sadness.

This month has buried Boston in snow and everyone’s seasonal depression has gotten worse. I feel like I’ve been super productive lately, but all of my progress is overshadowed by the little annoyances that have crept in… I’m ready for some changes, and a new month sounds like a good way to start!


(1) Cheering the Patriots to victory in the suburbs with a blanket of snow already on the ground. (2) And then the storms came. Here’s Juno! (3) Cupcakes + coffee, super healthy breakfast on a snow day. (4) …Did I mention we got a lot of snow in Boston? (5) Got my hair done and vowed to be blonde forever. (6) I spent Valentine’s Day watching the Pokémon VCG regionals in St. Louis! (7) Majora’s Mask 3D came out!  This is one of my favorite games ever, so it’s great to have it portable. (8) I ate all of these macarons in one day, oops!  I’d love to try to bake some soon. (9) After 5 PM and it’s still almost light?  This is progress.

Are you looking forward to March as much as I am?

Tell me something good that you just can’t wait for!

It’s Always There For Me

I don’t feel like I’ve fully appreciated how important it is that Friends is now on Netflix.

Seasonal depression has hit me HARD this week.  I live in Boston and a we have 7 feet of snow and a non-functioning public transportation system.  I feel dull mentally, and I’ve now moved past stir crazy right into I’m never getting out of bed.

One thing that always pulls me out of hard emotional times is Friends.  Watching this show has gotten me through break-ups, and I’m counting on it to carry me through this terrible winter!

Thanks for Friends, Netflix!  And thanks for this!

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Does it snow where you guys live?

How to you keep sane during the winter months?

Juno and Ice Type

If you, like me, live in the Northeastern corner of the US, you may have noticed that thick white blanket of snow.  Winter storm Juno has done a nice job of making a mess out there, but with every blizzard, I think of TM 14: Blizzard.  Yes, of course I think of pokémon.  I’ve been breeding like crazy lately, thanks to getting Wonder Traded some Japanese Dittos, and I’ve been trying to narrow down my lists of favorites.  Today, in the spirit of all this snow, let’s talk about my favorite ice types.

250px-478FroslassFroslass | This Ice/Ghost combo has always had a soft spot in my heart.  Gen III seemed to open up a lot of new pathways for evolution, and I relished trying them all out!  Gen IV continued this trend and introduced Froslass.  If you have a female Snorunt and a Dawn Stone, skip Glalie in favor of this Snow Land Pokémon.


250px-471GlaceonGlaceon | I don’t think I can create a favorites list without an eeveelution on it!  With an Eevee, the potential is unlimited.  No matter what you pick for a starter or catch along the way, an eeveelution can always round out your team.  Another Gen IV addition, this Fresh Snow Pokémon is a perfect ice option!


250px-131LaprasLapras | An old favorite from way back in Gen I, this Transport Pokémon has always been of special interest to me. Maybe it’s because this guy was the sprite used anytime you surf, or maybe it’s because this is the first pokémon you came across that could rock ice moves… either way, I’ll always love Lapras.


250px-144ArticunoArticuno | Another oldie-but-goodie, this Gen I legendary bird  can be found roosted in the Seafoam Islands of Kanto.  I wish Hoopa could’ve bothered to bring him to Hoenn, but hey, you can’t always get what you want.  The Freeze Pokémon in its blue, glittering plumage is definitely what legends are made of.


250px-698AmauraAmaura | I always pick my fossils off of their names, and if you know me at all, you know I went for the Sail Fossil in Gen VI!  I was so pleased to see this adorable Rock/Ice pokémon.  Amaura is the perfect combo of cute dinosaur and mystical gemstone, which makes the Tundra Pokémon cool in my book.


250px-225DelibirdDelibird | Perhaps the Delivery Pokémon is better suited for December rather than January, but I’ve always found Delibird so underrated!  I loved the Delibird’s Delivery minigame in Pokémon Stadium 2, and have loved Delibird since then.  He’s been reppin’ penguins since Gen II and I do love penguins!


So all this snow might annoy me, but it’ll remind me of these guys bringin’ the Blizzard!

What’s your favorite ice type pokémon?