Here’s a little bit more about the most important people in my life that you will see pop up on the blog from time to time. This is by no means a full list – these are just a few people that mean a lot to me 🙂
This is my boyfriend, Fabio.
We met in the fall of 2008 when we were both sophomores in college in the same economics class. Fabio lived with his friends in the dorm next to mine, and one day I realized I had econ homework due and had no clue how to do it. I walked next door to ask Fabio for help, and we became instant friends. Fabio is caring, outgoing, and funny, so after a few months of hanging out together we realized we wanted to be more than friends. We never really had the “will you be my girlfriend” talk, but after a few months we just sort of realized we wanted to be together.
We have been dating ever since and have been through a lot. Fabio has been there to support me through good times and bad, and I don’t know where I’d be without him. He is definitely my best friend and we talk about absolutely everything. We have a very easy-going relationship (at least most of the time; I don’t think anyone is perfect) and we are very happy together! 🙂
This is our dog, Jack! In the fall of 2011 we adopted him from a shelter in New York, and he was about one year old at that time.
Here’s his mug shot from the day we adopted him!
He is such a little bundle of joy and he makes me happy every day. I run with him all the time and we love taking him to the dog park near us after work. Jack is such a cuddle bug and I love him so much! You can definitely expect to see lots of pictures of this buddy here on the blog.
Other Friends and Family
This is my beautiful mom and my step-dad, Fritz. This picture was taken in Italy, which is basically their favorite place ever. They visit Italy every couple of months, and have even brought us along a couple of times! You can read more about that here.
Here we are with Fritz’s daughter Maggie, and her boyfriend Nick in Jamaica! (Read more about that here.) Maggie is just a couple of years younger than I am, and I am lucky to have her as my step-sister. 🙂
Here I am with Fabio, my dad, my stepmom, and my half-sister Nicole at Yellowstone National Park (read more about that here).
And these are my best friends from college, Sloppytown! I mention them a lot on the blog so to help you keep everyone straight, here are their names from left to right: Britt, Megan M, Catrina, Megan C, me, Jess, and Kristen. I love them!
I also have a couple of great girlfriends from home who pop up on the blog from time to time, so here they are: