Thursday, November 29, 2007

His and Hers...

We really needed cell phones, so I decided to let Ty go up to the phone store without me so I could make dinner. He came home with these 2 phones. Guess which phone is for me. Is it the sleek gold-plated one with the built in camera and mp3 player? Or is it the heavy gray brick that you have to scroll over about 10 times in order to read a few words in a text message? I was grateful when he gave me my phone, but when I saw his, I really could not stop laughing. I don't need a camera or an mp3 player anyway, but it was pretty funny. To Ty's defense, he got the gold phone for free with the plan. And my wonderful gray phone, that I lovingly refer to as 'The Brick' is perfect for me. It has already made it through being dropped twice. I guess Tyler knows all too well that getting a nice phone for me is a mistake becuase I tend to drop them every so often.

It is a beautiful day in London today. I decided to take a few pictures of the park by our flat. The fall colors are so pretty. Usually I'm happy to see Fall go becuase it means the beginning of the ski season, but since the ski season doesn't really exist here, I am sad to see the leaves falling.

I'm starting to really love it here. For a while there, I thought my body was rejecting this country, but I'm loving it more and more every day. I am so excited that the Christmas season is here! It is such a fun time to be in London. All the streets are decorated with lights and decorations, it is so much fun to walk around and see all the window displays of the big department stores. The ice skating rinks are open at the parks here and I was so excited to go for a Christmas date, but we found out that it was $24 a person, so we decided that neither of us really like ice skating that much anyway.

I love all the huge trees lining the path in the park. It feels like your walking through a forest and it's just minutes away from the city!

This is the view of the city from Parliament Hill at the Heath. The pollution was bad this day, but I took it becuase you can see Ty's building in it. I wish I knew how to insert an arrow so I could point it out.

Monday, November 26, 2007


Hey all. This is Tyler, Emily's husband. Work is slow and I am feeling the need to blog. On Thanksgiving night Emily and I had the opportunity to see Pinback at the 229 on Great Portland Street. The venue was perfect. The sound was great. There was no smoke and they played a great mix of songs from their new album Autumn of the Seraphs and their older stuff. I was in heaven and Em was loving it too. Well, we love and miss you all and want some visitors soon.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

GREAT news!!

TY PASSED THE BAR!! We are so excited. It's been a long wait to find out, but the results were posted this week. He is very relieved. I am so proud of him. Although I wouldn't have been too devastated if we had to move home for a few months so he could study and take it again in February!

Well, the firm is already putting him to work...serious work. He has been so busy and putting in insane hours. Ty can chill and relax with the best of 'em, but he can work with the best of 'em also. He went to work the other morning at 9am and didn't get home until the next day at 6am. We've just switched to a later schedule and it's working out fine. I'm realizing that if I get him home for dinner by 10pm, I'm lucky. I've had good days and bad days, but we are adjusting more and more every day. Ty keeps such a positive attitude about it all, I am so grateful to be his wife.

I am nannying for an awesome British/French family. They have 2 little boys named Alex and Theo and they are off the charts cute! I just love it, it's been great for me to start working.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I am a little homesick this week for family, friends and the festivities of Thanksgiving, but we are going to have a holiday bash of our own here!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Home Sweet Home

Back to reality...Ty looking sharp on his first day of work

We're all moved in to our new flat. It is so nice to have a place to call home. We've been nomads for about 6 months now. We are living in a small flat in Hampstead Heath in London. We love the area. There is an awesome 250 acre park within a 5 minute walk of our place, that is so beautiful. It is nice to be able to walk a few minutes and be surrounded by trees and nature and out of the bustling city. We went to our ward for the first time yesterday. There are only about 70 people in the ward and everyone is very nice.

We're happy to be here but I still can't believe that I'm here for good. It is going to be an adjustment getting used to life here, but I know we'll love it. Here are a few pictures of the flat.
The kitchen- not made for more than one person to be in at a time as you can see
The major downside of our place..the fridge. There must have been some kind of accident and the other half of the fridge got cut off when building this place. And that little sliver of a drawer at the top of the fridge is supposed to be a freezer. This should be interesting.
The bedroom, sorry it's blurry.

I meant to take a picture of the outside, but I guess it didn't work. It just looks like a normal apartment complex anyway.

A day to see the sights

The National Portrait Gallery- I was trying to get the cool cab in the picture, but I only got the back of it

Ty in front of the WestminsterAbbey
Buckingham Palace
The London Temple
We found the booth to get theater tickets for half price. We saw Spamalot and it was hilarious!
Trafalgar Square
Big Ben