The Siberian American: Friday Favorites: Boston Bound + Fresh Face Friday Blog Hop

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Favorites: Boston Bound + Fresh Face Friday Blog Hop

I always love Fridays right before a vacation. Though I am an anxious flier, I am always excited to explore new places. Here are my five favorites this week:

/ / One:
I am so excited to fly out to Boston at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning and spend a week relaxing with the hubby. It has been a stressful few weeks setting up interviews so it will be wonderful to not worry about the future for a week.

/ / Two:
I have been looking forward to our fall foliage cruise since May, and I am so ready to board our ship on Sunday! We will be going to two cities in Maine (Portland & Bar Harbor) and two cities in Canada (Halifax and St. Johns). We don’t get the beautiful fall colors here in Texas so I am ready to enjoy cooler weather and see some color!

/ / Three:
I finally started reading Where'd You Go, Bernadette, and I can’t believe that I waited this long to read it. (I’ve had it for over a year.) It is a quirky and fun read so far!

/ / Four:
We purchased tickets to see Baylor football play in December! Chris and I really wanted to see a game in the new stadium this season. I am glad we were able to make it work with the hubby’s interview schedule.

/ / Five:
Residency update: Chris had his first interview this week, and it went really well. There are still many more to go, but I am glad he came away happy with his first one.

Today I am co-hosting the Fresh Face Friday linkup with Casey from We Took the Road Less Traveled.

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Hosted by: Casey @ We Took the Road Less Traveled

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I hope everyone has a great weekend! Note: I will have a few days on the cruise without access to the Internet so it will take me a bit longer to respond to your comments, but I'll respond as soon as I can! I will have a few posts up next week while I am gone. 

Linking up with LaurenAmandaKarli, and Amy.


  1. Where'd You Go, Bernadette is one of my new favorite reads! I especially loved it since I'm from Seattle :) Have a fun trip to Boston!!

  2. Have so much fun on your cruise!!! I'm so jealous! I hope you get in lots and lots of relaxation. :)

    Thanks for co-hosting the hop this week, girl! Say hi to the sea for me!

  3. I hope you have a wonderful time on your cruise and are able to take some sites of Boston in before you board on Sunday!!

  4. yay that the interview went well! i havent read that book but i did buy it for a friend and i dont think she ever read it :( have a great time!!

  5. That cruise sounds amazing! I didn't even know they existed! I will definitely be checking out fall cruises now! Have an amazing time!

  6. Hope you have a great time on your East Coast holiday! I'm an anxious flyer too but just like you, the promise of new places and adventures helps keep me going :)

  7. Where'd You Go, Bernadette is one of my favorite books I've read this year. It's the perfect amount of clever and thoughtful, and I love how it's told through emails, IMs, etc. Too bad you're reading it now, it'd be the perfect vacation read!


  8. Bar Harbor is such a cute little town! :) enjoy!

  9. Hi Olya! Where are you from in Russia? We lived there for almost 2 years, doing language classes in Moscow then moved to Bryansk. Our Russian really suffered after we moved (we moved to Prague after that). Texas isn't where I grew up, but my husband did. I went to Texas to go to college. I don't like the heat either though. When we are in the states we spend our time in the DFW area. We love it!
    A fall cruise sounds amazing!! Have fun!!

    1. Hi Tina, so nice to meet you! That's so neat that you lived in Russia. I was born in Yakutsk (coldest habitable city in the world) and then we moved to Kaliningrad for a while. I absolutely love Prague! Living there must have been amazing! :)

  10. Yaaaaay for vacations! I hope you guys have a great time! Thanks for hosting the link up!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  11. I hope you have a nice vacation! Boston is such a great city but I'm a little partial ;-) Thanks so much for linking up!!

  12. Hope you have a great time on your vacation!


  13. Hope you have fun on your vacation, and I absolutely loved Where'd You Go Bernadette too! :)

  14. That's so awesome you're going to be able to go to see Baylor play and that it works with the interview schedule. What great timing!

  15. I did not know a fall foliage cruise was a thing! That is the dream!

  16. i LOVE where'd you go bernadette it is such a good book!!


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