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. 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! :)

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

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  10. 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!!

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


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

  13. 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!

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

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


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