Thursday, June 5, 2014

wedded bliss

This seems to be the summer year of weddings. The month of May alone we had three back-to-back. We've got five more to go for this year, and a few friends booked weddings for next year already! Crazy!
I must admit, it's nice not having to make plans on the weekends, and it certainly gives us something fun to look forward to! But holy exhaustion. Full-on wedding mode over here folks.
With our trip to Portugal less than 40 days away, I still have lots of planning to do [and some pre-packing]. We've got our four cities locked in: Lisbon, Lagos, Arcozelo & Porto, tickets to the Super Bock Super Rock concert confirmed [hello Eddie Veder!], and a one night stay in a castle [for two!].
I think I was so excited for the summer to finally arrive that I'm in disbelief that it is here. Cheers to all the rest of our weddings this year, and a crazy-busy, vacation packed summer!
Steve & Colleen's wedding - Union League

burgers & beers at Pomme
Stephanie & Joe's wedding - Pomme
Brian & Sarah's wedding - Williamsport, PA

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

59 days

 I can hardly focus on anything else... I'm daydreaming about our trip constantly.

Twelve full days spent in one of my favorite countries on the planet.

I can't wait to show C some of my favorite cities: Lisbon, Arcozelo, the Algarve, and Porto. Spend the night in Obidos, see Eddie Veder in Sesimbra, walk the tiny streets [literally hardly big enough for a car] of Arcozelo, café hop in Lisbon, and see my favorite Portuguese cousins [!!!].

However, this trip will be the first of it's kind [without my Avô].
I'll think of him fondly and always look at this picture I took on my phone from my last visit there. I teased him that I was a better cook than Avó [duh, that's a bold faced lie], that I could grow bigger kale than him [I can't even keep a house plant alive], and that all of the rice pudding was for me.
Eu te amo, Avô.
via Etsy

Friday, March 28, 2014


Some stud took me to see the Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show for my birthday! Their dance moves were out-of-control! Talk about a Smooth Criminal...

Thursday, March 20, 2014

risky business

My favorite little guy is about to become a "big brudder" in a few months...
Also, why wasn't I invited to the no-pants-party?!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


There is always, always a light at the end of the tunnel... sometimes you just have to be willing to walk through the dark to find it.