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.
 
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Thriller

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

light

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.