Every year for the holidays, P and I would split our time between California and Arizona so that we could see both of our families. This year, with work being more busy than usual and our holiday vacation being cut short, we could sadly only visit one or the other. In order to see everyone, … Continue reading Family Time in Reno / Lake Tahoe
Thanksgiving always reminds me to reflect on everything that I am thankful for. With life getting so crazy and hectic, we tend to forget about how lucky we are. This year, I am particularly thankful for my wonderful family and friends, and I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate this holiday with family every year. I have been traveling to Connecticut for Thanksgiving for the past ten years, and this year was no different. I live for the amazing Turkey feast, quality family time, and uncontrollable laughter.
In New England, apple picking seems to be an annual local fall tradition. So, in the spirit of my favorite season, I wanted to go pick some apples. P, on the other hand, blatantly refused to accompany me. He complained that his grandfather would roll over in his grave if P ever paid to pick apples, a daily chore that he … Continue reading Fall Festivities: Apple Picking at Shelburne Farm
In prior years, Halloween was always celebrated at a friend’s house. We would spend countless hours coming up with last minute costumes. Beer pong was played, drinks were had, and dancing to Eminem in the basement ensued. Cheetos, pretzels, candy corn, ice cream, cupcakes, and pizza were strewn throughout the small kitchen counter, and the place was packed … Continue reading Halloween: Friends & Food
My dad’s 60th birthday was the perfect excuse to fly home, even if just for the long weekend. My mom and I had been planning his birthday party for months from the food to the decor, sharing Pinterest photos and party blog links in our awesomely detailed Google spreadsheet. We were both excited and nervous to … Continue reading 60 Years Young
This weekend, my little sister, C, flew all the way from California to Boston for a short weekend visit. I hadn’t seen her since Christmas, so I was so excited to spend some quality sister time. We had a jam-packed weekend of amazing food, ice cream and gorgeous spring scenery. I took her all around the city to … Continue reading Sister Time in the Springtime
P and I love to travel. During our four and half years of dating, we traveled all around the world from our first vacation in Puerto Rico to Europe, and we never plan to stop traveling. So, I couldn’t believe that we had originally planned NOT to go on a honeymoon right after our wedding. So glad that we changed our plans! After a stressful year of planning a wedding and playing florist and wedding coordinator on our wedding day, I needed a break. Despite a few mishaps (i.e. frozen bouquets and pouring rain all morning and afternoon on the day of our wedding), I was blissfully married to my best friend in an intimate wedding ceremony in Sonoma, California, surrounded by our closest friends and family. It was perfect. Continue reading Wedding Bliss and Mexico!