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Friday Foto!

28 Jan

it is friday and EVERYONE should feel like this when it is friday!!!

wait, you don’t do the sound a music with a hot pink feather boa with your friends???

 

Birthday Luck

31 Dec

I must be one lucky girl because I am realizing that my birthdays are pretty awesome.

{get over yourself I am sure you are saying}

BUT here me out–because it is on New Years Day we are always are looking to do something fun and with people on New Years Eve and so we normally are bringing in the new year with a bunch of people and it is normally not in the state we live in.  It is a time of celebration and my husband makes sure that whatever we are doing it is above all else-FUN! Seriously he is the best when it comes to traveling to have a little fun for my birfday {and don’t you worry I try and make his birthday just as awesome}.

Here is a little trip down my birthday extravaganza’s memory lane since I turned 20…

2002~ Buffalo, NY

2003~Rents threw me an awesome 21st new years eve party!

2004~I was in Miami {without the hubs though}

2005~Washington DC hotel party!

2006~ Connecticut house party in a blizzard!

2007~ Upstate NY!

2008~ Neighbor’s place  for a par-ta-tay of 5 {the one time we slept in our own bed for new years eve!}

2009~Vermont!

2010~Northern Cali

Looking back on this list and remembering the good times had at each one of these birthdays makes me feel so blessed to be surrounded by such great friends and family.  They do know how to show a girl a fabulous time!  For each year I wrote down I had to laugh about something! Here are some of things that made me laugh: having to drink a glass of every alcoholic beverage on the bar in one cup before it turned midnight {and I turned 21}, the hotel awesome party we almost didn’t go to because someone {who will remain nameless} forgot their license in another STATE, the trek to the blizzard party and every 5 minutes thinking about turning back, celebrating wedding year with good friends, good beer and good laughs, keeping it low key for a year but still having a blast playing games, drinking champagne and rubbing balloons on their poor child’s head, and of course Vermont where we fell in love and where we became best friends with the Rite Aid in the tiny Vermont town. 

I can’t wait to see what is in store for us this year and I just know that it will be filled with love, laughter, and a retreat for the hectic crazy life we lead.  I am excited to see what this year has in store for us and I feel very blessed and very happy for the future {even if that means turns 30 in the future..lol}

Happy {almost} 2011!!!

Girl Time!

11 Oct

Today I have the day off and so does my husband and so it is like a Sunday all over again–but this post isn’t about my husband at all {okay a little bit}.  This is about all the girl time I have been having since the beginning of September.  I have been to a bachelorette, getting ready with the bride, facials with my sister, wineries with close friends, California to sip on Starbucks while catching up with each other’s lives,  lunch with my mommacita and sister, among many other girly things.  It has been a whirlwind 6 weeks with a lot of fun with friends and family.  It also have been a really interesting dynamic because usually I am doing husband/wife couple things with other couples or seeing family together as a couple.  Most of my girl weekends are few and far between and normally consists of my husband doing a guys weekend with his buddies.  It has not been the case as he is submerged into graduate school life and as I have been bouncing around state to state visiting friends and family he has bunkered himself within our 4 walls of our apartment with no escape in sight.  As much as there was guilt of feeling I was leaving him behind or having fun while he was studying I am really glad I took this opportunity that may not come again in the near future.  I am glad that being spontaneous and having fun outweighed the wife guilt of having too much fun without my man. LOL.

Some things I have learned through this 6 week adventure:

1. Even though I am part of a couple now I have kept my support system in tact and actually better than when I was single through my friends and family bonds.  It wasn’t years  since I last spoke to friends or family.  It wasn’t my wedding that I saw most of my friends and so if I called them up it would be weird and out of place to make plans.  All the plans I made were with individual’s I made a priority in my life whether through phone calls, texts, Facebook or email.  Now I was able to see them face to face in a matter of a 6 week span!

2. Even when my husband was too busy to entertain us on the weekends I found my own entertainment and joy as an individual.  I am not one who loves alone time, which is probably why I have the outreach of support in my life–but they can’t be there 24/7 I have learned.  My husband can’t be there 24/7 as I have learned as well and being able to enjoy individual time as been a lesson learned very quickly.

3. Capturing some of that “bachelorette” freedom now and again is truly invaluable {without the penis necklaces of course}.  I have a better sense of myself as an individual and how that relates to us as a couple through my own adventures.  Knowing I can be happy outside of the relationship and not lose myself in a relationship will definately help our marriage last.

4. Visiting people is great but the moment I walk into the door to get that hug and kiss from my husband is the bestest.  Being able to lay on the couch, catch up on the weekend, support each other and eat a meal together is awesome and not taken for granted after a visit.

5. Which leads me to my last point of all the traveling I have been doing to soak in girl time I have begun to really value our moments as a couple more.  Now that we really need to cherish every meal we have together sitting down, every show we watch is meticulously picked out since we normally only get 1 show together, every time we go out on a date, go for a drive together, or even have coffee together is valued in this household much more now than ever.

6. I lied one more point I need to make.  After 6 weeks of fun I am so thankful to have such great friends who make me laugh so hard, who listen to {almost} every word I say, and who goes out of their way to make time.  I am also so happy for my relationship with my mom and sister, which grows closer each and every year.

Here are some pictures of the fun times had by many…

{all photos taken by friend except baby bump}

Sometimes…

27 Sep

Sometimes…

Wearing the same outfit two days in a row must be done because of poor weather planning

A priest should have been on a stage rather than on an alter

You can wake up with your hair looking exactly the same after being in a wedding

Waking up your mom to tell a story as no one will understand as much as her

Your husband will say that your hair smells like Spencer gifts

You will have a longer train then the bride and 2.5 million people will step on your dress

Your feet hurt so badly that anything seems appropriate to sit on or lean against

A compliment will make your day even when it isn’t “your” day

You will see a guest lick the photographers bald head

You will be thrown back into the past and smile for all the fond memories

You will get shushed by a random guest and make fun of that person the entire night

A trolley can go 60mph on a highway and not lose it’s wheels

Ringing a bell = take a shot from a flask

You will dance like no one is watching or video taping

Napkins can be also worn in different styles on your head that may or may not look like jock straps

A weekend can give you stories to share for years to come…

We are traveling back from a wedding weekend today! Hope everyone had a fabulous Fall weekend! 🙂

Friday Foto!!!

10 Sep

 

{iphone photo!}

I am a bit of a city girl at the moment hopping from one city to another

my weekend started a little early with an awesome date night in Beantown

lots o’ wine, lots o’ italian food, lots o’ connecting with the hubs

now I am counting down the hours until NYC for the weekend

bachelorette weekend here I come

fond memories of mine in NYC

 

What does your childhood bedroom say about you?

10 Sep

So I borrowed {okay okay stole} this question off of my BFF’s blog and this morning while I was in the shower I was thinking to myself…

What does my childhood bedroom say about me?

So I had two different childhood bedrooms.  The first one I had was pink but not hot pink but more of a maeve pink.  I had a waterbed which I absolutely loved loved loved and was sad the day I had to let it go.  I also had dark wooden furniture but I always wanted white or really light wood furniture {which my sister was able to get for her room}.  The big centerpiece in my room was my collection of porcelain dolls that I never could play with, along with my porcelain minature dolls that were suppose to look like me and they went from when I was a baby to when I was 16 years old. The big surprise in my room though is that over my bed was a giant framed cat {I KNOW!} but it was a puzzle that we glued together.  I had this room since I was about 7-13 years old. 

I would have to say this room would say that yes I loved pink, yes I love the warmth {water bed on high even in the summer}, yes I loved to collect items {first dolls, then stuffed animals, then TV guides, then magazines, etc},  NO TO LOVING CATS! Seriously why I thought a giant picture of a cat was a good decor idea was crazy but I think what it mostly says it that I like to keep memories and hold onto things that represent memories.  I had a fun time making that puzzle with my family and because I needed more than the memory I glued the puzzle and kept it up on my wall to remember that week of puzzle making until forever.  I still kinda do this in my own sorta way {no longer with cats or puzzles} but a memory box is still under my bed, our vows are over our bed, tokens are still around the house of events that I wanted to hold on to.  I also had a TV in my room which I know as a kid is a huge luxury and I still to this day remember watching my first rated R movie after begging to watch Dangerous Minds only to sob my eyes out all night afterwards. I love TV shows now and it is a great way for me to unwind so even at an early age I loved my TV.

When we moved I got the room above the garage which wasn’t a square room and it was huge.  I lived there from when I was 13-senior year of college. The room was SO big that one part was my bedroom and one part was my living room.  I had a full couch with coffee table and TV.  The other side was my bed, another small TV {i know totally unnecessary} but at times I wanted to watch TV in bed and not on the couch, and my dressers/wardrobe.  This time though my room was sponge painted a purple.  This room definately said something about me because I always wanted to grow up so fast so having the living room/bedroom it kinda felt like an apartment {almost convinced my family for a mini fridge} and made me feel so grown up.  Even to this day when I am setting up our new pad I always think that I am just pretending to be an adult rather than just feeling like I am one.  The color I picked says alot to the fact that I loved loved loved pink but felt that everyone just always assumed my room would be pink and instead I tried to change it up to purple although deep down wishing it was pink.  Very similiar with my wedding colors trying to go outside my favorite color and in the end going back to the favorite pink color.  some things don’t change.  I had a few antique frame looking items and trying to figure out how to decorate but really having no clue what I was doing.  Huge boxes of TV guides were behind my TV as that was what I collected mostly when I was living in that room.  I had a stereo system that I would jam and rock out to and to this day when I am cleaning or alone I will blast the tunes and get to work.  With the 2 excessive TVs right now with a 2 bedroom apartment we only have 1 TV and it drives me bonkers! We have two TVs we just have one cable outlet and so with only 1 TV in the house it is very strange because almost every room in my family’s house there are TVs everywhere! I have learned a lot about compromise and not always needing it but more of the wanting it. 

I think now something that could be said about my bedroom now is that my bed is NEVER MADE. never ever ever. When I was young my mom was obsessed with a clean room and everything having a place.  I always even on the weekends had to make my bed.  I hated every minute of it. So my one rebellion thing I do now that I have my own place is never make the bed.  My husband may have the urge to make our bed but I never do unless it is the first time someone is seeing our place and they get “the tour”–besides that even when guests come over it is never made. {sorry mom!}. What does this say about me besides the need to rebel? 

Life doesn’t have to be perfect and a little mess and chaos in your life can be a good thing. embrace it!   

**so sad but I don’t think i have pictures of either of these rooms. I will see if my mom has any pictures but I have none. sad face. I will update if I find any because we don’t live in either of these places anymore**

Tons o’ Movies!!

7 Sep

The theme for this weekend could probably be summed up in this: movies…movies…movies!!! It is exactly what I think all of us needed in our household as I was coming off a month of no weekends off, my husband trying to get use to getting back to class, and my sister working 45 hours in 5 days and heading into college classes once again.  We had these grand plans–but what are plans became were perfect. 

Once again a recap of my rating system for movies: { A+ }=in my all time favorite section {A} =it was really fabulous and a movie I could watch over and over  {B+}=Above average, a must see and will buy it if I had only rented the movie {B} = Average, glad I watched the movie and it kept my attention  {C}= Eh, I could take this movie or leave it. Not really my style and I would not purchase it  {F}= Ummm yea complete waste of my time and I would like the director to give me back whatever I paid to see this movie. stinky like old socks.

So some movie reviews coming your way…

 

First was Leap Year and I was excited because it was the movie I wanted to watch last week as well.  I knew it was going to be some cheesefest of a romantic comedy, but honestly that is what I needed.  I have to say that I really enjoyed this movie a great deal–although somewhat {okay okay very predictable} it gave us some good laughs, really cute scenes, hottie Irish man with an awesome accent, and a beautiful backdrop.  This movie above all else made me want to go see Ireland…RIGHT NOW.  My husband wasn’t sold but man the scenery in the movie was just breathtaking and it really fit the movie!!! I would say a good date movie if you partner can stomach a cheesy romantic comedy.  It made me look over at my husband and give him a hand squeeze throughout the movie.  It was a feel good movie and after Green Zone it was very much welcomed.  I am going to give this movie a B+ for romantic comedies because although I only rented this movie I am really excited to add it to my collection!!

The following night after facials and a bad lunch experience we decided to stay in for the night and after trying to figure out what to watch we were like eh nothing really showing on In Demand lets watch It’s Complicated.  Okay so my husband and I aren’t huge fans of Alec Baldwin and one of the reasons stopping us from trying 30 Rock. Plus I didn’t know this at the time but the cover reminded me alot of Something Gotta Give and although I own that movie I never really watch it because it is so long and a bit drawn out for my liking.  So we went into the movie blindly and took it for what it was…another romantic comedy.  Don’t you just loved being surprised because WE ALL LOVED IT!!! We were really laughing through the entire movie and it was actually a perfect movie to watch with my family because well this movie IS MY FAMILY.  The opening scene my husband, sister and I looked at each other and were like…this is our life.  so spooky but really funny to watch all together.  I thought it was just long enough and didn’t get too drawn out and Alec Baldwin was HILARIOUS!!! Uber funny and overall just a fantastic movie.  I would recommend this movie and I actually liked it more than Leap Year! What a surpriser of a movie for us and probably one we will want for our collection–my rating is an A for this movie! 

Others that deserve mentioning here…

 

My sister and I can NEVER get enough of this movie.  So of course when it was on TV we just had to enjoy our coffee over some Elle Woods this weekend! LOVE IT!!! Definately in the A+ category because I can watch this movie over and over again and quote it and never get sick of it. 

Last weekend my husband popped in this movie and I was totally wishing I could sit next to him on the couch and watch it, but alas I worked all weekend. oh the tables do turn because this weekend I needed to chew up some time this weekend while the husband studied and decided to pop this movie in.  I had seen it before but I am terrible at remembering movies and so some parts I remembered but mostly it was like watching a new movie.  I would give this a B rating because it didn’t keep my attention as much as I expected it to be and as much as it did the first time I watched it.  We haven’t seen this movie in a long while and it isn’t one we jump to watch over and over.  The plot is pretty good although they could have done a better job tying it all together-a little disjointed now watching it a second time.  I would recommend it as a netflix queque item but nothing more.

Yup we watched all 3 Die Hards {not all in one day!} this weekend.  My husband wanted to watch 3, I wanted to watch 1.  So we started off with the first one which I will give an A+ because seriously best action movie EVER!!! Then I found my husband sleeping but I was still awake so I watched #2 so that the next day we would be ready for #3.  I would give #2 a B- It is alright and I always it if I am going in order but it is never one I grab for if I had to pick just one to watch.  So the next morning over our morning coffee we watched #3–it is great but I think i was kinda done with Die Hard and so I did some photo editing while watching it but normally it keeps my attention and so I would still give it a B+ for movies.

Finally when the husband was done with his work and we had enough scrabble together we decided to pop in Black Hawk Down for our final movie.  I have seen it once before but one of those movies I probably fell asleep because it all looked new to me! The plot is great and for someone who can’t follow war stories very well I was able to follow this one and really understand what the mission is all about.  I am thankful for this because I hate being lost in a movie!  The characters are awesome to follow and although we had to stop it half way in the middle I will be eager to pick it up later tonight.  It had me dreaming about guns all night though…I would give this one an A because I was able to follow it clearly, the characters are great and the plot is keeping me focused on the movie and not my iphone–plus I am eager to see what the ending is.

 

So there you have a it!! A weekend filled with movie watching, sisterly bonding, nap in the middle of the day relaxing, doing my nails and hair just because kinda weekend.  I hope everyone had a laborless weekend and were able to take some time for yourselves–as you can tell I sure did!!!