Hot Chocolate Day

I never know when hot chocolate day is going to come…but when it does, I lose my cool.  I’m basically Stanley Hudson! Once or twice a year 30 Rock does a hot chocolate tasting where all the best places (godiva, potbelly, bouchon) give away free hc…and oh man, is it magnificent.  I know, I know, it’s only hot chocolate, but anything to help make work feel a little happier right?IMG_6267
(my first two cups)

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On top of free hc day, look at these two besties hanging out…

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Tonight and tomorrow we have dinner with friends, and then home for the weekend to celebrate my Dad’s birthday!

xo-j

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Boys Birthdays

To my wonderful Dad and brother (sorry a little late on yours Nick) Happy Birthday!  Love you both very much!  Can’t wait to celebrate at home this weekend!

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Rondo & The Mouse (video)

Yesterday I was home with a sore throat and Jay had his work from home day…the video below was by far the best part of the day (though dinner was a close second)…

Not sure who was more amused here…probably us.  The end is the best, notice what has happened to the computer haha…

Man, does he crack us up.

xo-j

oh bang!

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I cut my bangs this weekend! I feel like my old self again, but oh man…now I have bangs?!  This is pretty much the only news from the weekend (ha).  We watched  movies (Flight, Argo, Side by Side, Celeste & Jesse Forever), I then cried about C&J Forever for hours, hung around with the puppy, and I cooked a huge meal last night for the Oscars (meatballs, pasta fagioli).  It was so nice to have a lazy weekend in the apartment together.  Here are a few pictures from the weekend…

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(i still can’t believe i cut them…in two days i am going to be whining…but today i love them)

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(rondo’s casual sunday: reading rs with his bacon bone)

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(my love and i friday night, my 1st shamrock shake of the year, jim james concert)

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(jay and i eating friday night…clearly we have different styles)

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(my soup that cooked all day)

Now time to research dry shampoo since I have these silly bangs again, and do a good deal of work.

xo-j

 

Vacation #3 (pictures again)

Alright this is going to be the final vacation post I promise! Actually, that is a lie because I brought along a camera with film and if those pictures are great I am going to want to post them…whoops! But here are a few more pictures since it’s 30 degrees out and I miss the sunshine…

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(obligatory outfit shots)

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(more from the buggie day)

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(forcing him to be in pictures)

And because I can’t stop watching it I’m posting the video again…

Hope everyone is enjoying their day off it you have it!

xo-j

Vacation #2 (pictures)

So, I didn’t get to this yesterday like I said I would, but finally here are some of the pictures from our vacation (there are so many!).  We really couldn’t have had a better time.  Between all of the restaurants, the perfect hotel grounds, our amazing suite, private pool area, spa, white sand, and unbelievably aqua water, we were in heaven…despite the cancellation of our flight, hours on the phone, the frustration that goes with cancelled plans, and a bit of a travelers bug it all worked out in the end and is a vacation we will both look back on with love…

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(we swam with sharks and held a huge sting ray…it was as terrifying as it sounds)IMG_2572 IMG_2575 IMG_2590

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(spent the day on a sort of pirate boat {ECU!})
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(my favorite goofball in the world)

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(on the buggy tour: cave swimming, private beach, cigar making, hunter s thompson, banana trees)

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(our beach)

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(main lobby / anyone who knows me knows, where i go, this clutch goes)
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I think that is enough for now!  I will most likely not be able to stop myself and post 80 more at some point.

Tonight I go pick up Rondo and spend the weekend with my family for my brother’s birthday (my brother who is totally kicking butt right now with his phd program acceptance rate). Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

xo-j

Valentine

Since we just had an extended vacation we are going to forgo a big valentine’s…we’re planning on a nice night of take out and relaxing.  I wish Rondo was home though for his first valentine’s day with us, but I will see that little man tomorrow night!

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(valentines card for jay)

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(my valentines breakfast at work…i had too many)

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(i put jays gifts on the pillow while he was in the shower / vday braids)

Wishing everyone a happy valentine’s day!

(MDN – love you 3 more than you could imagine…well, maybe you can imagine, but you know what i mean!)

Pictures of vacation to come later today!

xo-j

 

 

Vacation #1 (video)

We are back!  Vacation couldn’t have been better!  We relaxed, ate a weird amount of food, drank an even weirder amount of frozen drinks, and enjoyed being in the sun with just each other for 12 days.  Yea, that’s right, 12!  Nemo (evil fishy storm) had all flights cancelled, so we ended up with 4 extra days in paradise (this is after 8 hours of phone calls with the airline, hotel, and travel company).

I took 400 pictures, not like 400, actually 400.  I am going to sift through them tonight and post some of our favorites.  In the meantime here are a few from my iphone and at the bottom a video I made (it’s my first try at making one!)…

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(don’t worry, we are smoking vanilla cigars from a cigar making thing we went to…nothing naughty ha)

Now back to 3901804 emails and snow.

(M&D&N – thank you for taking care of our little babe.  i know he is going to be sad to leave you and we couldn’t be more appreciative of you loving/taking care of him the extra days)

xo-j

A little update…

Just a little update from paradise…

We’re having a wonderful time, enjoying the warm weather, beach, food, drinks, pools…well, everything! I’m not sure we will ever come back to cold NYC.

Some iPhone pics. Real ones and a video to come next week!

xo- j

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