Julie is amazing

We were in Newport last week with Jay’s family and as you can see I posted some (meh) pictures below from my phone.  Julie just posted all her pictures and they are so fantastic (she’s an amazing photographer).  I am so lucky to have her as my future sister-in-law and, regardless of Jay, one of my favorite people on earth.  Anyways, here are some of her pics that I love…

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xo-j

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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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(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

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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one week

One week left until we leave for vacation!  YAY!  All we have to do is get through 5 more days of work and we are done.  I have a countless number of things to do before we leave…I need to make around 476 lists (maybe more) of things we need for the hotel, beach, flight, not to mention packing up our little babe for a week-long stay at his 3 wonderful aunts house (thank you girls).  I know, I know, he’s a dog…but…

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…how do I say goodbye to that face?!

I have a feeling once we look like these people again

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 …all sunny, happy, not being pushed by strangers on the subway, or obsessively checking our iphones,  we will find a way to get through it! 

xo-j

 

Is Summer Really Over?

This weekend was wonderful!  Rondo and I went home to my parents house and got to relax, go on long walks, run all over the park, take naps, and enjoy driving around in the car (his new favorite).  Sunday the whole family went to the beach for a delicious brunch and to enjoy the last moments of summer before school starts again for Mom and summer Friday’s end for me.

Rondo was EXHAUSTED after all of the long walks, running, and playing outside he did this weekend.  He is so cute (especially when he is sleeping).  But when we got home on Monday and he saw Jay, he forgot about all the fun we had together and only wanted to cuddle his Papa.


In other news, my plants at home survived the weekend alone which made me really happy.  My herb garden is even starting to grow!

It’s hard to be back at work today, to leave Jay and the pup when all we want to do is snuggle at home.  At least I have homemade blueberry cake for breakfast and some yummy pumpkin cider waiting at home (fall is coming!).