Trip Video

Yesterday we both tried to relax after our wonderful trip and get back to stasis.  Our bodies are so confused about when to be hungry and tired (is lunch at 7am now?!).  We really did have a fantastic time (despite some manic moments stuck on the wrong side of the road…literally).  Thank you so much R&P for taking us all the way across the Atlantic!  I am so looking forward to having you as my family.

I can promise you within the next week I will annoy you with thousands of pictures, but for right now here is a quick video I put together yesterday!

xo-j

Mother’s day

We had a wonderful Mother’s Day as a family at home in Flemington this weekend!  I managed to go to the same grocery store 4 times in 36 hours…amazing. Sunday we had a family breakfast where we all pitched in (except for Mom of course) and then had a relaxing day all together!

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(baked french toast can be found here)

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(Goofing around with Mom on Shop Rite trip #3.  Dad and I searched for Bacon for 15 minutes with no luck…the master showed us where we missed!)

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(beautiful sky from the parking lot)

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Love you Mama!

xo- j

i die

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Today I got to meet up with my favorite lunch friend of all time.  I have missed her so much since she went to her new job!  It is a beautiful day in NYC we thought so we would have a delicious/horrible for us lunch outside.

We met up in Bryant Park for LT Burger…and oh man, it was unreal.  I do feel like I may die at any moment as I am digesting, but I think it was worth it!

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Erin, we will forever eat too much for our bodies to handle…but I’m so happy I can depend on you to do it over and over again with me!

xo-j

Lately

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(laundry “helper”)

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(still blooming!)

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(amazing food from here & here)

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(walk along the water by our parking garage…car has quite a view)

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(dinner with love)

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(our 2nd stark glass…i break them all. mural outside our apartment being done. new mug from mom)

xo-j

9 years

If there is one thing wedding planning makes you think about it is friends….between invites, the bridal party, bachelor(ette) parties, and every step in between, you are consumed with thoughts of who will be around you.  Point being, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how lucky I am to have had these (below) absolute crazies in my life for the past 9 years!  Yea, that’s right girls, we met in 2004! AH!

I was looking through old pictures and couldn’t help but share.  Thank God we all look different than we did (I mean for real with the outfits, what were we thinking?!), but more importantly I’m so thankful to still have your friendships.  Girls…we have had so much fun in the past and there’s so so so much more fun to come!  Now let’s enjoy a little walk through the hell that was early college outfits and hair…

(please listen to this list as you flip through pics)

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happy

Yea, that isn’t true…I have not been happy this week.  Work has been a bit of a nightmare…ok a lot of a nightmare.  I try not to whine on here, but man, how is it not Friday yet?  And poor Jay has been having a rough one too.  We are both ready for a relaxing weekend together…big time.

Anyways, on weeks like this, where all I want to do is close my eyes and have it all stop, I try to remember everything around me that does make me happy…

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(the fact that my nails look like a 14 year old)

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(the celtics killing it the past 2 games!)

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(this little babe)

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(that even when you are stuck in traffic here, at least there is a beautiful view)

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(last but not least, the fact that this amazing picture exists and i call this person one of my best friends…my lord…i’m obsessed with this picture)

Here’s hoping today and tomorrow are better than that last two days!

xo-j

city birthday

This weekend Mom, Nick, and Mom’s cousin Susan came into the city for a fun tourist day! We went to see the reflecting pools at WTC, visited the museum, and enjoyed lunch and a walk in Williamsburg.  The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful!  Besides my tummy, it was a perfect day.  Plus, it was the first time family got to see Jay and I since our engagement…so fun!

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Sunday was Mom (and Susan!)’s birthday!  We celebrated with a ton of junk food, presents, and a drive around home.  How lucky am I to have grown up here…

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Then we watched the Celtics finally win a game, and I was back to Brooklyn to be with my boys.

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The most important take away from weekends like this is how lucky I am to have my family.  Mom, happy happy happy birthday.  I love you so much!

xo-j

As always

As always life is insane.  Here are some fun ones from lately…

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(spring appears to be here but it is still so cold!)

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(celebrating with julie & doug)

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(catching rondo with the blanket & pep…if only they would be friends)

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(can’t stop making collages of things i love for the wedding!)

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(view from our street. look how huge!)

xo-j

Game of Thrones (Lemon Cakes Recipe)

This weekend was Jay’s birthday, but more importantly, Sunday is Game of Thrones night.  I wanted to do something fun to celebrate for him, but also GOT themed.  I decided to make Lemon Cakes!  I realize I am a total dork, but…I love it!

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You can find the recipe here.  They were a little weird, but delicious.

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If I make these again I will definitely cook them a little longer…maybe if you have a gas oven they cook a bit quicker than with electric…not sure.  Regardless, a delicious themed dessert for the birthday man!

xo-j

 

double birthday boys

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(look how tiny he was)

Saturday was Jay’s birthday!  We had a great time getting together with friends at Crown Vic, and celebrating not only his birthday but our engagement!  I had so much fun I forgot to take many pictures…oops.

And the second birthday boy is Rondo!  I can’t believe our little Rondo monster is 1! Love these boys so much ❤

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Here are some pics of Jay’s birthday…only a few like I said.  If anyone took any, send them my way!

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(trick candles, he was not pleased. thank you adie!)

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I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend!

xo-j