Honeymoon & Life Since June…

Since the wedding in June we have been non-stop.  We’ve been to SC, NH, NJ, NYC (multiple times), FL (Jay), and now HI.  We became Aunt and Uncle (and God parents!) to the cutest little man ever, visited friends all over, went to a nascar race (what?!), went on a minimoon in Charleston, and a million other things are missing from this list.  It has been a great couple months since the wedding and I can’t wait for the holidays to come!

We just got back from our (delayed) Honeymoon in Hawaii!  We were able to spend two weeks away from the cold and had the most amazing time.  We rode horses, snorkeled with turtles and in a crater, hiked, relaxed on beautiful beaches, went to two islands, stayed at 3 perfect resorts, enjoyed super delicious (and expensive, ay!) meals, rented a jeep and did the road to hana, and (again) a million things that are missing from that list…it was all so much fun.

I have a bunch of pictures to go through still, but was able to go through all the video and make a short one of the trip.  Since we are both all time confused I was up late last night and got it done!  I hope you enjoy watching, cause we sure enjoyed everything we did in it!

xo- J (& prob Jay too)

 

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When I told you we have had visitors every single weekend, I wasn’t kidding.  It has been awesome having all our friends come to visit our new place.  It also makes us (I’m guessing Jay too) feel really special that everyone is willing to travel here to see us.  We love you guys!

Last weekend Amanda came to visit from DC!  We’ve been friends since 1st grade which is basically forever! We went on a hike to the top of Blue Hills on Saturday morning.  Rondo was in heaven!

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(i made almond croissants (ok i heated them), she bought us the amazing stamp you see in the corner there!)

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Love you Panda!  Thank you for coming!

xo- j

Surprise (& cornhole)

Last Thursday I went out with an old friend for lunch and had so much fun catching up.  We talked about weddings, life in Mass, how our friends are doing, and had maybe a few too many brews for lunchtime.  Anyway, we came back and were hanging at my house waiting for Jay to get home.  Jay came in like everything was normal, taking off his shoes, talking about work, and then suddenly the doorbell rang.   I went to answer and it was TOMMMM!  I have been whining for him to visit since we moved and he told me he couldn’t come for months because of busy weekends, but there he was.  I was so excited I cried (seriously cried).   We ended up having such a great weekend together staying in our new town, enjoying the house, and even going to a cornhole tournament.  Tom, I love you bud, thanks for making me so happy and being such an amazing friend to both of us.

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(cornhole!)

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(ron’s favorite is jumping on backs, and homemade picklebacks with tom!)

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(our house ready for fall)

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(our little turtle i finally let go, and nash helping me walk rondo)

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(attempting to use the force to get my banana…he’s obsessed with them)

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(our beautiful backyard!)

This weekend I have my best friend coming to visit!  I couldn’t be more excited to see her!!

xo-J

 

 

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

Party & Purchase

Well, it’s official…we are home owners!  After a long, difficult, and trying journey to own our new home we finally closed!IMG_0295

We had a going away party Saturday morning on our roof with a bunch of friends and had a really amazing time getting to see everyone.  No words can express what all of you mean to Jay and I…we are going to miss you all so much.  Part of our hearts will always be in Brooklyn.  I can’t believe it is all coming to a close, I really can’t.  But this next chapter is going to be incredibly exciting.  There will be a lot of changes, and I’m sure some tough days, but I think we are ready for this big move.  Thank you all for your love and friendships…now everyone come visit!

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(sunset on our beautiful roof deck at the party)

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xo-j

 

 

engagement photos (part i)

I couldn’t be more thrilled to share with you the first set of our engagement pictures!  Julie shot these throughout our neighborhood and we couldn’t be more in love with them.  You can check our her full site here and blog here.

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There are more on her site and more to come from other locations.  I feel so lucky to have Julie not only as my future family, but to know such a talented photographer!  Thank you again Jules for doing these, we never would have without you!

xo-j

what a weekend

This was a wild weekend!

Friday night was my best Bug baby’s birthday!  We even got a surprise burlesque show out of it…who knew that was coming?!

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Then after a late late night, we did our engagement pictures with Julie all day!  I can’t wait to see them all!!  Check out her amazing photography here. She did send me one and without ruining her getting to share her work here is one…

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After the long, hot, hot, hot, day of picture taking, we were off to dinner at 1 or 8 and out with friends for another late night.

Sunday, I got up and met Mom for some shopping in between Brooklyn and Flemington…little did I know we would end up finding my wedding dress!!!!!! I wish I could share pictures of it…it’s beyond perfect and I’m obsessed.  Mom (Dad too) thank you so much…so much.  I wish I could wear it everyday!

Here are some other pics from last week…

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(my mug from england and amazing tea from pukka)

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(grown men & girly drinks)

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(he has always loved this chair, but lately it is the main place i find him…weirdo).

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

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

A little sunshine

It is finally warm in NYC, and everyone is out and about.  Nothing feels better than being able to eat lunch in the sunshine!  Now all we need is full on summer to come so I can get these legs tan…

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(lunch date with erin on the trump tower deck)

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(ya see what i’m sayin?!)

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Welcome back sunshine…we have missed you!

xo-j