The last two weeks

Over the last 10 days I was in NYC and NJ visiting friends, family, and work.  It was such a great trip being able to not only see my friends before Christmas, but getting to my Mom’s concert, and enjoying the city at Christmas time (complete with snow!).  I miss New York so much, but there is nothing like coming back home to Jay and Rondo.

To everyone I got to see last week, I love you all so much and miss you constantly.  How lucky am I to have you all in my life?!

xo-j

Panda

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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

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

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

 

Thankful Thankful

I know it’s a bit after Thanksgiving, but if anything being home reminds me of all the things I’m thankful for…

I’m thankful for…

…my family…

…this little guy…

…having a wonderful home to go visit…

…and home looks like this…

…that it’s holiday season and I feel like I deserve to eat every kind of junk there is…and mom’s cooking too…

…and of course that it’s finally Christmas season and Jay and I are having our first Christmas living together…

(a million decorating and pictures of us to come)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and long weekend!