The end of the school year is closing just like any other- with a flurry of activity and events! I’m so looking forward to summer, some fun trips planned, lots of sleep and working out hopefully! I’d love to get back on track with regularly working out, grading has taken a bit of a priority lately as I only have a few days left with my seniors.
So here is a quick view into what has been going on in the last few weeks.
I had our apartment handyman put up some shoe shelves for me, and my Type-A heart is so happy. I can see them all so I know what I haven’t work recently, and it’s wicked easy to put them back as I can quickly spot an open space on the shelf.
I went with O to the farmers market a week or two back and these strawberries were out of this world good and so bright in color.
I chaperoned a field-trip to Chinatown in San Francisco and we got dim sum and fortune cookies. So tasty!
My family has finally figured out how to make the best chilaquiles ever! Yum.
I just got back from a whirlwind weekend in Seattle for an amazing wedding to two cuties, so that post will be coming soon. How is your week going?
I feel like February just went by so fast. Hello March! This is what’s on my radar for March. 1. I’m obsessed with this show. I watched the first season in about a week. 2. Shop Piperlime’s close-out sale. 3. … Continue reading →
The wedding was unbelievably gorgeous. The bride looked stunning, the decorations were simple but elegant, and the food delicious. The sunset just after the ceremony was the crowning jewel. It rained during dinner, and it was delightful to listen to … Continue reading →
My family and I stayed at Poipu Shores for the five days. We had glorious weather, fantastic sunsets, and snorkeling everyday. We munched on tasty Puka-Dogs (a type of hawaiian hot dogs) and drank tons of Hawaiian Sun-teas. I didn’t want … Continue reading →
About a week after my birthday my family and I flew to Hawaii for my cousin’s wedding. My cousin and her now husband live in Hawaii, so it was a destination wedding for only my side of the family, as … Continue reading →
On Saturday Uncle Chip, Dad, Mum, Richard and I explored downtown troy. We started off with some hot coffee from Spill In The Beans, a local joint. We walked through a lovely farmers market and picked up a tasty goat chevre. From there we checked out a local all-girls high school called Emma Willard. The campus was unbelievable!
Next we took a short walk down to the local stream, which used to be used to gather energy for the town. We enjoyed hopping from one rock to the next as I tried to not fall into any of the puddles.
The stream bed
The trees around this town looked like they were on fire. The spectacular colors that make the East Coast look dazzling were on full display for our visit.
We hugged my uncle goodbye and sent him on his long drive back to NC. Richard and I dropped my parents off at their hotel and set off to go apple-picking, one of my favorite childhood activities. We munched on fresh apple cider and apple donuts as we picked 9 varieties of apples. The sweet smell of ripe apples and the lazy sunshine on my sweater made the day feel perfect.
On Sunday I waved goodbye to Richard, and to my parents, who were flying to Pittsburgh. They will enjoy a few days with my Grandfather before coming home later this week.
Today I jumped headfirst into work, coming home around 6. A long day, but it’s good to be home!
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Happy Monday! (The Bones episode tonight was really good!!)
I brought my work laptop on this trip, thinking it would be light and easier to carry. Which it was, but it also has some settings on it that blocked the hotel’s internet the whole time. So, I will play catch up for the last few days.
Dad and I flew out to New York very early (6.30am flight out of San Francisco!!) and got in around early evening. We met up with my friend Richard and drove from Albany to our hotel in Carlisle. We met the rest of the family and bridal party for Italian food.
Dinner the night before the wedding
Everything about their wedding was very cute. She had gotten a lot of ideas from Pinterest. The ceremony was outside at this beautiful venue, and we munched on apple donuts and hot cider before. This was the reception venue a few feet away.
The fireplace decorations
The bridesmaids and family had made the table toppers.
Our party favors were maple syrup that Michael and Jeannette had tapped from the trees on their farm.
The wedding cake
The wedding booklet.
Michael is a big fan of candy, and so they had a “grooms cake” for him which was this candy take-out bar with to go cartons. It was pretty cute and tasty! They had a good variety of candy.
The “grooms cake”!
I thought her dress was absolutely perfect for her. Simple and elegant and totally beautiful!
We have one more day here in Troy and then I have a 6.30 flight out tomorrow. If I have time later today I will do a post on our trip to Niagara Falls yesterday!
The wedding yesterday was beautiful! It was at a local farm with in a beautiful meadow called Hidden Villa. Stefanie and I had gone to high school together, and kept in touch in college because we both were studying art. She is the rare gal that marries her high school sweetheart. I had seen their romance from the very beginning and their wedding was a lovely start to their new life together. The cake was fantastic, a kind that I had not had before, called champagne cake. She had asked a few of us to make desserts, so there were 8 additional yummy things to sample, including my lemon bars!
She painted all these bottles that made up the aisle.
I loved her lace dress!
She started tearing up when she read her vows. This is post-kiss!
I liked the doors that were at the end of the aisle.
We danced in the barn after dinner. She made all these artistic details that pulled it all together so well.
The champagne cake.
The weather could not have been more perfect, considering the weekend before it had poured all day! It was warm and sunny until late in the evening. All in all, it was an amazing day.
Today I took care of things about the house, lazed with the pups watched ridiculous amounts of T.V (the good wife premiere!!!) and prepping for school. This week we have only three days of school, which fits in perfectly with my birthday on Saturday.