LIFE LATELY

WOOF. IT'S BEEN A WHILE. LIFE HAS BEEN CRAZY AND I'M FINALLY SITTING DOWN FOR MORE THAN 5 MINUTES. ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS, WOW, LIFE CAN BE PRETTY GREAT SOMETIMES. THESE PAST TWO WEEKS HAVE BEEN FILLED WITH SO MUCH FUN AND AND SO MUCH LOVE, I'VE TRULY BEEN BESIDE MYSELF WONDERING HOW I GOT THIS LUCKY. 

 WE SPENT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN DELAWARE WITH FRIENDS AND TRULY HAD THE BEST TIME. IT WAS SO GOOD TO GO AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE I DON'T ALWAYS GET TO SEE. IT WAS THE PERFECT BLEND OF RELAXING ON THE BEACH, LIVE MUSIC, LOTS OF TASTY FOOD AND DRINKS AND SIMPLE, QUALITY TIME WITH SOME OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS. 

WE SPENT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN DELAWARE WITH FRIENDS AND TRULY HAD THE BEST TIME. IT WAS SO GOOD TO GO AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE I DON'T ALWAYS GET TO SEE. IT WAS THE PERFECT BLEND OF RELAXING ON THE BEACH, LIVE MUSIC, LOTS OF TASTY FOOD AND DRINKS AND SIMPLE, QUALITY TIME WITH SOME OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS. 

 WE THREW OURSELVES A WHITE PARTY. AMBER GOT GLOW STICKS TO LIVEN THINGS UP AND CLEARLY WE HAD OURSELVES A GOOD TIME. I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ONE MINUTE THIS WEEKEND WHERE I WASN'T LAUGHING OR SMILING. #DEWEYCREW

WE THREW OURSELVES A WHITE PARTY. AMBER GOT GLOW STICKS TO LIVEN THINGS UP AND CLEARLY WE HAD OURSELVES A GOOD TIME. I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ONE MINUTE THIS WEEKEND WHERE I WASN'T LAUGHING OR SMILING. #DEWEYCREW

 I COULDN'T GO TO THE BOARDWALK IN REHOBOTH WITHOUT STOPPING AT MY FAVORITE ICE CREAM SHOP. AT  THE ICE CREAM STORE  I SCOOPED MYSELF UP OLIVE OIL, CRACK, MATCHA CRUNCH AND SWEET CORN. 

I COULDN'T GO TO THE BOARDWALK IN REHOBOTH WITHOUT STOPPING AT MY FAVORITE ICE CREAM SHOP. AT THE ICE CREAM STORE I SCOOPED MYSELF UP OLIVE OIL, CRACK, MATCHA CRUNCH AND SWEET CORN. 

 THERE'S ONE PLACE THAT I GO EVERY TIME I'M IN DE AND THAT IS THE  FRACTURED PRUNE . THEY SPECIALIZE IN CAKE DONUTS MADE TO ORDER. TO BE TOTALLY HONEST, I'M A YEAST DOUGHNUT KIND OF GIRL, BUT THESE CAKE CREATIONS HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. MRS. PRUNELLA FLAVOR IS BY FAR THE BEST!

THERE'S ONE PLACE THAT I GO EVERY TIME I'M IN DE AND THAT IS THE FRACTURED PRUNE. THEY SPECIALIZE IN CAKE DONUTS MADE TO ORDER. TO BE TOTALLY HONEST, I'M A YEAST DOUGHNUT KIND OF GIRL, BUT THESE CAKE CREATIONS HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART. MRS. PRUNELLA FLAVOR IS BY FAR THE BEST!

 AFTER OUR TRIP TO DE, WE WERE HEADED FOR UPSTATE NY FOR MY BEST FRIENDS WEDDING. I HAD ONE DAY IN BETWEEN TO GET EVERYTHING TOGETHER, THEN IT WAS BACK IN THE CAR TO DRIVE UP TO THE LAKE. THE REHEARSAL DINNER WAS ON FRIDAY AT LONGVIEW FARM AND WAS SIMPLY SPECTACULAR. WE ENJOYED COCKTAILS AND THE MOST THOUGHTFUL DINNER COMPRISED OF MEALS FROM EVERY STATE THE BRIDE AND GROOM HAVE LIVED. 

AFTER OUR TRIP TO DE, WE WERE HEADED FOR UPSTATE NY FOR MY BEST FRIENDS WEDDING. I HAD ONE DAY IN BETWEEN TO GET EVERYTHING TOGETHER, THEN IT WAS BACK IN THE CAR TO DRIVE UP TO THE LAKE. THE REHEARSAL DINNER WAS ON FRIDAY AT LONGVIEW FARM AND WAS SIMPLY SPECTACULAR. WE ENJOYED COCKTAILS AND THE MOST THOUGHTFUL DINNER COMPRISED OF MEALS FROM EVERY STATE THE BRIDE AND GROOM HAVE LIVED. 

 STEPHANIE AND JACK GOT MARRIED AT HER PARENT'S WINERY,  TORO RUN . IT WAS THE MOST PERFECT DAY IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD. THE WEATHER, THE PEOPLE, THE PICTURES, THE LAUGHS. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH AND I WAS BEYOND ELATED TO GET TO ENJOY THE DAY WITH EVERYONE.

STEPHANIE AND JACK GOT MARRIED AT HER PARENT'S WINERY, TORO RUN. IT WAS THE MOST PERFECT DAY IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD. THE WEATHER, THE PEOPLE, THE PICTURES, THE LAUGHS. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH AND I WAS BEYOND ELATED TO GET TO ENJOY THE DAY WITH EVERYONE.

 THIS WEDDING WAS EXTRA SPECIAL BECAUSE I GOT TO ALTER STEPH'S DRESS AND MAKE SURE IT WAS NOTHING SHORT OF PERFECT FOR HER BIG DAY. I'LL CHERISH THE EXPERIENCE FOREVER.

THIS WEDDING WAS EXTRA SPECIAL BECAUSE I GOT TO ALTER STEPH'S DRESS AND MAKE SURE IT WAS NOTHING SHORT OF PERFECT FOR HER BIG DAY. I'LL CHERISH THE EXPERIENCE FOREVER.

 THIS IS WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES MOMENTS FROM THE WEEKEND BECAUSE IT CAPTURES STEPH AND JACK PERFECTLY. AFTER THEIR FIRST LOOK, JACK DROVE UP ON A GOLF CART, PIZZA IN HAND. HE KNEW HIS BRIDE AND HER GIRLS MIGHT NEED A SNACK, SO BEING THE GENT THAT HE IS, BROUGHT US UP A PIE. BEST. HUBBY. EVER.

THIS IS WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES MOMENTS FROM THE WEEKEND BECAUSE IT CAPTURES STEPH AND JACK PERFECTLY. AFTER THEIR FIRST LOOK, JACK DROVE UP ON A GOLF CART, PIZZA IN HAND. HE KNEW HIS BRIDE AND HER GIRLS MIGHT NEED A SNACK, SO BEING THE GENT THAT HE IS, BROUGHT US UP A PIE. BEST. HUBBY. EVER.

 COLLECTIVELY, STEPH AND I DECIDED THIS IS OUR BEST PHOTO TOGETHER EVER TAKEN. LOOK AT THIS STRONG, BEAUTIFUL BRIDE, AMIRITE?!

COLLECTIVELY, STEPH AND I DECIDED THIS IS OUR BEST PHOTO TOGETHER EVER TAKEN. LOOK AT THIS STRONG, BEAUTIFUL BRIDE, AMIRITE?!

 BEFORE I KNEW IT, IT WAS MONDAY AND BACK TO REALITY I WENT. LUCKILY, REALITY TOOK ME BACK TO MY OLD NEIGHBORHOOD WHICH HAD ME FEELING NOSTALGIC AND ALSO OLD CONSIDERING THE AMOUNT OF NEW CONSTRUCTION TAKING PLACE THERE. LUCKILY, MY FAVORITE ESTABLISHMENT IS STILL IN GOOD STANDING AND MADE ME FEEL RIGHT AT HOME. THE COURT SQUARE DINER- A TRUE OLDIE, BUT GOODIE.

BEFORE I KNEW IT, IT WAS MONDAY AND BACK TO REALITY I WENT. LUCKILY, REALITY TOOK ME BACK TO MY OLD NEIGHBORHOOD WHICH HAD ME FEELING NOSTALGIC AND ALSO OLD CONSIDERING THE AMOUNT OF NEW CONSTRUCTION TAKING PLACE THERE. LUCKILY, MY FAVORITE ESTABLISHMENT IS STILL IN GOOD STANDING AND MADE ME FEEL RIGHT AT HOME. THE COURT SQUARE DINER- A TRUE OLDIE, BUT GOODIE.

 MY TRAVELS BROUGHT ME TO THE FACTORY LOCATED IN LONG ISLAND CITY, ABOUT A 10 MINUTE WALK FROM THE COURT SQUARE DINER. THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE LOBBY APPEALED TO ME GREATLY, THIS WALL IN PARTICULAR. I COULDN'T HELP BUT SNAP A PIC AND THINK OF THE MANY QUOTES THAT EXIST ABOUT COURAGE, ONE OF MY FAVORITE WORDS. ONE STOOD OUT IN PARTICULAR, SAID BY A FAVORITE NOVEL CHARACTER, ATTICUS FINCH...

MY TRAVELS BROUGHT ME TO THE FACTORY LOCATED IN LONG ISLAND CITY, ABOUT A 10 MINUTE WALK FROM THE COURT SQUARE DINER. THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE LOBBY APPEALED TO ME GREATLY, THIS WALL IN PARTICULAR. I COULDN'T HELP BUT SNAP A PIC AND THINK OF THE MANY QUOTES THAT EXIST ABOUT COURAGE, ONE OF MY FAVORITE WORDS. ONE STOOD OUT IN PARTICULAR, SAID BY A FAVORITE NOVEL CHARACTER, ATTICUS FINCH...

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”