Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Past Two Weeks

We celebrated our two year wedding anniversary 50+ floors above Boston.  The view was breathtaking and the champagne and excellent cuisine just threw it over the top.

I can't believe how fast two years goes by!  It seems like just yesterday that I was saying, "I do!"

I am definitely a lucky girl.  I am very blessed to have such a wonderful husband and I can't imagine life without him.  I love you, Carl! xoxo

We harvested the very first pea from our garden.  It was sweet and delicious and Ecto-cooler green!

Our basil was starting to grow out of control so I made pesto and then slathered it on this bad boy.

I also made one with pepperoni - as this is a must if you live with the human garbage disposal Carl.

I've been training hard for the Boilermaker 15K coming up in just a few short weeks.  I've had a few near death experiences, but I'm surviving.... BARELY.  We'll see what the next 13 days brings - hopefully new lungs and faster legs.

Carl convinced me to make homemade LOBSTA rolls.  WICKED good indeed.

Carl brainwashed Henry into thinking the Indiana Jones marathon was the coolest thing since peanut butter, cheese and ice cream combined.

We went to the New England Revolution game and painfully sat through 90+ scoreless minutes. #NOTCOOL.

Henry couldn't bear the thought of it either.

Henry and I put the theory "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" to a test on Father's day.  I think we were successful with these steak and cheese breakfast burritos.

Sweet Sunday hammock bliss.

...until I fell asleep and was woken up by 60lb raccoon climbing up my hammock tree.  Just saying: If raccoons were chasing me in the Boilermaker... I could come in first place - for sure.  I'll leave it at that.

Nutella brownie bites with Nutella buttercream frosting helped me survive the traumatic raccoon experience.

This dapper dude was the only one that came to my rescue.  I'm pretty sure everyone in the neighborhood heard me except for Carl... who was only 500ft away.

Oh ha-PEA day...

...x 2538798375 when I stumbled upon these babies.

We finally got to catch up with my sister and BIL.  It was great to hear about their trip to DisneyWorld while chowing down on homemade chicken nuggets.  Classy dinner, I know! (PHOTO COURTESY of my other BIL - Peter)

My "breakfast of champions" lately - Rice cakes, almond butter and bananas.

...with Samoa crunch bars chasers!

I was blessed and incredibly lucky to meet up with one of my absolute favorite bloggers on earth - Amanda from www.kevinandamanda.com!  These treats were well deserved after walking 24580 miles though Boston while our faces melted off in 95+ degree heat.

Followed by a little Modern Pastry redemption from my "Johnny Cupcake isn't really a cupcake shop incident."  I'll save that story for another day though - I'm still shuttering in embarrassment!

We capped off our delicious day together at Nebo feasting on delicious pizza and great conversation. My belly was full and my heart was even fuller.  A special Thank you to Amanda and Kevin for a great day!  You totally made my day/week/month and probably year too!

My dear friend got married!!  I'm pretty sure she was one of the prettiest brides to ever walk this earth.  I may or definitely did cry through the entire ceremony.

This salad at the wedding was life changing.  So life changing that the next day I ran to the grocery store and bought every single ingredient to try to re-create it.  I'll let you know how that turns out.

Am I right? or am I right?  How gorgeous is she!?  Monaa and I have been friends for many years.  We went to college together and also cheered our division 1 basketball team on for four years.  I love her so much!  Congratulations Monaa + John! Enjoy your honeymoon in St. Lucia!

Carl decided to take the "scenic" route home from the wedding in Saratoga - which had us driving through almost every NE state you could possibly imagine.  Three hours into the drive he shouts, "The Hartfords are driving through Hartford, VT!"

We were happy to pick Henry up from his doggy-cation with his pals Joe+Sam.  It was pretty great seeing how happy he was to see his momma and daddy - it defintely made the 2958 mile drive through New England worth it!! On another note:  I think he was also happy to hear that doggy braces are NOT in his future.

We rounded off the weekend with homemade peach cobbler for me and raspberry cobbler for Carl. The two scoops of ice cream on top were totally excessive necessary.

Get in ma belly!

This is how we all feel after the past two weeks.  Although, if Henry were president, I'm pretty sure he would be a strict enforcer of nap time.  He's got my vote.
And last but not least - a real treat... I'll leave the caption of this one up to you guys.   (Thanks to our dear friend, Connie for this hilarious picture!)
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! xoxo.

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  1. You two are so cute!! Loved seeing what all you've been up to! And oh my gosh, that pea is massive, lol!! I am seriously going on the lookout for those Girl Scout bars. Talk soon girl!! :) xoxo

  2. Number 1 Revolution Fan! - for sure.


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