Monday, September 26, 2011

Bring on the 30's!!!

My 30th Birthday was good to me this past weekend. 
It was filled with great friends and family and lots and lots of fun and laughs!
We did some shopping, lots of eating and even  played in NYC for a day. 
I haven't had time to upload the few pictures I took, but some of the highlights involved:

Mom's homemade baked ziti

Lots of birthday cake

A new pair of fall boots!

A new fall coat!!!

A trip to the museum

A stroll through central park!

And some much needed relaxing time! 

It was a great way to spend my birthday, and I'm so glad we were able to make the trip. 
But, now it's Monday and back to reality!  Booo.

Friday, September 9, 2011


This Sunday my heart will be back home in New Jersey. 
There are no words, just prayers. 
I pray for all of those who were lost and for everyone who is still remembering. 
May we never forget.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Goodbye, farewell...go away

Dearest Summer,
 There is no easy way to say this so I'm just going to be blunt...I'm over you.  While a few months ago I so yearned for your long days and warm buggy nights, I now hanker for a cooler breeze and less creepy crawlies.  Yes, we did have lots of fun.  I enjoyed the pool days and beach days and bar-b-ques with friends.  I love the carefree feeling you bring back that is reminiscent of childhood.  You inspire me to read more and watch less TV, but I'm going to be honest...I miss my DVR being filled with hours of mindless sitcoms and reality shows that only my new love can bring.  Fall. 
Cute sundresses and flip flops no longer ring my bell.  I want jeans and flats and scarves and boots!!!  I want football and the leaves changing color.  I want chili on cool nights and fires in the fireplace!!  I wish I could say I want a pumpkin spice latte but in reality they disgust me, I do however take pleasure in my friends excitement over the ever coveted Starbucks treat!  I'll satisfy my fall taste buds with cider and peppermint lattes! 
It seems inevitable that I will come crawling back to you, but I need a break.  Just give me a few months and I'm sure by April I'll be ready to see you again.  Thank you for a wonderful 2011, but you need to leave now.  I'll see you in 2012. 
All my love,