Monday, 26 March 2012
This weekend was a busy one!
And it certainly had me feeling lucky. In the past few years I have made some fun new friends thanks to J's friends choosing some great girls to date. And I really couldn't ask for a better family, both immediate and extended.
So first off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAN!! (my brother-in-law)
Saturday afternoon I had a bridal shower for J's best friend's fiance, Lauren. She is probably one of the sweetest girls I know. Not exaggerating, ask anyone. J is the best man in their wedding and we can't wait for it. It is going to be ridiculously fun! Oh, and as the date of the best man, what do I wear??? I'll post all about her bridal shower later this week!
Saturday night was dinner with my in-laws. My brother-in-law's birthday is today, my father-in-law is tomorrow, and my birthday is Wednesday! Crazy, right? Jay loooved this when we were dating in high school and had no $$. :)
J is one of 4 boys so I have gained 3 brothers and a mother & father-in-law who treat me like one of their own. I realize that having been around for the past 10 years helps, but still, they have always been this way. And HILARIOUS. I'm always in for a good laugh when we're all together.
Here's a peak at the loot they gave me for my birthday! Loved it all.
Morocco travel book, Ann Taylor gift card, 2 Alex & Ani bracelets, my most favoritest perfume in the world that I've been wearing since freshman year of college, and TNF Better than Naked Shorts. They know me well.
Dan, who's birthday is today, also received a few workout related gifts. And we joke about who clearly works out in the family and who doesn't. Dan & I both asked for, and received, workout clothes at Christmas too. Oh, and no one else did. Haha. For me, new workout clothes get me really excited to hit the gym or go for a run!
Here's a picture of J & my brother-in-law Greg causing trouble while the gifts were being passed out -
Here is the whole clan at dinner-
I *borrowed* this photo from my mother-in-law)
Sunday was a lazy day during the afternoon, but Sunday night J & I had dinner with my parents. It's restaurant week here in Boston so we certainly took advantage of it! The four us dined at Ruth's Chris and it was amazing.
Mom & dad both got filet mignon, J got New York Strip, and I tried their salmon. Everything was delicious. Of course, I don't have any pictures from the night. :( But it was really nice to spend sometime with my parents. I'm pretty sure I'll be indebted to them for life. They've provided me with a great childhood and an excellent education. Not to mention the unforgettable wedding J & I had! So much fun. They are very sweet, thoughtful parents. AND, they bought me a plane ticket to Florida for my birthday! Woohoo!! I cannot wait to hit the beach with my mom.
In other news...
I've been thinking about a schedule for this blog lately. What do you think? While I'm still working on the details, the sidebars, the links, etc and just building up the blog in general, I've decided that a certain schedule to my posts would be helpful.
I usually set them to post in the morning, but other than that they have certainly been a mix bag of ideas. Over the next few weeks I'm going to stick to the following topics, since these are the most important to me right now:
Monday -Fashion and/or home decor
Tuesday - Travel
Wednesday - Wedding related
Thursday - Healthy Eating and/or Fitness
Friday - Miscellaneous
I'm sure there will be a few random posts here or there, but having a schedule definitely helps this cluttered mind feel a tid bit more organized.
Clearly today is not at all fashion related....schedule starts tomorrow.