Life

Memorial Day weekend recap

Remmy

Holy hell, Batman. This weekend was awesome. In spite of the fact that I ate and drank so much it made me sick on Tuesday (call the waaaahmbulance!), this weekend seriously kicked ass.

Thursday night we had one of my college roommates over. We grilled and it was delicious.

Friday night my bestie and her man came over. We made homemade pizza and Dana brought over Velatis caramels. And it was delicious.

Saturday I did two more sections of rocks in our driveway while the hubby mowed. Then we installed shutters. Then we drove all over Columbia to get lunch at chipotle. Then we painted his mom’s molding in her living room and helped her set it back up. Then I planted 6 tomato plants! In a dress. Without getting dirty. WOO! Then we had friends over for yard games. Busy day, huh?

Sunday! Sunday started with friends and food (big surprise, right?). Our friends Ben and Phil came over super early to watch a Formula 1 race with my man, then we all piled into the car (plus Dana) and headed to a local farmer’s market! I scored a loaf of Italian bread, cherry tomatoes and some peas. And it was all delicious.

Sunday afternoon we baked. Well, Emily baked and my baking failed. But that’s ok. Then we went to a Memorial Day cookout at our friends’ house in Silver Spring. I pretty much hung out with baby Declan the entire time. Holy cuteness.

DeclanYup… look at those eyes.

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Nice photo bomb, Phil!

Enjoy a few more photos from our fun night!

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Like I said, totally awesome weekend. We finished our fabulous weekend with a picnic at my dad’s house. I don’t remember the last time I got to see so many friends and family members a span of five days — it was incredible.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Enjoy your weeks & happy hump day (do people still say that?!)

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Holiday, Life

A patriotic printable

Happy almost Fourth of July!! Do you have any awesome plans for the Fourth? Fireworks? Picnics? Parties? Crafts?

My plans include my cousin’s grad party today and hanging out with ma familia on Monday, then driving back home on Tuesday to be with the hubby on Wednesday. Not sure what we are doing for the actual holiday, but I’d like to go out and buy an American Flag for our new house. We’ll see… I’m not quite sure where we have a place to hang it outside.

Buffalo is awesome. My older sister (who just fed me a Flintstones vitamin – ha!) arrived in New York yesterday — she lives in Colorado Springs where there are huge wildfires burning down the city and causing a ton of devastation. Because of the fires, she didn’t want to leave her pup, Addison, back home. So they packed up her Subby and drove 27 hours to come be with the family on our Fourth of July celebration.

My baby sister should be here just about now. She went to a friend’s wedding last night and flew up here early this morning to join the fun. It’s so great when the three of us get to see each other — it’s usually only three times a year: Once during the summer (if we are lucky), once at Thanksgiving and once at Christmas. Last year we were spoiled because of the wedding so I got to be with my sisters at the same time six different times. It was awesome.

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I made this patriotic printable in InDesign. It’s rather simple, but it took me a while to get it just right. The font I used is called Braggadocio. It’s available for free online.

If you need quick and easy decoration to celebrate the Fourth of July, print it and frame this cute little number. Also, which do you say? “Happy Fourth of July” or “Happy Independence Day” — I say the “Fourth.”

Have a great holiday, whatever you end of up doing. And remember to be thankful for the freedoms that we have in our country 🙂