Hi friends! By the time you read this, I will be on my way to Jamaica for a fun Caribbean vacation with Fabio’s family (and if you’re reading this after 10:30 am ET, I’ll already be there!). As you may remember, Fabio’s sister Diane is getting married this Friday, and I will be a bridesmaid for the first time. I can’t wait!
While I’m gone I’ll have a few posts for you, and I may try to check in from Jamaica if the wi-fi is good, but don’t expect too much from me this week. It is vacation after all!
In the meantime, let me tell you about my Memorial Day weekend! First, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the real point of this holiday. Yes, the BBQs and time at the beach and pool are wonderful, but none of it would be possible without those men and women who fight to keep our country free. To all our armed forces out there, thank you for all that you do!
And now for my weekend recap!
After work on Friday, Fabio and took Jack to the dog park.
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous lately, and we haven’t wanted to waste a minute of it.
Since Fabio and I are heading out on vacation and we are also moving as soon as we get back (ahh!), we have been trying to get rid of as much food as possible. Well I guess we’ve been successful because there’s literally nothing to eat in our kitchen right now (ok I’m exaggerating, we have peanut butter).
For dinner on Friday we decided to stop by Taylor Gourmet where I picked up a delicious chicken salad with polenta croutons. Polenta croutons!
Delicious! (Jack was obviously interested too…)
After dinner, our friends Megan and JR came over to help us pack for the big move!
They’re the best. 🙂
We wound up having a ton of beer and random alcohol to get rid of, so they gladly helped us finish it off. I mean come on, you really can’t pack such a small amount of Fireball can you? 😉
Packing up all our stuff was may more fun with friends to help and a little alcohol buzz. I think we should always pack up our stuff like this. 😉
Jack kisses for JR!
And then Jack kisses for Megan! Haha, Jack is such a ham.
Overall it was a really fun (but still productive) evening! What a fun night!
Saturday was a pretty lame day all things considered. Fabio and I got a lot more packing done – both for our move and for Jamaica – and ran a bunch of errands including picking up my bridesmaid’s dress and his groomsmen’s pants from the tailor.
Not the most exciting day ever, but it had to happen! At least now we are (somewhat) closer to being ready to move.
Luckily Sunday was a lot more fun! We started off the day with a class at Edge Yoga, which is always fantastic. Fabio even came along with me and although he said it was really hard (especially the abs!), he really liked the class. I’m so glad I got him in there before we move!
After yoga we showered up and then hopped in the car to head to my grandparents’ house on the Chesapeake Bay!
As soon as we arrived I felt like I was on vacation. There’s just something about their big back yard and porch that screams relaxation. I love it here!
Soon after we arrived, Fabio and I helped blow up the tube that we would use to cruise around in the bay. You know it’s summer when the tube comes out!
Ahhh. Livin’ the dream. 🙂
Soon it was time to hop on the boat, and sadly we had to leave all three black labs (Jack, my dad’s dog, and my grandparents’ dog) behind. See ya’ later pups!
Then it was tube time! I’m not sure why my little sister looks so grumpy here; I promise, she loved it!
Ahh! We wound up getting so wet, haha. The water was pretty cold, but it was a hot day so it felt great. I love tubing!
Happy sisters. 🙂
After our boat ride we enjoyed snacks on the deck and played some lawn games.
Such a fun summer day!
While we played, I sipped on a delicious pina colada. It was worth every sugary alcoholic calorie.
Then Fabio got the grill going and we all enjoyed a mix of hot dogs, cheeseburgers, grilled asparagus, potato salad, corn, and deviled eggs. I helped myself to a little bit of everything!
We ate our dinner while the sun set over the bay, and I just could not get over how beautiful everything was.
Grandma and Grandpa, can I come live with you?? Your home is too gorgeous!
Ahh I could get used to this.
After dinner we all watched American Sniper, which seemed appropriate for Memorial Day. I may or may not have fallen asleep on the couch during the movie (I had seen it already), before eventually moving up to the guest bedroom upstairs. Playing in the sun all day is hard work!
Memorial Day was another fun day! When we woke up the boys (Fabio, my dad, and my grandpa) went golfing, and my sister and I went on a nice bike ride. Then we took the dogs on a long walk, and helped my grandma fill up her bird houses. By that time the boys were done and it was time to head home to (try to) avoid the beach traffic.
We were pretty successful, and by the time we got home I quickly finished packing for Jamaica before heading off to get a mani/pedi for our trip! Now I’m catching up with you fine people, and soon we are going to drop off Jack with our friend James who is watching him for the week. I’m going to miss him a ton, but I know we will have a great vacation!
Talk to you guys soon!
Question of the day: What makes you think of summer?