Thursday, July 21, 2011

from a Newport wedding to a birthday barbeque

Last weekend was Rachel and Adam's Newport wedding. The rehearsal and rehearsal dinner were in Middletown and Newport, Rhode Island. After hair and makeup in New Bedford, it was back to the Hyatt to relax before getting ready and taking the trolley to the church. We had gorgeous weather and a fabulous time. I am always eager to see a couple's planning and vision come to life. The trolley ride and late-night snacks at the reception were perfect!

hair and makeup: complete!

the bride and groom after the ceremony


We couldn't say goodbye Newport quite yet, so Sunday morning we walked the cobblestone streets for some shopping and Cupcake Charlie's. Mmmm....

Justin's birthday was Monday and we enjoyed his meal-of-choice--Papa's apricot chicken, scalloped potatoes, and corn. Cheesecake Factory cheesecake was a dessert surprise!

Leah came over Thursday night for a bbq and some DVR. Quality time with a sister is always nice.

Friday night Becca and I ventured to Derby Street Shoppes for dinner al fresca at
Rustic Kitchen, some gf time, and pinkberry. Yum.

Saturday was Justin's birthday barbeque, and we had a houseful! (We also have an insane amount of food left over. Guess who will be cooking out every night this week! :) ) It's always nice to entertain and fill the house (and backyard) with so many friends and our families.

Today we hiked Blue Hills and enjoyed one heck of a workout! It was a lot of fun, and I'm excited for our next hiking adventure! After lunch at Panera and a well-deserved treat at pinkberry, we enjoyed a movie in the den to wind down another busy, fun-filled weekend.

I have a "vacation" from camp this week and will be taking a computer class at the middle school. I'm looking forward to seeing a few of the teachers and taking a break from foam, glue, and glitter for a few days.

By Thursday night I will have completed 5 graduate courses in 5 months. Phew!

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