Monday, September 29, 2008

Fall is Here!

And you know what that means!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Anniversary Feast

This Tuesday will be Ben and my two-year anniversary! We decided to start celebrating a bit early because we LOVE to celebrate.

Mmm, almond champagne!

We got all sorts of cheeses and spreads and meats from Trader Joe's.

With crusty bread and apples and candles!

I made some chicken salad, too.



Bird's-eye view.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Birthday

Today is my birthday! To celebrate, some of my lady friends took me out for a birthday dinner! We went to Zoe's new location, which is where Stephens used to be. We all had delicious meals and lots of wine and champagne.
After dinner, we headed to Casa for some cocktails. There was kareoke involved!

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Look at what Ben made me for my birthday!!!! He gave it to me right before I went out to dinner.

And now, videos! For The Longest Time, by Billy Joel, as performed by Rose, Kate and Leah!!

What is going on here?!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Gina and Justin got married in Vermont on August 16. Unfortunately, I couldn't be there for the wedding. I was very excited to give Gina their wedding present though!!!

She and Justin have a cute little thing with snails. Let's just say they are a very meaningful part of their relationship. So for a present for them, I commissioned Summer to paint them a painting of snails! It was such a fun project. Summer really enjoyed doing the painting, and I enjoyed watching it come together.

Tonight we had Gina over for dinner and gave her the painting!

Summer made this killer appetizer. It was mint and parsley pesto with peas, served on baguette with bacon and shaved parmesan.



And here is the masterpiece!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pawpaw Festival 2008

Ben and I volunteered at the Pawpaw Festival beer tent this weekend. We had a two and a half hour shift, and I don't think I have ever seen time fly so fast in my life! We were SO BUSY the whole time. People just love their Pawpaw Wheat! Especially Tom, Gina and Rose!

The sunset was beautiful.

Doesn't that beer tent look inviting?

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Cape Cod

I just got home from a wonderful week in Cape Cod. It was an amazing vacation, and I'm not ready for it to be over!

Ben, Cheryl, Vana, Kayla, Derrick, their Aunt Dae and I stayed for the week in a vacation rental called Grandma's Place. That was our home base, and we spent almost every day at the beach, and had a great time exploring the town.

The big event of the week was Sarah and Yang's wedding! They got married at the Wequassett Resort in Chatham. The wedding was lovely and so much fun! We had several mini celebrations throughout the week as well. I took a lot of pictures during our stay, and I also got several photos from everyone else's cameras (thanks, guys!). So to really see how the trip went, just check out the photos.

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