Thursday, September 29, 2011

I'm 26!

My birthday was lovely!  Thank you to my friends and family who helped celebrate me on September 27th!  The celebration started the night before at our team meeting, where I opened gifts from my girlfriends and was encouraged and prayed for.  Then we ate yummy brownie sundaes--my favorite dessert--even over birthday cake!  On the morning of my birthday, my sweet husband got me my free Starbucks drink before I left for work at 6:45am!  He's so good to me.  Around 2pm at work I received a beautiful arrangement of flowers in a cute ceramic pumpkin--from Andy!  It has always been a romantical dream of mine to get flowers delivered to me at work... and so it happened!  My coworkers also surprised me with a HUGE and delicious birthday cake from Costco.  SO good!  (Have you ever had cake from Costco?  Amaaazing!)  After work I got a great spa pedicure and had a nice conversation with my good friend Amy.  Then Andy and I went to dinner at this great urban pizzeria and wine bar that I've been wanting to try out.  I spoke with my parents, my siblings, my grandfather, and a good friend... I opened lots of sweet cards, thoughtful gifts, and received three gorgeous flower arrangements... all in all it was a great day! 
Loving my sparkley toes!

My delicious mushroom pizza with goat cheese and spinach!

still feel like newlyweds... we are, right?

Make a wish!

A free dessert... freshly baked chocolate chip cookie with salted caramel ice cream.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ben and Merinda Salsky

Andy and I had such a fun time last weekend to celebrate his brother Ben's wedding on Martha's Vineyard.  We flew to Boston Thursday night, and my sister Victoria picked us up.  We got to bed around 1am and woke up by 6am to drive to Woods Hole to catch the 9:30am ferry!  And we barely made it!  Phew.  Andy's mom and stepdad, Ron, picked us up when we got to the island and we went straight to our rental house to change for the rehearsal and luncheon...
on the ferry ride over... so excited about the weather!

Beautiful setting for the wedding weekend.

The men rehearsing.

Gorgeous views from the luncheon's deck.

So fun!

Andy with the bride and groom.

AMAZING lobster roll!!!

HUMUN-GO Kobe beef burger.

Andy giving a great best man toast.
On Saturday we enjoyed a lazy morning, which is not at all the pace we've gotten used to out here!  (Busy busy busy and full days and nights)  I got to go for a run after 8am and didn't sweat to death!  :)  We walked to Edgartown to grab breakfast and spent a few hours strolling around town, taking pictures and eating an ice cream cone.  It was lovely. 
Cute little cafe where we got bagels.

That was also a fudge shop!

A lovely old church.

Pretty earrings!

Handsome ties!

Edgartown harbor

I HAD to get some ice cream here after seeing this cute sign!

So I did!  Raspberry chip yogurt and coffee ice cream.

The Seafood Shanty

in remembrance of September 11th

We met the wedding party at 3pm to take pictures before the 4 o'clock ceremony...

Merinda in her amazingly beautiful gown, handmade by her mother!

Super cute water bottles

Andy, being cool.

Ben, the happy groom.

Merinda and her sweet mom.

Us with Andy's family

Cool suits and ties from J. Crew
Here are some more pictures I took the rest of the night.  Thank you, Ben and Merinda for a lovely weekend!  We are so happy for you.

Such a cute idea!

(concentrating very hard... typewriters are hard to use!)

Loved the whimsical lighting!

Andy's stepsister, Anya, who has a fabulous, jazzy voice.  She sang one song with the band!

I had the fish.  Yum.

Wedding cake... in addition to berries&cream, bar cookies, cheesecake, and cupcakes!