Thursday, May 28, 2015

20th High School Reunion

I know it is hard to believe. . . I have a hard time believing it myself but last weekend I went to my 20th high school reunion! I feel like high school reunions have lost some of the appeal now that we have Facebook and can keep up with what everyone is doing. On the other hand this was our first official reunion which made it kind of exciting!

I went with one of my oldest friends, Jill (standing next to me in above photo). She had a few people over her house before hand. We all know you can't go to a reunion without having a glass or two of wine first! Ha! Let it be said. . . if I'm being honest. . . all the girls looked pretty much the save if not better but the guys. . . wow! The guys had all changed so much. Many were bald which made them unrecognizable!!!!

A fellow classmate took a lot of photos throughout the night which was great since I didn't take any! It was fun catching up with old friends and the four hour event flew by!

There was a photo booth and props too! We had fun taking some goofy pics in there!

Not sure when/if there will be another high school reunion for my class or it I would even want to go but I'm glad I went to this one! Out of my class of 200 people I think there were about 70 people there so not so bad!

Have you been to a high school reunion? Was it awkward or awesome?!

Linking up for Thoughts for Thursday with Annie and Natalie.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WILW: World MS Day And What I've Been Up To. . .

Today is World MS Day! In the US we celebrate MS Awareness Week in March but in addition, World MS Day started in 2009 to bring the global community together to raise awareness worldwide!

More than 2.3 million people worldwide live with MS. The number of people in the US living with MS is unknown since the CDC does not require reporting (source).

The hashtag for this year is #strongerthanMS which I just LOVE!

Now let's get to What I'm Loving Wednesday. . .
I'm loving these tiny dancers! My nieces danced in their recital this weekend and they did great! They are both on a competiton team and are doing so well. It is so fun to see how much they have improved. Peyton has been dancing for 5 years so she got a trophy! I gave them some crafts (instead of flowers).

I'm loving the Red Nose Day was last week and that so many people got involved. The poverty in this country that some children live in is unacceptable considering how much money/resources the United States has. . . I hope this day helped to raise a lot of awareness and money!

I'm loving that after a lot of "tire drama" I finally have 4 brand new tires. I've had several cars in my lifetime and had never had a flat before this car. This was my 2nd and my car isn't even 2 years old yet. Ugh! Hopefully these new tires will bring much better luck.

I'm loving that Z-packs work so fast! I had a sinus infection last week and I'm finally feeling better. I really thought that it was allergies and MS fatigue from Ride The Vineyard and those two things were probably both factors in me getting sick but good to know it was actually something that could be treated with meds (and essential oils - thankful for those b/c they helped a lot while I was waiting for my antibiotic)!

I'm loving all 3 of these funnies! I'm not usually one to share these types of things but I just couldn't resist! They all gave me a good laugh!

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Emily's Wedding At The Omni Parker House

Two weeks ago I attended Emily and Joe's wedding in Boston. It was a beautiful day which was surprising after the unspringy April we had. They got married at a beautiful Catholic Church in Newton (for you local folks) and then had their reception at the historic Omni Parker House! It was a classy affair with lots of good times mixed in!

Yes she had 10 bridesmaids! There were also 10 groomsmen, 3 flower girls and 2 ring bearers! They have a lot of friends/family! Ha!

The new Mrs. and Mrs. Foley as they walk down the church! You know now that I think of it I don't know if the priest ever did the whole "You may now kiss the bride. . ."

A few of you asked how I ended up "styling" my dress for the wedding. I had really wanted to find a pair of statement earrings that were a pop of color but unfortunately I didn't find any (with the limited time I had to shop). So I borrowed these earrings and this bracelet from my cousin Katelyn (who was a former Stella and Dot stylist). I really like the way they looked with the lace on the dress!

The first dance! The ballroom at the Omni Parker House is gorgeous and it was the perfect place to celebrate Emily and Joe!

We had such a nice time dancing and drinking the night away! I'm so happy for Emily and Joe! They have moved to DC and I miss Emily already after having her here in Boston for our entire friendship! I see a trip to DC in my near future!!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I just wanted to get a quick post in to share these gorgeous images of the flags on the Boston Common. Each year Boston places 37,000 flags on the Common, one for each person from MA who died at war (all the way back to the Revoluntionary War). It is one of my favorite things to visit each year and I have been using it as my Challenge Walk training kick-off day for the past few years. It is a visible reminder of how lucky we all are and that freedom isn't free. So thankful to the men and women willing to give their lives for our freedom.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WILW: Boston Bloggers

I'm back for another week of What I'm Loving Wednesday. Sorry I haven't been blogging much but I've been fighting some serious allergies as well as MS fatigue that just won't quit. I went to bed really early the last 2 nights which left no time for blogging. I'll be back more regularly soon to share what I've been up to!

Last week I went to the Boston Bloggers Spring Event. If I'm being 100% honest I was exhausted and really not in a social mood.  But I went because I had already signed up. . . and I'm glad I went!

We were all completely sober. . . no really we were! Ha! As it turns out Emily wasn't in a very social mood either but I dragged her and Alli into the Danger Photo Booth that was there!

I was really happy to finally meet Stephanie in person. She is the artist behind Letters From Rita and you may remember that we partnered together recently for my latest MS Fundraiser. She designed these special edition custom art prints for MS. They are 8x10 and $20 with $ from each going to my MS Challenge Walk fundraising! I think they are awesome and would look great in a collage wall. So what are you waiting for?! Order yours and one for a friend (great graduation gift)!

So even though I wasn't in a very "going out" mood that night I'm glad I went to the Boston Bloggers event. They always know how to throw a good party and there is always a great turnout!

What I'm Loving Wednesday