Sunday, July 5, 2015

4th Of July Weekend

I had a very low-key and relaxing 4th which was just fine by me! It was a good way to end my vacation so that I can hopefully return to work feeling rested. In case you are wondering I do not feel ready to go back to work and would be quite content to have the whole summer off!

I started the celebrating early on July 3rd with our annual s'mores night! My friend Noelle and her family always invite me over for a fire and no fire is complete without s'mores! We had a cute new addition join us this year too. . . Noelle had a baby boy 9 weeks ago and I finally got to meet him!









Just call me the baby whisperer! I got Shea to sleep so that Noelle and I could continue chatting!!


On the 4th it was an overcast day on the Cape so I was pretty lazy! I laid around most of the day in my pjs watching Criminal Minds! :) But then I did shower and get dressed to go out to dinner with my parents! We came home and watched the Boston Pops and firework show on tv which I thought was just so so this year. . .

I came back to Boston early on Sunday morning. Like very early. I left at 6 AM and guess what I found a time when there is NO traffic leaving the Cape on a Sunday. Haha! I had a great rest of the day in Boston and even managed to do a 6 mile training walk.

I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Busy Cape Cod Days

Happy 4th of July! I'm actually having a pretty lazy day just relaxing (inside) but still on the Cape. The weather isn't the best today so I'm catching up on some photo editing and blogging while savoring my last days of vacation! It has been a GREAT week and I got to enjoy a couple of days with my nieces here on the Cape too. We had so much fun!



Selfies before bed! The girls were pretty wired each night before bed but we had fun reading books and writing poems. Yes they are very into writing cute little "poems" but having quite gotten the concept of rhyming! Ha!

This one (above) is by Ella.


Do you think they brought enough stuffed animals with them?!

On Wed morning we woke up to tornado and thunder storm warnings so had to find something to do! Once the warnings were past and it was ok to go out we went to see Inside Out. They had already seen it once but wanted to see it again and I really wanted to see it. It was so good! I highly recommend it!

I love how when they are on the Cape things are so simple. They are exciting by the little things and don't need a lot of toys to have fun. They LOVE playing in the basement and had the best time playing "house." They had a yard sale and made the most out of the "toys" that were down there!






Too bad I didn't have my selfie stick with me. My arms just aren't long enough to get all three of us!


The girls love going to the trampolines and look forward to it every summer. We've been taking them since they were little and Ella could hardly jump! Now they are quite talented and love doing tricks! Oh and my favorite was when Peyton use to call them the "jumpolines!"





Would you believe that is a kiddie size?! I can't imagine what a large looks like!!!!

The girls love this ice cream place b/c of the wooden train. I love it b/c of the above ice cream cone (birthday cake ice cream is one of my favorites)!!



Of course we had to get a photo with their great grandmother "Ma." The rule is serious photo first and then a silly one! It usually works pretty well in order to get a good one!


No week on the Cape would be complete without visiting two of my favorite stores. . . Cuffy's and Christmas Tree Shop. I always end up buying things I don't really need but can't pass up b/c the prices are just too good. I got that flip flop bag below at Christmas Tree!

I've been reading Wild all week while out at the pool. I'm not that far into it yet and still waiting to get sucked in but I hear it gets better so I'm sticking with it!

I'm trying not to get depressed that I have to go back to work on Monday. Vacations are good for the soul. I've been so stress free this week and it is a great feeling! I need to figure out how to make this vacation thing a permanent thing! Ha!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday


{ONE}
I'm loving that my MRI showed NO NEW LESIONS!!! I had my routine/annual MRI Monday of my brain and spine and it looks great. We can still see a few pesky lesions that have been there since my original diagnosis but my MS med is doing a good job at keeping new ones from appearing! BEST news of my week!

{TWO}
I'm loving that I got to see Magic Mike XXL before it is released. My friend Erica won tickets to a private party and movie screening. We had a lot of fun and laughs. This movie is just over the top but so fun for a girls' night out!

{THREE}
I'm loving that we finally won our first skee ball game last week! We beat another rookie team but I'll take it! I'm missing skee ball this week since I'm on vacation so I'm hoping my sub is good and rolls a high score for me! Lol!

{FOUR}
I'm loving that I had a fabulous (sponsored) weekend trip to Chicago. I can't wait to tell you all about it! I'll blog soon and fill you in on the MS Blogger Summit and my day of sightseeing!

{FIVE}
I'm loving that I'm still on vacation. First Chicago and now Cape Cod. I'm actually writing this blog from our balcony overlooking the pool and ocean! What could be better than that?! If you need me I'll be at the pool most of the week reading and relaxing (and being begged to go in the pool with my nieces who never think the water is cold)!!

Next week Rachel and I will be taking a break from WILW while she is on a road trip and I'm too lazy to do the link up on my own. Ha!




What I'm Loving Wednesday

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday


{ONE}
Just a few more days to get 26% off using the code BDAY26. Also $6 will be donated to The Bean Team's MS Challenge Walk fundraising! The prints are 8x10 for $20. I have both and I LOVE them!! Fine the two prints here.


{TWO}
I'm loving the skee ball league we joined. We are kind of terrible but having so much fun despite it. Plus we are rookies so we have a good excuse. We need to find time to practice but don't want to see like creeps going to a kids' arcade! Ha! My cousin's wife subbed for Michelle while she was away and we learned a rule the hard way. . . if you roll a zero you have to do ten push-ups on the skee ball lane! Meghan was a good sport! The very part of the night was the "11th frame" when we had to roll the balls between our legs while standing backwards. Well it must be good luck for me b/c I got my first 100! :)


{THREE}
I'm loving this combo in the diffuser! Whoever thought to diffuse Lime and Spearmint together was a genius! It smells so good and makes me so happy! Oh and it must be magic b/c it finally motivated me to blog! Ha!


{FOUR}
I'm loving that I go to Chicago on Friday for the weekend. Gilenya (my MS medication) invited me to a blogger conference for people with MS. I'm looking forward to it but even more I'm looking forward to it being the start of my vacation since I'm off ALL OF NEXT WEEK! I'll be heading the the Cape for most of it! Woo hoo!

{FIVE}
I'm loving that I got to see Newsies for the first time last night! It was such a fun show and really good! My aunt gets my cousin and I tickets to a show every year for Christmas. It is a fun tradition. I love going to musicals!




What I'm Loving Wednesday