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Memorial Day Weekend!

Over Memorial Day weekend my boyfriend and I took a trip to Cape Cod to spend some time with friends. I cannot tell you how relaxing, stress-free, and fun of a weekend it was! I wish I did a better job documenting everything, but I’ll share what I do have ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy!

Still on my eating-well kick, I picked up some health-concious snacks at the gas station while we filled up…

Luckily, we didn’t hit any super crazy traffic, but it was still a long ride. Mike asked me an interesting question and I HAD to get it on camera…

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Only fair to share a shot of the guys too ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mike, Evan, Danny, Zack, Greg & Mike

We had another yummy dinner that night- steak tips, creamed spinach, and mac & cheese made from the Boston Market recipe (I think ours turned out better!)

Shenanigans ensued all evening, I wish I could share pictures from our charades game, but this is a group of employed professionals ๐Ÿ˜‰ we’ll keep those memories personal!

The next day we just hung out & enjoyed the day. We took so many pictures, here are a few of my faves ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course dinner was delish- more steak tips, grilled chicken, kielbasa, lobster, mac & cheese, spinach. SO yummm!

I was craving ice cream all day, and we ended up taking a trip after dinner ๐Ÿ™‚ I splurged for a fancy cone with 2 scoops of Oreo Crunch! …What diet..?

Can you tell how excited I was?! lol

We got back that night, and Antonella decided to put her hair extensions on Zack. He looked so funny! All weekend he would randomly sing as if he were a priest, I got a quick video of him singing with his long hair, it’s hysterical!

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The next morning we had breakfast together, we took a little ride into town and picked up some sweats. I am in love with my new teal and yellow zip up hoodie!

We all had lunch at this amazing little seafood spot. I wish I took pictures! Lobster rolls and fried clam strips for all. So good!

We started heading back home in the early evening, we hit some traffic but nothing too crazy! Take a peek into our drive home; can’t you tell Mike loves it when I put a camera in his face? LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Memorial Day weekend was amazing! Good company, good food, good fun. It was so nice to just relax. I think 3 day weekends should be mandatory once a month! ๐Ÿ˜‰

How did you spend your Memorial Day Weekend? Did you get away or do anything fun?

Fun in the Bahamas! Pt. 1

I spent the past week in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been- Freeport, Bahamas. When my Mom invited me on the trip a few months ago, I couldn’t pass it up! I went with my Mom, Dad and little sister, Katherine (we missed my brother who is away at college).

Day 1:

We left our house at the crack of dawn last Saturday and headed to Newark airport. Now let it be know that I do not enjoy flying. I am super anxious and do not understand how all of those people, and all of those suitcases stay in the air. I just don’t.

After a not-so-scary flight, we landed in Ft. Lauderdale, I looked out the window and set sights on this beautiful little puddle jumper of a plane… then I saw my suitcase.

I knew we were going to have to take it to the island. Luckily, I’ve flown on a baby plane a couple of times in the past so I wasn’t completely freaking out- but my nerves still kicked in. Something about my wingspan being smaller than the planes width, and my ability to touch the pilot from my seat doesn’t sit well with me.

However, my 16 year old sister is a champ, and volunteered to hold my hand. ๐Ÿ™‚

The flight was no longer than 40 minutes, and before you knew it we were in the beautiful Bahamas! It was dark by this time, but we hopped in our rental car and headed to our hotel. Fun fact…in the Bahamas they drive on the left side of the road.

JUST incase you might forget..

We got to our hotel and settled in. My sister and I shared a gorgeous room with a balcony over looking the ocean.

I promise the ocean is back there ๐Ÿ™‚

We hadn’t eaten all day so we went to this little greek spot across the street for a quick dinner, my appetite is basically non-existent when I fly, so I just had someย Tzatziki sauce with warm pita chips- so good!

We went back to our rooms and completely crashed. We were exhausted- plus we wanted to be up bright and early to lay out!

Day 2:

We spent the first day pool side. This guy played his steel drums all day, it couldn’t have been any more tropical of a setting.

I spent the day completely engulfed in The Huger Games and my pina colada (I’m not sure which of the two is more amazing!)

We shared some wonton nachos poolside…

Wonton chips, grilled chicken, tomatoes, cheese sauce, BBQ sauce, sour cream and jalapenos (healthy eating was clearly on hold).

That night we went to Agave for dinner. Obviously drinks were in order!

I could go for a margarita right now..

I ordered grilled pineapple & lime glazed chicken breast with black beans, rice and golden plantains. A little spicy but still yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 3:

Breakfast, beach, books, and booze!

Veggie omelette, wheat toast, a slice of french toast and bacon- my body was not used to eating so much!

…oh and burns for Katherine who struggled to find shade LOL

Dinner was at Giovanni’s…

Spaghetti carbonara

Dessert: mini peanut butter ice cream cone! I swear this thing was only an inch and a half tall..

We stopped to take some pictures on the way home…

KBell & I. She's 7 years younger, and officially taller than me ๐Ÿ™
Mom & Dad

I have so many more pictures to share, but I think I’m going to have to break this trip into two or three posts!

Ohh…how I miss the Bahamas already…

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