The Paper Anniversary

May 11, 2012 by gwendolyn | 0 comments

On April 30th, 2012 we celebrated our one year wedding anniversary — YAY! 

It’s been a magical year, to say the least. It’s amazing to me how right life can turn out. I’m one lucky lady and fall asleep each night so grateful for the blessings I have. We celebrated with the whole family: each other, L.L. and Domingo. Since it’s a bit like rolling the dice on going out to eat, we decided to stay in and order take out sushi. It was perfect — romantic, relaxing, delicious and special.

I got a lovely card, gorgeous flowers (with some of our wedding flowers!) and tickets to see Delta Spirit. This is exceptional because it’s the one band we both discovered together and love, together. My husband is the greatest and very creative, if you ask me. I’m not good with anniversaries, but he knew it was the one where it’s a paper gift. How remarkable is it that he printed out concert tickets on paper, as my gift!? (If you know me well, you know how “on the nose” that is for me.)

Pinch me! ‘Cause this magnificent life I lead, sure doesn’t feel real.

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It Looks Like This

January 25, 2012 by gwendolyn | 0 comments

This past weekend I celebrated my 36th birthday and it was a jam packed weekend of super fun! I needed a day of rest to start to feel like I was back to normal, nothing like a baby to zap the energy out of you.

If you weren’t aware, I LOVE birthdays! It’s the one time you get to do what you want to do and I believe everyone should feel special for it. Normally, I plan a snowboarding trip for an extended weekend and have a wonderfully white birthday weekend of fun in the snow. Being pregnant that wasn’t the smartest idea, since I was at 29 weeks, so I stayed home and still make a weekend of it. (of course!)

We started off the weekend with a group of about 17 doin’ it up at The Melting Pot. If you’ve never experienced the chocolate fondue there, you have to try it out. It’s divine! I had a wonderful time drinking my sage tea and overdoing it on melted chocolate glory! Not to mention all the wonderful friends that helped me celebrate. I adore them all and loved that they made time in their busy schedules to trudge all the way downtown for some sugary dunking fun.

Birthday Girl & Her Hubby!

*Almost* the Whole Group

Cookies n' Cream

Yin & Yang

Bananas Foster

On Saturday, I had lunch with my neighbor at Tiger! Tiger! – it was also a great treat! No cooking for me this weekend.

Veggie Sliders

Next, I went to see Michael Jackson’s Immortal by Cirque du Soliel. It was SO much fun to enjoy a girls night. Normally, I would never fork over that much money, but since it was a special weekend I went for it and was so glad that I did. The show was incredibly fun and it made me realize how much of MJ’s music I forgot about. I was dancing in my seat the whole time!

Post Show Image

Sunday, was my actual birthday and I had a full day ahead of me. To start off, I attended a baby shower, for a friend, who is due two weeks before me. It was lovely and she had a great time. It was so nice to see her enjoy herself and have a successful baby shower. Not to mention I am in the middle of working out our registry, which I find to be very frustrating. (and will probably write a blog post about, very soon)

Next, was my extra special activity to see a band I have always wanted to see — Wilco! It was the icing on a very yummy cake. We started off by having some dinner at home with a friend, who brought the most beautiful flowers and a onesie of perfection (Ray LaMontagne) as a surprise gift.

Flowers for My Birthday!

Onesie of Perfection

Then we headed downtown to Copley Symphony Hall to witness over two hours of the most amazing music I could have imagined. I knew that Wilco was a good live band, but had no idea just how good they were until then. Even being 29 weeks pregnant and incredibly tired I didn’t notice that two hours had gone by. We were all shocked when we looked at the time, as we were walking out. Of course, I should have probably known the second I realized I needed to hit the ladies room on the way out.

All of us at the show!

Copley Symphony Hall

Greatest Show Poster EVER!

WILCO!

WILCO!

WILCO!

WILCO!

WILCO!

As you can see, it was an amazing weekend! I still LOVE birthdays, even at 36. Which goes to show you that this is the way I think everyone should do it for their birthday. Do whatever it is that you love with those that you love. Happy Birthday to me!

It's Two Thousand and Twelve!

January 3, 2012 by gwendolyn | 6 Comments

I loved 2011 so much that I thought I would do a photo recap. We have had an amazing year of fun, surprises, and life changing events. It’s hard to say goodbye, but we have so much to look forward to in the new year. I can’t help but be giddy with anticipation. Enjoy all the fun!

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Ornaments Of My Childhood

December 6, 2011 by gwendolyn | 2 Comments

Since I mentioned my childhood ornaments in my last post I decided to take pictures and share most of them. Hopefully, they will remind you of what you did as a kid. Every year these ornaments give me the warm fuzzies, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Cheers!

These were always my favorites when I was a kid. My sister has one just like my baby bell, too.

Most of these are from my voice teacher in high school. I still cherish them and her.

Wasn't I cute back then?

Please leave some sentiments in the comment section if they make you think of something from your younger years.

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