Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Summer Recap

I guess the last day of summer was yesterday which is interesting since it's 80 degrees outside and I'm wearing a sundress with flip flops.  Love New England... one day its 50 degrees, the next it's hot as hell.  Anyway, in honor of the last day of summer, I thought I'd recap what an amazing summer it has been.

In early June (technically before summer really started), my husband and I along with my brother and his wife Natalia went on the most amazing Mediterranean Cruise.  I had never been abroad and this was a life goal of mine.  We saw Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Capri, Sorrento, Pompei, Naples, Mykonos, Athens, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Venice in 14 days and it was amazing.  I'll let the pictures do the talking.
It was a wonderful trip! It isn't a relaxing vacation (we woke up at 6am most days) but it is very informational, breathtaking and enjoyable.  I wish I was still there!

Shortly after we got back, my company celebrated their 41st Anniversary with an amazing summer party!
And I joined and began picking up my CSA (at City Hall).
We had a really fun 4th of July party that ended in flip cup...
And then enjoyed Boston 4th of July fireworks on BFF Courtney's family boat.
I got to meet two of my friends new babies.  Jake seemed to like me.
Cassidy did not.
Future boyfriend-girlfriend in 2025?
We celebrated and threw a party for my in-laws 40th Wedding Anniversary...
And celebrated our 2 year Anniversary with dinner at the Capital Grille...
... and I made Smitten's amazing shortrib recipe for the actual day of our anniversary!
I got to hang out with my cousin's baby, Zoe and my friend Caitlin's baby, Brody.

We spent the weekend at our friends Cape House in August and enjoyed the beach, oyster shooters and lobster : )
I got to meet another little guy- Owen!
My roommate from college visited and I enjoyed nights out in the city...
We had numerous dinner parties at our house...
and ended our summer on a high note with a 20 mile run, the Home Opener Patriots Game and a weekend in New Hampshire.
What a summer it's been! My only goal for the fall is to happily complete the New York Marathon! Wish me luck... (the achilles is feeling better- I will know more after my long run on Saturday)

How was your summer? Sad it's over or ready for fall?


  1. Wow! I am insanely jealous of your summer! Looks like so much fun! And you look so darn happy in every picture :) It's also my life goal to take a Mediterranean cruise. So beautiful.

  2. What a beautiful summer! So many fun places and new babies! Here's to another great season.

  3. Sounds like you had a great summer! Mine was busy as well but full of good times with family and friends too. So far it looks the same for fall :)

  4. what a great summer. you sure met a lot of babies!!

  5. Awww you're making me miss summer already! It looks like you had a blast and hung out with a lot of little babies. hehe :)


  6. Lots of babies! Looks like a fab summer.

  7. What an eventful summer. Can we switch lives?! Kidding... I'm sad for summer to be over but am excited, like many, for pumpkins and cider donuts!

  8. Looks like a memorable summer. That sounds like my dream cruise too.

  9. Beautiful pictures! I'm totally jealous of all that traveling you got to do!! Running in some of those places must be incredible

  10. I love all those babies!!! So cute! Your summer sounded amazing -- so many exciting adventures. My feels so lame in comparison. ;)

    Your weekend in N. Conway also sounded really fun. I love it up there, and the weather this weekend (minus Friday) was so beautiful!

    Good luck on your long run tomorrow! Hope your achilles is feeling better.

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