Monday, July 28, 2008
After three years of being engaged, Ang and Jimmy tied the knot on Saturday in West Hartford. It was well worth the wait. The ceremony was beautiful, the reception was rockin', and Pete's after party was, as Pete would say, "bangin'". Highlights include spending some quality time with old friends, Ramble on Rose sign along, the burger from Pete late night. Above all, it was great to see Ang and Jimmy so happy, and so in love. More photos here. Or check out the slide show below.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday night marked our third celebration of the brew-fest. I was a bit grumpy at the start but I quickly remembered that the brew fest is one of my favorite summer events. It always seems like it is a lot of money for not that much beer and then somehow ten drink tickets turn into way more than ten beers and lots of laughs. It becomes a fun game to see which vendors take the tickets and which ones don't. My past two years of research proved that it is much easier for girls to get away with getting beer for nothing...not this year! Jay was better at the game than the rest of us. It was a blast!
Surprisingly enough, it has taken over a month for either Jay or I to post something combining our two favorite subjects: Isabel and Felix. That's quite impressive if I do say so myself. Anyway, Shannon brought Felix over last weekend with the hope that getting out of the house might help him to stop crying. I guess his nickname as of late it fussy pants Felix, though he wasn't too fussy while at our house. Isabel was just as excited about the visit as Jay and I. She was so awesome with him. She was really curious and really excited to meet him... I've never seen her tail wag so fast. She was excited but she was also appropriately calm and mellow with him. It's like she instinctually knew that she was supposed to be gentle. I thought it was pretty cool. I'm smitten with both of them, so maybe it's not as cool as I think.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Thursday night we headed up to the top of a hill in Central Vermont where our friend Neil just bought 120 acres and is going to build a barn/home. The plan was to camp out, have a bonfire and light off some fireworks. We arrived about an hour before Neil. He has two insane goats living up there that we battled for an hour before tying them up. Neil lit a big brush fire to help burn all the brush, it was pretty intense. Long story short, I hate goats, the mini-van did not survive the trip and is now officially dead, and I spent a lot of time in the back of a pickup truck. It really was a good time. The next day we went to the Warren 4th of July parade. I'll wait for the pics to tell that story. Happy Birthday America.