November 26, 2008

NEW ENGLAND VISION AWARDS 2008

This is what I was doing the day & night of my birthday....I was part of NEVA 2008! What a great experience it was...I can't wait to do it again next year! :)


Me...welcoming the guests as they walked through the hotel door...
At this moment 150 were singing happy birthday to me! Holy embarrassing!
My team member Leslie who heads the NEVA Committee & my AWESOME boss Roger…who is actually from MD!

Me w/ some of the committee members working the welcome table before the ceremony started...

Me w/ more of the committee...
The 2008 NEVA committee after the big event!

HAPPY (early) THANKSGIVING

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Hello to my family in VA! Have fun celebrating @ Ash & Lou's tomorrow!!!
A cute festive idea I found for place cards...
A secret I stole from www.postsecrets.com ...Oh how I am going to miss sitting at the kids table this year... ;)
Another cute festive idea I found....fruit candles!
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Steve and I will be heading to Plainfield, CT after work to celebrate Thanksgiving w/ his friends & family! Here is our schedule for the long weekend!
WED: Possibly going to dinner w/ Crystal & Nick @ Paradise & then heading out to “The Music Lady” w/ the gang to see “Hard Knoxx” a cover band play!
THURS: Plainfield HS football game w/ the crew to see Steve’s bro Matt coach & his old HS team play & then Steve’s sis-in-law Nichole’s Dad’s house for Thanksgiving lunch/dinner!
FRI: Black Friday shopping to get us a laptop & finish Christmas shopping! Then probably more Thanksgiving festivities!
SAT: “Kegs & Turkey” @ Mary & Joe’s house in Plainfield, CT for some dinner & partying w/ the gang!
SUN: Steve, his bro Matt & friends are going to the Patriots football game! I will be at home controlling all 3 of our TV’s & chowing down on Thai food & sushi!

November 24, 2008

EMILY'S (MAY) WEDDING & 3 MOVIES

Who cares if this post has a 7 month delay! Better late then never, right?!?!?! ;)…..Here are the photos from Emily & Justin’s May wedding in St. Thomas/St. Johns!!! There special day was simply amazing & beautiful! Everything about it…down to every last detail! All of us had such a wonderful time, it truly seemed like we were a world away that week. We all had a fabulous vacation & were sooo blessed to be a part of such a breathtaking event…

The wedding party walking on the sandy beach...
Me...can you tell I was nervous? I was trying not to trip in the grass!
Another shot of the wedding party...
Me & Tiff doing our "let's hold each other's leg pose"!
Me & Steven...YAY.
Awwwe! Me & the BEAUTIFUL bride Miss ELC Williams!
Kisses for the bride & groom- Emily & Justin!
J-U-M-P!!! :) We've got ups!
The girlies w/ the beaming bride...
In the moment...one of my favs...Mr. Conway & his daughter dancing....
Mr. & Mrs. Conway! The proud parents...
Cutting the super colorful islandy cake!
Soo neat! Love the black & white w/ the bright bouquets...
JUST MARRIED!!! Emily HEART Justin
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Really random...I totally can't wait for these 3 movies to hit the theaters!!! YESSSSS!
*2009: “Little Fockers” (“Meet the Parent” & “Meet the Fockers”)
*2010: “Alice in Wonderland” directed by Tim Burton
*2010: “Ghost Busters 3” w/ the original cast


November 21, 2008

MY LITTLE BLUE BOX




On top of everything else Steve surprised me w/ a little blue bag on the dining room table when I got home from work Tuesday night. Inside the little blue bag was a little blue box. Inside the little blue box was a little blue pouch. Inside the little blue pouch was THE beautiful black heart pendant necklace from Tiffany’s!!!!! I fell in love with this necklace a few months ago & tried to be “sneaky” by adding it to my favorites on our computer at home. It was just a small little hint for some occasion or random day in the future! I have always wanted a piece of jewelry from Tiffany’s. Something about that little blue box makes it all more special….I don’t know what it is!...The thing is I never wanted something that EVERY GIRL had. You know what I’m talking about…those toggle bracelets or necklaces or even those mesh rings…I swear everywhere you look some girl has one of those pieces whether they are real or fake. Just like the “Journey” necklace that flashes across your TV on a regular basis...I do think they are all very pretty but Id so much rather have something that isn’t popular. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bashing you if you have one of these items. Good for you if you do! It’s just not me. When it comes to my clothes and jewelry I like being a bit unique. This necklace did the trick! I am so in love with it!!! It’s PERFECT & will really go with everything! I can dress it up or dress it down!...The only bad thing is that I am soooooo scared of breaking it! The chain is so dainty! I am going to have to be extra careful w/ it that’s for sure!.....What makes me smile even more is that I have already received so many compliments by people just noticing it around my neck! YAY!.... Just as I told Steve...I won’t get used to the idea of the famous Tiffany & Co!......I think he was worried that I would. ;)

November 19, 2008

*** 28 ***

Today, November 19th is my 28th birthday. I dedicate this day & the song below to my parents. As soon as I heard it my eyes filled with tears....it brought back sooo many memories! I am taking THIS chance to say THANK YOU Mom & Dad for EVERYTHING you have ever done for me! I love you & miss you both sooo much!!! :)


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"THE BEST DAY"
~Taylor Swift~

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“I'm five years old
It's getting cold out
I've got my big coat on
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I hear your laugh
And look up smilin at you
I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch
And the tractor rides
Look now, the sky is gold
I hug your legs
And fall asleep on the way home
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I don't know why all the trees change in the fall
But I know you're not scared of anything at all
Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today
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I'm 13 now
And don't know how
My friends could be so mean
I come home crying
And you hold me tight
And grab the keys
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And we drive and drive
Until we found a town far enough away
And we talk and window shop
Til I forgotten all their names
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I don't know who I'm gonna talk to now at school
But I know I'm laughin
On the car ride home with you
Don't know how long it's gonna take to feel okay
But I know I had the best day with you today
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I have an excellent Father
His strength is making me stronger
God smiles on my little brother
Inside and out
He's better than I am
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I grew up in a pretty house
And I had space to run
And I had the best days with you
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There is a video I found
From back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen
And you're talkin to me
It's the age of princesses and pirate ships
And the seven dwarves
My Daddy's smart
And you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world
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Now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side
Even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
Staying back and watching me shine
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And I didn't know if you knew
So I'm takin this chance to say
I had the best day with you today

November 18, 2008

STEVE JUST SENT ME ROSES!!!

AWWWE!!! STEVE JUST SENT ME RED ROSES FOR MY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW!!! HE SENT THEM A DAY EARLY SINCE I WILL BE LEAVING THE OFFICE IN THE LATE MORNING FOR THE NEVA CEREMONY! HE IS SO CLEVER & SOOO SUPER SWEET!!! AWWWE!!! YAY!!! THANKS BABE!!! :) I CANT STOP SMILING & LOOKING AT THEM! THEY ARE SOOOO PRETTY!


SURPRISE!!!!!.....WAIT…WHAT THE?!?!?!?!

Adam "Moth" giving Jacob his bday spankings while he attacks Amy! ;) HA!
SHANNON'S CUPCAKES!
Emo band guy Steve fell in the sink...HUH.
Shotgunning a beer! Natalie you'd be proud of me! Although I forgot to open the other side!
The boys & me!
Me & my lover....he mastered this hand sign by the end of the night.
Adam the Cheetah! Rarrrrr! ;)
Just me & my tutu!
Us again....I think he can totally pull off the eyeliner!
KISSES!
Kacey & Danyelle...
Jacob the emo birthday boy!
Fireman Joe rescuing emo kid Jesse!
Check out Jesse's fabulous wig...
The emo band boys! Jacob, Jesse & Steve
Jamie was Slash! Great costume!
JACOB'S CUPCAKES!
Some of the girls! Me, 80's Crystal & Heidi Ho Amy!
Nurse Mary, Crystal, Me & Amy....
Firewomen Danyelle...
Crystal & her man Nick aka the Karate Kid!
Joe & his boobs...
The birthday kids! YAY! 28! :)
Heidi Ho Amy & her cute innocent pose!
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That’s what my reaction was when I walked through the family room doorway of “Jacob’s surprise costume birthday party”! For a few weeks I had been holding in the secret of JT’s party Saturday night. I had sent several email’s to his girlfriend Amy asking her if there was anything I could do or bring & demanding details since I hadn’t heard of the official plan! FINALLY I was given the info…8pm @ Jacob’s house, wear a costume, bring cookies & meat balls….Jacob would be arriving at 9pm after helping his sister move all evening. Amy would hand him a doctor’s costume when he walked in!..........It all started off with Steve & I spending the day in New Hampshire visiting w/ my Grandparents, my Uncle Mark, his fiancĂ©’ Doreen & my cousins Travis, Chloe, Adam & baby Max. We had such a lovely day @ the house hanging out, talking, eating, eating & eating, watching TV, playing ping pong & sleeping….We left NH around 4pm to give us enough time to get back home & get ready for Jacob’s partayyy! Mary & Joe met us at our apartment so they could follow us over to the surprise celebration. Once we arrived at the house, we walked into the kitchen with our food & beer….Steve headed toward the family room first….a few moments later I heard “Where is she?”…as I peered around the corner I saw a cluster of people with HUGE smiles on their face as they yelled SURPRISE!!!!! Then I saw Jacob!....I thought “What the?!?!?!?!?!?!” Why the heck is Jacob here already? HA!.... Then it dawned on me….the surprise was for me!!! WOW! I was in shock! I still am….What an awesome night it was!!! I am so very thankful for everyone that planned it all & so very thankful for everyone that came out to help me & of course Jacob celebrate our (early) 28th birthday!!! As you can see we had an eventful evening & had lots of fun in our costumes…..