Wedding in Amherst, MA.

The last weekend in July was spent in Amherst for Tal and Lauren’s wedding at The Lord Jeffrey Inn.  Tal and Lauren met as students at UMass Amherst, so they decided to have their wedding in that area. It was such a lovely wedding and fun to be back in the area where I went to college!

The Lord Jeffrey Inn from outside.

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We hit up McMurphy’s for old times sake.  Drinking cheap beer just isn’t as good as it use to be. Where is the fancy rose and bubbly please?

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Kraig and I did get to have a drink at The Spoke which is always fun because there’s always less of a crowd there.  Antonios was INSANE to get a slice of pizza at after the bars. Maybe since I’m more mature now, I realize how nuts it is there. There was a drunk student bleeding from the head passed out on a bench inside, and huge men that pushed me when I was in line. I think I will stay away from the after bar scene there if I’m ever in Amherst again.

The wedding was beautiful! The bride Lauren and her father walking down the aisle. Such a cute photo.

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The bride and groom.

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Us!

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Kraig and I had so much fun seeing some old friends, catching up, getting to walk around campus and visit some of our favorite spots.

Next up, an August recap and my friend Liz’s wedding!

The 4th of July and my bachelorette party in Nantucket.

July started out with running The Hingham 4th of July Road Race. I was scared to do this race because I never ran more than a 5K before and didn’t know if I’d be able to finish. I’m happy to say that I was able to finish! 🙂 I think doing tone it up and blogilates workouts really helped me have the the stamina to finish the race. The weather was very bogus on the 4th this year, so it interfered with the cookout fun that usually ensues on that day.

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Later on in the month was my bachelorette party weekend in Nantucket!! I had so much fun and feel so very thankful that I have such an amazing sister, sister-in-law, and friends that all wanted to be a part of my special weekend! I don’t remember the exact names of all the places we went to because I didn’t plan it, but we did stay at The Barnacle Inn for anyone curious. This picture was taken at Jetties Beach.  We had lunch at the restaurant here before parking our bums in the sand for a couple of hours.

photo 1After dinner, we hit up The Chicken Box for drinks and dancing to live music!

photo 2It wasn’t my birthday, but I thought it was really cool the bar had this flag with my name on it.

photo 3It also never hurts to represent UMASS either!

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The next day, we visited a beach for a bit before doing a Nantucket Bike Tour to the brewery.

photo 1(1)The bike tour was so much fun and a great way to see the island.

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Tommy Hilfiger’s ex-wife’s house.

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Charles Schwab’s back yard.

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The Oldest House in Nantucket.

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Nantucket Windmill.

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The bike tour ended at Cisco Brewery where we all had a drink before going back to the bNb to get ready for dinner. I had such a lovely time in Nantucket and feel so appreciative of the wonderful friends and family I got to share it with!

June 2014 continued. A wedding and bachelorette party!

Our friends Steve and Rosie had a beautiful wedding in Connecticut this June. They met at Connecticut College, so the ceremony was at the chapel on campus followed by a lovely reception at Lake of Isles. We had a wonderful time and I loved the view for cocktail hour! I ordered a French Martini in honor of the bride that introduced me to that drink.

photo 1This is the only picture I took of people that night. I guess I was too busy having fun to take pictures!

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Another weekend in June was spent in Plymouth at The Best Western for my best friend Liz’s bachelorette Party! I was Liz’s Maid of Honor for her wedding and was so happy I got to fill that role! Liz and I have been friends since elementary school, so I was truly honored to be such a big part of her special wedding day!  For the bachelorette party, we started our day off at Plymouth Long Beach, had lunch at Sandy’s, and then did a wine tasting at Plymouth Winery. Here’s the wedding party on the beach. I’m wearing a huge sunhat and the bride is in the middle!

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After the winery, we all went back to the hotel to hit the pool, freshen up, and have some before dinner drinks!

photo 2(1)Our transportation for dinner at The Rye Tavern came to pick us up.

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Then we all enjoyed a lovely dinner followed by some drinks out in town at The Cabby Shack. It was a lot of fun and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves!