Monday, April 28, 2014

Life Lately

I’m back.

WOW that was a long disappearance – like three weeks!? Sorry everyone. I have had a TON going on the past few weeks… but I really shouldn’t have neglected the ole blog for so long. Here, I’ll do a post and catch you all up on everything that’s been going on lately!

Perks of working for a Jewish nonprofit – we randomly got a TON of days off in the middle of the week for Passover. I literally took off two days of work and got a TEN DAY VACATION because of it. First stop? New York! Highlights included celebrating my beautiful mom’s birthday….

Visiting Columbia University, Rami’s alma mater – it was the most gorgeous day and so fun seeing where he went to college…

And goofing off with my sis of course. Still so freaking jealous of her pink cardigan.

So those were the highlights. The low point of the trip? Well that would have to be waking up in the middle of the night and proceeding to puke for the entire next day. Guys, I have NEVER been so sick in my entire life – I had to cancel my flight home since I physically could not move. I thought it was just an epically bad case of food poisoning… until my mom and aunt came down with it too. Twenty-four hours later, I was fine, but no joke, I could not even look at food for like four days. #saltines It was seriously traumatizing, I would not wish it on my worst enemy.

Luckily I recovered just in time for an epic surprise…. R’s birthday was April 18th and for weeks I had been telling him about the little weekend getaway we were going to take to Palm Springs. We packed our bags, put on our sunscreen, prepared to lock up the apartment... and then… SURPRISE! Ram’s friends rolled up in a van, “kidnapped” him for his Surprise Birthday Bachelor Party Weekend Extravaganza, and whisked him off to MEXICO! I had been in on it all along and came up with the Palm Springs idea in order to get him to pack a suitcase with his tropical gear and bathing suits and sunscreen and all that, plus met up with his friend a day earlier to give him his Passport! Such a sneaky wife-to-be. I snapped a couple pics before they whisked him away – doesn’t he look slightly terrified!?

My own suitcase did not go to waste… I had ALWAYS planned on being in Palm Springs all along! My mom and I headed down with some pals for a couple of days in the sunshine – we swam, tanned, enjoyed the beautiful weather and gorgeous palm trees… it was a nice little getaway.

And how’s this for funny… we realized after we booked the trip that R’s parents were going to be at the exact same hotel at the exact same time! So we all hung out and spent some QT together. So fun.

Other highlights from my “spring break” – I’ve started the hunt for our wedding invitations! Our planners took us to two amazing little stationery shops, Sugar Paper and Urbanic, and we got lots of great ideas. Can’t wait to show you guys. I’m fully obsessed with calligraphy – how am I ever going to narrow it down and pick one style?!

We finished off the break with a fun celebration for R’s birthday that I actually got to take part in – a whole bunch of our pals joined us for dinner to celebrate his big 3-1! I love our friends so much. I literally cannot wait to dance the night away at our wedding – JUST SIX MONTHS AWAY!

So there’s the update on life lately. I promise I am going to try to be better about posting regularly! Here – I’ll even give you a little preview about some upcoming posts so you can hold me to it… I’ll be blogging about some amazing new makeup/beauty finds, all about my new workout obsession (yes even I cannot believe I typed those words), and a fun wedding update I realized I never shared with you :) so stick around! The Queen is back!


Diana M. said...

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Katie said...

Hallelujah! That first picture from your mom's birthday is especially great. Yay!