Month: October 2017

#MarkeyPartyof2

So, some of you may be wondering (I doubt anyone is wondering, but this felt right for effect) why Matt and I made the trip to the Adirondacks this weekend. Well folks, wonder no more! My friend and co-worker, Crystal, married her best friend of many years, Eddie, this past Saturday in Lake Placid. Matt and I were honored to join them to celebrate their wedding and new marriage along with their family and close friends. This was one of the first weddings I had attended (aside from one that went horribly awry at a very young age when I was also the flower girl — I’ll leave it at that — and my cousin’s very small, intimate wedding in Rochester a few years ago), and it sure did not disappoint. Since I think at this point pictures speak louder than words, I will leave it to the weekend’s photos to tell the tale of Crystal and Eddie’s wedding. But I will say, any wedding I go to in the future that doesn’t end in …

Our Adirondack Adventure

This past weekend, Matt and I embarked upon one of our biggest adventures yet — conquering the Adirondacks! Okay, well we didn’t exactly conquer them, but we did drive all the way up there from my parents’ house in New Jersey. Beyond that, we pretty much just stopped the car every so often once we made it into the mountains. And by that I mean we would be driving, see other cars pulled over, continue to drive by them, realize we should probably be stopping to see whatever they were looking at, and turn around. These spontaneous stops proved to be some of the best (and most breathtaking) parts of the trip. Our first spontaneous stop brought us to a lake off the side of the highway. We (of course) drove by it, realized we had just passed something really cool, and promptly turned the car around. Once we parked, we made our way down a slope to the edge of the water. The view was incredible. Matt, a bit braver than I, walked out …

My Favorite Places: Alstede Farms

Ever since I was in high school, one of my favorite places has been Alstede Farms, located in Chester, NJ. My friends and I would go to Alstede for the vast and expansive apple orchards and pumpkin patches — not to mention their INCREDIBLE apple cider doughnuts. Around this time last year, I started getting that familiar annual urge to head out to the farm — nothing says “fall” like a good pumpkin patch Instagram. I asked Matt if he would go with me and, being the trooper he always is, he agreed. But of course, the one weekend we chose to make the trip had awful weather. It was cold and rainy, which does not make for an ideal pumpkin/apple picking environment. So we bought a 6-pack of apple cider doughnuts, ate two each in the car, and headed home. So this year, I was determined to have the full farm experience. Matt and I picked a weekend to go and all I week I anxiously checked the weather, praying for sun. I may have …

Welcome to the Judge’s Chambers

Last Sunday we found ourselves (yet again!) at our favorite place — Yankee Stadium! We made our way in, anticipating the usual: get some food, get some beer, and enjoy the game. Little did we know what was in store for us! Once we had gotten to the outfield stands, we decided we should take a nice picture before the game started. I, being my usual shy self, wasn’t sure who to ask. Matt scoped out a guy dressed in business casual who seemed to work at the stadium, and asked him to take a quick photo of us. As I checked the outcome, he asked Matt, “Just wondering, do you guys love Aaron Judge?” I instantly perked up. No shit, Sherlock! Matt nodded and the guy (God bless him, but I cannot remember his name for the life of me… I think I blacked out in that moment) pulled two wristbands out of his coat pocket. “Would you like to be in the Judge’s Chambers today?” he asked. We both nodded enthusiastically — I’m …