Days of Summer
The last 2 weeks is a bit of a blur, but they were filled with so many fun and fabulous things, more than I can fit into one post. I’m currently working on posts about all that was Sweet Suite / Blogger Bash and make sure to visit my posts about my travels with Wyndham Weekends.
Friday July 11, 2014
I wasn’t feeling so great I had a pinched nerve in my neck and was generally just not feeling well. My MIL kindly picked Jack up for a few hours so that I would get some rest and I took a nap for the first time in who knows how long. Then I tried on a bunch of dresses for Blogger Bash. I love this one, not sure why I didn’t wear it.
Saturday July 12, 2014
We had a rough morning which included a very abbreviated trip to the beach. I put Jack down for a nap and made some pina coladas for our friends who came over in the afternoon to enjoy the pool. Hanging with our friends and seeing the kids play and probably the pina coladas helped my mood immensely and turned a lousy day into a good one.
Sunday July 13, 2014
Can you see the tacky Taj Mahal in the background.
We started off my Birthday week with a trip to Margaritaville in Atlantic City with friends. They have a new bar on the beach that has games and a great atmosphere, though John said he still couldn’t get past the idea that he was in AC and not say, Aruba or Key West.
Monday July 14, 2014
I had a ton of things to do to get ready for Blogger Bash and this was my last day to do it, so the day is kind of a blur. But Jack took a nice nap, though I’m not sure I managed to get anything done because I still had way too much to do by Wednesday night.
Here he is showing off his water ice tongue.
Tuesday July 15, 2014
I came into work and was surprised with some pre-birthday cupcakes from my co-worker. And seriously the card was the sweetest. These weren’t the only cupcakes of the day as I came home and was greeted with even more cupcakes from Jack and John. So I enjoyed my cupcakes and watched some Orange is the New Black (I think I’m the only one not done season 2) and continued to ignore packing for Blogger Bash.
Wednesday July 16, 2014
Birthday! Actually it was a really muted celebration. My SUP class got canceled. I had a really unsuccessful shopping trip with my Mom. We had a good dinner and then I went home and ate more cupcakes, watched more Orange is the New Black and continued to mostly ignore packing for Blogger Bash. Though I did do a little bit of packing.
Super blurry but this guy was helping me pack
Thursday July 17, 2014
It was go time. Jenn and I drove north to meet up with Karen. We got pulled over and lost in Brooklyn. But we made it to our hotel and met up with Jess, Caitlin met us to head over to Sweet Suite where we had to take a selfie, while we waited in line. Sweet Suite which was such an amazing event and rightfully deserves it’s own post.
Friday July 18, 2014
Blogger Bash ! Check back Monday for a recap but I think this picture speaks for itself.
Saturday July 19, 2014
Jen and I headed straight from Blogger Bash to the Wyndham in Florham Park, NJ for a girls weekend away. We ate uninterrupted meals and enjoyed a bit of pampering at The Short Hills Mall and I completely fell in love with Lush, where the cosmetics and bath products are all handmade. I love this picture of me getting my hands massaged cause seriously those suckers were sore from all the tweeting and facebooking and hashtagging.
Sunday July 20, 2014
Home. God I missed this kid. It was so great to go home and I really felt relaxed. I got home mid-afternoon and we spent the rest of the day riding bikes and playing. I came home to a clean house and John made dinner. I loved being back where I belonged.
Monday July 21, 2014
All weekend I kept thinking I can just hang home on Monday and get some work done. But then I got home and remembered I had a Mom’s Club play date that I was hosting and Jack was starting swimming lessons. In my frazzled state I forgot towels, sunscreen and chairs you know pretty much everything I needed for the pool and beach. But it all worked out and we sat on the beach for as long as possible.
Tuesday July 22, 2014
We hit the library in the am and then did the pool in the afternoon. I think Jack was still tired from the weekend because it was like pulling teeth to get him to go to the farm stand to buy fruit, an activity he usually enjoys. I got my first Jersey Fresh tomatoes from my CSA, and my god there is nothing like a Jersey tomato.
Wednesday July 23, 2014
Back to work and I so did not want to go. After work I continued trying to wade through all the business cards and contact PR sheets that I brought home. Seriously, so much stuff to process.
Thursday July 24, 2014
Jack had gym class in the morning and it was my first time taking him this session. I’m always amazed by the way parents act at these things. There are always parents who are cheering the kids on and then others that are yelling at the kids. It’s a preschool gym class just sit back and watch. Then we went to Trader Joe’s cause I love driving an hour each way to food shop. But the dark chocolate, peanut butter, salted caramel truffles were worth it. We dropped dinner off to our friends, who had had a rough couple of days. I love this picture of our little meals on wheels.