weekending

Weekending- Summer Style

This weekend, my sister Val and I headed out to Pennsylvania to attend the wedding of one of her good friends- due to an emergency, I ended up being enlisted as the wedding photographer- which I was happy to do. We had fun doing the whole wedding thing, (an open bar and dancing, what's not to enjoy?!) and then on Sunday, we made the spontaneous decision to drive another hour and a half and stay the night with our friend Stephen in New Jersey! He basically lives right across from Manhattan, so we were able to visit him, pop over to NYC AND watch the GOT premiere before heading back Monday morning.

A weekend well spent. 

These photos make Allentown, PA seem a touch quainter than it was... but we still had a great time! 

I've been to NYC twice now, and both occasions I had limited time... but I've enjoyed it. This was the first time I saw the Statue of Liberty, and the Ground Zero/World Trade Center area was open, so it was nice to visit and see the reflecting pools. Next time I pop in to visit my friend Stephen I'll make sure and schedule more time for exploring. 

 

 

Weekending: Welcomed Distractions

Raise your hand if you ever go through phases where you welcome distractions in your life. That has definitely been me as of late... and I'm just trying to embrace it. Sometimes it feels like there are a lot of just heavy, important decisions to be made and thought through, and that can be exhausting. So I'm trying to be better at taking life lightly, enjoying myself, and not being so serious and grown-up all the time. (I'm attempting to be 22 at 32, in other words. Haha.)

The past weekend was quite lovely... good weather, my best friend was in town, browsed the Victorian Village garage sales and found a pretty little silver tray for my bar area at home... met with a friend for coffee and started planning the first upcoming lady gathering that I'll be hosting at my home!