August already?!

I can't believe it's already August.

August is a big month for us...
let's break it down.

-plans every weekend including trip with Billy's family
-Rocky's birthday on the 13th (he'll be 4, ahh!)
-Me and Billy's "other" anniversary on the 25th: dating for 8 years
-our actual anniversary on the 28th: married for 1 year (Boston/Cape Cod trip)
-and this week I've officially been a vegetarian for HALF a year!


The weekends keep flying by and this one was no exception. Here's a little bit of what I was up to...

Friday night, I went and visited my girlfriend (who was also the florist for our wedding) who just had twins..Callaway (boy) and Channing (girl). Aren't those super cute names? Later that night, we went out downtown to have one last night out with another girlfriend who is moving back to New York.

Saturday was spent at my favorite location....poolside.

The pictures above are from Sunday. Sunday morning we went to Sweet Clove Sunshine Cafe (again) and had a wonderful late breakfast. This time I chose The Garden omelette and it was delicious. Billy opted to get lunch and chose got the club sandwich. We went fishing at my parents house for a little bit in the afternoon before we ate dinner.

 See that cute pic of Rocky? He got groomed last week and I never shared this picture..he is looking so studly, don't you think?

We also made a very special stop yesterday.
Remember how I mentioned in June that it was my mom's 10 year anniversary of passing away and we planted a butterfly bush at her grave?

We stopped there yesterday to check on it and water it and there were butterflies all over it...beautiful monarch butterflies and some baby butterflies. It made me feel so good and I know my Mom loves it.

Did anyone watch Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding that was on Saturday night?

Yes, I was exhausted from the previous night and from the pool that day so I forced Billy to watch it with me.

It was so adorable. They are so adorable together.
I've always been a huge Nick Lachey fan (98 Degrees anyone?!)..what can I say? He's an Ohio native and is pretty easy on the eyes. I will admit that back in the day I really really liked him and Jessica together, but after getting to "know" Vanessa and hear her family situation a little more, I can see how they make such a good couple and I can relate to her. I loved watching how much fun Vanessa and him have together...they are always laughing and having a good time together and their wedding was beautiful! I wasn't the biggest fan of her dress...I actually liked the other dresses she tried on more than the one she ended up with! Did you like her dress choice?! I may or may not have teared up a few times watching it all. ;)

Also..can I just say what beautiful babies they will have? Vanessa is absolutely stunning!

What did you do this weekend?  

This upcoming week should be a good one...tomorrow night is the Goo Goo Dolls concert with my best friend Lindsay and we are getting our favorite SUSHI beforehand. I'm already craving it and it's only been a week since having it last! Also, this upcoming weekend is the Irish Festival in our town! More details on that later :)

TOMORROW I will be sharing my "Did I Do That?" VOLUME 2 so ya better come back and check it out.



  1. congrats on all the big 'dates' this month!

    yay, vegetarian! :)

    did not watch nick & vanessa wedding but i am sure they will re-run it soon.

  2. Darn! I completely forgot that was on...I meant to record it! Do you know if they're replaying it?!?!

  3. Totally don't have cable and everyone was talking about the wedding :( Boo..

    Your friend named her baby common last names! eek! Not sure I'd name my kids Calloway...Channing i think of the male actor hottie Channing Tatum!

    Ah well to each their own I suppose! Yay for Rocky turing 4~

  4. Wow! You have a busy month ahead with all the important dates! I watched Nick and Vanessa and they were so adorable, my boyfriend watched it with me too. Also, I went to a Goo Goo Dolls concert last summer and they were really good, hopefully you'll enjoy them as well! :)

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  5. Calloway and Channing -- I love the uniqueness of them! Are one of those her maiden name or is her husband a big golfer?

    Your weekend seems like it was jam packed, yet relaxing. How perfect!

    Your mom is so proud of you. I know it. And I bet she LOVES all of those gorgeous butterflies around her all the time. How special!

  6. wow you have a lot going on! I did watch the wedding special-it was very cute and they obviously love each other very much! Congrats on your anniversaries and being a vegetarian for a year. Also, I'm sure mom is watching you and is very proud of all you have accomplished.

  7. I missed the wedding! I wanted to see it! Sounds like you have lots of fun things going on! :)

  8. I did watch N&V's wedding and totally agree that it was great getting to know her bc she seems pretty genuine. They really compliment each other! :)

  9. I watched the wedding special and cried 2/3 outta the whole show. Rick looked at me like, are you crying? lol I really teared up at the end! and she IS so pretty and looked gorg. I actually like the first dress she tried on better, is that the one you were talking about?? Are you going to SushiKo tuesday!? hehe :)

  10. Sounds like you have a great month to look forward to! I was a total 98 degrees fan and Nick is definitely a hottie! I'm disappointed that I missed the wedding on Saturday night. Happy Monday! XO Magan

  11. Sounds like it was a wonderful weekend!! Rocky looks so stinkin' cute! What a little heartthrob. I didn't catch their wedding this weekend so I'll be needing to find a re-cap, but I do love the two of them together :) They seem like such a great match.

    The butterfly bush is such a sweet idea and I'm glad you were able to stop by and see so many butterflies there :)

  12. Oh I totally forgot I watched that last night too!! They are so freaking cute together!! I was sad too when him and Jess split up, but seeing them together is so refreshing! They are genuinely happy!!

  13. I can't believe it's August either! SO much to fit in before summer is gone!

  14. Wow August is a big month! I'm glad you had such a great weekend! Have fun at the Goo Goo Dolls concert! I'm very jealous that you're going!


  15. Looks like you have so many fantastic things to celebrate in August! What a fun month ahead!

    Rocky is SO ADORABLE. I just squealed looking at his picture. Awwww!!!

    I missed Nick and Vanessa's wedding special! :( I was away for the weekend and am still hoping to catch a rerun on TLC sometime this week. I love Nick Lachey soo much (also because he is an Ohio [and Cincinnati!] native), and he just seems like such a great guy. He and Vanessa seem so great together!!

  16. Yaay! Lots of exciting celebrations for the month for you! Rocky and Chloë are the same age! awww..but only for a couple months..haha..she'll turn 5 in november!
    I didn't see Nick and Vanessa's Dream Wedding!! I'm going to look for it on the internet!!

    That almost made me cry about your moms butterfly bush! So heartfelt and sweet!

  17. I def. shed some tears during the wedding too. i didn't like her dress either...

  18. I have a good friend named Channing and I LOVE Callaway...so cute!

    Sad I missed the wedding...love Nick :)

  19. Rocky's haircut is ADORABLE!

    I want a butterfly bush! WHOA!

    I can't believe I missed the wedding. DOH!

  20. dangit I'm so bummed I missed the wedding special! Crossing my fingers it's on demand...

  21. Wow, August is busy for you! Rocky is soo cute! I haven't watched the special yet (I'm team Jessica!) but I've heard so many good things about it, so I may have to catch a re-run!

  22. if i could clone nick lachey....i would. talk about a dream guy and vanessa is GORG! i'm sure billy super loved this special tv time ;)

    so many awesome anniversaries this month....i think this clearly means you need to go shopping! ;)

  23. I know you are going to be busy on your vacation here in Mass but I would love to meet up even for a short visit (or I can show you around someplace). Let me know. Love your mom's butterfly bush. So pretty. And YES pls Nick! Love him. Not sure why he would still want to share his private life on tv but hopefully these 2 are a better match.

  24. ahh i can't believe august is here either. and before we know it, it's going to be september! i have something going on every weekend, too. oh well..september = the beginning of football season!!

    So Nick is from your state and Vanessa is from mine! I've always been a fan of them together, they are too cute!

    That is so neat about the butterfly bush..firm believer in "signs"!

    Ok, I think I'm done babbling now. :)

  25. Sounds like you had a great weekend!
    I was so upset when Nick and jessica broke up. But Vanessa is great! so I'm so happy for them!

    Lots of love

  26. Rocky's birthday!!! Let's have a party! I think it's about time Sir Rockey and Mr. Wilson meet. They will LOVE eachother.

  27. YAY for it being August! Sounds like a fun month ahead! Congrats on all the big dates! cant wait to hear more about them! :)

    p.s. Rocky is looking super cute! hes so fluffy! lol


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