we’re back– and tanner than ever. puerto rico was so sweet to us. the food, the company, the late night medalla lights, a deck covered in white christmas lights and early morning coffee made this trip ‘THE TRIP’. as in, the best one we’ve been on yet. we para-sailed, jumped off waterfalls, swam with fishes that looked like they were drawn with crayola crayons and got 100% shipwrecked. our little PR gang nailed it… and we already can’t wait for next year. (pepi’s house- round II)
although we are home– we brought with us: stronger friendships, laughable memories (thanks to richard, craig and angus) and most importantly– that puerto rican spice. literally. summer bbqs are going to rock.
i’ll post more pictures soon!
outside my window is a mini snow storm– and i absolutely love it. ian is getting ready for a night of plowing and clementine and i are gearing up for a night of wine, tv and thin mint (girl scout) cookies. perfection? pretty darn close.
i don’t know if it was the impending snow storm or the fact i haven’t eaten anything all day– but this duo was craving a burger/beer date… and that’s exactly what we did. newport parking ban = snowy ((romantic)) walk for two. post burger? play time with the pup on the top of touro!
^^^ we love our home^^^
^^^ dinner for 2^^^
we are enjoying this storm because friday we are off to sunny puerto rico –hands up in the air!
xx.the gang on touro
…because it’s so darn easy
things have been wonderful lately– this snow (more brewing for thursday) is just my cup of tea. it’s kind of like the sugar you sometimes add to that already delicious tea, ya know? maybe it’s because of my ‘no string attached’ situation this year– as in– i wake up to a plowed drive way and stairs salted/scraped every morning. i think i kind of enjoy the snow more because of this. and i get it– i’m lucky– my landlord indefinitely rocks, but because of where i find myself– i love it. every. single. damn. flake. so cheers to more snow and the little reindeer that is patiently awaiting its arrival:
oh– and the ice that is currently on my stairs (yes, all 6 inches of it)– there just nothing i can do. so we manage by ways of dancing, sliding and holding on for dear life.
^^^these two right here… i’ll never get enough^^^
this week calls for more snow, busy days in the lab and a friday night designated to love. our plans: without a doubt– pasta beach. (accompanied by meagan and curtis– our favorite double date(ers))
clementine’s sweet, sweet valentines day: doggy day care, treats and some big ole kisses from the two who love her most.
thanks for stopping by!
yesterday it snowed and snowed and snowed. then once i had the genius idea to head into work it rained and rained and rained. early wednesday morning felt like a weekend– waffles, black coffee and solo time with my puppy while ian works. side note: he is the hardest working guy i know. if he’s not in the lab with the fish… he’s fixing up houses or plowing the streets into the early (dark/cold) mornings. i am so so grateful for him and all of his hard work.
last night we ventured down to 180 to grab 2$ tacos. they were literally amazing (sorry diegos!). no lie: i added a reminder in my agenda for next week. we. will. be. there!
as for us, we are counting down the days until sunny puerto rico. 15 DAYS.
since it’s thursday i’ll leave you with these:
we are feeling sleepy, too. but the weekend is around the corner and this chick has a (much needed) hair appointment in boston. AMEN.
i don’t know what it is lately– but i am NOT sleeping well. i literally toss and turn the entire night. and when my alarm goes off at 6:10am there is no way this chick is getting up. possible reasons: bum shoulder, going to bed too early, going to bed too late, and the obvious– clementine. baby girl sleeps with us every. single. night. don’t get me wrong– i absolutely love it but she takes up more room than ian and i combined. this morning we slept in late (oops!) and rushed around all morning, taking showers, drying my hair (thank you polar vortex) and putting together our lunches. so when it was time to leave my little heart broke because i had to put clementine in the kitchen. granted she has her bed and toys– but nothing in this world beats mom and dads bed.
oh, i just love her so much.
that sleepy face is courtesy of gnarly dog & a family dinner party. the kirby gals ventured over to touro last night for some soup/salad, lettuce wraps and of course champagne. the evening was perfect– home cooked meals with genuine laughter is my favorite thing. love them with all i’ve got.
as for this weekend: kelsi’s 23rd birthday shin dig in newport! and if you know us mullaney gals– shizz is about to get cray. (cue the wine and cheese). i’ll recap our weekend next week, don’t ya’ll worry!
i have no idea where i have been for the past 2 weeks– but i’m back, oh hay!
right now (10:25am) i have no idea what i am going to write about. not. a. damn. clue.
this winter has been wonderful. the snow, the home cooked dinners paired with my favorite red wine, the refreshment of new friends and solidifying the old. this winter is french onion soup to me. it’s been that good– and i’m delightfully enjoying each bitter cold day from the top of touro. our saving grace? puerto rico is literally right around the corner. AMEN.
things to look forward to: kirby dinner party at our place, kelsi + devon’s weekend in newport, valentines day and of course, that puerto rican sun.
i’ll write more soon– this time, i promise!