I apologize for my delinquency in blogging - the past few weeks have been pretty busy! But I'm happy to report that I finally have a bit more time to devote to Joie, and plenty of upcoming blogs that I'm very excited to share.
To catch you up on what's been going on in ma vie, I'll consolidate the last two weekends in May in this post, and be sure to fill you in on this past week in my next post.
May 18th - my darling friend Samantha turns 23. To celebrate, we pile into two cars and head to Foxwoods Casino for an evening of
gambling and debauchery class and sophistication.
Birthday presents, a bag of Baked Lays, and a few rousing games of Mad Libs later, we arrive at our hotel room and are ready to party. The other car arrived ahead of us so we had some catching up to do, but luckily I came prepared:
It didn't take long to get the party started. A short limo ride from our hotel to the casino later, we were all on our way to the tables and to dance the night away to the heart-pounding beats by DJ Aoki.
The rest of the weekend passed pretty pleasantly - the weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed a few outdoor concerts on the Esplanade in Boston (Third Eye Blind, anyone?), and before I knew it Monday was here and it was back to work. Thank goodness the following weekend was a long one - I was so excited to get to Block Island for some R&R with the grandparents.
Block Island is a tiny, teardrop-shaped island off the coast of Rhode Island, and it is my favorite place for a getaway. My family has been going there for summer vacations and 4th of July weekends for as long as I can remember. From fishing off the dock with pieces of raw hot dog meat (and catching nothing but crabs) to riding into town on the back of my dad's 1984 Honda motorcycle, from playing hours-long games of Monopoly with my siblings to burying each other in the sand at State beach, Block Island will always be my home away from home.
We arrived Saturday afternoon just in time for cocktails. My grandmother recently discovered Dark n' Stormy cocktails thanks to a young man she sat next to on the ferry ride over from Point Judith, and it was the drink of choice for the weekend. (It also meant that our card games got pretty ridiculous pretty quickly). Michael had to work a good bit of the weekend which was a bummer, but fortunately we had most of Sunday to shop around town with my mama and even cooked out on the grill that night. Oh and of course, we played with the puppies.
We flew home Monday morning before the fog rolled in, and spent the rest of the day in Wellesley lounging by the pool with my siblings. Given the previous weekend's birthday festivities, it was the perfect way to rest and recoup with the fam!