Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree!

Probably one of my favorite traditions during Christmas is going to get our tree. As a kid, we would always, always cut it down ourselves and there were even a few years where we trekked so far out and got HUGE trees that it was very reminiscent of the Griswold Christmas Vacation. We still joke about it to this day! Since Aaron and I have only lived in cities together, we've always gone to a lot or stand somewhere in our neighborhood. While I miss the days of an outdoor adventure, there is something fun and kind of romantic about picking out our tree and walking it home together through the neighborhood. You can see the past two years of getting our tree here and here.  photo IMG_4174_zpsc5fba338.jpg  photo IMG_4180_zps59d9ce13.jpg  photo IMG_4196_zps5dc6bd93.jpg  photo IMG_4201_zps234c7a74.jpg  photo IMG_4214_zpse877789e.jpg  photo IMG_4217_zpsaadb70fb.jpg  photo IMG_4220_zps61f0f983.jpg  photo IMG_4222_zpscc1078c0.jpg  photo IMG_4224_zpsd0cfa270.jpg  photo IMG_4230_zpsea08d137.jpg

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Turks and Caicos Islands

There are perks to marrying an older man you know, like having a reason to go to Turks and Caicos for his 30th birthday ;)
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Happy Birthday, my love. You're my favorite person in all the land.
(ps. we stayed at the Seven Stars Resort for those wondering, and it was so SO wonderful)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas in NYC!

We've started a little "Christmas in NYC" bucket list over here and last night the activities commenced. We got our tree, decorated, and then headed uptown for some out of this world bagels from Absolute Bagels. We took our time walking back on Central Park West to enjoy all of the beautifully decorated entryways to those way-too-expensive buildings. Favorite part of the night had to be watching Aaron wrangle the tree up five flights of stairs ;) Love him so.  photo photo1-32_zpsa02b2091.jpg  photo photo2-31_zps18b57448.jpg  photo photo3-22_zps6b97fd4d.jpg  photo photo4-15_zps8ec317cc.jpg

Friday, November 21, 2014

Jean-Talon Market

On the Sunday morning of our trip to Montreal, we planned to make a quick stop at their famous outdoor market. What we thought would be a quick trip, turned into a full-fledged photo session as I could not get over how beautiful the produce was. Perhaps it was the natural light and gorgeous fall day, but I have never been so mesmerized by fruits and vegetables. Special thanks to Aaron for his immense patience during all of those moments when I suddenly need to document EVERYTHING.
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Friday, November 7, 2014

Montreal, Canada.

If you've got the itch for Europe but not quite enough time or money to make the trip, Montreal is a great alternative! Aaron and I made a last minute decision on a Thursday to leave the next night and head towards Montreal. It's a 6 hour drive from NYC and when you're on the road as much as we are you kind of forget how that's kind of far drive for a weekend. I was like, "Oh, only 6 hours? So easy!" Let's just say I wasn't singing the same tune when we arrived at 2:30AM. Regardless, we had such a fun weekend away and enjoyed exploring a new city together. Our favorite parts were walking around to see the colorful homes and trying some of the recommended restaurants and micro breweries. Neither of us were able to muster up the courage to try poutine, though. Maybe next time! Thanks for the great first visit, Canada!
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