Six years.

Today is our 6th wedding anniversary! With Sean being away we aren't doing anything to celebrate (though we did sneak in a date night before he left!) but it also has me feeling very nostalgic. It's so fun to go back and look at photos and I think it's so important to document events like this. It makes me realize how far we've come, all of our accomplishments and milestones. Though we've been married 6 years, we've been together for ten! So... I entered down the windy road of google photos INCLUDING wedding photos (!) and decided to share some my favorites. There are a lot of favorites (ha!) --
To give a quick recap -- if I was going to tell a story about the collage above it would go something like: the time I acted like I could skateboard when I really didn't know how at all. The time we got fancy and went on a dinner train even though I didn't eat any of the food because it was too fancy for me. The time I wanted to be something pretty for Halloween but Sean ended up picking and it was the first time I bought and wore something from the Salvation Army. The time when we used to take photos with cameras! The time I got such a sunburn in Maine. The time we were invited to a "prom party" in our 20s. The first time we went to Seattle together. The time we got the first set of keys for our very first apartment. The time we went to a wedding together... for the first time. The time we got engaged. The time we left for our honeymoon. The time that ended up being my favorite NYE. The time we celebrated our first wedding anniversary. The time we celebrated my birthday... still in my 20s. The time Sean made me try mac & cheese with pulled pork and it was amazing. The last time we attended a wedding before I got pregnant!

Since I clearly skipped a whole thing (like the wedding) in that recap -- here are some of my favorites from just that day -- 7.16.11:

A lot has changed in the years we've been together and it's amazing to think of the differences and what remains the same. I'm so excited for the future and to find out what is still in store for us. :)



I took Javi to FunFest, an event put on by WGBH (here in Boston, that's how Javi watches Curious George!). We met my cousin Lindsey and her kids there and I thought for sure Javi would LOVE to meet Curious George -- but, he was scared and not having it. In fact, when I unbuckled him to stand up to take a picture with George, he quickly buckled himself right back in the stroller. After we hit up the food truck, enjoyed the "all you can eat ice cream", got faces painted and decided against the long line for the bounce house we decided to call it a morning and went back to Lindsey's for some backyard/water play fun. That's definitely Javi's favorite thing right now so he was in his element (plus loving the kids to play with and all the toys to admire!). 


Life Lately.

Well, it's been a while since I've sat down just to write about life so I thought now is as good a time as any! Sean's back in Florida, spending time with his dad who is having some health issues. He left last Tuesday so Javi and I have spent a lot of time together and with my parents. I've tried to keep his schedule the same, as much as possible, though it's really sad to come home, put him to bed and then have nothing to do and no one to hang out with all evening! Let's just say I've been watching a lot of Friends (and staying away from Criminal Minds which I started to watch on night 1 and then I was like WHAT THE HECK AM I DOING?!).

Along with repeats of Friends and How I Met Your Mother (always my go-to's) I've been catching up on Baby Daddy, and The People vs. OJ Simpson. Javi accidentally purchased HBO (and Starz) through our Amazon firestick though I was a bit excited because I got to watch Big Little Lies which I loved! I'm in need of more shows to watch though -- I have a long week ahead of me and after he's in bed I don't have much to do. I've tried so many Netflix shows and can't find one that I can make it past episode 1. 
My summer job is going well. It's not necessarily what I imagined and is definitely a lot different than what I'm used to (philosophy-wise, daily schedule-wise, budget-wise) but at this point there are only 2 weeks left. Since Sean's left I've had to change my hours to make my already really short days -- even shorter. But I'm home most days by 12:20 and two days a week Javi is at his own daycare/summer camp so I get to come home, eat Dairy Queen and watch TV -- but mostly I just nap.

Speaking of naps, I'm really proud of myself for finally getting to a place where Javi naps -- in his crib! I feel like it's a major accomplishment. He doesn't always do it, but for the past week he has and it's amazing how refreshed I feel when he naps in his crib compared to when he naps in the car. Car naps mean I have to drive him around and then I become exhausted! So -- yay for crib naps!

I was a bit overwhelmed this week on Prime Day. There were so many things I wanted but ultimately picked out a scooter, a helmet and a wheelbarrow for Javi. He's gotten to ride his scooter (once) in the house and it was definitely clear I could have just gotten him the helmet because that was his favorite part. In fact, when I took it off he had a full meltdown screaming "mine!" and then tried to convince me he needed to wear it in the car. 
// star wars slippers // star wars pajamas (sold out, similar here)

Did you get any Prime Day purchases?! If so, what?


A trip to Maine.

We got engaged at Pemaquid Lighthouse in Maine and it's been a special place to us since. Sean's family has a house near there and we try to get away at least a few times a year. We haven't taken Javi there since he was just 3 weeks old (!) and we thought it would be such a fun family getaway... boy were we wrong! Javi was in a good mood on the way up (it's about a 4 hour drive) and he slept a good amount and entertained himself with snacks and netflix the rest of the way -- and was even amazing during dinner the first night! Even other diners were like "wow! how old is he??" and "he's spectacular" and "he's just so happy!" but then clearly all those compliments went to his head (or mine?!) and Saturday and Sunday he was in the worst mood! He discovered "no!" and "mine!" and just really threw us off our fun-family-getaway track. Sean's a lot better than me at just going with the flow and making the best of it but I (I guess like Javi, ha!) just can't do it. It's fair to say that we have to have a do-over because I came home from the vacation thinking "god, I need a vacation!" -- we did manage to get some good pictures though and in only a few can you tell how unhappy he truly was. 

Oh - he's still in the "no!" and "mine!" phase and if you have any tips -- send them my way. 


Happy 4th of July!

We had a quiet 4th of July. We spent most of the afternoon at my parent's house eating food, Javi played with the water table (& cousins!) and we finished the evening off with a walk down to the ice cream truck. Things are bit different now... since Javi goes to bed at 7 (and I'm pretty strict about it!) there were no fireworks to be seen by us. Maybe next year!