Jamie and Brett got us these cute mugs for our engagement!
Great gift if you know someone that just got engaged or married!
We had another visitor 2 weeks ago, Scott.
That’s him at the Crypt of St. Martin.
Anyway, back to our weekend. We did a lot in 4 days.
He showed up with presents for us!!
Velveeta for Jon and paydays for me!!
First we went to Jon’s favorite Chinese restaurant near Baker Street for dinner on Thursday.
Then we went to Jon’s favorite dim sum restaurant in Chinatown for lunch on Friday.
After lunch we checked out the fountain at Trafalgar Square.
On Sunday we walked around London a little more.
Stopping at Westminster Abbey.
And Buckingham Palace.
We got dinner at another one of Jon’s favorite Thai restaurants (do you see a theme happening?!) and then Scott headed back to NY on Monday morning.
Such a great weekend! I hope you enjoyed it Scott!
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My family are on the plane right now. Almost here!
I made up a cute little welcome bag for them when they arrived at the hotel.
A couple cupcakes from Lola’s (www.lolas-kitchen.co.uk/) and a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau 2010 (which I know my Dad loves). The cupcakes are strawberry, rocky road, peanut butter & coconut. YUM!
Can’t wait for them to arrive in London!!!!
In 4 days my family will be here! I’ve planned out the week, made reservations for tea and dinners, and made an itinerary for them while I’m in class. I CAN’T WAIT!!!
We are a crazy family but I’m sure most would consider their family crazy also. We laugh at the littlest thing and just enjoy our time together.
Most say my mom and I are twins. Do you agree?
This photo is so ugly but I think it describes my family perfectly…..always blaming Alex for something.
A Tour of my School
And many many more!!
I even have an arrival gift for them. I hope they like it!
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One year ago today I was given the best gift from my parents. The gift of sight (well 20/15 vision to be exact). I started the process when I was 18 years old but I chickened out right before the surgery a couple times. Finally last year I forced myself to go through with it. I had to have PRK instead of LASIK which is a little bit more involved but produces the same results in the end. The actual surgery took 10 seconds per eye and then I got up from the table and was able to see everything!! I layed on my couch for a day looking like this:
After that day I was out shopping, socializing and event went to a birthday party at a bar. Why did I wait so long?!?! If anyone is considering it DO IT RIGHT NOW. You won’t be disappointed one bit. If you have any questions please email me.
THANK YOU MOM AND DAD FOR THE BEST GIFT EVER!!