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I got the Bottom Bunk!!!!! July 26, 2011

Filed under: Family,New Hampshire — Kelocity @ 11:27 pm
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We had a nice time in my hometown, but we were pretty excited to head up to Lake Winnipesaukee! I grew up spending my summers up there, and it’s also where we got married. We absolutely love it up there and always try to get in as many lake days as possible when we’re home. My grandparents live up there in the summer too, so it’s nice to spend some time with them.

(PS, my grandparents read my blog so I have to say hi!!!)

Of course as soon as we got on the road to get up there, it started to pour! We were really hoping it would clear up by the time we got up there, the rain was coming down in sheets! Typical New England, right?
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But sure enough, as soon as we arrived, it cleared up! (Also typical New England!) We have arrived!
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Did you see that big boat in the background? That’s the Mount Washington and she’s a beauty. We love watching her go back and forth across the lake during the day.
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I say it all the time, but this spot right here is my “happy place”. If I only had this view for the rest of my life, I’d probably be ok with that. Something about this lake just gives me such peace and really restores my soul.
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It makes me so happy that I now get to share my favorite place with Irving. I’m so glad that he loves it as much as I do. We both practically jumped right into the water after saying hi to my grandparents! We couldn’t wait to dip our toes in the water and then dive right in!
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The rest of the afternoon was spent doing a lot of this:
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And then later, a little of this!
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I love playing Mexican Train Dominos with my grandmother. We pretty much played all kinds of games all week long, if that doesn’t scream summer vacation, I don’t know what does! I forgot how much I like it, I have to try to play more often at home.
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Around dinner time, my mom, sister and her boyfriend joined us at the lake too! We headed out to dinner up the road. Along the way, we stopped to look at the new “Monkey Trunks” playground they built nearby. Isn’t it cool? It’s a bunch of ziplines and high ropes and obstacle courses! It’s on my list of things to do for next time!
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For dinner, we ate at the Lobster Pound, a nice restaurant across from the beach.
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It was so fun chatting with my sister and Chris. We miss them so much!
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Mom and Daughter (with that fresh-out-of-the-lake hair!)
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I think Irving was drinking a blueberry beer that is so reminiscent of the east coast!
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Chicken Parm = my favorite meal!!! And don’t be fooled, this dish served me dinner and TWO people lunch the next day. It was Huge!!!
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Group shot!
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We were so stuffed, we decided to walk back to the lake house after. But first, a photo-session!
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And one with just the boys!
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When it got dark, my mom and I took a walk on the beach and Mikaela, Chris and Irving went off to play mini-golf up the street. (Yep, twice in a week, it’s crazy!) After a couple of hours, my mom and I went to investigate to see how they were doing. We caught them deep into a very serious golf game.

Pictures from earlier in the week for visuals!
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Apparently the stakes were really high. They were playing for a very important prize: who gets the bottom bunks. (You see, our lakehouse has two sets of bunk beds and since we’re older, the bottom bunks are very desirable!)
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In the end, Irving came in first, then Mikaela and Chris. I didn’t even play, so I automatically got 4th place (rude, right?)…. but then it came down to a rock-paper-scissors game. 4th place vs. 3rd place (which I won!)… and then there were two other rounds, no one would really explain to me what was going on, but I kept winning in rock-paper-scissors…. long story short, I got first pick in the bunk arrangements! Sa-weet!!!!!

Here’s the final standings! First place, baby! Of course I picked the bottom bunk! Irving got stuck up top. BAHAHA!
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Oh the hilarity!
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So many more adventures to come!

 

For your entertainment…. July 29, 2010

Filed under: Family,New Hampshire,Vermont — Kelocity @ 12:50 am
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I’ve  been staying up really late recently, which is really out of character for me. I’m usually out by 10pm or so. But this week I’m just not tired…

So I stayed up tonight to put together a video of our New England Trip. It’s a pretty rough edit, I really hate Windows Movie Maker.

[[Does anyone know of any consumer editing software that is similar to Avid or Final Cut Pro, but for a PC?]]

This video is 2.5 minutes long. Enjoy!!

 

Recreating our Anniversary (With Cake and Pictures!) July 24, 2010

Filed under: New Hampshire,Wedding — Kelocity @ 8:33 pm
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Instead of saving our top tier of our cake, our baker made us a fresh one! This worked out because we couldn’t have brought it home to LA anyways.

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It was the same flavors as the top of our wedding cake:

  • Tier 1: Yellow cake/chocolate fudge Filling
    Tier 2: Chocolate cake/Raspberry filling
    Frosting: Buttercream frosting

Before we cut the cake, we sang “Happy Birthday to our Marriage”.
(I’ll spare you the video)!
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Then we walked around our wedding venue and took some pictures!
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We ran into our wedding coordinator, Stacey while we were there!
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And we recreated some of our wedding photos (my hair was wet from swimming)!

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That was fun! Thanks to Papa who took our pictures!

 

Anniversary Trip – Part 7 Lake Winnipesaukee

Filed under: Family,New Hampshire — Kelocity @ 2:38 pm
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We had another great cookout when we got there. Cheeseburgers made with Cabot Cheese that we brought back from Vermont. Mmm

My little chef (staring into the sun):
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Then there was some swimming to be had.

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Look who it is!
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Ready, Set….
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Go!
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Papa enjoyed the water too!
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I love the lake. This is my “happy place”.
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We had a beautiful sunset!
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Papa taking sunset pictures:

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Photo Bomb!
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Ducks!
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The next morning, we took the boat out for a ride!

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Captain Papa
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And co-captain Grammie
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Nice day for a boat ride!
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The little post office on an island!
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And the mail boat coming in for a delivery!
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We docked at Center Harbor Beach for some lunch and a swim!
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Just as the sun was starting to set over the lake…
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…we took the kayaks out!
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Captain Gizmo!
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Irving and my mom:
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Mikaela:
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Papa:
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We all jumped into the lake for an evening swim.. even Gizzy!
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Then me and Ally took the kayaks out:
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The next day was TUBING TIME!

Mikaela and Chris:
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Ready, set…
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Go!
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Then Irving and Ally!
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And me and Alyssa!
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Don’t let Gizzy fool you… he was super scared being on the boat. 🙂

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Mother/Daughter!
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Three Generations!
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I LOVE this lake!!
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