Friday, February 27, 2009

Weekend time!


So far its been a great start to the weekend! I had Meghan over for dinner last night and HSM2 (obsessed!), Nick came home from a business trip and it's sunny today! No more snow!

Have a great weekend!
image: Disney

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

French onion soup



I am so lucky to have friends who are amazing cooks! And even more lucky that they invite me over for dinner!

The other day Meghan had Brynn, Megan and me over for dinner and made us French onion soup. It has been rainy and gross here in Seattle this week, so it was wonderful to curl up on Meghan's comfy couch with a delicious bowl of homemade soup.

Thanks Meghan!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

81st Academy Awards

I believe this was my favorite Academy Awards in recent memory. I thought the format was great, especially when they had all the previous winners up on stage.

Most of all, I thought everyone (especially the women) looked amazing! It was hard for me to narrow it down as much as I tried to below.














images: People

Saturday skiing

After Nick's flight got in from Portland, we drove up to my cabin for a day of skiing. The cabin is about 20 minutes away from Crystal mountain, so we get to sleep in a little bit and still make it up to the mountain before the lifts open.

For a Saturday, the crowds really weren't that bad and we got a pretty good day in, 8:30 start and 2:00 p.m. finish. Since Nick is still learning, I did some runs just with my dad that were a little more challenging but also did some runs with Nick.

We had great weather and it was nice to be up in the mountains again.





Friday, February 20, 2009

High School Musical


I now see what all the hype is about! Meghan and Brynn came over for dinner and an HSM viewing. I have seen HSM2 twice now, but am going through in order with the girls.

We felt like we were 17 again!! If you haven't seen it, give it a chance - it was actually really good!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Godfather wars


"Leave the gun, take the cannoli"

In my family, nothing tops The Godfather. I grew up watching the movies and listening to my dad quoting them. And since my dad is 100% Sicilian, why would it be any other way?!

When my parents and I went to Sicily, we actually went to the opera house and did a tour where the end of the third Godfather takes place.

Vanity Fair recently did a very entertaining article on the making of the 1971 classic and it's a must read for any fan - dad!!

image: The Godfather

Kittens inspired by kittens

Brynn and her sister Megan found this video yesterday and it is so random, but cracks me up! It even made it on one of my favorite shows, The Soup!



video: YouTube

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Hope your day is full of love!

image: Flickr

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Leading lady

Some beautiful Annie Leibovitz photos of the new first lady for the March cover of Vogue. Enjoy!








images: Vogue

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Best in show


Congratulations to Stump, the 10-year-old Sussex spaniel who was been named Best in Show at the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show!

However, my heart is still with last year's winner, Uno the beautiful beagle!


images: Los Angeles Times, ABC News

Monday, February 9, 2009

Baked penne with roasted vegetables


Giada does it again! I am trying to eat more vegetables and this recipe did the trick! I actually doubled all the vegetables so it was even more healthy (and cut out the butter on top).

image: Food Network

Friday, February 6, 2009

Weekend Time!


I am so excited for the weekend! Lots of fun things planned:


-Seeing "He's Just Not That Into You" downtown with friends tonight
-Hanging out at a friends condo after the movie since our friend Marissa is visiting from LA
-Helping Brynn housesit her parents two adoreable havanese puppies!
-dinner with mom and dad on Sunday!
-some much needed cleaning time
-trying out some new recipies
-relaxing....


Enjoy the weekend everyone!
image: IMDB

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Sequel is Confirmed!


The girls are back for a Sex And The City sequel - confirmed by the film's writer-director Michael Patrick King. Woohoo! Great way to start the weekend!

image: All Movie Photo

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

25 Random Facts About Me


I did this on Facebook and decided to recycle my post here!


1. I love to cook and am obsessed with Giada De Laurentiis. I got to meet her in Rome when she was there filming with the Today Show.

2. I broke the biggest bone in one's body, my femur, skiing in high school. Ouch!!

3. I did ballet for 11 years.

4. I studied abroad in Rome my senior year in college and it was the best time of my life!

5. I met Nick my junior year of college when he was president of his fraternity and I was of my sorority. Happily ever after!

6. I went on a trip to Israel, Jordan and Egypt with my mom when I was in 7th grade and floated in the Dead Sea.

7. When I was 10 I went to Mass at the Vatican with the Pope. I was standing on a chair (I was short), lost my balance and fell backward, and a group of nuns caught me.

8. I love to travel! I have very adventurous parents who have traveled all over the world and I hope to be like them when I grow up!

9. My grandfather (dad's dad) came over from Italy through Ellis Island.

10. My great-great...etc...Great-
grandparents (mom's side) were some of the original mayflower Settlers that came over 1621. We even saw their house when we took a trip to Williamsburg.

11. I work out almost every morning at 6 a.m. It's so nice to get it done with!

12. I NEVER hear my phone ring. My friends think I ignore them, but really, I just don't hear it ring.

13. My favorite shows (currently) are The Office, Top Chef, The Bachelor, Real Housewives of Orange county and Biggest Loser.

14. I love musicals! Some of my favorites are Sound of Music and My Fair Lady. I don't even know how many times I have watched them.

15. I really want to go back to Europe in the fall....

16. I have a Bunco group that plays every month and it is awesome!

17. I have been to every N Sync/Justin Timberlake concert with Meghan and Brynn! Our obsession will never die.

18. I still love Britney Spears and am going to her concert in April with my friends Deanna and Leila!

19. I was obsessed with the American Girl Dolls growing up. I successfully collected everything Samantha, and then started on Felicity.

20. My brother's first sentence was about me: "Look mama, baby eat." Everyone's world revolves around me! j/k!

21. One night Freshman year, I stayed up late talking to Angela and Erin, even though we weren't friends at that point, something just clicked, we became instant friends and have been that way ever since.

22. I have been skiing ever since I could stand up on them. I still remember being towed behind my parents on the bunny slope.

23. One of my favorite family vacations was going to the east coast to visit my family and then going to Boston, Maine, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. My next favorite vacation was London and Italy.

24. I get three Martha Stewart e-mails a day (dinner tonight, cookie of the day and organizing tip of the day). I love her and Oprah almost as much as Giada.

25. Even though I don't like to admit it, my mom can still beat me at tennis. She plays twice a week and is awesome!


image: Writers Workshop

Delayed Weekend Update

It's been a very busy week so far and my poor blog has been neglected! Time to catch up!

On Saturday I went out with some of his friend's for a birthday party but didn't stay out very late because the SuperBowl was the next day! I watched it was a group of about 20 of Nick's friends, and they even let me switch it over to the Puppy Bowl for a bit!

watching the 3D Super Bowl commercials





Saturday night with the other "girlfriends"

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