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Recipe for a perfect weekend

What's the recipe for a perfect weekend?

Ingredients:

Eight extra hours off work on Friday Dinner with a special sisterA perfect night under the stars, chatting with friends, and listening to some great tunes at Fairport BrewingGetting up early on Saturday and getting some delicious bagelsA trip to Canandaigua to get some sweet yellow, orange and white pansies for the garden, followed by lunch at PUDGIES!A full day of yard workDinner with the familyAn evening walk with Pup Enjoy each ingredient as it happens. Add a dash of sunshine, and throw in a thunderstorm or two.
BONUS: Realize it's only Saturday night and there's a whole other day ahead! More yard work, and the promise of a nap. What a perfect weekend!

Perfect Weekend Post-Script: The wind and rain swept in on Saturday afternoon, and, 
LIKE A ROCK
the temperature dropped from 80 and humid to 48, with pouring, cold, non-stop rain. WHAT A BUZZKILL.

Presenting: Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Wilkins!

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They are wed! Knot-tied! Married!
What a wonderful wedding weekend it was! Beaming groom, beautiful bride, handsome wedding party. Nic and Carol, along with the Wilkins family hosted a great event that started with rehearsal on Friday night at my old church, St. Mary's. After rehearsal, we headed over to Patrick's parent's place for a delicious (although chillingly cold ~ what's up with the cold weather?!) picnic, after which we headed back to the hotel and Cam and Alex, Annalisse's beau, went swimming.

We stayed at the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Hotel (about 10 miles east of Massena), which was really, really nice, with great accommodations and amenities. It really felt a little like a destination wedding with very nice rooms and a nice pool and spa area. Most of our family, and Patrick's as well, stayed right at the hotel, which also played host to the reception, so it was very convenient.

On Saturday morning, we got up bright and early and Annalisse headed up t…

Monday Round-Up

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Hello! It's been a while. How have you been?

Well,  we've been super busy which is why I have not taken five minutes to update the blog (my bad!). That's actually a pretty lame excuse for not popping in, so here is the

Monday round-up! Annalisse's sophomore year at SU has wrapped up after a couple of intense weeks, and she is making out pretty good this semester. So far, she has three A- grades, and a C (HIP HIP HOORAY) in Chem. What an ordeal this has been! She's done very well on the chem homework and lab work, but the tests have been a real challenges. We are crying tears of joy! She does not need to retake it (it was real close...)!Additionally, she secured a position as a Volunteer Coordinator for next fall where she'll be coordinating the volunteers for different nutrition-related community programs. She's super excited about that! Many victories this term after a rocky adjustment in the fall (mostly being heartbroken about not making the improv team -…