Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Charlie's First July 4th and Trip to NY!



Please excuse while I do a mini-photo dump. I know this is coming like a week late, but hello, have I mentioned I have a baby? July 4th weekend was the first that both Chuck and I could get a 4-day weekend. He started a new job just a couple months ago and didn't want to take any time off being the "new guy" and all. However, when the opportunity presented itself to take a trip up to visit my family in Upstate New York, there was no passing it up. This was the first time Charlie got to meet his Grandpa (my Dad), who is disabled and can't travel. He also got to go to his first pool party and hang out with his Grandpa (my step-dad), Grandma, and Aunt Kelly.

It was such a wonderful little respite for Chuck and I. It was the closest thing to a vacation we've had in about a year. We visited the sweet little town of Skaneatles, Saturday night was spent over Bud Light Razberitas and Cards Against Humanity with my family, and on Sunday night, we were so excited to have willing and (free!) babysitters that we made sure to escape to Dave & Buster's for a much-needed date night.

A 19-hour roundtrip drive with a six month old was no easy feat, but Charlie did so great. We're planning to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year, so it's good to know that Charlie can handle such a long drive! As promised, just a few pictures of some my fam-damily.







9 comments:

  1. It really was! Thank you- I'm biding my time until I can invest in a real camera and turn my blog into photo overload! :)

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  2. I LOVE Skaneateles! My husband grew up about twenty miles from there. My dream is to buy a house by the lake. . . just to summer in. I'm not interested in those super cold, snowy winters! Basically I want to win the lottery. :) I haven't had a decent vacation in years, but we are taking a weekend away in August and I cannot wait! I also love Cards Against Humanity. It's a great game to just lay it all out there and break the ice, but even better when you're with people who won't be easily offended.

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  3. Oh my goodness! Where is your husband from?! I grew up around there, too :) Did you know that the Clintons had a house up there? I don't know whether they still do or not, but I thought that was pretty neat!

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  4. He technically grew up in Ira but since that is literally just a street he tells everyone he grew up in Cato. I heard they had looked for a place there at one point. They obviously have excellent taste in locations for homes. :)

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  5. OH.MY.GOD. CATO IS MY HOMETOWN!!!! Who is your husband?!?! Lol


    I am so weirded out right now. Haha

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  6. WHAT?!! No way! How is this even happening?! No one seems to even live there! haha


    I'm married to Thomas Manolis. He graduated from Cato-Meridian in 2004. I'm not sure how old you are but he also has two sisters one older than him (Georgann graduated in 2000, I think?) and one younger (Jenn graduated in 2007).

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  7. Umm..yeah. I totally remember your husband. He was a couple years older than me (I'm a 2006 grad), but I was a cheerleader when he was on the basketball team.


    Seriously- what are the odds?!?!? Cato is the smallest town on the planet! Haha How did you guys meet?

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  8. The odds are pretty slim! We both migrated to Utah for college and ended up meeting through a mutual friend in 2008. We've been inseparable ever since.

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  9. Such a small world! I've never been to Utah, but it's on my list!

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