That’s No Moon!

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This past weekend  was an enjoyable quiet one.  Doug was working Saturday  and I hadn’t made plans.  I took the opportunity to do something I hadn’t done in a while- breaking in some new recipes!

We Keep A Star Wars Kitchen.

That’s No Moon! 
I decided to surprise Doug with some peanut butter brownies.  While I baked I had Sunday dinner slow cooking in the Ninja cooker.
Doug and I tackled some DIY on Sunday when we realized we needed to replace the faucet on our bathroom sink. By “We", I mean Doug, lol. I mainly handed him tools and paper towels when needed. I make a great assistant!

Shiny New Faucet.

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Rock Paper Bricks

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This past weekend was about relaxing and rockin’ out.
Doug and I spent a relaxing Saturday in.  It seems I was a little too relaxed, lol.

I accidentally napped during Lego time.
While Doug has added golf to his favorite things to do I added origami to mine.  I find it very relaxing.  I finally have flowers that won’t bother my allergies!

My giant origami tulips.
Sunday night my friend Heather and I went to a show at Jones Beach.  Nothing like nice weather, great music, and awesome friends to end the weekend with!

Rockin’ the selfie.
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Totes? Bank On It.

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It is time to add another LEGO building to our city block. We chose the right weekend to do it too! They were giving away free tote bags with your purchase! Meant to be! 
We picked up our next project – The Bank.

Doug picked out a classic parts box for a future project.
I got to reap the real reward of our shopping trip! I scored the TOTE!

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A Wedding Weekend Upstate

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This past weekend we enjoyed a wonderful wedding weekend in Poughkeepsie, NY.  We drove up from Long Island  to celebrate our cousin’s wedding.  The warm weather and water views made a beautiful backdrop.
Sunday morning we wished the newlyweds well with a champagne brunch send off before heading home.  We may have wrapped up our weekend with a pit-stop to Woodbury Commons for a little shopping break in the afternoon before reaching our final destination.  

 Wedding reception usie.

 The multi-colored bridge lights make for beautiful wedding pictures and selfies.

We arrived early so there was time to grab a picture of Doug with his mom.

 Pre-brunch group shot!

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Geek Gold

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We made an unexpected stop at a small comic book shop the other night.  We swear we were just going in to " take a quick look".  It’s a good thing we did, because we struck geek gold!
Doug spotted this giant hard covered Star Wars book tucked away at the top of the shelves.  It is the Artifact Edition.  It holds scans of the original artwork from the first 10 issues of the Marvel Comics!

I lost track of the timey-whimey in front of the Doctor Who section.  I  grabbed my first comic from the series.   When I finally made it to the counter, I spotted a small adipose figurine, and grabbed it. I have an adipose stress ball at work that is filled with a liquid.  It has started to leak so this will make a nice replacement.

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Rock & Roll All Night

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Friday night we had the pleasure of attending a Bar Mitzvah celebration. It was held at the Cutting Room in NYC and we had a KISS tribute band playing for us!  By the end of the night Mia had our nephew saying, "I want to rock and roll all night and party every day!"

 The two of us..

Photo Booth Fun. (Doug’s Mom &  our Nephew)

Selfie Queens. (Our Niece)

 Selfie by the stage. (Our Nephew)

 Doug and His Mom
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Video

Lego Lovers Trailer

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Doug & I are excited to announce that Our Lego Lovers trailer is out! Check it out! Let us know what you think! 😁

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Share Your World 5/15/17

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How many languages do you you speak? 

Much to my grandmother’s dismay, I only speak one language. I remember enough spanish from high school/college, but not enough hold a decent conversation.  Do Italian hand gestures count? Lol.

What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

I am not reading anything fun right now, just Google’s best practices for Adwords (sorry Google). I just wrapped up a Netflix marathon of the Great British Baking Show.  I have the Spotify Daily Mixes blasting away right now. Spotify has caught on to my lack of interest in today’s music and has been feeding me an odd mix of my favorite bands from my college days. It’s a little bit beck, a little bit Blind Melon, and a touch of White Zombie, with a sprinkle of Pearl Jam. It goes well with my peanut butter sandwich.

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

My lunch, lol.  Some of my coworkers and I are doing a 30 day “No Added Sugar” thing.  I sent the group a picture of my lunch as proof that day 1 is off to a good start.

What is your favorite time of day? 

If it’s a workday, then it is most definitely the end of my workday.  If’ Hubby is working a day tour, then it’s when he gets home. (awwww) If I have really tasty left overs waiting for me, then it’s whenever it’s time to eat!

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Totally grateful that I have such a good jogging cheerleader and I survived my first week of jogging! Also grateful that I completed our adoption website which is now live. (shameless plug – http://www.dougandmiaadopt.com) Looking forward to 3 more jogging dates (and fitting into the dress I need for an upcoming event).

This was a response post to Cee’s Share Your World

Chugging Along

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Things have been progressing nicely in our efforts to pursue adoption.   All of our paperwork has been submitted.  Home study is complete. Website is designed and almost ready to launch!

I have been keeping busy with the social media side of things.  Creating my own images and videos. Here is a quick sample of my favorites.


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This was a quick post via Daily Prompt: Pursue

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Winning Wednesday!

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I went on one of my lunchtime walks this afternoon.  No big surprise, there, lol. I found myself heading up the avenues and before I knew it I was in Hell’s Kitchen.  For those of you not familiar with the area, that is where some of the best eats can be found! 

Doug’s sweet tooth is non-existent, but mine more than makes up for it! And I can’t just walk by Schmakary’s without grabbing a cookie.  Besides I walked at a Manhattan pace all the way there and back.  That evens it out, right? Wouldn’t you agree?