Memorial Day Weekend 2013

This post could also be titled “The Best Friday…EVER!”

Because you see, on Friday May 24, our newest NEPHEW was born!  Owen Chase was born to my sister and brother-in-law.  Jess and Dan chose not to find out if they were having a boy or a girl, so there was much anticipation surrounding the arrival of this little, precious one.  Boy or girl?!  What will the name be!?  It was so sweet to get the call that I had another nephew.  He was long awaited and I was so very happy to see Jess and Dan have a healthy, happy baby.  Such a sweet blessing.  Now Scott and I are just itching to get up to Massachusetts to meet him!  Soon!

Welcome to the Fitzgerald clan, little one!Owen Chase

But the good news didn’t stop there.  Our good friends, Ricky and Dana, got engaged on Friday!  As Ricky said when he announced the news to the guys…”Another one bites the dust.”  And we couldn’t be happier for them.  Scott and I had drinks with the happy couple last night and there was MUCH talk of dresses, dates, venues and details!  And of course the bling ring.  I’m a bit crazy about weddings, so I could not be happier to walk through this time in their life with them.  photo (44)

And to round our good news on Friday, Scott got some excellent news at work. Since we both got to leave work at 3:00 pm in anticipation of the long weekend, we went out in celebration.  We were both pinching ourselves and saying “This is just the best day ever!”

The rest of the weekend was pretty low-key.  We didn’t take any trips like last year but just stayed home and enjoyed the city.  I had a girly Sunday-Funday afternoon with my sweet friend, Maggie.  My toes and hands are looking very polished and we snagged the best seat in the house at our neighborhood tapas bar, Pil Pil.
Pil Pil

On Memorial Day I soaked up as much sun as possible in our backyard.  Which meant I was continuously moving my chair to remain the in the sun, which quickly gets hidden behind all of the tall buildings.  MDW Tanning

Prince also escaped onto the patio and proceeded to army crawl around on his belly and roll around like a dog on the stone floor.  He must have really been enjoying the texture or something.  Scott finally cut him off when he was completely covered in dirt.  I can’t stop laughing at the picture in the bottom right.  Prince looks so frazzled!

We spent the rest of the day walking to midtown for some shopping (!) and enjoying the gorgeous weather.  We then cooked a “Beer in the Rear” chicken on the grill and it was de-licious.  Spring weather has barely hit New York (stupid North) but we have already been grilling 2+ times a week and that will only continue once the warm weather comes for good.  It’s such a treat having a grill and outdoor space.  It’s also a treat having Scott help out with the cooking!  Major score.

Good luck with your four day work weeks!







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