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A busy Memorial Day weekend

This past weekend flew by! It was an extra long weekend for Javi – he only had a half day on Friday and he had Monday off. Even though I don’t technically have an office job, with my master’s thesis looming overhead and ample RA work I definitely don’t feel like I’m off for the summer so when Javi gets a few days off I feel like it’s a bit of a relief for me too. My dad left to speak at a conference in Denmark on Friday so on Friday evening we had mom and gma over for their mother’s day steak dinners – finally! Javi grilled the steaks and corn and we ate on the porch, then took a trip to Jeni’s ice cream for the first time since February, before we started P90X. I just got the small cup but Javi got a gigantic sundae! This is what happens when you go a long time without ice cream…gotta make up for lost time I guess. El pasado fin de semana paso volando! Fue un fin de semana extra largo para Javi – solo trabajo medio dia el Viernes y tuvo el Lunes libre. Aunque tecnicamente no tengo un trabajo de oficina, con mi tesis rondando en mi cabeza y con algunas tareas de investigacion no me siento como si tuviera el verano libre, asi que cuando Javi tiene libre, yo siento un pequeno relajo tambien. Mi papa viajo a Dinamarca a hablar en una conferencia el dia Viernes, asi que el Viernes en la tarde mi mama y abuela vinieron a casa para cenar una carne a la parrilla por el dia de las madres! Por fin! Javi cocino la carne y el choclo y comimos en el porch del frente, luego fuimos a tomar helados a Jenni’s por primera vez desde Febrero, justo antes de empezar P90X. Yo me pedi un copa pequena pero Javi se pidio un sundae gigante! Eso es lo que pasa cuando pasas mucho tiempo si tomar haldo….tienes que compensar por el tiempo perdido supongo.
On Saturday we worked all morning (Javi in the garden, I on my thesis) and then in the afternoon we drove out to the George Dickel distillery in Tullahoma, TN for our friends James and Emily’s wedding! It was a super hot day but the wedding was outside in a little valley and the shade had already covered the whole area by the time the wedding started so it was the perfect temperature and just BEAUTIFUL. The weather really couldn’t have been more perfect for an outdoor wedding, which is a huge gamble in Tennessee at the beginning of the summer! James and Emily are two of the most creative people I know, which was evident in every last detail of the wedding. Even the straws for the drinks were cute. They created these awesome fans / programs for the ceremony, had all these cute little glass woodsy figurines everywhere, their cake topper of their likenesses was awesome, I mean they thought of everything! It was a beautiful wedding and we had a blast dancing to the band and jumping in and out of the photobooth. Congratulations James and Emily! El Sabado trabajamos toda la manana (Javi en el jardin y yo en mi tesis) y luego en la tarde manejamos a la destileria Goerge Dickel en Tullahoma, TN para el matrimonio de nuestros amigos James y Emily! El dia estaba muy caluroso pero la boda era afuera en un valle cubierto por la sombre de los montes asi que la temperatura se sentia comoda y todo se veia hermoso. El tiempo no podia haber sido mejor para un matrimonio afuera, lo que es una apuesta muy grande en Tennessee durante el comienzo del verano! James y Emily son dos de las personas mas creativas que conozco, lo que quedo en evidencia en los miles de detalles de la boda. Incluso las bombillas de los tragos eran lindas. Crearon unos abanicos / programas de ceremonia geniales, tenian un monton de figuritas de vidrio y madera, las figuras en la torta se parecian a ellos, estaban geniales, lo pensaron todo! Fue una boda maravillosa y lo pasamos bien bailando con la banda y entrando y saliendo de la photobooth. Asi que felicitaciones a James y Emily!
On Sunday we spent the day running errands and doing more work on the garden and thesis, then we headed over to my parents’ house for one of my mom’s fabulous homemade dinners. For memorial day we just went back over to their house pretty early to spend the day by the pool. We watched Brian Baker win the first round in the French Open (!!!!!!) and then I worked on the thesis by the pool while Javi took a nap in the shade…it was a perfect afternoon compete with another delicious lunch from the grill! All in all an awesome holiday weekend! El Domingo lo pasamos comprando la comida para la semana y haciendo mas trabajo en el jardin y la tesis respectivamente, luego nos fuimos a la casa de mis papas para una cena fabulosa hecha por Annie. Para el feriado (Lunes) volvimos a su casa bastante temprano para pasar el dia en la piscina. Miramos el partido de primera ronde de Brian Baker en el Roland Garros (!!!!!) y luego trabaje en mi tesis en la piscina mientras Javi durmio una siesta a la sombra…fue una tarde perfecta!Despues de todo, un muy buen fin de semana largo!

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    • so good to see you Giacomo!!! Hope to see you again soon!! I’ll let you know if we are ever headed toward SF!

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