Thursday, October 27, 2011


Sorry we are been M.I.A for a veryyyy long time.  Disney was amazing! We had so much fun and don't want to bore you with the every detail.   So, here is a quick rundown of what we did, our favorite moments and some of our favorite pictures.

We tried to cover as much ground while we were there,  here is the list (in order of course) of where we went:

1. Downtown Disney
Having our first beverage at House of Blues

2. Magic Kingdom

3. Hollywood Studios

4. Universal Studios - Islans of Adventure

5. Epcot

6. Animal Kingdom
Tempted to buy this hat and I am sure Trevor
feels the same way about those ears

Every moment of Disney World was magical, but we do have some top favorite moments.  We both agree on the Top 2, but have a difference of opinion on #3.

1. Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure   
The ride was great 
and so was the Butterbeer ... yummm

2. Food & Wine Festival and Fireworks at Epcot

Trevor's #3 Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios

Laura's #3 Safari at Animal Kingdom
Could have stuck your
hand out of the jeep and touched the

So many laughs and memories  

Bonus:  We get to cross this off our Bucket List!!!

One last picture before we go

With Stitch at Magic Kingdom


Has anyone else been to Disney World? What were your favorite moments/memories?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Funday!

This weekend has been great! We looked at 3 possible wedding venues on Saturday:
    1. Longfellows
    2. Saratoga National
    3. Gideon Putnam

We think we have made a decision on our wedding venue, but you will have to wait to find out until we are sure!!

Mike, Christina and Ethan came over today to watch the Bills/Giants game (we are not going to talk about the game) and I made mac n cheese in the slow cooker my new favorite thing.  I basically followed a recipe I found on pintrest, but made a few changes.

Around 8pm we got really bored and went for a walk (in the rain) down to Starbucks for a Pumpkin Spice Latte.  


While we were there I heard a song that I THOUGHT was from the movie Elf, but now that I just was looking through the soundtrack, I don't think it was actually from the movie.  Anyway, it got me very excited for the holiday season because I literally watch Elf at least once a week (Trevor is very excited about this). 

How can you not LOVE this movie!!

I then realized that it was Fall and Halloween time and I needed to own Hocus Pocus immediately!! We drove to Walmart and Blockbuster and they were BOTH sold out!! Target was closed, but we will be going there tomorrow to purchase this classic movie!

Can't wait to get this baby in our DVR!! 


Days until Disney: 2!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I Love Wednesdays

Trevor got us this little gem with his points from BOA:

I have be dying to use it since it first arrived!! Yesterday, I finally fired it up and made delicious Turkey Chili:

   - 2lbs of ground turkey ( i used 99% lean)
   - 1 20oz can of black beans
   - 1 20oz can of crushed tomatoes 
   - 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
   - 2 packets of chili mix
   - chipolte pepper flakes
   - 1 block of pecorino romano cheese


In a large pan, add olive oil (enough to cover bottom) and desired amount of chipolte pepper flakes.   Add turkey and cook until there is no pink, add both packets of chili mix with about 1 cup of water and mix it.  Place turkey into the slow cooker.  Next, stir in beans and crushed tomatoes into the slow cooker.  Cut stewed tomatoes and then add them.  Add more chipolte pepper flakes if you want it to be really spicy.  Turn slow cooker on low for 3 hours, then on high for 1 additional hour.  

Serve hot with freshly grated pecorino romano cheese and bread. 

I also baked some flourless chocolate cookies I found on pintrest:

They were yummy!!! Trevor liked them too, but we wished we had some milk around because they are verrryyy chocolatey. 

While the turkey was finishing up, we took a walk to the Putnam Market to get a loaf of Ciabatta Bread for our chili and a bottle of wine.  We love being able to walk everywhere, if Saratoga didn't get so cold and snowy for 5-6 months a year we would definitely live here forever!!

Can't wait until the weekend -  we will be checking out 3 wedding venues in Saratoga!! 

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the week!!

Days until Disney: 5!!!!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Weekend Rewind

Even though I worked all weekend, I still got out early enough to enjoy time with Trevor.  There are a few things in life that I enjoy doing so much, I jump up and down and squeal when I find out that we are going to do them.  Pumpkin Picking is ONE of the!!

Trevor got to experience me acting like a maniac when he said we could go pick pumpkins and have cider donuts when I got home from work Saturday.  I was literally jumping up & down.

After googling a place to go, we decided on the closest location to us, Ellms Family Farm. Little did we know it was going to cost us $ 54 to get some pumpkins!!

$9.50 x 2 - to get into the place

$27 for 3 pumpkins

$8 for 2 cider donuts(that tasted like they 
were from Price Chopper) and
2 cups of cider

It was a good time, I just wouldn't say $57 worth of a good time!! haha oh well!

5'2 and proud of it!!

5'10, maybe 5'11??

We laughed the whole way home about how bad we just got ripped off and decided we needed to go out for a walk around Saratoga Springs.

As we were walking, of course I noticed a new sign "$5 wine tasting, 6 wines of your choice."  Swedish Hill Winery (located in the Finger Lakes) opened a tasting room right around the corner from us! How could we say no??

It was a great tasting and I will go back sometime this week to make a few purchases.  We could have done 10 wine tastings for the cost of our pumpkins, now that's a bargain.

We walked around a little more and decided on Peebody's for dinner.  The food was good and our waitress was very friendly, but the service was a little slow.  We called it an early night after that considering I had to be at work at 4am Sunday.

After work Sunday, it was off to End Zone (they need a better website) to watch the Buffalo Bills beat the Philadelphia Eagles!

Then we went to Trevor's moms house for a birthday celebration for his brother Jeremy.  It was great to spend some time with the family!!

Overall great weekend.

Days until Disney: 6!!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


If you read our Blog regularly, you know how Happy we are right now ...

The Bills Won!!! 

Overall, we had a great weekend!! Pumpkin Picking, mini wine tasting, football and family 

Lots to blog about, but not tonight.  Work at 4am = an exhausted girl!! 


Wednesday, October 5, 2011



  [fee-ahn-sey, fee-ahn-sey]  Show IPA
a man engaged to be married.  future groom, futurehusband, future spouse, betrothed.


Is it weird that we hate the word Fiancé?? Now that we are engaged, we feel the obligation to introduce each other as "my Fiancé." We hate it!  It is such an awkward word coming out of our mouths.  Can we please just be married to we can refer to each other as husband and wife?

Fiancé sounds so snobish.  

Like a pinky up

Poodle owning 


We are sure most people don't feel like this, but we are weird.  We sat here tonight and tried to call each other "Fiancé" and it was just uncomfortable.  

Anyone else feel like this after they got engaged?? 


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What NEEDS to happen on Wednesday!

I have off every Wednesday, sometimes I get a lot done and sometimes not so much.  Tomorrow needs to be a "get a lot done day."

1. Gym - got to get ready for this wedding.  YMCA here I come.  Trevor and I have been lazy so far this week, tomorrow needs to happen!!

2. Pick up our Disney packets from the travel agent!! We are going to Disney in 2 weeks!!! We can't wait, but I am not excited about driving 40 minutes to pick up a packet on my day off :( RUDDDEE!

3. Laundry and Clean.

4. Take care of this wall:

please excuse the really crappy iphone picture

To get it to look more like this:

Trevor is about ready to rip down these construction paper squares.  Almost every morning he stares at this wall and tells me how much he loves the pictures.  Thank you smart ass, I know I have been  neglecting this project! 

I HAVE to order some pictures and also make this:

Thank you Pintrest 

5. I am thinking about making these with the rest of my scrabble tiles:

I am not a huge fan of magnets, but Trevor 
loves them and at least this is cute :)

6. Make a yummy dinner for my love before he gets home from work - Shrimp over Green Beans, healthy and delicious. 

7. Make appointments to go look at wedding venues before my sister wedding planner yells at me.  Anyone know of great venues in the Saratoga Springs area?? 

Sometimes I just HATE productive days off. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Family Weekend

We spent the weekend in Newburgh and besides the Bills losing (sad) we had an awesome time!!

Friday night we just stayed in with the parents and caught up.  Mom and I were loving some Blackstone Merlot (as usual) and the boys were enjoying Sam Adams Octoberfest.  We went to bed at 3:30am!! Ekk!! Bad idea when the guys had to move my brother at 9:30.

Saturday was a chill day, lots of relaxing, naps and watching this cute little guy.

Our nephew, Ethan!!

Saturday night KJ an Joe came over and hung out with us, my parents, Ryan Drunk Ryan and CJ.  

It was an awesome weekend!! Can't remember the last time my whole family was sleeping in the same house!  It was a little bit of a circus, 8 people, 3 dogs and a baby.  Overall, GREAT weekend with the fam!! We are so lucky to have an amazing family.  Love you!!