Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lazy, Crazy, Hazy Days of Summer

With temps soaring into the 90s and my grad school days officially a thing of the past, it definitely felt like summertime here in our neck of the woods over Memorial Day weekend!

After months of hectic schedules, Stephen and I kicked off the holiday with our first trip out to Virginia wine country since last fall. Sitting on the shaded Vintage Ridge patio and sipping a chilled glass of rosé while surrounded by rolling hills was just what I needed to start letting the stress of the past few months fade away. 




Of course, no relaxing day in wine country would be complete without a stop at Scruffy’s Ice Cream Parlor, which helps support animal rescue programs, for a delicious scoop of cotton candy in a waffle cone -- always the perfect summer treat!   



Other weekend highlights included continuing to make progress on my novel (so much easier now that school is off my plate), kicking off my summer diet and fitness plan (now that I really have no more excuses), going out for tapas to celebrate Stephen's new position at work (yes, we will officially be staying in DC for 1-2 more years), and spending plenty of time playing with Molly and Twix (because cuddly kitties just make everything better). 



How was your Memorial Day weekend? Do you feel like summer has now officially arrived? 

21 comments:

  1. I absolutely feel like summer has arrived! the Flip-flops and summer sandals are out and I am NOT looking back! I spent Sat-Sun in PA for a Bridal Shower/Bachelorette party (more on that later) and then spent Monday in my in-laws pool and we introduced Zoey to the pool for the first time! It was really nice and I'm kinda sad I won't have three days weekends every weekend for the summer because even those three days...were way too short!

    that winery looks so beautiful! Makes me want to go out to the Long Island wineries sometime soon. As usual, the kitties are so cute!

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  2. PS I can't get enough of 50 shades of suck! thank you sooo much for sharing...so hilarious!

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  3. Your kitties are so cute!

    I need to take more advantage of the wineries nearby. Great way to spend the day for sure.

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  4. I love your kitties' faces. They're so unique!

    I am so glad you guys are having fun and eating delicious things! Have fun writing and being awesome, Heather!

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  5. Looks great! I was at the beach!

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  6. looks like a wonderful trip! wine and cheese w/ some meats are always something that make me smile.

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  7. Congrats to Stephen ad enjoy summer!

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  8. I def felt that last weekend but all week it has been raining and thunderstorms so doesn't feel like summer this week!

    Love all your pictures!

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  9. Such a fun trip! I love wine-tasting and hope to be able to do a lot of it this summer. We are definitely getting our "summer" weather in the city - low 60s and foggy until noon, with cold sun breaking through until about 4:00 when the fog rolls back in. I look forward to spending lots of time outside of the city this summer :)

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  10. MANY congratulations to Stephen, and I'll admit, I'm glad to hear that y'all will be sticking around. :-). Where is Scruffy's? I think we'll be heading out that way for OUR first trip of the season soon, and I'll want to check that out. Yum!

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  11. Sounds like a lovely weekend! Congrats on getting to slow down a little and enjoy the little things!

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  12. Looks like a great time! I want to go to some of our VA wineries. Can't believe I haven't done that yet.

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  13. I was convinced that summer had officially arrived over the wknd but now...Heather? It is 50 something outside, rainy, and windy. I feel like we're in Mid-April :(

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  14. What a fabulous weekend! I had a great time in the hot sun, but I totally wish it was cooler again! It's like we totally by-passed spring!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  15. Glad you had a relaxing weekend! Have you been to LaGrange Winery? It is on my list of places to go while we are home. I love it!

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  16. Looks like the perfect weekend...the ice cream
    Looks yummy!

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  17. Summer is SO here, for better or worse (ick, heat). That ice cream cone looks yummy! And good luck with the novel - I want to get myself on a writing schedule, too!

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  18. That cheese plate looks so good! :)

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