November 25, 2010

November 17, 2010

St. Peter's Village

For our anniversary, Jack & I had pictures done. They were taken by our friend Mike at Morby Photography. They took our engagement and wedding photos. We did our pictures up in PA at St. Peter's Village. It is about 30 minutes away from West Chester. It was so much fun. Growing up in PA, I had never been there, but it was awesome. Lots of rock jumping, trees, streams, and a quaint little village.

Here is a preview of our photos, I'll post more later when i recieve the photo CD.

November 13, 2010

The beauty of Autumn

It's that time of the year when hundreds of colors fill our surroundings.....yellow, orange, brown, red, green....just to name a few! Despite the inevitable oncoming of winter and super cold weather approaching, this time of the year is so pretty, and makes you pause and forget the world around you! It is even said looking at fall colors helps lower your stress level!

Here are a few pictures outside our house, and around our street in the Dc metro area.

We put all the leaves from our yard on the side walk to be picked up and cleared the lawn. By the next day, the yard was full of leaves again!

Lovely fall colors. This tree is across the street on our neighbors yard.

A unique cool looking leaf I found while doing yard work.

Our roses are still in bloom and its mid November!!

The trees in our back yard look very lovely this time of year!

Happy Autumn! enjoy it while it lasts!

November 8, 2010

Baby Flynn visits East Coast!

Meet baby Flynn. Isn't he handsome? Jack's sister and our family welcomed Flynn to the world in August. This was my first time meeting him. Everyone else had seen him in California where they live. Flynn made his first first apperance on the East Coast in the end of October. Kristen, Justin & Flynn arrived the day we departed for our Dominican vacation, but we were lucky to be able to see him for a few days when we returned. Right before they were about to leave!

Flynn was the star of the show when he was in the DC area, and everyone wanted some Flynn time!

Dominican 2010

This year, Jack & I went on vacation to the Dominican Republic. We went there two years ago. We decided to stay at the same resort. It is called the Excellence. Believe is very excellent. We were there for a week of pure sun-filled blissed filled with sand, pooside and a non-stop supply of fruity beverages. I was glad to be going back to the states, but sad to leave. We had a great time, and we celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary there, it was fun!

Beautiful blue water and big blue skies.

Avoiding the sun.......hahahaha

Such a lovely place.

November 3, 2010

A Year of Marriage

Please apologize for the sudden posting. I haven't been around for two weeks or so.....

We did it! We survived our first year of marriage! hahaha. 

But really, we can't believe it has been a year already. It is so crazy how fast time flies by. We were married October 24th, 2009 in West Chester, PA. Here is a year of Jack & Mel. We celebrated our 1st anniversary in the Dominican Republic....ordering room service :-)

wedding day. Oct 24th 2009

Our awesome wedding party!

First dance as husband and wife

Hawaiian Honeymoon (Maui & Oahu 2009)

shaved ice at the North Shore, Hawaii

doing some house renovations

First Christmas as a married couple

Ugly sweater christmas party with friends

first big snow of the season 2009

Jack tossing Gracie in 2 feet of snow

Jack & Patches inspecting the fireplace

snowboarding 2010

Santa Monica, CA.
Our visit to see Kristen & Justin in LA.
January 2010

Our second big snow of the season, another 2+ feet
February 2010

More house renovations....painting the guest room.

Hershey for Valentine's Day
February 2010

Orlando, FL
Disney weekend trip for the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon
March 2010

Started our vacation fund.

Went to the some baseball games

Nana came to visit DC. The first time she left Pennsylvania in 30 + years.

Yay Nana!

Started Painting the outside of the house....from blue to tan.

around DC & Annapolis
Summer 2010

Wedding season.
July 2010, PA.

Lucy came to visit Aunt Melissa and Uncle Jack

Went to some summer concerts

We celebrated the life of Dorothy Guzzi. Nana passed away in August 2010. 
We will always love and miss you Nana.

I conqured the last 5 miles of the Appalachian Trail (AT) and the summit of Mt. Katahin, 
Baxter State Park, Millinocket, ME. August 2010.

Went to Harper's Ferry, WV to hike the AT. Sept. 2010

Went on our first overnight camping trip/hiking trip together to Shenandoah National Park, VA.

Jack turned 28. October 2010.

I competed in a race called the Warrior Dash in....complete with a mud pit
October 2010.

Celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary
Oct 24th 2010.

Went on an anniversary trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
October 2010