We received our engagement proofs a few weeks ago but I’ve been so busy running around at home that I haven’t had time to really sift through them until now. Our photographer is amazing and we had a blast doing the shoot. Here are a few of my favorites from his blog (you can view more here: Steven Myers Photography)
And of course, we had to take at least a few photos in LSU gear… Geaux Tigers!
Even though Red Bank cancelled any Independence Day celebrations, Long Branch rallied and hosted Oceanfest, a beach, music, food, and craft festival along the beach.
Louisiana flavor at the Jersey Shore!
Waiting for the fireworks to begin.
And finally, the fireworks!
You’re a grand old flag, you’re a high flying flag, and forever in peace may you wave…
Red Bank cancelled a half-century old tradition and chose not to host the KaBoom! Fireworks this year. Devastation and disappointment don’t even come close to capturing the emotions we all felt about this decision.
But rallying our inner American spirit, we celebrated anyway, as we usually would. We felt this is what our founding fathers would have wanted.
The girls in their red, white, and blue.
The cutest fruit skewers ever.
Who needs fireworks when you have sparklers?
God Bless America.
My summer vacation has been largely centered around eating so when my parents raved about the delicious burgers at No Joe’s Cafe in Red Bank, we made an excursion into town so that I could also experience the famous Beastie Burger.
Dad, Mom and Gidget.
I ordered the “Gobbler Burger,” which is a very amped up turkey burger and it was to die for. It was juicy and bursting with flavor. I was so full afterwards, I almost turned down cupcakes for dessert from the Posh Pop Bake Shop across the street. Almost.
It is always mandatory to make a trip into NYC every time I’m home. And it is also mandatory to ride the subway (no matter how grimy) for old times’ sake… it’s one of the things while living here in college that I never expected to miss.
I met a former roommate for dinner and I ate my weight in authentic New York pizza. It was glorious.
Who wants to invest in opening an NY pizza shop in Shreveport with me? Oh, and a bagel shop, too.
The past two weeks have been jam packed and this summer has quickly become the busiest of my life. My schedule has been filled with mostly fun things though, so I can’t really complain too much about being busy.
Last week I attended the Josh Ritter concert at the famous venue, The Stone Pony (a Jersey landmark because of its role in Bruce Springsteen’s early days).
Greetings from Asbury Park.
Josh Ritter’s performance was amazing and it was a perfect summer night at the shore.