Photo an Hour

7am – Morning Run

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8am – came home to a J. Crew package!
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9am – Husband makes breakfast
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10am – putting away our new dishes thanks to in-laws!
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11am – Hanging up our last few pictures in the living room
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12pm – My momma is here!
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1pm – Lunch at Biggies
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2pm – Sugar Cookies in NYC
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3pm – Beers at Clesea Piers
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4pm – Sunset at Chelsea Piers
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5pm – Bowling at Bowlmor Lanes
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6pm – Hailing a cab
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7pm – Southern Hospitality
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8pm – Bacon Mac n Cheese Spring Rolls
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9pm – Banana Pudding dessert
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10pm – Skipping through NYC
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11pm – Home sweet bed
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Wedding Recap: Bridesmaids & Flower Girls

Choosing bridesmaids isn’t easy! In fact it was one of the most (if not the most) difficult things I had to decide on throughout my entire wedding planning process.

I have a lot of close friends, but Adam and I decided early on we wanted a wedding party on the smaller side. It was a tough decision, but ultimately I chose 4  friends that I had known the longest and 2 of the sweetest flower girls that have been in my life since the day they were born.

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These four beautiful women helped keep me sane that morning – always making sure I had a glass of champagne in my hand!

Once we were done getting ready, we headed outside for pictures.

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I wore blue Badgley Mischka shoes while my bridesmaids wore Audrey Brookes coordinating shoe in pink

 I can always count on these girls for a good laugh!

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and these two to melt my heart with the way the kept telling me I was so pretty and they loved my shoes. (By the way – we ordered the flower girl dresses off Etsy)

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My Matron of Honor Jessica – Jessica and I met in High School when she spit gum in my hair. Not the way most friendships start , but she’s been there through thick and thin and that’s all that matters now! I know I can count on her to answer my phone call at any time of the day or night and know if it’s going to be a good call or a bad one by the way I say hello.

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My Best Friend Michelle – Michelle and I also met in High School but the start of our friendship didn’t include gum. We were dating two guys that were friends and we quickly became inseparable. I used the line “I’m staying at Michelle’s house” any night I was up to no good. Michelle was my number one partner in crime when we were young and crazy – now we’re both married and boring! I like it better that way.

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My sister Ashleigh – Ashleigh and I met around 12 years ago when our parents started dating. At first we were both skeptical of a girl the same age coming into each others lives, but once we matured we became great friends. Ashleigh and I share the love of the Redskins football team, shopping and a good Jimmy Buffett concert.

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My Best Friend Lindsay – I also met Lindsay in High School. We met through Jessica (they had known each other since Kindergarten) and we hung out every single day together. Making Britney Spears videos, traveling in the Summer and moving to Baltimore with Lindsay were a few of my favorite memories!

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While I waited at the top of the steps (where you see the wedding coordinator in white – Side Note: so inappropriate for her to wear white) our bridal party walked down to “Love Story” by Taylor Swift played by a trio.

To be continued…

2013 Goals

Well another year has come and gone and it definitely had its ups and downs. I’m hoping 2013 is full of ups and has very few downs. I don’t really make resolutions, but I like to set goals to check on my progress. Someone once told me “If you think positive – Your life will react accordingly.” So here we go…

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1. Be Positive – Like I said above – Think positive and positive things will happen.

2. Get my last name officially changed from Kuminski to Kartzman. If someone doesn’t MAKE me do something it takes forever. I’m giving myself til February 6th to do it (That will be 4 months from our wedding date!)

3. Improve my time management skills – It seems that I’m only late to one place… Work. I really need to get better at this!

4. Run anything longer than a 5k race. An 8k, 10k or 1/2 marathon sounds good to me!

5. Take a photography class. I need to take more pictures with my new Canon Rebel camera instead of my iPhone. My phone is so convenient but the quality is so much better on the Canon.

6. Continue with my pescatarian diet. I have never felt better than I do now. Giving up meat 13 months ago was a great choice!

7. Add more strength training into my workouts – Running is great but I would love to tone up! Adam and I are joining a cross fit gym across the street and we’ve been twice so far – I can tell you this, I have never been sorer in my life! I sneezed today and almost cried because of how sore my abs were.

8. Move into a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment/house. We need more room… Ok fine, I need more closet space.

9. Volunteer. I am thinking about joining the New York Junior League and am attending a meeting next week to see if it’s the right fit for me.

10. Continue going to Church every Sunday – We decided we would start to go to Church in December and so far we’ve been every week this month. I hope to stay on track!

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Happy New Year. We’re ready to make it the best one yet 🙂