Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Break 2013

I was so happy to go home since starting grad school. I always have the best time at home with my family. I also got to meet Penny, which was super exciting too :)

I would like to share with you what I did while I was home! I was busy everyday and had a little couch time as well. I thought I was going to have an exam the day after Fall Break, but the professor changed it to the week after...thank goodness!! So, I was actually able to enjoy my break.


I was first woken up by the cutest puppy ever.... (even though she's not supposed to be on the bed!)

In the morning, our parish had a blessing of pets because the previous day was the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. So many cute dogs! Just look how well behaved she looks. She likes being Catholic :) hehe

First trip to the dog park after church. She was a little intimidated and scared. She didn't mingle with any other dogs. Just some sniffing. 

That afternoon I went shopping with my Mom and helped with the Food Drive going on that weekend. That evening I went to Chris's soccer game. This was my first high school game of his. It was quite exciting and those players are mean and crazy. Too long of story to share, but Mom and I were fired up after the game ha!

Sunday was of course mass in the morning and then I helped with the Food Drive again. The rest of the day I hung out with the family...since everyone was home. Yay!

Monday was a lot of fun with Mom. We visited two vineyards. Jonathon Edwards and Stonington Vineyards. JED was beautiful. The other one was just ok. We weren't too impressed with any of the wine, but it was still fun. Oh....and we stopped at Foxwoods Casino while we were in that area. Aren't we just party animals?! The Casino was huge and unfortunately we didn't win in any money. We didn't stay too long though. The casino had a Hard Rock Cafe, which was the coolest one I've ever seen because it had a lot of memorabilia from famous musicians I actually know. Things from Usher, Beatles, Destiny's Child, Madonna, Styx, etc.  

John Edwards Winery 

Look at her gamble!
John Lennon shirt

After the second winery we headed to the water, aka the sound. It was a cloudy day, but it was still nice out. We stopped at Dog Watch Cafe which was the cutest little restaurant on the water. 

My last day was a good day too! 
I went to the gym at the crack of dawn to get my butt kicked. I love it! I miss working out with my mom and taking these tough classes. For lunch, Mom and I went out with our friend Swee. We went to a restaurant in Newtown called Figs, which is absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend the pizza. 
The afternoon was designated as homework time. I didn't do too much, but at least it wasn't zero. I did a lot of it on the porch with Penny..

Fall is really beautiful in Connecticut. See you in December CT!

Can't wait to see how this one will get by then! ;)

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