Sunday, November 29, 2009

O' Christmas tree... o' christmas tree...

I was really excited waking up on Saturday... Peter and I, together with our friends Bethany & Binh were going Christmas tree picking. It would be our very first real, live Christmas tree together. No more 'tagging' on our parents tree or trees (sometimes Dad@Mario was not happy with the first tree he went out and got another). There are several Christmas tree farms nearby where we live as well as farm markets selling pre-cut trees. Husband passed on the idea of us cutting down our own tree so we headed to the farm markets instead of the farm :) We found our perfect tree at Spoth's Farm Market.

Growing up, one of Peter's favorite Christmas tree are the white pines - with its soft non-prickly needles. Over the years, white pine does not come about as plenty as the other trees but what luck when we saw several of them at Spoth's. It was the perfect tree and we managed to fit it into Pete's Honda and brought it home. Peter tended to our tree instantly to get it to start 'drinking' before we moved it into our living room.

Our Christmas Tree

We also bought a mixed green wreath which we decorated with some festive looking ribbon and then it was setting the Christmas tree up and decorating. Tree trimming was fun - we looked at our small collection of future heirlooms and could not help but to think ahead to the many ornaments which we would be accumulating in the near future. One for each year and so on... we left room for Pete's ornaments growing up which his late Grandma Milizia handmade. We have to retrieve them from Mom@Nancy & Dad@Mario's place and we also left some ornaments aside for Sharon to put on when she gets in town for her winter holidays.

O tannebaum, o tannenbaum...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Rush Henrietta High School Reunion 2009

Thanksgiving weekend proved to be a great weekend to host a reunion, everyone pretty much heads home to their parents - and this is what Pete's high school just did. We were over at the Lovin' Cup by the RIT Campus for the reunion and I got to meet a lot more of husband's friends from his high school days.

Rush Henrietta High School Reunion 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving over at our parents... this has got to be the smallest Thanksgiving we ever had since I came along to the Milizia household. Some of the cousins are away and Chele has landed into the tundras of Saskatchewan, etc. This time around, we have 12 people and we all found comfy spots at the dining table! No kiddies and adult's table :P All we did was eat, rest, sleep, eat, rest, watched tv, ate and slept some more. Doesn't everyone after stuffing down that yummy turkey? Turkey Effect we call it!

Thanksgiving 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Bridal Studio Portraits

Part of Peter's birthday gift was me finally getting albums compiled and then made for our family members from all of our wedding pictorials. This has been a 14-15 months work in progress. And here now finally - scanned pics (apparently the bridal studio we went to is still in the dark stone ages and does not give out soft copies - nevertheless, they did a wonderful job! Shalom!!) of most of our bridal studio portraits which will be made into yet another album :D

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Husband!

We started birthday celebrations for Peter a day early - dinner with friends at the Brew Pub and later on, a nice fruit tart at home. He is now out to see a movie with the rest of the gang while I am at home getting his birthday gift ready :P I hope he likes it!

Peter's Birthday 2009

Peter geting ready to make his birthday wish and blow out the candle...

Peter's Birthday 2009
Happy Birthday love!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Cat & Viv

To my two beautiful chicas in Hong Kong...

Cat & Viv 2009
Many happy returns of the day
and a

lots of love,
Sher & Pete

Monday, November 02, 2009

Halloween weekend in the Big Apple

This Halloween weekend, Peter and I headed into the city to spend it with our dearest friends Claire & Dan. We walked a lot, ate a lot, walked some more and ate a whole lot more. We did a lot... from Dim Sum brunch to dinner at an awesome Spanish restaurant in the West Village, La Nacional Tapas Bar, a rainy Halloween parade, breakfast at the brasserie, cheering on friends in the NYC Marathon, strolling around Central Park and a short educational stop at the American Museum of Natural History. Needless to say, we did a lot!!

Halloween in the Big Apple

Manhattan at night...

Halloween in the Big Apple

Gearing up for the Halloween parade...

Halloween in the Big Apple

Dan & Claire enjoying delicious tapas...

Halloween in the Big Apple

Shades of blue we were in...

Halloween in the Big Apple

Autumn in New York...

Halloween in the Big Apple

Around Central Park

Halloween in the Big Apple

Claire & Sher

Halloween in the Big Apple

We love the fall...

Halloween in the Big Apple

The amazing back-arch picture of us two!

Halloween in the Big Apple
Our husbands... (American Museum of Natural History)

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