Love List July 2014

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I don’t know about you, but this summer is flying by for me. I can’t believe that it is already halfway done. Thankfully I wrote down a bunch of things that I wanted to do on my Summer Bucket List. It’s kept me organized and eager to try new things.

Love List July 2014

July was a busy month. Here are some of my favorite things from this month.

4th of July

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The 4th of July is synonymous with backyard BBQs. As long as I can remember, it has always been bright and sunny on Independence Day. Sometimes it’s too hot to be outside, but it’s always sunny. This year was the complete opposite. It was dark and stormy all day. While a lot of people had plans they had to cancel, we were content with just staying home as a family. We cuddled on the couch with bowls of popcorn and watched movies. It seems like all our weekends are so hectic that we rarely get the chance to spend quality time at home together. It ended up being a perfect day. We still got to BBQ, just one day late.

Michael Bublé

Photo Credit: Ticketmaster

Photo Credit: Ticketmaster

There’s something about a man in a tuxedo singing love songs that does it for me (and just about every girl!). I went to go see Michael Bublé in concert for the third time earlier this month and was not disappointed. He puts on a great show. He has tons of personality, even my husband finds him entertaining. I’ve started following him on Instagram. He’s been taking song requests from his fans. I’m thinking of making a request. Any suggestions?

The Bachelorette

Photo Credit: ABC

Photo Credit: ABC

I’ve been watching The Bachelorette all summer long. I was convinced that Andi was going to pick Nick (weren’t you?), but I really fell for Josh. Besides being a hunk, he genuinely seemed smitten over Andi. When she sent Nick home I was so relieved. Something didn’t seem right about him.

I was so happy that she picked Josh in the end. Is it true, never-ending love? I don’t know, but it sure makes for some entertaining Monday nights.

Gouveia Vineyards

Wallingford Winery

Gouveia Vineyards is one of my favorite places in Connecticut. They have great wine and an incredible view that easily competes with Napa Valley. We try to go several times a year for a bottle of wine and a relaxing afternoon. We pack a picnic and try to get there early since seats fill up fast. Kids are welcome too, but I like to leave mine with Grandma so I can fully enjoy the day.

Food Trucks

Cheshire Food Truck Frenzy

Photo Credit: Cheshire Food Truck Frenzy

Food trucks are popping up everywhere. They sit outside the hospital where I delivered the twins, outside Chris’ office, there’s even a special cupcake truck that sits outside the library on Thursdays. My town recently had their first annual food truck festival. I waited in line over an hour for a buffalo chicken baked potato. It was worth every minute in line. Chris got a bacon cheeseburger with a fried egg on top. While our cholesterol levels might not have been happy with us our taste buds definitely were!

What made your love list this month? Do you have any suggestions on things I should try next month?

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