I just spent an amazing Labor Day weekend at the Waterville Valley Resort in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There I went hiking, enjoyed the great outdoors and attended a beautiful family wedding.
Since half of my family lives up there, I’ve visited New Hampshire all my life. But, I still can’t get over the natural beauty of it’s lakes, forests and mountains. They always seem to bring out my outdoorsy side (even when I think I don’t have one). I hope to spend more time in New Hampshire next summer and go on a ski trip in the White Mountains this winter. Fingers crossed!
Congratulations to Casey and Brendan! You couldn’t have picked a better place to get married.
Ever since I was born, I’ve spent every Thanksgiving with my family in New Hampshire. This year, however, it was extra special because I went up with my boyfriend. After discovering that we both have family in New Hampshire, we decided to rent a car and go up together. We were supposed to leave on Wednesday night, but decided not to when we saw how bad the snow was getting. So we made the trek up to New Hampshire from New York City on Thanksgiving Day. In the midst of power outages across New Hampshire and holiday traffic, we made it to Ian’s grandmother’s house with time to spare before dinner. In true New England fashion, we had a wonderful dinner with my boyfriend’s family.
In the days after Thanksgiving, we enjoyed the beauty of the snow, spent time with both our families and took my Dad to see the Syracuse University vs. Boston College football game. I went to Syracuse so I’m not going to share the score. Though it was freezing, we still managed to watch the whole game in the stands. Having spent so many holidays and summers in New Hampshire, I already had tons of great memories there. This Thanksgiving weekend, I made even more.
After countless summers in Maine, day-long Law & Order SVU marathons, and a lifetime of holidays spent together, I watched my cousin Laura walk down the aisle last weekend in New Hampshire. She was such a beautiful bride. It was almost like she was born to wear the white dress because everything about being a bride came so naturally to her. So far, celebrating the newest Mrs. McGuinness among friends and family that I’ve known since birth has been the highlight of my 2014. Congratulations to Laura and Tim! I’m so looking forward to making new memories with you.
The groom, the bride, and me
The bride and her sisters
Photo booth fun
P.S. – If you’re wondering who caught the bouquet, it was ME! After the first bouquet she threw went into the chandelier, the bride grabbed a branch of flowers from a centerpiece and threw it over her shoulder to the single ladies. It fell right into my hands and I screamed like a schoolgirl as I danced with the bride to the rest of Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).’
Happy Thanksgiving Socialites! Right now I’m so thankful that I finally have time to blog again after the crazy busy two weeks I’ve had. Ever since I was born, I’ve spent every Thanksgiving in New Hampshire with my Dad’s side of the family and this year was no different. Wednesday evening I left NYC on a bus headed for Boston to visit my wonderful family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Though I’ve spent my life constantly aspiring to something greater, I never forget to be grateful for all the blessings life has given me. I’m so thankful for my family, friends, followers, and fans. I feel lucky each day to have a life filled with good health and good company. I may aspire to fame and fortune, but when you have health and friends, you have everything. Many thanks to everyone who has read and supported this blog. Your make me feel more like a socialite everyday!
No turkey for me! I’m a vegetarian and half my family is gluten-free. Thankfully, we can all drink wine.
Love my cousins! Though we’ve always lived far away, we’ve always been super close!