a little weekend recap

Right now, I'm lucky enough to live about 2.5 hours from my parents, as they're right up on the border of Canada. 
My little sister's boyfriend was spending the weekend at their house while preparing for med school residency interviews in Maine, so I figured it would be a great time to go up North and meet this kid my sister is so very, very fond of.
As an aside, I'm a very protective older sister, so I think Kristina was nervous.
She shouldn't have been. 
He's adorable.

My older sister, Nikki, and her husband came up, as well, and we all did dinner with my parents in Portland on Saturday night.
We found this little sushi place hidden right by the wharf, and let me just tell you...it is to die for.
We helped ourselves to oodles of the freshest ceviche and sushi and then topped it off with maple lattes.

^^^ I could eat this ceviche all day long. So fresh and delicious that I'm totally going to recreate it.

We spent the rest of the weekend being lazy and getting to know Kristina's boyfriend, Josh.
It poured most of Sunday, so I went for a quick run in the rain, then we played board games by the fire and generally did nothing productive but snuggle with puppies all day. 
Tell me you wish your weekend didn't look like this:

^^^ Panda, my mother's dog. Kasha, my dog, and Josh.

I accomplished a bunch of wedding stuff, too, including my hair trial (LOVE), decorations and preliminary cake trial (SO GOOD).
Things are falling into place, and Ryan is going to be here for Thanksgiving in just 10 days!
I am the happiest girl in the world :)

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  1. By border of Canada, do you mean Buffalo? I live about an hour and a half from there!

    I love the dog pictures!

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    1. New Hampshire...but it's not that far! They're up in the White Mountains region :)

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  2. I've been keeping up with you on instagram and these dogs look like big ole teddy bears. :D and the sushi Im not fond on. not fond of raw food. LOL How'd it go meeting the sis' new beau? LOL

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    1. It went so well! He's so sweet, and he's so good for her. It makes a happy sister!

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  3. ohhh how i just adore you!!! for loving and being protective of your sissy, for playing board games (my fave), for embracing the rainy day, for snuggling with the pups, for the countdown to see Ryan (i remember those oh so well)! you just make my heart smile. happy, happy monday, sweet girl.
    xx

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    1. Elise, you're just the SWEETEST! I'm so, so glad I found your blog :)

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  4. I want to snuggle that dog. seriously.

    so glad the hair and cake turned out great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yay for good weekends!

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    1. Isn't she precious!!! I'm so glad this weekend worked well, too! I was SO worried about the hair, as you well know ;) haha

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  5. i got very confused/excited for a second when you said portland. but then i realized you meant the other portland. womp. womp ;)

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    1. HA! I so wish! One of these days I'll make it up to your neck of the woods ;) until then...just the little Portland haha

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  6. Those 10 days can't come fast enough i bet! :)
    -whit

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  7. Did you go with an updo or wearing your hair down?! I love doggies! :)

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  8. Those pictures of your pups on instagram were killing me! They are sooo cute!

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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  9. Oh.My.Gosh that little doggie is so freaking cute! Just started following your blog via GFC, it is so cute!

    Angi@ cantbuymelovvve.blogspot.com

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