S: Sweet Memories
BC: Happy together Forever.....
1: Everyone dreams of finding that special person; a person that makes them smile, makes them feel safe, can make them laugh, and most of all -feel special and loved. We're lucky to have found each other.
2: 8/1/2010 Move in!!! 39 Hayes St. Arlington,MA 02474
3: "Theres no place like home" After what seems of months of searching for a place, Joe and I finally found a place to call home. We couldn't be happier about this place. Everything is perfect and the view of the lake isn't bad either!
5: 8/7/2010 Joe takes me to Maine and New Hampshire for my 26th birthday! We start the day bright and early-waking up together in our new house! First, we head to Maine and start the day hiking. Then we head to he beach and relax, walk around, and have some cocktails! Last,we head to Portsmouth, NH for a delicious dinner. Best birthday yet....
6: "Accept the things to which fate binds you and love the people whom fate brings you, but do so with all your heart" | "The friends you grew up with deserve a special kinds of respect. The ones who stuck by you shoulder to shoulder in a time when nothing was certain when all life lay ahead and every road led home" -The Wonder Years
7: 8/28/2010 Knoxville, Tn Kelly and Sean's wedding weekend
8: Baby Connor Porter 8/30/2010 8 pounds and 5 ounces
10: CAPE COD LABOR DAY WEEKEND 9/2010 The weekend of the predicted hurricane didn't happen! | Seafood Sam's= my heaven on The Cape!
11: Hiking at the National Seashore Park
12: Apple Picking 2010 Porter Family
13: Joe and I picking apples after the picnic!
14: Caitlin's 3rd Birthday Party
17: October 12, 2010 Our Two year anniversary! I still remember the first night we met. I knew I had to be with him. Getting him was a different story! Sometimes I wonder how I managed to snatch such a wonderful man. I consider myself the luckiest girl in the world; Joe is sweet, caring, thoughtful, hardworking, easy going, a great athlete, and not to mention very good looking! My favorite thing about us; we know how to laugh together and make boring moments into memorable ones. My favorite times are being silly and being together! My favorite thing about Joe, is how he takes care of me and shows me how much he cares about me! We celebrated our two years together in my old neighborhood (Beacon Hill) at Toscano's- very delicious!!
19: Pats v.s Ravens
20: Twin's 1st Birthday Party/Michael's Birthday 10/23/2010
21: My mom came in town!
22: The twins looked adorable in their costumes! Isabella loved the cake - we couldn't get it away from her- while William took a nap. A fun day with family!
23: Joe and I got them building blocks and a piano they can play with on the floor or in their crib!
24: Joe's 32nd Birthday 11/23/2010 Dinner in Beacon Hill at 75 Chestnut
26: Thanksgiving 2010 on Martha's Vineyard/The Cape
27: Early Christmas with the Porter's
28: Right after Thanksgiving we headed back home... we got our first tree at Mahoney's in Winchester- we made it a full day of decorating the tree and house! We couldn't have been more excited- like little kids on Christmas! We ended the nightspending time at Mark and Katie's house. | Our first Christmas tree 12/2010
29: Christmas 2010 Raleigh, NC | Love at first site....JACK! | December 22: Joe and I leave Boston and drive to Raleigh- making stops in Hoboken, NJ, staying at Genna's for a 4hr rest. Then it's off to Jeff and Christy's
30: Celebrating Dad's Birthday
31: Day 1: We arrive in Raleigh and quickly get ready for Jack's baptism. All dressed up - all 13 of us. One problem, where is the priest?!
32: Jack's Baptism 12/24/2010
33: Day 2: Christmas Eve and the morning of Jack's baptism. Everything worked out perfectly in the end. Jack was perfect during the ceremony and didn't shed one tear!
34: Christmas Eve 2010 | Celebrating Jack's baptism and getting excited for Santa to come!
36: Bright and Early Christmas Morning 2010
37: It's still a mystery where those presents went!!
39: Christmas Vacation: All 13 of us together hanging out, playing video games, watching movies, drinking beer, eating, sleeping and being snowed in!
40: Jeff woke me up the day after Christmas,excitedly telling me about the snow. My dad was the first one outside playing and building snowman's- it didn't take much time for Joe and Me to join. We spent over an hour outside building, running, and having snowball fights. A perfect way to spend a day with family!
42: Washington, DC | The White House | In Front of the White House | Lincoln Memorial | Washington Monument
43: Joe and I left Raleigh to head home to Boston. To break up the trip, we stopped in Washington for 2 nights. We spent one full day walking around DC looking at all the sites: Lincoln Memorial, The White House, The Washington Monument, The Smithsonian Museum, The National Archives Museum, and the Capital. Then we went to the Arlington graveyard- where JFK is buried! Our last stop, after walking at least 15 miles was the Iwo Jima Memorial- we made it just as the sun was setting!
44: The Archives: Home of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution | The Capital Building | JFK's Burial Site
45: Ulysses S. Grant Statue | Lincoln Memorial | We were exhausted by the end of the day-especially after walking all the way to the Iwo Jima Memorial. After a day of walking around the city we ended back in Arlington, VA (where our hotel was) and had dinner a few drinks. Then headed back to the hotel.... | Joe in front of the Iwo Jima Memorial
46: New Year's Eve 2010
47: New Year's Eve 2010: Headed over to Charlie and Jen's apartment in Southie. Good times with good people- lots of drinks, food,flip cup, keg stands, and fourloco's-gross, which explains a lot of peoples actions! By the end of the night I'm thankful Joe and I made it home in one piece- Thanks Dan Porter! Overall, a fun night with wonderful people! Needless to say, the next morning I wasn't thrilled to wake up and get our car... Best Hangover day with Joe yet...
48: January 14-17 Weekend at Loon Mountain with Mark and Katie. | Night One: | Friday night after work, Joe and I head to NH. That night we all stay up late hanging out by the fire, eating, and drinking. Everyone was anxious to get on the mountain!
49: Day one on the mountain: Katie and I start on the bunny slopes- I had no idea what I was doing! Thanks to Joe I learned how to fall and get up my first day.
50: Day two: Joe and I spent some time on the bunny slopes and he talked me into taking the lift and going down a green trail, which was way better than the bunny slopes. I didn't last as long as the others but had a blast learning with Joe. He's so patient with me! | First Morning from our balcony
51: Good bye Loon! What a great weekend with friends!
52: Valentines Day 2011 I had my first observation in first grade. It went better than planned and by the end of the day I was ready to get home and celebrate! Joe walked through the door with a bag and some wine. As he went to our room to put away his "stuff", he asked me to turn off the light in the front hallway. As I opened the door, there were a dozen red roses and a bag of candy waiting for me! What a wonderful surprise! We quickly ordered Thai food from our favorite place- Thai Moon. We drank wine, ate Thai food, and laid around- just like last year. Only this year, we had OUR place together and didn't have to eat on the floor.
55: St. Patty's Day 2011 in Southie at Jen and Charlie's apartment!
56: March 2011: My dad and Jeff came in town for the Blackhawks v.s. Bruins game. Joe and I picked them up from the airport and they spent the night at our place. The next day we spent the day together and went to the game. The Bruins won! After we went out to celebrate. It was a short trip for my brother and dad; they headed home the day after the game.
57: March 29, 2011
58: Stacy's Birthday Celebration at Tangerino's in Charlestown
59: Good times with good people! Best part....the late night Mikes Roast Beef!
60: Joe and I recently got a boat.. Our first time taking the boat out was on a Sunday afternoon in April. We packed lunch and went fishing. We didn't catch anything, but had fun anyway!
63: Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Saturday April 16,2011 Joe and I went to the game with Dan and Becca. The Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1. The game was a blast! The weather was freezing, but that didn't stop us from having a good time. Thank goodness for hot coffee!
65: Provincetown, MA for Katie's 30th Birthday!
66: Hanging out at our cookout
67: Mini Golf on the Cape | Getting Uncle Joe | First Time Meeting
68: Memphis Trip 2011 | Joe meets the Uncles! | BBQ right after we get off the plane!
69: Downtown Memphis: Beale St. | BBQ Night | Best Friends
70: Rehearsal Day/Night | I've learned as you get older you really appreciate the people you were friends with growing up. They're the people in your life that know all your flaws and love you anyway- From my Speech
71: Rachel and Greg Get Married June 18, 2011
72: My First Sailing Trip: Joe and I drove to the Cape on Friday and stayed with Mark and Katie at Mark's mom's house. Saturday we woke up and headed to Mark's Uncles boat. It was the perfect day with friends. We spent the day sailing across the Cape. We drank cold beers, ate delicious sandwiches, swam in the ocean, watched seals, and hung out on an island. As the day came to an end and we were ready to head back to land; we got caught in a sandbar for 5 hours! However, we made the best of it and had a blast watching the sunset. My favorite part was laying and looking at the shooting stars. It was the perfect day for sailing and the best time with friends. I didn't want the day/night to end!
74: August 24th-29th Joe and I head to Charleston, SC: Joe and I wake up at 4:30am to catch our 7:10 flight to see my parents. We had a blast enjoying delicious food at A.W Shucks, pizza at Orlando's, and crab cakes at Vickery's. We spent a lot of time walking around downtown, checking out my parents new house, visiting the horses at the stables, driving around and looking at the the different houses, going on a ghost tour, getting drinks at the Roof Top Bar and the Brewery with Jeff and Christy, eating at Coconut Joe's (my favorite), drinking at Coconut Joe's, going to the Isle of Palms, shopping at the outlets, going on a boat ride, eating my moms beef sandwiches and of course meatballs and mostacholi.
76: The new house
77: Shem Creek
78: The Battery
79: The Thriller: A wet and wild speed boat ride with rock music!
81: Isle of Palms
83: This Year: We have a lot of fun and special memories. October 15th Joe proposed at Tocasno's for our 3 year anniversary- I said YES! Our wedding day is July 22, 2012. We are so excited and can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together!