Monday, May 28, 2012

MEMORIAL WEEKEND.


this was the memorial day feast that i made for nicholas and me - gorgonzola turkey burgers with green chilis on a french roll and roasted Brussels sprouts. it was delicious!

this weekend, nicholas flew up to portland kind of last minute to spend some time with his brother. after a really busy month, i stayed home and just relaxed! i caught up on some tv shows (like girls - hilarious!) and i finished the fifty shades of grey trilogy (loved it!) and i went to dinner with one of my old co-workers.

i had high hopes of getting other things done... like sifting through the clothes i don't wear, lots of laundry and sweeping, etc. but for me, when i have nothing to do, i end up doing nothing! it's when i'm busy and on a schedule that i get the most random things done.

nicholas got home this morning and i realized how much i love having him around. :) well, i always knew i loved having him around, but i really missed him this weekend and was so happy when he got home!!

*for this memorial day and always, i am so thankful to live freely due to the honorable men and women who have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedom.*

Sunday, May 27, 2012

BLOG UPDATES!

hi everyone! i've made a few updates to this little blog that i am excited to share!

first of all, i changed the name. it's a little simpler now: THE MEADS - the adventures of lacey and nicholas. i believe the new name better exemplifies the essence of my blog.

also, now you can follow our adventures via email! the busier i get and the more fun we have means less time for blogging. instead of you having to check the blog periodically, you can have my new posts delivered directly to your inbox! just enter your email address in the box on the top of the right sidebar.

and finally, i changed the look of the blog a bit!

out with the old:

and in the the new:


i love how fresh and clean it looks. hope y'all enjoy!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

JUSTINE AND DAVE'S WEDDING WEEKEND IN DALLAS.

justine and dave got married last weekend! nick was a groomsmen and i was a bridesmaid, and we had an outrageously fun time. the wedding reception was literally a rave - we danced the WHOLE time. not to mention we ate street tacos at the reception and had jello shots - it felt like just another night in da club! haha. none of that bouquet toss nonsense... that would have wasted precious dance time! we are so excited for justine and dave's future together. they are some of our best friends and we couldn't have been more excited to share their special day with them!



[i made the programs for the ceremony!]









congratulations to mr. and mrs. jergovic!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A PARTY IS NOT A PARTY WITHOUT GLO STICKS.


[me and callie @ justine and dave's wedding]

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE HAVING FUN.

we had such a great time with cj and janelle while they were in town visiting!
friday, we went to a show at the independent: karl denson / slightly stoopid did a tribute to the beastie boys! it was so fun.

 here's a little snipet of the show:


saturday, we stopped in sausalito for breakfast on our way up to healdsburg to visit wineries and taste delicious wine! we ended our day with pizza and beer at the red grape in sonoma.





on sunday, i made a big breakfast for the crew, and then we took cj and janelle on one of our favorite hikes at castle rock state park. after all the wine and food, it really felt great to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. we ended the night back at our house - which in a nutshell included learning eucher, lemon drops, tri-tip on the grill, and our new garden lights!


i took the day off on monday to spend our last day together. we had burgers at the counter in santana row (AMAZING custom built burgers - my mouth is watering just thinking about my burger there!) and played disc golf in golden gate park!

talk about a jam packed weekend.

*these are the only pics on my phone. we took a ton more, but they are all on nick's phone - and he's away on business.

and, noooowwww i'm off to dallas for dave and justine's wedding! yippeeee! 

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Friday, May 11, 2012

HAPPY WEEKEND.

Hi! Yes, I'm still alive! Nicholas and I are headed up to San Francisco for the night and then going wine tasting in Healdsburg tomorrow. (Yes, that is 3 weekends of wine tasting in a row... C'est la vie!) Nick's brother CJ and his wife Janelle are visiting from Portland this weekend - our first house guests! I have lots of pictures to post from the last month, but I've just been having too much fun. :) I'll get to those soon. Wishing everyone a great weekend.

Monday, May 7, 2012

CINCO DE MAYO IN NAPA.

apparently the last weekend's wine tasting in texas wasn't enough! for cinco de mayo, my girlfriends and i hired a limo to take us to napa for the day!


its just not cinco de mayo without a sombrero... or six!

we met bright and early at alyssa's house in san jose and set off for the day. we had fruit, breakfast pastries, mini-quiches and mimosas in the limo for the drive up to napa. allison completely surprised us with these sippy cups to drink our mimosas out of.


GENIUS! we didn't spill a drop and we knew which color belonged to us! (it's the little things in life...)






our ride!

we may or may not have completely filled that trunk with wine!

castello di amorosa

candid shot! 






 it was an absolutely gorgeous day in wine country!


our stops:
2. twomey
4. hall

lunch:
sandwiches at soda canyon store

PS. don't worry... when we got back to san jose, we met up with our husbands at a mexican restaurant nearby and had margaritas thereby checking all the cinco de mayo celebratory boxes! oh, and they drove us home!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!



in lieu of a traditional cinco de mayo, i'll be drinking wine in napa today!
(don't y'all worry - i had chicken enchiladas and a pacifico last night! ...i couldn't completely forego the mexican food!!)

my girlfriends and i hired a limo to take us to napa for the day. the weather should be pretty spectacular and i am so ready to see the gorgeous countryside. hope everyone has a fabuloso day! ;)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

JUSTINE'S BACHELORETTE WEEKEND.

i am finally getting around to posting more about justine's bachelorette weekend!

i flew from san jose to DFW late thursday night. believe it or not, it was MY FIRST TIME BACK to fort worth since we moved in september 2010. after living in fort worth for 6 years that is just insane! a year and a half is wayyyy too long for any fort worth-loving horned frog to be away. unfortunately, it was late, so we just went back to lauren's apartment and we left early the next day. but, it was good to drive through and see everything that's changed.

anyway, back to the bachelorette weekend! all of us girls drove down to fredericksburg, tx to spend the weekend at a darling bed and breakfast. this was actually my first time to stay at a B&B, but we had the whole place to ourselves! it had a great patio in the back that was perfect for cocktails and watching the sunset on friday night.







on saturday, we had a limo take us around to different wineries in the area. it is just a little bit ironic that i flew all the way from northern california to central texas to go wine tasting! but, i couldn't have been happier to be there. and as much as i love wine, i'm not picky about it at all. and, i thought the wine there was great.







saturday night, we showered justine with lingerie for her honeymoon (in St. Martin!), had dinner at august e's and then we went to an open-air texas bar with live music!







last but not least, on sunday as we were driving back to DFW, we stopped at whataburger. i died and went to fast food heaven!


this trip was SO PERFECT.