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here we go 2014…..

3 Jan

sandwich

hooray for 2014!!!

i’ve never been really good a keeping my new years resolutions,

so this year i’ve decided to focus more on

making mini goals for my self throughout the whole year.

sort of like makeovers for different parts of my life,

like bettering my soul, my family, my outlook on life in general.

i want to be more open-minded to change

and see only positive in everything and everyone.

so i guess that’s still pretty much a resolution, huh?

well i’ll try it out and let you know how it goes.

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so many wonderful things happen for us in 2013,

the most obvious one being little matteo,

but something tells me 2014 is going to be pretty great too.

and so the adventure continues for us,

now just with baby included!!!

can’t wait to share them with you!

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so happy new year friends!

make it a good one!

xx

brand new…..

6 Oct

i wanted to share some of my favorite pictures

from our photo session when

matteo was still so brand new!

three are we

squeeze

the view

love at first sight

ears

bits n pieces

edible

admire

again i would like to thank susan morse of two winks studio

for capturing our new little family so perfectly!

a baby shower…..

3 Jul

baby

we are feeling very spoiled over here these days.

the baby shower was this past weekend

and with all the love, support and gifts we received,

we sure are feeling blessed.

plus packages are arriving at our door step almost everyday!

it’s like christmas, except the gift we’re getting

is the greatest gift in the whole world

♥♥♥ a baby ♥♥♥

i have to thank my family, (mom&sisters) for putting together an amazing shower

and my friends genevieve and jennifer for helping

bring all the details to life.

we’ll never forget this special day as long as we live.

we would also like to thank everyone who has

been a part of this amazing adventure we’re on.

we can’t thank you all enough and we can’t wait for you all to share

in our little ones life.

^^^^^

here are some scenes from the shower,

hope you enjoy!

xx, g&g

fringe

stripes n polka dots

take one

smile

sign in

prego besties

quench

friends

sweet love

mamas

salad bar

ladies

yogurt bar

expecting

he or she?….. what will it be?

5 Apr

boy or girl

p or v

baby n bump

she or he

gender box

its a boy!!

^^^ it’s a BOY!!!! ^^^

we’re so exciting to share the news that we’ve got a baby boy on the way!!!

^^^^^

^^^ here’s a couple belly picks at 18 weeks as well ^^^

bump

bump

bump

happy friday everyone!!!

americano…..

15 Jan

new citizen

its been a long time coming, 8 years in the making to be exact. but the day has finally come!!!!!

my handsome husband is officially an american citizen!

hooray!!!!!!

it was a proud day for the both of us. starting with a small ceremony at the court-house,

with some inspirational speakers that made for a memorable day.

so over the weekend to celebrate this great honor, i decided to throw an all american party,

including, sliders, hotdogs, all the traditional sides,

an american flag cake, root beer floats, and some of our lovely guests brought

apple pie and donuts.

doesn’t get much more american than that.

we couldn’t be more thankful for all the people who shared in our celebration,

and i couldn’t be more proud of my husband

carmine giuseppe conte! aka:husby

the americano!!!!

thanks everyone, we love you!

envelope #8! coincidence? i think not!it's not our lucky number for nothing.

envelope #8! coincidence? i think not!
it’s not our lucky number for nothing.

happy

proud

congratzburgers n dogssilly stringsilly stringsilly string

root beer floats

with the ladies

peace

flag cake

celebrate

a birthday… oh yeah, and a wedding thrown in too, surprise!!!

19 Sep

talk about throwing something together last-minute,  and by last-minute i mean about 40 hours before.

so on friday afternoon i get a message from my brother’s girlfriend nikki, asking when i would be alone to talk about some very classified information. as luck would have it, i was free at that very moment. (thank goodness…. less than 40 hours to prepare would have been nuts)  so she came over with this grin on her face, that only a little kid would have when you know they have a secret, like stealing a cookie or something. she prefaced the conversation by making me swear with one hand over my heart, that i would not tell a soul what she was about to divulge to me. and with that, she blurted out, ” me and your brother want to get married this sunday!” i smiled from ear to ear and said, “WHAT?????!!!!!”  i think we even did a little party dance too. ( it’s hard to remember the details at such an exciting moment, lol!) so  since nikki had already planned a full weekend of birthday fun for my brother, everyone was already set to be at their house on sunday for a bbq. with no spare time for her to plan the surprise wedding of the year, she looked no further then your truly to do the planning.  for anyone who knows me, you know that party planning and weddings, and any gathering for that matter is my most favoriteist thing in life!  so i was definitely up for the challenge. luckily i had saved a substantial amount of stuff from my own wedding, so there was little to buy, but much to do. to throw into the mix of things, i also had a work meeting that night and a full book at the salon the next day, so the small window of time that i and to decorate was going to be saturday night after work. we’re talking about 5 hours to be exact. along with the help of my mother, i blew up balloons, hung paper lanterns, arranged flowers, lined up chairs, fluffed tulle, and streamered everything else. all that was left to do was waiting to reveal the secret to everyone else the next day. the day had arrived and  everyone started to show up as expected, but as the anticipation started to rise in mimmo and nikki, they didn’t want to wait any longer, and asked me to deliver the exciting news.  so i gathered everyone into the kitchen.  i started by saying how we had all come together to celebrate mimmo’s birthday, but that wasn’t the only reason we were here! nikki raised her left hand revealing the engagement ring that mimmo had proposed to her with just the night before. the room went crazy with excitement!! it took me a minute to quite them all done, just long enough to say, but that’s still not the only reason we are all here ….. we are also having a wedding…… TODAY!!!! no one could believe it. we drew open the blinds to reveal the decorated backyard, and the reality was starting to settle in. the excitement and tears in the room was overwhelming. our friend nina performed a sweet little ceremony and we partied the night away! it truly was a perfect day and a perfect little wedding. we are couldn’t be happier to be a part of this special day, and even more happy to have nikki officially join our family ( which of course she always has been because she’s the amazing mother of my amazing nephew) congratualtions you guys, we love you

xoxo, gina and giuseppe!! 

oh yeah, happy birthday too! (i almost forgot with all this excitement)

her’s some pictures of the birthday/wedding day bliss!!

downstairs, pick me up!!!

20 May

my house was feeling sad and beige, so with winter over and gone and spring in the air,

i decided my downstairs needed a little life brought to it.

 this house decorating has definitely been a process.

we didn’t do much when we first moved in cuz we were planning our wedding.

so with all that excitement over, the house is getting some much needed attention.

i have a huge list of renovations and fun little projects i want to do, but here’s the start.

before….

during….

and after…

best day ever

20 Apr

so last october 8th was the best day of my life to date. after a year of planning my dream wedding, everything came together for that one special day.  even giuseppe, who was resistant during the whole planning process, admitted that it was well worth it and that he’s never had more fun in his whole life.  i feel really lucky that i get to spend the rest of my life with this man. he truly makes my life complete. so i wanted to share a little clip of our wedding video to show how amazing it all really was. enjoy!

http://vimeo.com/neoncitymedia/gina-gius…

it’s official

11 Apr

Yippee!!!! The day has finally come. My blog is up and running. I am so excited to share all of our adventures with you!

Face to a Name

That’s me…. and that arm candy is the husby!
Honeymoon is Paris 2011


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