Friday, August 31, 2012

[instagramming] lately in connecticut

a lot has been going on over the past couple of weeks.  summer is winding down [unfortunately :( ], i am working on eating healthier, and college football is upon us!

done with summer camp at this beautiful place

missing my fellow coaches!

first backyard garden harvest

if you know me, you know purchasing all of this at the supermarket is so unlike the former me.



new weekly girls night - manicures and drinks!

kitty in a bowtie

football season is here! and dunkin donuts knows it!

wearing my great new sweats to the first game

tailgating [more about this tomorrow!]


superstar right there!

i hope everyone enjoys their long weekend! 
does anyone have any exciting plans for the weekend?

Monday, August 27, 2012

hey, i didn't know that was by them!?!

story of my night, right there.  last night, mike and i went to a doobie brothers and chicago concert. it was amazing!  however, i didn't realize before i got there how many of the awesome oldies songs i like are by the doobie brothers; hence why those words were uttered by me multiple times throughout the night.

growing up, i never listened to the current music.  my parents were all about the oldies, so i knew every word to every song, but as a 6 year old, i obviously didn't know the artists.  i didn't listen to popular music until third grade, when i was introduced to my first pop love - the spice girls.

obviously, i had a great time.  i love oldies concerts!  my first ever concert when i was 5 was crosby, stills & nash, and since then, over the years i have seen the beach boys, elton john, billy joel, but the best was billy joel and elton john together - hearing them sing each other's songs together was just wow!  i love when bands sing together, so obviously i loved the encore at last night's show!

sweet strawberry margarita in my new guitar glass!
encore - both bands: 17 people on stage

Sunday, August 26, 2012

the barclays

since i got free tickets from work, mike and i decided to get up at 6 am on saturday and drive [what was supposed to be] over 2 and a half hours to long island to watch the first of the pga playoff tournaments at bethpage black golf course in farmingdale, ny.

well, it only took us less than 2 hours [awesome!!], and it was a fantastic day.  we saw all the golfers: tiger, rory mcilroy, bubba watson, rickie fowler, phil mickelson, etc.

here are a few [illegal] photos from my day. [you aren't supposed to use your camera, but it's GORGEOUS there, so i couldn't help myself!!!]

first hole 
tiger woods
masters champion, bubba watson, and british open champion, ernie els on the 18th hole
17th hole [so many sand traps]
amazing clubhouse access our tickets got us!

on the way home, we decided to take a detour through nyc.  
mike loved driving on the manhattan surface streets!

we just got back from a concert [more about that tomorrow!] and we have work in the morning, so goodnight!

Friday, August 24, 2012

another summer weekend

i walked into work today and these were sitting on my desk.  
i guess we are getting up at 6:30 and driving to new york tomorrow!  

weekends this summer have been nuts lately, but it's just so fun to hop in the car with nothing to lose and go!  i'm so lucky.

[i know it sounds silly to drive all that way to a tournament for the day, but its the pga tour playoffs so EVERYONE will be there! so excited!]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

summer[camp]'s end

today was my last day of summer camp.  for the past 7 weeks, i have directed a summer camp where young kids [ages 7-16] learn about golf and the first tee's core values.  no matter where you live in the u.s., there is most likely a first tee chapter near you - and all of the programs are super affordable. look it up!

not only are the kids unbelievable, so is the staff.  i have learned so much from them about teaching golf as well as working with kids. not to mention, we have had SO MUCH FUN together.  i already miss them so much!

here is a look back via instagram, for more of me on instagram, follow me @ megatronnn27.

here's what i will miss most...
awesome kids

rainy day games

graduation ceremonies

kickball days

feeling famous when the kids ask us for autographs

world war III aka a week of divots

my girl

the wildlife [a hawk one morning]



tai chi for warmups

making friends

and we did it!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

what's in my bag: summer

i have seen these on a few different blogs, 
and i love seeing what other people carry around on a daily basis.

i'm finishing up summer camp tomorrow :( so before i transition to my fall stuff, here is a look at my current, summer bag of tricks:

top to bottom and left to right
- my keys
- single drink mixes for water bottles
- notebooks [1 for blog ideas and another for the food log i am starting]
- vera bradley wallet; discontinued but i love this one
- day planner
- lists pulled from the last few weeks [i make tons of lists for errands, changes to the camp schedule, and ideas for future golf activities]
- tide to go
- chapstick
- discontinued :( bath and body works tropical passionfruit anti-bacterial hand lotion
- ipod nano
- wintergreen altoids
- strawberry orbit gum
- random change/pens/golf tees/bobby pins
- my phone
- oakley sunglasses [similar to these]

and this bag, that totes it all, was a marshalls find

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

maine: the food

this weekend, for probably the first time since i was home at my parents' house during college vacations, i ate three home-cooked meals a day.  it was wonderful and all-around delicious.

here is a another look at my weekend in maine via the food.

friday night: anyone ever been to a friendly's? they are going into bankruptcy, but we found one still open in northern massachusetts.  it brought me back to my high school years and friday nights after footballs games and school dances. 
saturday morning: scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon, and toast

saturday lunch: [no photo] sabretts hot dogs

saturday dinner: bbq grilled chicken, pasta salad, buttered noodles, and orange juice steamed carrots 
with strawberry pretzel salad for dessert!
sunday breakfast: pancakes and bacon 
sunday lunch: grilled cheese, tomato soup, and chicken and rice soup
and of course, lots of woodchuck hard cider in between
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