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Rum Punch and Sunburns.

June 16, 2016

If you didn’t hear, Adam and I have officially made it one year now (well, technically 1 year and 1 month at this point, but really who’s counting?). And because, as I have mentioned before, we’re always looking for an excuse to vacation, we decided to sneak away to Barbados for a long weekend to celebrate.victoria-adamThe trip from NYC to the island is pretty quick and relatively painless (around the same amount of time it takes to fly NY-LA), and by 3PM we were at our hotel, sitting on the beach. After some light day drinking, which was immediately followed by a power siesta, we showered and made it back down to the beach just in time to catch the sunset.sunsetSunday was our day of island activity, and I booked us a super touristy boat cruise despite my performance on our last boat excursion. And, it was awesome. The cruise started at 10AM with a few snorkeling adventures around the island. And, at 10AM, the bar also opened.boat-cruise-bwWe bopped around to a few different snorkeling and swimming spots, and anchored near a private beach for lunch and swimming. And more rum punch. And water noodles.rumAfter few more rum punches and a boat ride back to the dock we started back to our hotel (sober ride service, don’t worry!). “BUT WHY LET THE PARTY STOP NOW?” we thought, so we dropped our shiz off in our room and went back down to the beach. During this excursion two important things happened: 1. I lost my sunglasses (RIP), and 2. we didn’t reapply sunscreen. We did, however, order another round of rum punches we were too drunk to drink before deciding it was time to call it a day.beachAfter showering and taking another siesta we woke up in our bed, red, red, RED and pretty certain we were dying of sun poisoning. At which point Adam whispered to me, “just don’t touch me.” #thisismarriagebeach-laugh2The next day was our actual anniversary, and we had a lovely couples massage planned which we promptly cancelled because there was in fact NO TOUCHING for the remainder of the trip. So we sat under umbrellas, drank 0 rum punches, tried to stay submerged in the shady part of the pool, and still had the best damn time. Being married is aight.

Pancake Sundays Relationship Wedding

1 Year.

And just like that, one year passed. Adam, being married to you is nothing short of brilliant, frustrating, crazy and magical, all at the same time. I love you completely; you’re the best decision I ever made. I can’t wait to grow old, fat…

May 16, 2016
Relationship Wedding

Marriage: [Almost] One Year

Because Adam and I have been married for ONE YEAR on May 16, and that basically makes us marriage experts (lolz), I thought it was time to bring in the big guns for this post. Drum-roll please … introducing, Mr. Zabel-Wirdak! We’re definitely not…

May 9, 2016
Relationship Wedding

Our wedding day.

First off, thanks to my husband for for re-working and re-launching Pancake Sundays! He’s the best. I can’t believe our wedding was almost four months ago. Once the day started, it felt like everything was happening in fast-forward, and in the blink of an eye our wedding…

September 13, 2015
Pancake Sundays Relationship Wedding

Snapshot: 5.16.15

I can hardly believe Adam and I got married almost 2 months ago. The whole process – from getting engaged to walking down the aisle- went by too slow and way too fast at the same time, and once it was done it felt…

July 5, 2015
Pancake Sundays Relationship Wedding

Engagement Pictures – R1

Shit’s getting real up in the Zabel-Wirdak household… we’ve finally/sort of/almost gotten our heads around the fact that we’re getting married in 7 months. What?! That means we actually have to start accomplishing things. Like engagement pictures, and save the dates, and the wedding…

October 14, 2014
Miscellaneous Relationship Travel

Summer hiatus.

Welp, our first summer in the Big Apple has officially come and [almost] gone. Despite everyone’s opinion that this has been a “mild summer” by New York standards, Adam and I have mostly found the humidity to be oppressive and the overall temperature to…

September 2, 2014