Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer in NY: A Boston Reunion

What an amazing vacation back home! This is what I like to do most when I travel back to NY, hug my niece and nephew...A LOT! Adventures with Jaap went back to the motherland for some travel, friends, family reunions, and everything American. And I can't forget other big news that happened towards the end of the trip. Jaap and I are engaged! Yay! It was a nice surprise and executed very romantically by Jaap. :) We're so happy.

But before all that, I traveled to Rochester, NY to for an annual reunion with my friends, Debbie and Michele, from Boston. Whoo! Let the good times roll. We had so much fun, I was sad to see it end. 
Michele, Debbie & Me
I took an Orff Schulwerk course for music educators at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester. I was able to stay with my friend Debbie and her husband Bob for two weeks. What a treat. I'm so grateful that I was able to take a great class and hang out with some of my favorite people again. 

This annual Boston reunion has become our tradition for the past four summers and I hope it continues. We don't do much in Rochester. We're not much of the sight-seeing bunch when the three of us come together. We mostly just sit around and talk for hours, drink lots of coffee and course of wine. We also had some fun rounds of Just Dance 2 on the Wii and Rock Band, the Beatles edition. Hilarious! I was so happy to see Deb and Michele. It felt just like old times!
Michele exploring the amazing Public Market in Rochester
A little Jackson 5 on Just Dance 2
Gearing up for a night out on the town!
Dinner with Deb's friends
The margaritas started to flow
Sake bombs on Deb's birthday
More about the rest of NY next time! Here's a picture of me graduating from Orff Schulwerk Level I.