What’s Up: April 2020

Hi friends, welcome back! It’s so crazy how last month when I wrote this post I had just come back from Miami and now I’ve been social distancing in my apartment for a week and a half! I’m wishing for an end to this soon, it feels like we are living in some alternate reality. I hope you’re all staying safe, healthy, and finding some positivity in light of this. I’m thankful that I get to spend more time with Jon during my busy season, but I miss our coffee dates and being able to go for a walk or try new restaurants. I know that this too shall pass, and hopefully the next month when I’m writing this post the world will have made great strides with this virus.

On to my post 🙂 I’ve been linking up with my first and favorite blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’m answering the following questions:


  1. What I’m eating: now that we are staying inside, I’ve been having lots of naan bread pizzas (I’m not looking forward to the day we run out of naans), my dig inn bowl, and white cheddar pop corners. A few weeks ago we got ice cream at Big Gay Ice Creamand I’ve been craving it ever since!uL1j4%KeSg2HFkqrnJZgawfullsizeoutput_2669
  2. What I’m reminiscing about: being able to go out to eat and get coffee, Jon and I were in such a groove of trying out new places. I know soon enough we will be able to have our coffee dates, I should use this time to start stock piling a list of all the places in NYC I want to try. Do you guys have any recommendations?1DC81610-2BD3-47AB-BE4C-8A95FEE59382BrppvMJWQwmo944mqy4JZA
  3. What I’m loving: spending all this time with Jon. I like to joke this is our final test of marriage 😉View More: https://aubreygracephoto.pass.us/alyssa_jon_engagement
  4. What I’m dreading: most likely postponing our honeymoon in Italy 🙁 I’ve been dreaming about going for two and a half years so it’s heart breaking to have to wait even longer. I know in the grand scheme of things Italy will always be there for me, so I shouldn’t risk my health and put ourselves in a possible unsafe situation that can easily be avoided. We also want to be able to enjoy our honey moon without having to worry about getting sick or sites like the Vatican being closed. The time will come when we get to go on our trip and I know it’ll be worth it!
  5. What I’m Up to: I’m still in busy season so I’ve been pretty busy working, but we haven’t been up to too much the last two weekends. Maybe we will start some spring cleaning now that we are starting to need room for wedding presents.
  6. What I’m working on:  trying to stay positive with all this craziness! This is not how I imagined the three months leading up to my wedding would be, but I know it’ll all work out in the endx5V0IImMRteyBnsHummO9A
  7. What I’m excited about: finishing busy season soon! I’ve been working 55 hours since the end of January and it gets quite exhausting. I can’t wait to have free time after work to read, blog, or try a new recipe!
  8. What I’m watching/reading: I’m still reading The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – I promise I’m almost done! Next month I’ll have a new book haha! Jon and I started watching Bosch on Amazon Prime and we’re hooked! My mom introduced me to it when I was home a month ago, and we’ve all been bingeing it! It’s a cop show based off a book series so it has a great story line and developed characters, we would all highly recommend!
  9. What I’m listening to: whatever comes up on my YouTube
  10. What I’m doing this weekend: Spring cleaning I think and writing some blog posts
  11. What I’m looking forward to next month: Hopefully I’ll be heading to Michigan for my wedding shower early May. I’m also looking forward a trip with Jon to Newport, Rhode Island for Memorial Day Weekend. This is our last planned trip before the wedding and where we are going to do our private vows.LDgeI8F0QL2k%LqyDDHlHg



12 thoughts on “What’s Up: April 2020

  1. We’re getting married in September and I hope everything will be back to normal soon. Regarding our wedding, our invitations are sitting in a box at home, since when they arrived we were already practicing ‘social distance’, so we couldn’t hand them to our guests. I was pretty excited about doing that, and hopefully we can properly invite everyone soon. Not even thinking about my bachelorette party, since everything is so uncertain now here in Austria. I hope everything goes well with your wedding, too!

    1. Congrats!! I hope everything is back to normal by then too. My invitations are at home too, we are waiting to send them just in case. I hope you can hand out your invitations soon! These are crazy times, who would have thought this would could be happening!

  2. That ice cream looks amazing; I can see why you’re still thinking about it. My son (a 14 year old aspiring chef) made some homemade naan/flat bread to make our pizzas on last month and they were amazing! Looking at your photos I may have to ask him to whip up another batch.

    1. I have it for dinner almost every night 😂 if you’re ever in nyc you’ll have to get some of the ice cream!

  3. Fingers crossed that in a few months this has all cleared up and you are able to have the wedding of your dreams. Have you guys considered a back up plan if things aren’t calmed down by then? Also, have you started planning alternate honeymoon locations (maybe in the USA)?? If you haven’t been to Colorado … I would recommend visiting in the summer and going hiking, getting massages, going mountain biking, and enjoy the resorts … Steamboat, Colorado is my favorite place!!

    1. Thank you so much Lindsay!! I think if things aren’t calmed down we would still get married but maybe just with our immediate family and postpone the big wedding. For the mini moon (we will have our real honeymoon in Italy next year) we were thinking of Napa valley but I was thinking Colorado as well, that sounds amazing!! I’ll keep Steamboat in mind, I’ve heard great things about it!

  4. I’m late in catching up with my WUW reading.

    I really hope your wedding can go ahead as planned. And Italy will still be waiting when all this is over but I can only imagine how disappointing this all is. I’m so sorry 🙁

    1. Thanks for reading! We decided to postpone to next May, but I know it’s the right thing to do so that we can have the wedding we’ve dreamed 🙂

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