Summit Preparations!

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Its a real whirlwind in Boston right now!

 

Around 11:00, we started to stuff the Swag Bags — these gift bags are AMAZING!

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The shirts aren’t so bad, either!   šŸ™‚
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And the room — the room looks amazing!

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I also put together the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Bake Sale.  We have over 30 bakers participating, and I hope we raise a lot of money in my friend’s honor!

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I snacked on half of a Glo Bar while we prepared.  Angela — these are amazing! You are going to be a famous baker for sure!
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After we set up most of the stuff, the planning committee (Kath, Tina, Meghann, Heather, Jenna, and I) walked to our complimentary lunch at Small Plates.

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Small Plates is this super cute tapas restaurant that Tina is obsessed with — and rightly so!

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We ate a SEVEN COURSE MEAL for lunch!  And honestly, this was one of the BEST meals I have ever eaten.  Truly!  Now, this looks like a ton of food, but I only had a few bites of each thing (I knew we were going to get a lot of munchies!).

 

We started off with a killer cheese plate.

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And crusty French bread with homemade dipping sauce.  The rosemary was from the garden out back!

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And a glass of amazing sweet white wine.  It was Le Droissy Martin Vouvray from France.

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Then we had cold soup (gazpacho) topped with creme fraiche and chile oil:

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Next up: puff pastry pizza with a million different lovely flavors on top!

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And then…. bruschetta with eggplant and balsamic ving:

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And THEN (I swear I only had bites of each!)… squash fettuccine.

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And finally… DESERT!  Cupcakes were provided by Babycakes and Confections and they were the BEST!

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THANK YOU, Small Plates!  It was amazing.

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We came back to the hotel and finished some last minute preparations!  And I found Hangry Mark setting up our live stream system for tomorrow.

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You can watch the Summit LIVE tomorrow.  Find out how HERE!

 

Time to get ready for the cocktail party!

{ 14 comments }

 

  • Janessa August 14, 2009, 2:33 pm

    Wow, everything looks super! What a lot of hard work you ladies put into everything. You must all be feeling so proud right about now.

    And your lunch looks amazing–yum!

  • Caitlin August 14, 2009, 2:39 pm

    thank you janessa – that is really nice. we appreciate the support!

  • Carrie H August 14, 2009, 3:05 pm

    So awesome! You girls are so great, and your attendees are all very lucky. I can't help feeling a tiny twinge of jealousy! Ha ha! I wish I was there!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  • Susan August 14, 2009, 3:42 pm

    Those ARE some great looking swag bags! All products that blog people would love šŸ™‚ Have fun at the party tonight! Can't wait to see the dress you ended up getting!

  • Katrina August 14, 2009, 3:52 pm

    Love it! You guys look like you're having so much fun!

  • Kristin August 14, 2009, 4:48 pm

    I so wish I was there =(

    But I'm glad you're having fun!

    xo
    K

    http://www.kristinsnibbles.com

  • April & Geoff August 14, 2009, 4:59 pm

    Everything looks great! Small Plates looks awesome…what pretty cupcakes

  • Lizzy August 14, 2009, 5:04 pm

    Small Plates looks like such a cute place! keep up the hard work

  • Angela (Run Study Eat) August 14, 2009, 5:35 pm

    can't wait to watch you guys live tomorrow!! šŸ™‚

  • Rosey Rebecca August 14, 2009, 6:00 pm

    I'm going to try to watch you guys tomorrow!! Hope you're having an amazing time!

  • HangryPants August 14, 2009, 7:22 pm

    Where is the picture of my butt. Bring it, C.

  • Tay August 14, 2009, 11:42 pm

    How fabulous!! Such a yummy looking lunch šŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for your reply to my question – you're definitely keeping my hopes up that injured knees can and will get better and that I'll be running decent runs again! Thank you!!

  • Courtney W. August 16, 2009, 12:49 am

    You are just the best wifey ever for missing your hubs! I bet he misses you, too <3 Love that everything went so well with the SUMMIT!

  • Hangry Pants February 10, 2010, 9:51 pm

    Just an FYI – Mark is wearing an orange bathing suit and red shirt in public.

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