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!


The shirts aren’t so bad, either!   🙂

And the room — the room looks amazing!


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!



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!

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.





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



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.


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


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


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


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


And then…. bruschetta with eggplant and balsamic ving:


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


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



THANK YOU, Small Plates!  It was amazing.


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.


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


Time to get ready for the cocktail party!



  • 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!


  • Susan August 14, 2009, 3:42 pm

    Those ARE some great looking swag bags! All products that blog people would love 🙂 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!


  • 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!! 🙂

  • 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 🙂

    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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