I spent yesterday in upstate New York at my boyfriend’s grandmother’s house. It was extremely peaceful just sitting outside with his family. There was hardly any cell reception, which was nice not checking your phone all the time. The best part of all was meeting all the neighbors’ dogs. We met up with one family from my hometown and had a nice Italian dinner outside while the sun was setting. Lastly, we celebrated my boyfriend’s gram’s 81st birthday with an ice-cream cake and some of her favorite Italian pastries.