Despite how crazy life is these days, yall know I fit a little relaxation into Friday and Saturday evenings! My brain has reached max capacity with details and planning, so I asked Matt to plan something low-key for Friday night.
So we went on a picnic! We had hoped to check out the music at the American Tobacco Campus, but they no longer allow coolers – bummer! We made the best of it by finding a nice grassy patch outside of the concert and enjoyed conversation instead of music.
Matt went all out in the Whole Foods prepared foods section and we had shrimp skewers, summer kale salad, sweet potatoes, quinoa and apple salad, watermelon, and three bean salad. Yum!
On Saturday, we had plans to check out the famous annual bbq festival in Hillsborough, but the rain kinda ruined that idea. We did, however, get to eat some great bbq at the Hillsborough Bbq Co. with my parents! We stopped by the new Mystery Brewing tap room for a beer first – love that place. I was having so much fun that I didn’t snap any pictures until dessert – carrot cake! We listened to live music at a cute venue afterwards.
Today I had my final wedding dress fitting!! It fits:) My mom and I celebrated finally having the dress in our possession with salads. Although now she’s stressed about the bustle – it’s complicated.
2 weeks and [not] counting! I don’t want it to come too fast because I’m not ready and then it will be over!Read More
Exercise used to be my time to clear my head – now it’s the time that my to-do list fills my head and ruins my me time.
We’ve been eating giant salads over here, because they are quick and easy and good for wedding bodies.
Work got crazy this week, which can be expected for this time of year – what is it about the end of school and kids acting crazy?
Sleep and I are BFF.
I’m going to the Lantern tomorrow night and I’m so pumped. We also have a dance lesson – is it bad that I’m not as pumped?
I love this weather, and all the green in Durham. Lush!
I need the ultimate romance novel to read on my honeymoon – do tell!!!!Read More
I’m sure you can guess why I’ve been mia here – on the home stretch!! It was a busy week, so I ate a ton of meals out – not the best for healthy eating, but oh so convenient when there’s no time to cook. And also so fun during the week! On Monday, my mom and I got together to start working on the escort cards and we grabbed salads at Panera.
Tuesday, one of my bridesmaids and I grabbed dinner because she’s back in town for the summer – we went to Toast and I got my favorite little sampler of crostini. The garlic mushrooms and blue cheese is the best!
And Wednesday, Matt and I took a dance lesson! It was fun, but a bit overwhelming when I realized that the wedding is in 3 weeks and we have no plan for a first dance. Plus, I’m a terrible dancer and I’m really not looking forward to having people look at me! We ended up back at Panera because it was so close:)
…to go until the wedding! I’m excited, nervous, a bit stressed, but mostly excited all at the same time! A year sure flies by these days.
And we have a marriage license! I wasn’t expecting to have to take an oath – kinda felt like we were married after the oath, especially since a couple congratulated us on the way out.
I came home and made sweet potato enchiladas to celebrate. Only I forgot the verde sauce and had to use salsa. Oh well! Things are getting busy with a hair apt, hair trial, small bachelorette dinner, a dance lesson, and lots and lots of wedding related emails to be sent in the next week. Happy hump day.Read More
- Garlic asparagus, Cajun catfish, and rice and beans! Matt and I tag-teamed the cooking last night and dinner came together so much faster. Loved this meal. In the next few weeks, I may be transitioning to all microwave meals and salads. Time is of the essence.
- I’m thinking a wedding planner would have been a good idea right about now.
- I’m so thankful for a weekend at home with only a few things on the agenda.
- Only 4 more weeks at work (and a handful of days after the wedding) – this is nuts to me! Has it really been an entire school year?
- Note to self – do not plan your bachelorette party two days before the wedding.
- I never thought I’d love bootcamp, but I do.
- I’m ready for a big glass of chilled white wine. Happy Friday!