I had an absolutely fantastic weekend. It was a whirlwind, I will admit. First let me tell you that I took off on Friday at 11:30 from work just to get a jump start on all that needed to get done before 10am on Saturday morning. The boys left for their father's for 10 days, they will back on the 17th in the evening.
My best friend, Kristie's son Alex was married on Saturday and there was so much to do before. On Friday night, Alan, Nichole and I met all of her immediate family at the Itoo Hall where the reception was going to be. We had to decorate it and prepare for the next day. My best friend is Lebanese and comes from a honking big family. We had 300 chair covers to place and beautiful white Satin bows to tie around those chairs. The bride and groom did not want a traditional wedding cake, they wanted cookies. So we had to arrange the cake table with these cookies. Kristie made 1360 homemade cookies for this shindig. She decorated by hand, all but the chocolate chip ones. There were awesome. A lemon cookies with lemon butter cream frosting, a strawberry with strawberry butter cream frosting, and her regular sugar cookie with butter cream frosting. They were a huge hit.
I got home on Friday about midnight, and we got up at 6am on Saturday morning, and Alan and Nichole and I went out for our 5.47 mile walk. It was a beautiful morning for the walk and a great way to start a very busy day.
I had my manicure done after and headed home to shower and get ready. Alan picked up my mother, and we all headed to the ceremony. It was beautiful and went off without any problems. Here are a few pictures of the event.
Now I don't know about you, but my mother taught me manners. Never in all of my 50 years have I ever attended a wedding reception and gone over to the cake table and cut me a piece of cake and swallowed it BEFORE the actual "cutting of the cake took place." Well let me tell you, three couples, all above the age of 40 proceeded to go over to that table and take cookies, handfuls of them. I was so mad, I guess we needed to have a sign there, but really. Who the hell does that kind of shit?
|I love these so much!|
I ended up visiting with family until about 12:30am and then went to bed. I got up on Sunday morning with the intention of doing a 4 mile walk/run, but was so tired I could not muster the will to do it. I instead made a huge fruit salad as my sister in law prepared a Gluten Free Quiche which was the best damn quiche I ever have eaten. It was divine. I had one small piece of it and a large bowl of fruit with some granola sprinkled over it for breakfast.
|My Chai from Intelligentsia|
|My walking route|
I climbed on the scale and not only was the four pounds gone from the day before so was an additional pound. I am officially 80 pounds down and coincidentally I also have 80 followers.....I think that is funny how that keeps happening! I thank you all who think that what I have to say is worth reading.
I am back at work, and missing my boys terribly. They are with their dad this week and I hope they are having a good time. I am trying to stay busy and pray that the week goes by quickly. I have plenty to keep me busy as Nichole's graduation party is the 23rd and her graduation is the 30th. We also have father's day thrown in there as well.