Weekend Wedding Wecap

Hey hey everyone! I’m finally home and FINALLY relaxing.

The husband and I had a VERY long day of travel today, starting at 8:00 a.m. when our ride to the airport came to pick us up. But let me rewind to last night – the wedding recap!!

As soon as I got done posting yesterday, I got ready and glammed up for the big event. I’m still so glad you all gave me great suggestions on what to wear.

I went with these two looks for wedding and then for reception:


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It was perfect! And I didn’t have to spend a dime 😀

Luckily, I found a ride to the wedding with some of the other spouses of the groomsmen, and when we arrived there, all the guys were standing outside with a beer. I don’t blame em – those tuxes looked like they’d be SO warm. Plus a beer is always great to calm pre-wedding nerves, whether it’s your own or you’re just in the bridal party 😉

Finally, the music started playing and the procession began…

My hunky groomsmen of a husband:




He cleans up well, don’tcha think? 😉

Her colors were black and red, and there were roses every where. The decor was so very pretty:



Candy Bar!



After the wedding, everyone was instructed to go downstairs for cocktails and hour devourers:



Yummy, yummy shiraz



Pecan/cranberry sauce cracker of some sort. Delish!

Had a couple glasses of wine and some delicious fruit and cheese, and when we all went back upstairs, they had transferred the wedding area into a reception area. It was an added bonus that we didn’t have to drive to get from the wedding to the reception.

Right after the wedding party was announced, it was time to cut the cake!




Fortunately, there were so many more veggie options than at the rehearsal dinner. I ended up getting a HUGE salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and an abundance of grilled veggies, a big hunk of bread, and some risotto:



Yum yum 😀 Oh, and the wine continued to flow.

After Steve and Amanda’s first dance, and several other dances, it was time to boogy down! The husband and I spent the whole night on the dance floor! He really impressed me because he wasn’t drinking much at all – usually it takes him quite  a few beers to cut a rug 😉



Around midnight the party wore down, and we took a cab back to the hotel and called it a night. It was such a fun wedding, and I am so so so happy for Amanda and Steve!                                          

This morning, albeit having countless  numerous glasses of wine, I didn’t feel too shabby! The shiraz I was drinking must have been pretty good quality 😉 Nevertheless, the early a.m. wakeup call was enough to make me grouchy, but a little before 8:00 another couple and we piled into yet another limo with our lattes and hightailed it to the airport.

Why a limo for four people you ask? Well…that’s just how we roll! I kid I kid 😉 My friend meant to ask for a car and accidentally got a limo! Doh! haha

When we got to the airport, my hunger really kicked in. I had hankering for a whole wheat bagel with cream cheese, but couldn’t find any, so I settled on this:



Minus the chemical-laden ranch, thankya! 🙂 Did the job perfectly.

Gotta love the fact that our flight was only an hour long. Gave us plenty of time to drive into the city!



We drove into the city, because the husband wanted to take me to Lululemon for Valentine’s Day! Score!


Got the groove crops and a cute stocking cap. Love ❤ Unfortunately, though, the trip to Lulu caused us to get stuck in the middle of a HUGE traffic jam. We were in stand still traffic for a good hour because of a wreck:



Yuck! We originally planned to stop off in a suburb for a nice Valentine’s Day lunch, but we didn’t get a move on from the jam until about 2:30. Thus our lunch plans were foiled, and instead, lunch was eaten in-lap:


Not so balanced, but oh-so delicious 😉

After we got out of the traffic jam, it was smooth sailing until we got home. Got home, unpacked, and met my friend Heidi at the gym for a run. I had a 3 mile easy run on my training plan, and she was starting day one of the couch to 5 K plan (YAY!!! A new running buddy!! :D) I wanted to get in some strength training, but I was WAY too excited to go and pick Niko up. I missed her so much for only being gone three days, haha. You all understand, right??

Obviously after this, I was starving, considering I hadn’t really eaten a real meal all day. I think my stomach was about to eat my back bone when I scarffed down this plate of Monical’s Pizza and a breadstick:



Wow…this turned out to be a supah long post! If you’re still with me, I commend you! I’m gonna go settle in with the hubski and watch a movie to round out V-day. I hope you all had a great Sunday 😀

Happy Valentine’s Day, all!! How did your day shape up? Regardless of when I had a Valentine or not, I’ve always liked to eat chocolate and watch a sappy romantic movie 😀


Surprise Valentine

Hey hey all! How’s your Saturday morning going so far? How about your Friday night?

Mine was pretty awesome!




More on that in a bit 😉

Woke up and had my new obsession:






Cooked like the last batch, it amazed.

Worked until about 11:00, and then came home, did a little cleaning, and nommed on a different sort of wrap:



With the innards being leftovers – squashed acorn squash, black beans, sea salt.


And a couple of these may or may not have been consumed.

I had to be at the gym I’ll be training at to get some more paper work done around noon, so after playing with the pets watching the pets play with themselves, I headed back out (into the snow storm we were having) and headed to the gym.




LOVE the gym I’ll be training clients. All of the equipment is super new, and there aren’t several treadmills out of commission like the gym I’m a member at does. After getting put into the system, I stayed for about an hour to check out all the equipment to make sure I knew what each machine did and how to adjust them. That’d be super embarrassing if I was training a client and didn’t know how to adjust a seat for her, no?

When leaving, I found out my car was dead, and thankfully the owner helped me out. He had a jumper box (don’t know what you call it?) and it started it right up! *phew!* I had a movie to go to with some girlfriends (Dear John!) and I wanted to shower and get ready beforehand.

So I finally got home, pulled in the drive, clicked the garage door clicker, but garage door no go up. Sad face. Apparently the snow storm made thousands of homes go without power. Luckily, I only had a half hour until Shane got home from work, so I chilled in my car (with the radio and engine on this time ;-)) until he got home with the key. And coincidentally he arrived home just as the power decided to turn back on! 😀

Scarffed down a post-workout snack of veggies and hummus:



Showered, dressed, and shortly after my ride was there to take me to the movie. The movie was AWESOME. I had read the book a couple summers ago, and loved it. However, usually movies NEVER live up to the movie that plays in my head when I read. But this one did a very good job. Besides, Channing Tatum is downright gorgeous. It should be illegal. Gah.

Two and a half hours, one bag of home-popped popcorn, and 5 tissues later, I got back home around 7:00 to this on the counter!



Next weekend we won’t be able to celebrate Valentine’s day, so the hubski decided to surprise me with an early celebration!



One of our anniversary wines.



My favorite Pinot Noir EVER. I drank half the bottle. And now I have a headache…oops!

I did, however, get home too late for the reservations he made at my favorite restaurant, so instead, we popped in a couple Amy’s pizza’s –

Spinach pesto and cheese and tomato:

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Just as good! Well..maybe not, haha. But still fun! 😀

We finished off the celebration with some Wii bowling and Big Bang Theory watching, and just stayed in on the cold, windy, snowy night.

Woke up this morning, albeit a bit hungover, and had a yummy, stabilizing breakfast!



Weird looking happy face 😀 Millet toast w/ Earth balance and cinnamon on one piece, and Barney Butter (!!!) on the other:


Oh we meet again, you delicious butter, you.

I gotta get outta here because I have a super busy one today!!

-long run (5 miles)

-food shopping for the big game tomorrow 😀

-driving into my hometown for my friend’s two-year old’s birthday and hopefully having time to help Destiny’s mom move into her new house

-come back in time for the hubski to get to a groomsmen’s dinner

-cook for tomorrow!

Phew! That’s a lotta to-do’s! Better get started 😀


What are you doing for Valentine’s Day this year, if anything?