Hello, hello! Did you have a nice weekend? Mine was one of the best I’ve had in a while, and I’m bummed it’s already over. Wahh.
Here’s my recap!
When I got home from work on Friday, I immediately got to work cleaning the house. I knew we had a busy weekend ahead of us and I just wanted to get the cleaning over with. Plus, after two weekends in a row of traveling, the cleanliness of certain things that I had been ignoring (like the tubs in the bathrooms) were really starting to drive me nuts. I was a woman on a mission, and with Fabio’s help we had the whole place clean pretty quickly. Phew!
After that, we sat down to dinner: broiled salmon with Asian sesame salad and couscous. Yum!
We spent the rest of the evening watching Netflix on the couch. We are in need of a new show right now – we tried watching the Black Mirror but I found it to be really weird and also kind of boring. Hmmm. Any suggestions?
Jack kept us company until we headed up to bed.
On Saturday we were up bright and early for wedding planning festivities! Woohoo!
At around 7 a.m. I took Jack for a really quick run (just about a mile) and then Fabio and I were showered, dressed and in the car by 8. We met up with my mom along the way, and then before we knew it we were arriving at our wedding venue! My dad joined us for the festivities as well, and we had a fun morning meeting our amazing wedding planner Kathie (she works for the venue) and our florist, Amy. Kathie had set out coffee, muffins, fruit, and pound cake for us. Amazing!
I had to giggle at Fabio and my dad wearing matching sweaters – my stepmom got them these for Christmas and I thought it was funny that they both decided to wear them on Saturday. Twins! 🙂
After a couple of (very fun) hours talking about flowers and detailed plans for the rehearsal dinner and wedding weekend, we took a spin around the grounds! This just got me so incredibly excited for the wedding (no surprise there) and now I am feeling even more giddy than ever. Eeeek! It will be here before we know it!
After saying goodbye to Kathie, the four of us drove over to our next appointment of the day: dessert tasting! Fabio and I don’t want a traditional cake for the wedding, and instead we’re going to have one small cake for cutting and then a bunch of other treats on the dessert table like cupcakes, brownies, bars, mini pies, mini cheesecakes, and cookies.
Kim of the bakery Peace of Cake did NOT disappoint with our tasting – I couldn’t believe how many treats she set out for us! Everything was phenomenal and I tried my best to just try a small bite of everything so I didn’t get too full on sweets, but it was definitely hard.
These were two of my favorite elements: little pies with hearts on the top and crab cookies! We added a bunch of these to our order. 🙂
If you are planning a wedding on the Eastern Shore of MD (or know someone who is) I can’t recommend Peace of Cake enough!
After our sugar coma, we met up with my grandparents for lunch at one of our favorite spots, The Narrows. We love this restaurant because not only is the food great, but the waterfront views can’t be beat.
Woah – don’t mind the crazy hair. It was windy!
None of us were feeling too hungry after all the sweets, so I got a small cup of the cream of crab soup and then shared and order of crab cakes with my mom. Hit the spot!
Lunch was a lot of fun, and I had a great time catching up with my grandparents. We had lots of wedding details to share with them!
All in all, it was such a fun morning, and I’m so thankful that my mom and dad were able to join us for the planning session. Thanks for coming, guys!
When we got home, we relaxed for a bit and then decided to keep the wedding planning going. We popped open a bottle of champagne that we already had in the fridge, and then sat down to answer a premarital counseling questionnaire that our officiant sent us a while back.
We were supposed to work on the questionnaire alone without sharing answers with the other person, so we put some music on and worked on separate computers until each of us had finished. There were some really thought-provoking questions in there, and it definitely made both of us think more about our relationship. I think we were both feeling a little mushy toward each other when we were done. Haha!
For dinner we had some leftover chicken sausage and brussels sprouts from earlier in the week, plus some of Fabio’s homemade mozzarella sticks we had in the freezer. We also finished up the champagne!
After dinner we watched the longest movie ever (the Physician – it was just ok) and then hit the hay. What a fun wedding planning day!
Sunday began with a trip to the dog park.
Then we ran a bunch of errands including Home Depot and the grocery store. I’m starting week 2 of Designed to Fit Nutrition and was really excited about some of the scheduled meals this week!
The rest of the afternoon was spent prepping and organizing for the week ahead!
This also included making a batch of fresh juice. This week’s concoction had carrots, beets, kale, other random greens, parsley, ginger, an apple, and a pear. Yum!
Once the meals were prepped for the week, I folded some laundry and watched one too many episodes of Fixer Upper (the house envy was becoming crazy). Fabio also had a fire going for us and I enjoyed some delicious green tea!
For dinner I made us some mac ‘n cheese using a “sauce” of Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, sundried tomatoes, and garlic whirled in the food processor, alongside some random chicken sausages we had leftover in the fridge. Plus a salad on the side!
It was the perfect end to a perfect weekend. 🙂
Question of the day: If you’re married, did you have a traditional cake? If you’re not, would you want one at your future wedding?