Sunday, March 14, 2010

St. Patty's Beer Fest, OOT Company, Range Issues

Thanks you guys! We're super happy with the trees and really think they make a positive difference. I need to get back to the tree people to see what happened with the height - either way, we're happy, but hopefully they'll grow in to the height we want! How was your weekend? Ours was a bit of a whirlwind again - so nice to have Friday off! Here goes!

Friday I got up, ate, took medicine, napped, then cooked about 8 recipes for the St. Patty’s party! Austin got home, we chilled, cleaned, did things around the house, then Forrest and Teresa got in town for the weekend with their pups Cassie and Daisy! The four of us hung out, talked, had a couple of drinks, then called it a night – needed to get some sleep for the next day’s festivities! I ended up at 1,710 calories, 206 carbs, 41 fat grams and 86 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

Saturday I slept in until 10 – woo! Then it was up, prepwork, Publix, shower and party time! People started coming over at 3 p.m. We had some weather issues early on but it never rained during the beerfest! We got to taste lots of new beers, hang out with friends, play cornhole/flip cup/beer pong and just chill – so nice to do a ‘day party!’ I think the food went over well as well as the prizes (shots and ladders boardgame for the highest scoring beer bringer; a regifted leftover dirty santa gift for the lowest scoring beer bringer). So good to have friends over and enjoy St. Patty’s! Here’s some pics.

beer winners!
chillin' it got cold outside!
los chicos
me and stacy
las chicas

gotta love the tents in the background - Teresa brought AU; Stacy brought UGA - thanks you guys!
outdoor eating!
I decided to let my green socks show - why not?
Me and T - so glad her and Forrest came over!!!
Me and Austin!
T & F!
The puppers - Cassie, Daisy and Reubs!
Sign in!
Love the festive table!
Food shots.....
nom nom nom
drink station - love my mom's little ice bucket!
more food shots!
St. Patty's cookies - me and T bought these at Publix (I couldn't make one more thing! LOL)
close up
first picture taken - getting set up!
We provided the domestics! This was layer 1 of Miller lite in the new cooler which worked out great!

losing flip cup team
winning team
good times
who doesn't love flip cup?

I had a hard time tracking – I didn’t really eat any party food but did drink on and off all day and ate at odd times (i.e. breakfast of stuffed shells at 11 a.m.; slice of homemade pizza at 2:30 p.m.; my easy Thai curry at 11 p.m. haha). I estimated here at 1,783 calories, 154 carbs, 21 fat grams and 76 protein grams. Here’s what I ate.

Today I got up early (8 a.m. before spring forward so 9!). Everyone was sleeping so I started my new book club book. I still want to finish The Beach Trip, but don’t want to go to a meeting again without having read the book – just not as much fun and it makes me feel bad! :( Once everyone got up we ordered some pizzas, started cleaning and then the range was delivered! Lots of issues: they called and said it had a dent in the side. No one would see it once installed. Did we want it? They’d give us another 10% off. We asked for 15% off. They said okay and brought it. They went to hook it up and the gas kit was missing a piece. So we had to go to Lowe’s. Grrr. Then we get the piece, they come back and they install it but it won’t sit flush against the wall. We need to have a plumber come out to adjust the gas line so it will. Double grrr. I will say that I LOVE it – I’ll take pics once the microwave and DW are in – and hopefully we can get a plumber here soon (and hopefully it won’t cost a fortune…).

What was the highlight of your weekend? Mine was definitely the party – SO fun!

What are you looking most forward to this week? I’m off tomorrow – so that’s exciting, but mostly I’m ready to get back in the gym. Tuesday will be a whole week off – I’m ready to get back to walking!


Anonymous said...

Aw, looks like a super fun St. Patrick's Day party! I haven't played flip cup in years but I used to be the champion!

Sorry to hear about your range issues! Can't wait to see pics once it's all set up!

Anonymous said...

Your party looks like so much fun and the food is so pretty!

I am a pretty good flip-cupper. I played Adult Kickball for a few years and honed my flip cupping skills there!

homecookedem said...

Oh how fun!! Thanks again for the invite!! Sorry I missed it. I ended up skipping out on disc golf with Andrew, but couldn't pass up dinner with my mom and sis. Looks like I definitely missed out though!! :) What a spread of yummy food!!

This week I'm most looking forward to getting back on track with my eating... I've been eating healthy, but my portions have been outta control!!!!! And I haven't been as active as I should be. Oh and St. Paddy's Day!! We probably won't do anything special, but I just like wearing green, haha! ;)

Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now said...

What a FUN party!

I'm looking forward to a week off and spending time with family and friends! Hope you have a great week.

Anonymous said...

that party looks like it was so fun!!! as always, cute outfit hehe

Liz said...

Looks like you throw a fun party!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The party looks like LOTS of fun!

Best part of my weekend: playing outside with the toddler today; it was finally a nice day... :)

Leah @ Simply Fabulous said...

Looks like you had a great time! I love getting together with friends!

The best part about my weekend was getting the cutest Mothers Day pressie from my bump. Yup, Hubby bought me a present from our unborn daughter. It was so sweet!

I need to get back to walking this week too!

Anonymous said...

What a fun party.

You always look so cute :)

Lara (Thinspired) said...

What a fun party! You guys always seem to host great get-togethers!

Just catching up on your posts...the new trees look great! Eyebrow wax for sure ;)

Anne Marie said...

All that food looks fantastic!

Therese said...

I want to come to one of your parties! You are such a great hostess!

The food looks amazing...and cornhole/flip cup/beer pong are right up my ally of course!

Staci Dombroski said...

I want to live close to you!!! That looks like such a fun time!

Big Pissy said...

Kel! Everything looks SO good! All the food looks so tasty and it looks like everyone had a good time. :)

You and Austin know how to throw a party! :)

Christina said...

That looks like a lot of fun! :) And you are so pretty! And seem so great. I think it would be awesome to one day meet up with other Atlanta bloggers.

This is Tina from but it isn't letting me comment through that account.

Erica said...

WOW! The party looks like so much fun! Nice job. From all of the beers, to the fabulous looking food, to the company! So much fun. Very cool that you got $$ off the range for the dent (especially when you cannot see it). Highlight of my weekend? Sunday brunch with Josh.

Mom on the Run said...

That looks like a great party. It was so festive looking.

I used to love beer bong. One of my favorite games in college.

Pam said...

What a fantastic party. I see a lot of tasty looking appetizers there.

Gabriela said...

What a fun party! The eats look delicious, I'll bet your guests loved them! Glad you had a good weekend, and happy Monday!

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

I can't resist a game of beer pong and festivities. Looks like a fun St. Patty's celebrations. I went to a black party and parade on Saturday. Still recovering from Green Beer.

Andrea@CeleryITCity said...

looks like such a fun celebration, and the weather looked good too, hurray! Sometimes store bought cookies just hit the spot.

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

Wow! That is one amazing party! This week I'm looking forward to just getting some much needed schooling done.

Anonymous said...

What a great party!! Can I come over next time?! :D

Love the bar chair and table in the corner!

We get our German exchange student on Thursday and Friday is my birthday! :D

Melissa said...

Fabulous spread!! The food looks yummy and beautiful!!!! To answer your question...I used canned chicken that time in my wrap. :)

april said...

You have the most fun get togethers! I'm jealous! :)

Anonymous said...

loving your st Pattys day activities!! you and your friends always have such a good time :) my fav kind of people :) LOVE