Monday, August 30, 2010

Wedding, Sweet Larabar Gifty, Slow Sunday, Cooking Time!

Thanks you guys! Good times for SURE - backing up to finish out the weekend!! So on Saturday after my awesome blogger meet up with Erica, we headed back to the hotel with full bellies and took naps. And DUH forgot to tell you about the AMAZING treats she gave me - two new larabars! Be sweeter!

I tried one that afternoon - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. AMAZING! Thanks again for the great bars, Erica!

So yes, seriously, lights out and all 4 of us crashed! Hehe I also finished Nancy Werlin's Impossible – I’ll do a book review tomorrow! After nap time we got ready and headed to St. Luke’s Chapel for the ceremony. It was a pretty ceremony and the bride and groom looked SO happy. Afterwards we swung back by Caviar and Bananas – I wanted a salad beast SO bad. They handmade me an awesome Grilled Chicken Greek Salad. BOMB. Then we headed to the reception at Hibernian Hall – the second open bar event of the weekend. OMG. They even had red bull. It was on! The band was great, the guests were all about dancing and having fun and it was a blast.

Outside of the reception!

Me and Austin!

Me and Mar!

Austin and Jimmy - yes, we take every possible shot. LOL

Late night with the soon-to-be Steigerwalds!

The groom got so into it - awesome!

So did Andy & Jimmy LOL This may have been during Freebird?!

Mar & Jim broke it down all night! They have routines - it's awesome!! LOL

Me, Kim and Mary with flowers - not sure where Kim found these LOL

Mini Auburn Pike reunion!

The reception

After the wedding we all headed back to Mad River. Guess what, it was PACKED, no longer a private party for sure. We immediately lost everyone so the 4 of us chilled out back, rehashed the evening and then called it a night, stopping back by the hotel to visit with everyone in the lobby. Good times indeed. We headed back to the hotel, bought Amy’s burritos from the hotel, stayed up WAY too late gabbing in our PJs then called it a night.

Sunday we headed out of Charleston, stopped at a Waffle House (OMG...I got a grilled chicken wrap with ranch on the side) and began the long ride back home. I started a new book thanks to your suggestions, Kathryn Stockett's The Help! I read about 50 pages - SO good so far! I also poured through tons of magazines - thanks, Mom! We got in town, visited with Devon/Zach for a bit, stopped to get Reuben and visited with mom for a bit, then got home and immediately cooked up two new recipes: Baked Sausage and Tomato Pasta and Ham Hashbrown Casserole. I went ahead and had the sausage for dinner.... amazing! I'll post recipes and pics this week, as well as the Impossible book review! After that I watched a lifetime movie and called it a night - ending up at 1,449 calories, 185 carbs, 53 fat grams and 60 protein grams. Here's what I ate.

Q: Ever eaten at Waffle House? If so, what do you order? I've only eaten there one or two times before - the menu was tough!

Q: What's your favorite part of a wedding weekend? I enjoy so many things, but my favorite part of this weekend was definitely reuniting with some great college friends and getting to know the bride better!


Marisa @ Loser for Life said...

I'm dying to try those new flavors!

I have two weddings coming up this fall and I can't wait! Haven't been to a wedding in ages!

Jenny said...

Seriously- do you guys have any single friends or aquaintences?? Hook a single gal up! Look how much fun you guys have!!!

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Lisa @ I'm an Okie said...

Love the print on your dress and the neckline! too cute.

Kacy said...

Glad you're enjoying the help, I loved that book!

Mica said...

Man, you and Austin are such social butterflies. I feel like I should invite you to an event just to say that I had THE couple on my guest list.

...Never been to a Waffle House. They kind of scare me.

Anonymous said...

Your dress: I adore it!

Singing boys at receptions are also hilarious. I have a picture of Hubs and our friend Dan singing and playing air guitar (I think Hubs is wearing a poker dealer visor too?) at Dan's wedding in June. Too, too funny!

My mom loves WaHo so I ate there quite a lot when I lived in GA. I love to get Hashbrowns scattered, covered and smothered. :o) In fact, the wedding we're going to in Richmond this weekend has a WaHo nearby. I may be hitting it up.

Hope you enjoy The Help!

Marcie said...

Love the pics! Looks like too much fun was had by all. I attended a wedding this weekend at the beach and had a blast! Nothing like getting together with friends to celebrate! Cute dress, too!

homecookedem said...

Haha, we actually love Waffle House! ;) But you definitely have to be in the right mood for it. I looooove their waffles!! Their eggs and grits are way tooooooo buttery though...

Erica said...

Aren't the new laras the jam? Love them! Glad you enjoyed your treat. Even more excited to hear you went back to Caviar and Bananas! I'm thinking of taking my parents to lunch there this week. The wedding looks like a blast. I LOVE the dress but I want to see the back!!!!!! I have never eaten at a waffle house (even though we have a couple in my town). I love spending time with good friends and family at weddings.

Genesis said...

your hair looks usual, along with your outfit :)

loved The Help. The secret thing she did to the lady makes you want to keep turning the pages.

Gabriela said...

Never eaten at the Waffle House!! My favorite part of weddings is the ceremony and the cake. I just love love!!

Tina said...

I've eaten at WH 3 times...every time after our high school basketball team won the state championship. It was a special celebration. I just ordered a waffle each time. I can't do that place now though.

I love your dress! You always have such cute dresses.

April said...

I've never had a blogger meetup or been to Charleston :(

I HAVE however had the entire Waffle House menu HA! I used to eat there alot when I was little. Mmmm...chocolate milk.

Yum Yucky said...

That celebration parr-tay looks like fun. :)

Ya, Waffle House is my love. first time there was a few months ago. I'll order up one Buttermilk waffle. Gimme gimme.

haute.teapot said...

Waffle House, only with my girlfriends if we're up super late and I've always probably ordered the worst possible thing: hashbrowns with chile and cheese. I know, horrible, right?? And wedding weekends, I'd say just being with everyone for so many events, it's kind of sad when it's over.

Yum Yucky said...

That celebration parr-tay looks like fun. :)

Ya, Waffle House is my love. first time there was a few months ago. I'll order up one Buttermilk waffle. Gimme gimme.