Monday, March 31, 2014

Love, Laughter & Wine

 Friday night was the start to the weekend and I couldn't have been more exhausted and stressed. So what does my future hubs do? He makes me an ice cream sandwich cake and gets Frozen for us to watch. Yes, this man opted to watch a Disney movie with me AND made me a cake. Best future hubs EVER.


Although my weekends are jam packed with wedding events and planning, I'm loving it. ESPECIALLY when I get to see all of my favorite people in one day. Saturday was my second bridal shower that two of my aunts hosted for me at an amazing French restaurant, L'Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie. All of my bridesmaids were there and while I wanted to just talk to everyone, I HAD to rush on over to my family who traveled from Minnesota. I rarely get to see them so it was basically like Christmas all over again. Crap, if it snows again don't blame me for saying that...


I had way too much wine (of course) and the food was to die for. I'm a salmon snob.


After the food, we ordered dessert...nothing could have prepared me for it either. I wish I could have grown a second stomach for it...I could only eat a third of it! Helloooo long distance run tomorrow.


 Wine AND this dessert...I didn't even know what to do with myself. It's times like these where you just forget about logging anything into MyFitnessPal.


 During lunch and dessert, there were a couple of games, one of which I definitely got a kick out of. Out of a whole list of Facebook statuses, everyone had to guess which status was posted by me or Josh. 


After dessert and chatting with my favorites, it was gift time. I must say, everyone outdid themselves. I am so blessed to have the most thoughtful friends and family. One of my bridesmaids painted this for me! Stunned.


Once again, everyone insisted on playing the ribbon game and counted how many I broke...luckily there was only one that I couldn't untie and had to cut....dang it!! You can see how excited I am about this whole situation. 


Bags are good...that means, no ribbons. I swear, my fam and friends want Josh and me to be the next Duggar family.


Oh and might I add that Josh and I are now stockholders in Starbucks and BP now? Josh might be screwed with his stocks in BP since they're spilling oil all over the damn place, but Starbucks?! Hellloooo retirement! Go ahead entire high school population, get your matching Starbucks fraps! I'll no longer eye-roll at you. You're helping a girl out.

After all of the gifts were unwrapped and set aside, I could hug and thank the hell out of everyone. I love my bridesmaids more than anything and this is actually the first time they could all get together at once! #bigbridalpartyproblems.


The best thing about all of these ladies is that they are all unique and awesome in their own way. I met each one at a special time in my life and I can't wait until I say "I do" with them beside me! I can never get enough time with my family from out-of-town too.


My cousin also had these amazing shirts made. If you don't already know, I'm obsessed with pandas (who isn't?) Team Emily for the win.


The back of each shirt is unique too with their role in the wedding and relation to me. I'm in love with these shirts and I'll be wearing it for the next 32 days. It goes well with a blazer right?...Yes, that's what I thought. Totally will.


After the bridal shower epicness, I went over to my Aunt's place where we had quality family time. Oh man it doesn't get any better than this. We celebrated my aunt's and my grandmother's birthday as well which meant more cake...and spiced rum on the side. Damnit, let's add on another mile to that run in the morning.

Team Emily- with some missing of course.


 After I said goodbye to my Minne-SO-ta fam, I headed home, unloaded everything and hit that pillow so hard. On Sunday, I definitely kept my promise to myself and hit that pavement hard early in the morning. It was glorious. The sun was shining, it was warm and holy shit...it felt like SPRING. After my run, I worked my behind off until it was time to meet Josh and his fam to celebrate his mom's birthday at Kyoto...one of the best Japanese restaurants EVER. It's the type of place where they cook right in front of you and try to flip things into your mouth...in which the food always just ends up hitting me in the face....After that seven-mile run earlier, my body was screaming for protein. Hellloooo shrimp dinner.


Josh's parents are also wine aficionados, so we shared a bottle of "Kung Fu Girl" wine...it's a type of Riesling and I just had to try it. Definitely a fan.


It was the perfect end to an amazing weekend. 32 days until this guy is stuck with me forever!


Also, the Mindy Project comes back on this week...and I feel like it's the most underrated show EVER. Does anyone else watch it??? I'm obsessed and can't wait to see it!!!
 








19 comments:

  1. what a great weekend! i have yet to see the mindy project but it's in the queue!

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  2. What a great weekend! Girl I try to break the ribbons...lol!! Xx.

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  3. that dessert looks RIDICULOUS!! you're so lucky to have all those close girl friends and family :)

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    1. I definitely am! I don't know what I would do without them :). And oh that dessert...it was the BEST. Yummm.

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  4. Mindy Kaling is my favorite person and that show is seriously underrated! So excited that it's back. And WOW that dessert looks absolutely delicious! Also, that FB status game looks like one of the best ones I've seen at a shower! Looks like an amazing weekend!

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  5. Another beautiful and successful shower! You have the best people around you... and a great guy... cake and good movie! LOVE!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com
    *join the monday madness link up*

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  6. The cake your hubby made looks uh-maze-eeeng!!! My bf made me fajitas one time.... and let's see....ummmm.... that's it.. LOL

    Your dress and you look so pretty at the 2nd bridal shower and the tepenyaki looks so fun, I have been wanting to go for a while.

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    1. Thank you so much! :) And your bf is awesome for making fajitas! So delicious!! :)

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  7. What a fun weekend! And did you give your hubs the Husband of the Year Award? Because I think from his Friday night behavior he totally deserves it!

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  8. You looked beautiful! And your fiance is the sweetest - love that he made you an ice cream cake! I'm a total salmon snob, too and that looks pretty delicious ;) Happy you had a great weekend!

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  9. That painting is awesome! Your friend did a great job. I love that he made you an ice cream cake and watched Frozen. I have yet to see that movie, but I know as soon as my friend gets it we'll have a movie night!

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  10. Bahahhaha... love your face in the desert pic!!!!!!!! God, that looks DELICIOUS!

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  11. So much wonderfulness in this post!! I need to see Frozen - I feel like I'm the only one who hasn't!!

    Hope all is well, pretty lady!!! xo

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  12. I went to a bridal shower on Saturday too! My cousin is getting married. The dessert at yours looked absolutely yummy. Thanks for sharing!

    xo,
    Mariamma

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  13. Your weekend sounded AMAZING!! It looks like your wedding festivities are so much fun and you have a great group surrounding you! Loving all that food, I want it all! Oh yeah, and the wine! :)

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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    1. I really do! The food was out of this world! Oh and let's not forget that wine. ;) I'll miss all of these celebrations and parties after the wedding!

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  14. looks like such a fun weekend! I can't wait for my bridal shower this summer. presentsssss! :)

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  15. Awww weddings and wedding parties are just so damn cute! And lucky you getting cake...with your name on it I might add. Danny fixes me...cereal. lol Gotta love the guy for trying though am I right.
    I'm pretty sure I just tried to eat my laptop thanks to that lovely plate of salmon. Thanks a lot for that lol

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    1. Awww at least he fixes you cereal! It's the thought that counts! :D Josh definitely got MAJOR brownie points for making me such an awesome cake. And you're welcome! Haha that salmon was to DIE for!

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