Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Blates, Babies, & Bridesmaid dresses! {Weekend Recap}

I know it's Tuesday but I had such a great weekend I just had to share it, even if it is already the second day of the work week and we're already looking forward to next weekend. I went home this weekend by myself because Parker had a few out of town hockey games for the team that he coaches. Note: being apart has nothing to do with how great my weekend was. I still love that man very much.

Friday: I drove the 4 hours and got into town around 4:00 so I had a few hours to run errands at home. What exactly is so awesome about running errands in your hometown, driving the familiar streets, and walking the familiar halls at the mall? I just love it. And it makes me super happy. I had the evening alone to go out and be young & crazy relax and fall asleep on the couch before 10:00.

Saturday AM: I had a wedding shower for a friend that I have known since I was 6 years old: pre-braces, -boyfriends, and -bras. I think old friends will always be great.
I really, and I mean really, wanted to keep the chalkboard mason jars for myself.

Saturday PM: First of all I sucked-it-in while I got measured for my MOH dress for my brother's wedding next August. Then my brother, Alyssa, and I went out to lunch:
Yes, this sushi-virgin popped her cherry.

Saturday Evening: I drove down to the lake Saturday afternoon to have enough time to get ready before meeting Laura for my first-ever blate! We'd never met before - but we were pros at tweeting, snapping, and stalking each other's blogs ;) Saturday night we met for dinner at a nearby restaurant at the lake and the funny thing is I wasn't even nervous. I felt like I was getting together with an old friend, not a girl I'd never met before. That's what I think is so cool about blogging. The supportive, caring, and encouraging community that we all are a part of is something we should be so thankful for.

Our blate had no awkward silences, lots of laughs, and constant conversation. At one point we looked at the time and we had been at dinner for 3 hours! After dinner we went to go check out the Ice Hole bar that we had both heard of but never been to. It's MN Lake Country and this bar is out on the frozen lake! You drive on the lake to park in the "parking lot" where they have cleared snow. It was so-so fun! We had a quick bump there before parting ways for the night (next time we're totally having a sleepover!) The Ice Hole bar is the red ice house on the left. And in case you are unfamiliar with winter, that is a frozen lake.

(^^^ Some photos courtesy of Laura!)

Sunday: I finally got to meet my friend's 2 week old baby girl. This 25 year old girl was one content lady holding that bundle of snuggles. 
Totally great, right? :)

I hope you all had a perfect weekend - fun, relaxing, productive, or whatever you wanted it to be! As always, friends: thank you for reading! I truly appreciate each and every one of you!

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