Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Weekend Recap One Day Late

I know it's Tuesday and so my weekend recap is one day late but after a frightfully busy weekend, I hit the ground running yesterday and haven't really had a chance to get onto the computer until now. We had a busy, fun, exhausting weekend!

Friday
I went to my hometown to meet with my mom, sister and nephew for lunch. Then we spent the afternoon visiting and baking cupcakes and ghost cake balls for the party I was having on Saturday. I'll post more about the cake balls another day. We had dinner with my grandma and then went to visit my grandpa in the evening. Oh yeah, also on Friday, we welcomed our newest nephew to the world!

Saturday
On Saturday my sister and I went and got our hair done and then we loaded up my car and Little H, sister and I headed back to my place. I spent the afternoon getting the house and food ready for the party. I was lucky to have my BFF and one of my other dear friends, Bwebb, come over for most of the day and help out. Later in the evening, all of our friends started arriving. We had such a blast together! It was the first time we've all been together since we graduated high school but unfortunately, two of our key ingredients weren't able to be there because of a death in the family.

We all acted like we were still 17 and stayed up WAYYY too late, which resulted in me getting only two hours of sleep that night for a number of reasons. First, my husband was snoring louder than a freight train because he was pretezeled on the couch. And second, I was sleeping on the dog's bed... which isn't actually as comfortable as it might seem... no wonder she always sneaks onto the couch during the night. But, that's what you do for your friends. You sleep on the dog bed so they can have your bed, right?

Here are a few snapshots from the party:

Sunday
After very little sleep we all (me, FD, Evan, Logi, Bwebb and her hubby Devon) dragged our butts out of bed and got ready to head to church in the morning for a service at our high school. After that, a bunch of us headed to the complex to pick up a quick bite to eat. Then Logi, Bwebb and I hurried home to get started on the bushel and a half of apples that were waiting for us in my cold room. Despite the fact that none of us had slept much the night before, we powered through and made 28 pints of applesauce and 18 half pints of apple butter while our husbands slept away the afternoon and the football game. Then, we ordered kindly asked our husbands to order some pizza and wings. We ate dinner, they headed home and I crashed. I actually went to bed at 7:30 pm. I am not sure that I have ever done that before. But, apparently I needed it because I didn't wake up until 8 am the next morning. Here's a quick sneak peak at the applesauce/applebutter adventure ... but, it deserves it's own post so I'll write more tomorrow!

Hope you all had a great weekend.

13 comments:

SnoWhite said...

looks like fun :) those ghost cake balls look so cute!

Brittany Ann said...

So cute! Quite a party!

Lucky in Love said...

All your food looks so great! Love the ghosts :) Glad you had a great time!

Shaina said...

All I got out of this was that you slept in a dog bed. DOG BED. Ha. :)

New England Girl said...

What an awesome weekend! :) The party sounds like it went smashingly well - I can't wait to hear about the cake balls - the applesauce and apple butter sounds yummy, even if it must have been torturous to make on only 2 hours of sleep! And I will admit I got quite the laugh out of imagining you curled up in the dog's bed... haha.

Brooke said...

sounds like a fun but full weekend!! :)

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

Too fun! The food looks yummy! ;-)

Lindsey Carver said...

Wow, you did have a great weekend! I love staying up too late with friends. I'm glad there were no accidents in your cullinary endevores due to your lack of sleep!

Emily said...

Oh wait, what did you say? I was distracted by the three plates of candy corn and jelly beans. And now all I want for lunch is candy. My thighs thank you :).

But what a fun party!

Emily said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

That food is making me HUNGRY!

Jackie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Love the cupcakes! Don't worry about it, sometimes you just can't get to a computer!

Jenny.Lee said...

Love the halloween treats! So cute!

Taryn said...

Nice work. I sent you apple jam in spirit.

I can't wait to read about your applesauce/butter. yum.