Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Wedding and Bloggy Roadtrip 2010!

This past weekend was filled with buckets of excitement. On Thursday, we made the trek down to Ohio where our good friends, Glen and Rachel were getting married. We spent Thursday night and Friday with them, helping with the last minute wedding preparations. On Friday night, we had the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and then the guys and the gals parted ways. It was so fun to have a good old fashioned girly sleep over on Friday night. On Saturday, it was up bright and early to head the hairdresser to get all dolled up for the wedding.

It was a beautiful wedding that celebrated the love and commitment between two people who have shared the past five years together and are excited to share the rest of their years with each other. It was a darn good thing that the wedding was not any later because I had some trouble zipping it up as it was. My baby bump is starting to make it's presence known ... sort of. Not really. Perhaps I was just bloated?

Here are some pictures from the day...

It was so great to celebrate with friends and to wish this couple well as they begin their journey together.

On Sunday morning, the fabulous dude and I got up early and headed over to Indy for a real good time! I got to meet Shaina! Can you believe it? This girl has become nothing short of my BFF over the past months, and it was a blast to finally get to hug her face. We had brunch at the Cheesecake Factory, took a trip to target and then wandered around Crate and Barrel (where I had never been before! I heart Crate and Barrel). We had such a blast together, it was like being reunited with my long lost soul mate! We've already started to plan our next meet up.

After a few hours, we said our goodbyes and it was back on the road for us as we traveled up to Cleveland for the next stop on the Bloggy Roadtrip 2010. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, we spent Sunday night and Monday in Cleveland with Jenny. Another bloggy BFF! We got there around dinner time, so Jenny, Matt, Evan and I headed out to dinner at Houlihan's. Yum, yum! And of course, we had to make a stop at the cheesecake factory on our way home for a special treat.

We spent the night there and in the morning watched an episode of Lost (Jenny is currently working her way through the series - it was fun to see an old episode from season 3 and remember what went on), and played Super Mario Bros on the Wii. Clearly, the FD and I are not huge gamers, as was evidenced by the multiple continues we had to use when we ran out of lives! Jenny definitely taught us a thing or two about Mario. Around noon, we headed out to grab some lunch and dear sweet Jenny introduced us to the beauty that is Chik-Fil-A. I had never even heard of this place until I started blogging and since then, I have heard so many people tell me how wonderful it is. And wonderful, indeed. It was, hands down, the best chicken burger I have ever eaten. The McChicken ain't got nothing on that baby! And the waffle fries, oh golly, the waffle fries! Something tells me I will be making many more trips to the great US of A in the future to find me some more chik-fil-a!

We arrived home Monday evening after such a wonderful weekend filled with friends! The wedding was so great and I am so so so so happy to say that I have finally met some of my closest blog friends in real life! Bloggy Roadtrip 2010 Part 2: Canadian Edition is currently being planned! I'll see you girls in the great white north!

22 comments:

KatieSPerk said...

You look fabulous!! Loved that bridesmaids dress!! Yes Chic fil a is amazing and evil all at the same time!

Jackie said...

I am glad you had such a good time. You were a beautiful bridesmaid...you know they say having a pregnant bridesmaid is good luck. :)

Oh, and I heart Crate and Barrel too. Love the kitchen stuff...

Risley said...

sounds like a great trip!

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

I love the waffle fries from Chic fil a!!!! Yummo!

d.a.r. said...

Awww Shaina told me all about your weekend trips--so jealous! I want to meet you!!

And holy geeze, you are gorgeous! You don't look bloated at all!

SnoWhite said...

Awesome trip and such nice photos! I'm so glad you had a good time, although I am sad that your trip didn't take you far enough West to see me :)

I love C&B... but have never been to a Chik-Fil-A.

Shaina said...

These photos look so much better not on a camera screen! You look gorgeous at the wedding ... and obvs we look fantastic on our mall bench. I still think the photo would have been better with a bedroom in the background. CREEPSTER!

M.A. said...

You look great!! That's so awesome you got to meet great blog friends! Now, head down south (wayyy south) next!!!! :)

Tricia said...

Hey you!
First of all, you do indeed look radiant and beautiful! I think I can see the baby bump just a little bit, and it's so sweet. I'm so glad that you had fun. Not to mention getting to meet some bloggy friends in real life. Me next. k?! ;)

XO*T

Jackie said...

wow you got to meet two blog friends!! so jealous. looks like a fun trip!

This Texas Momma said...

What a great great trip! You looked lovely at the wedding! And I happen to love all the places you went. I should go to Cheesecake Factory more often...I'm not sure why we don't! My favorite thing there is actually not cheesecake, but a lemonchello cake. Oh, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Glad you had fun and are home safe!

Brittany Ann said...

Ohhh! I love those two girls! So glad you got to meet them! Come further South next time! You can road trip to me any day!

Jenn said...

so jealous i wasn't a part of that. now i'm the one who's left out! :)

hopefully we can make it work on the 10th. i would love to see you!!

xxoo

Lucky in Love said...

1. Your hair looks gorgeous in those wedding pictures.

2. Why didn't you post pictures of the car and the condoms?

3. I want to hang out with you and Shaina TOGETHER!!!

4. I had the bestest time with you and when can we do it again????????????

Gwen said...

You look absolutely gorgeous!!! Your weekend looks so fabulous especially meeting bloggy friends!! Thats the best. :) Problem is now you'll never be able to forget Chic Fil A. :) XOXO

Kayla said...

You lucky ducks! I would love to meet some of you fabulous women in person!! I'm glad you guys had so much fun!

Jessica said...

I love you dress! Sounds like a fun weekend!

Chic-fil-a has the BEST waffle fries ever!

New England Girl said...

Sounds like a fantastic and more-than-perfect weekend! :)

Taryn said...

You got to meet Shaina and Jenny?!?! and eat chick-fil-a with them? Dang. I should have driven over form CO to meet with you guys. Although- it would have been kind of a long trip. Glad you had a good time. = )

Kristin said...

Wow, what a beautiful wedding. You and the bride looked fabulous!

Holly said...

Sounds like a great trip! How fun that you got to meet some blog friends.
We love Chick-fil-a too...did you try the lemonade? How about the free mints? The mints are so good, my oldest always grabs a huge handful if I'm not looking.

Katie said...

Pretty, pretty pictures! Congrats to your friend!