Weekend Wrap Up [Andi’s Dedication]

This past week was a doozy! I accepted an assignment to review 7 live music venues in 7 nights, which meant after working all day, working out and making a quick dinner, I had to get ready and go back out in the cold to all of these venues and listen to music that I wasn’t super pumped about. That being said, I actually enjoyed MOST of the venues and artists. My favorites were definitely open mic night at The Evening Muse and Visulite Theatre. I also enjoyed all the extra time with my husband and am super grateful that he was willing to tag along with me to all of these shows.

IMG_7182This was our millionth try for a picture and my husband was hating the flash. Fun fact: only one of us loves having our picture taken! On Saturday, I had to do my long training run, which wasn’t actually  all that long this week. I did 6.08 miles  and felt pretty good while doing it. Didn’t hurt that the weather was INCREDIBLE on Saturday.

IMG_7377After the run, we went to a local bar to watch the Hokies (I’m embarrassed to say that) and the Harvard/Yale game (Hooray, Harvard!). Saturday ended with our 6th show of the week and my mom was in town so she got to go with us. Mom came in to celebrate my niece’s baptism on Sunday. So glad we were able to be part of such a special day in Andi’s life and loved spending time with the family.

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I made some whoopie pies for dessert after the dedication. My sister-in-law served us a delicious lunch and we all got to watch my nephew Damon show off for his whole big family. Now, back to those whoopie pies. 5 ingredients and absolutely delicious!

IMG_7203Since it’s almost Thanksgiving, I’ve been baking a ton and trying out lots of Pinterest recipes. Today, I made three kinds of sweet potato pies. I love the bite-size pies because you can try all three kinds and still have less calories than you would with a normal slice of pie! I also made chocolate chip Nutella cookies and apple butter cookies with my Paw Paw’s apple butter. Excited to spend this week with both of our families and of course, our sweet pups!

IMG_7353Happy almost Thanksgiving! Hope you are enjoying taste-testing all of your creations – or at least getting ready to share in some special time with family and a big meal, too!

3 months and counting!

It’s hard to believe that we only have 3 itsy bitsy months left until our big day! For the most part, we are prepared, we have a few last minute things to do and a few that we will still likely be scrambling for in the coming weeks/months, but we’re feeling okay about it. This is our only weekend home this month, so we have big plans of finding wedding bands, figuring out vows, and getting the suits ordered for our handsome groomsmen.
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I had to share a few pictures from our DC wedding weekend with all of LW’s college friends. Everything about their day was completely perfect – from the weather to the venue to the outstanding pies and the brides custom dress. I loved every last detail!
langonewedding2It was such a fun wedding, too! The dancing that ensued was movie worthy at times. And of course, we were mentally note-taking for our own wedding – since the venues are somewhat similar and both ceremonies were/are planned for outside.
langonewedding1I do have to say that Jenny & Kevin have impeccable taste in music. We were thoroughly impressed by the choices for the important songs, but also the dance music as well. It literally was the perfect day for a wedding, and they had such a perfect wedding!
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Next up, Valerie and David get hitched 2 weeks before us. I know it will be a fun wedding and I can’t wait to celebrate with them in South Carolina!

And also, a big shout out to Amy & Clay today, one year from today they will be walking down the sandy aisle in Wrightsville Beach to say “I do.” I’m giddy just thinking about it!