Thursday, November 15, 2012

Engagement Party Weekend In Maryland


I can't tell you how much fun this past weekend was!  I got to fly home to Maryland to celebrate my sister, Lee and her fiance, Jeff's engagement party!!  We packed a ton into the 72 hours that I was home and it was worth every moment of it :)

I arrived late Thursday night which meant that we had all day Friday to play.  Mom and I got up early (as usual--we both are morning people) and after a cup or three of coffee we headed to the gym for a quick workout before going to the grocery store.  Call me crazy, but I absolutely love going to the grocery store--especially when I am at home, guess it's because Mom buys ;).  When we were at the store, we came across Pumpkin Spice English Muffins which my Mom has been raving about since late September when she first stumbled upon them!  Lee and I have been searching high and low for them in every store that sells bread--literally!  So when we found the delicious bread...we bought all of them that were on the shelf ha!
Lets be honest--anything Pumpkin Spice is good!
My beautiful mama :)

After our exciting find we got ready for our afternoon in Annapolis to see Lee and Jeff's wedding venue.  I have heard wonderful things about the location and couldn't wait to see it.  Kelsey, mom and I  shared a couple snacks and drinks while waiting on Lee and Jeff to meet up with us.  It was a gorgeous day and perfect for venue looking :).  We looked at a possible spot for the ceremony and then came across their venue!! It is perfect--absolutely gorgeous and makes me so excited for their big day!!!  

Got to try on the gorgeous ring--Jeff did a stellar job!
Jeff and Lee at the Gardens--possible ceremony spot!
Walking in Annapolis!
At the venue :) soo pretty!

On Saturday, we got prepared for the party day--by going out to lunch with two of Lee's bridesmaids, me and of course the bride to be! After a delicious lunch we headed off to get spa mani/pedis!  It was so nice to have a day of pampering and spending time with such wonderful girls.  It makes me excited to be able to plan Lee's bachelorette party because she has such great friends :)

My new tumbler--proud to be the maid of honor ;)

After our primping, it was party time!  There was such a great turn out of Lee and Jeff's family and friends.  It was so exciting to meet so many new people and chat with people I haven't seen in a while.  It was a really nice night and I think it's safe to say that everyone had a wonderful time :)

Mimi baked/decorated the cake--amazing right?!
Kelsey, Lee, Me and Mom
My pops learning to work the camera ha!
Speech time :)
Lee and I obviously in deep convo--

Unfortunately, I was a lame duck and had to call it an early night (after some guidance from my pops--that I had to switch the wine to water and that going to bed at a reasonable hour was in my best interest) and didn't get to continue the celebration into the wee hours with the remainder of the group!  But as always the old man was right and I got enough energy and sleep to be prepared for my 22 mile run in the AM.  It was a long, long run but Mimi, Dad and I completed all 22 with smiles on our faces!!  If you are in the DC/Baltimore area--I highly suggest running the NCR trail for long runs.  The trail is very beautiful and best part about it--it is flat :).  It was a wonderful day and even better weekend!

Me and Mimi before the lonnng 22 miler--think I was about to freeze!

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