I’m STILL here- I promise :D
Sorry I have just been a bit overwhelmed since we got back- already got RIGHT to planning everything. I have my colors picked out – which are SO not hard to guess- black, royal purple & a silver accent color…OH YES- for the Ravens :) I always loved the royal purple color, even before I met Craig & loved the Ravens…but then with my proposal, it works out PERFECTLY! I also have the date- May 27th, 2011- it’s a Friday evening. We are going to probably have it near the airport, only because SO much of his family is flying in to be at the wedding…and if I haven’t told you yet, Craig’s family is HUGE. We are probably going to look at a few venues this weekend. I have been emailing & contacting venues this week. So to make it more convinent for them, I thought it would be nice to do it near there- like at a nice hotel. Honestly I don’t care about having the ceremony in a church…never a big deal for me..and since we are not members of any churches here, it just is not a priority. That’s ok, right?
Also, work has been CRAZY CRAZY CRAZY busy- which is AWESOME! I honestly have had no time to do any browsing of the websites- I have been doing all of the wedding planning on my lunch break. But I can honestly tell you that I do really LOVE my new position- it just keeps me on the GO GO GO!
So, I just wanted to let ya know that it might be hit or miss for a bit with the posting. But, know that I’m still going to try to keep up with my reading & commenting! Love you all :)
Here’s some pictures from over the weekend:
Friday night we had crabs (I actually didn’t eat ANY- can you believe this?!?!? I was SO caught up in conversations about the ring, wedding, etc that I kind of had a liquid dinner..along with a few appetizers :) )
After this we went to a local bar- DuClaws and celebrated Craig’s OFFICIAL turning 30 at midnight.
The next morning Steph & I run to the grocery store so that I could get all of the supplies I needed to make desserts for Craig’s surprise party and I also got the guys a round of golf- part of Craig’s surprises for the day :) When Steph & I got back she had to take a nap- poor Steph, she was feelin’ the night before- and then I got to work!! I used a bunch of Ms. Courtney’s recipes-
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
and more desserts…Cookies & Cream Cake Cake Mix
and SOME more cupcakes- SNICKERS cupcakes!! I forgot to take a picture of them individually, but you can see them below on the table :) So I had Reeses’ cupcakes, cookie dough cupcakes, Snickers cupcakes & Oreos cake!! Plenty o’ dessert!
Everyone LOVED these- thanks, Courtney :D Sad part though..I honestly didn’t eat dessert- if I drink & then mix it with sweets it is just not a good combination for my tummy- but everyone was RAVING about them!!!!
Here are some more pictures from Craig’s SURPRISE 30th birthday party:
After his party ended around 11pm- we were going to go out..but we ended up at home & I went STRAIGHT to bed. I was exhausted. and I fell straight to sleep- lol!
Sunday we lounged around- Mike & Steph made all of us an AWESOME breakfast- whole wheat pancakes, eggs with tomatos & basil (YES I ate WHOLE eggs- not just the whites), bacon (which I didn’t have..of course), cantelope- SO YUMMY!!
We flew back on Sunday night- around 7pm after the MOST AMAZING weekend of my LIFE!! :D :D I still can’t believe I’m engaged!!
Now I have to share something more ‘blog-ish’ but I had a revelation- I only worked out on Thursday morning- 5.5- 6 miles- when we got there and Friday afternoon- but due to stomach issues I could only get in 2 miles- BLAH! I took Saturday AND Sunday off- which I had not done in probably MONTHS, even YEARS…but I felt ok about it- of course I had other things to occupy my mind with..but it did cross my mind a few times. I also indulged in different foods that I normally don’t eat and then I also drank…A LOT, which I never really do either- but it was a special occasion- engagements and 30th birthdays only come ONCE in a lifetime! :D
So of course, when Monday morning rolled around I was up at my usual 5am, but I was TERRIFED to get on the scale, thinking it would be ridiculously high- I didn’t really feel like I gained weight, but I guess just from all of the not normal eating & drinking I figured that I would. Well, GUESS WHAT?! My weight actually went down like 6 lbs!! Crazy, huh!? Honestly, I think maybe my body really liked the little mini 2 day break..and it probably liked having all of those foods- something different & so enjoyable. I think it just helped me realize a LOT- life is about LIVING not about counting every calorie or freaking out about missing ONE gym day or being so caught up in your eating habits ALL of the time- go out and LIVE your life & LOVE every minute of it- it’s SO short to not enjoy.
LOVE to you all xoxo