As promised, I’m back to fill you all in on the lovely little weekend I had.
Things started off pretty low key with the chance to SLEEP IN on Saturday morning. Due to some recent schedule changes, I actually get to sleep in both Saturday AND Sunday on the weekend. It feels just as glorious as it sounds. Until, maybe, I tell you that sleeping in for me is 6:30 or 7:00 am. Sad, isn’t it?
Regardless, I slept in Saturday morning and had the chance to wake up to some leisurely time with the kids before knocking out a solid cleaning of the house. The house cleaning finally worked up my appetite, so I fixed up a lovely bowl of oatmeal.
I don’t know about you, but I would certainly call that bowl of pumpkin goodness topped with peanut butter lovely. And I did. And I do. Daily. No surprises there.
Eventually the time rolled around to get on with my day. I had a special place to get to on time, so I left quite early since there is never any guarantee on what Atlanta traffic will throw at you. Turns out – zero traffic, so I had about 45 minutes to kill.
First off, I opted to kill some time in Whole Foods.
Then, I wept at the prices as I walked around. I admit. I am way too cheap for Whole Foods. Since the prices kept making my stomach drop, I decided to visit a slightly less depressing place to kill some time.
My favorite Christian book store happened to be close by…and I happened to need a new Bible study. I quickly found a new book for my morning devotional time.
Blue Print for Life is a study book with on online devotional to accompany it that focuses on remaining purposeful in your daily actions and decisions, while also discussing our individual God given gifts. Basically about living with purpose for the things that truly matter. I’m down with that.
After picking out a book, I proceeded to get distracted by this lovely display of coffee mugs.
I have a slight obsession with cute mugs. There were SO MANY nice ones there. I admit. I ended up with three new mugs since they were all 50% off. And I still could have bought more if I didn’t at least moderately restrain myself. Hey, they will go great with my morning devotional time.
By this time, I had filled my down time and had just a few minutes to head over to the special appointment.
Wedding dress shopping!!!
My baby sister, Heather, is getting married this coming May, so she rounded up the troops this weekend for the initial wedding dress shopping extravaganza. We spent hours upon hours trying on dresses and trying to find something that made her look as lovely as she deserves on her wedding day.
It took a lot of trial and error, but we found THE ONE! Gosh, I get all misty eyed thinking that Heather will be married! I’m so, so happy for her and can’t wait to welcome her fiancé Tim into our family. Although, we already do consider him part of our family.
The day passed by in a flash because my sister, her friend, my mom, & I all enjoyed so many good laughs and sharing of memories through the whole process. When all was said and done on the wedding dress front, we didn’t want to end our time together so decided for food. It was late afternoon by this point, so we needed some grub! We allowed the bride to pick and she went with Atlanta Bread Company.
As soon as I saw they had some seasonal favorites to offer, I knew exactly what I would get!
A half and half combo with roasted butternut squash soup and a turkey brie cranberry sandwich. Talk about a lovely combination! We lingered over our meal and continued chatter for another almost two hours before finally heading out. What a special, no…lovely day!
Your Turn – Do you enjoy wedding stuff? What was a lovely part of your weekend?