Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What a Saturday...

...wow! I did more this past Saturday than I have all my May Saturdays combined! As you can tell from the post yesterday, I started my day off at the zoo for Luke's plaque dedication. Then I headed into Kirkwood to meet Katie for lunch at Dewey's. I love catching up with her and talking our wonders away. I really had to "twist her arm" into walking across the street with me to McArthur's. We each got a piece of Ooey Gooey Cake for dessert and I brought Matt a brownie that he described as "amazing."

I headed home for a quick outfit change then headed out to Sugar Creek Winery for my college roommate's bridal shower. HOLY MOLY!!! There were like hundreds (okay like 100-150) people there and I only knew her, her mom and our other college roommate, Shelley, who I hadn't seen since 2006 (FYI-she looked the exact same and I mean that in a good way). So every girl in a white dress, veil or pink sash I'd walk towards staring at her. Then I passed the main house and wouldn't you know that the custodian that just retired was sitting there enjoying a glass of wine! I stopped and chatted with him for a minute as he told me how "difficult" retirement was and then he actually pointed me in the right direction of the shower. Whew!

Can I just say that even in the 90 degree weather this was probably the best and most fun bridal shower I've ever been to? And no, it wasn't the wine...I only had one glass. First off aside from everyone's personalized wine glass, we all got our own hot pink hand-held fan!?! It was PERFECT for the hot, hot day!

We all chatted and turns out Aunt Vicky knows hubs' fam really well. She went on to tell me that she saw Matt holding the twins on FB and I told her, "Aunt Vicky! Those were my pictures!!!" Talk about a small world, huh? She also told me about the one day she agreed to babysit my BIL Daniel and I told her I was sorry, she laughed and said so was she!

After chatting, wine tasting and food (delicious cupcakes from the Cupcakery-it was my day of STL bakeries, wasn't it?), we played a few games. You just have to know Kim and this is probably why we got along so great when we lived together but she always has an explanation, and a crazy one at that, for everything! We played this game called, "Would you rather..." and it was crazy questions like, "Would you rather live in a giant comfy nest or in a burrow underground?" Of course, Kim picked a burrow because we all know that she's deathly afraid of birds. So they were fun, silly questions but if you knew Kim well then you could guess what she would pick.

Before I headed home for another outfit change, we snapped a picture of the old college girls of 31-06. L to R: Me, Kim and Shelley
After a 30 minute drive back to St. Peters, a 20 minute wait in the sobriety checkpoint (yes, I passed although I almost couldn't find my registration and the copper had to help me), another outfit change, I met up with the girls again at Trailhead to start her bachelorette party. I said my good byes and gave them my well wishes after dinner as I headed back home. Whew! What a day, I was exhausted and I slept in until 8am on Sunday-that's like SUPER late for me.

Side note: Funny when I started this post, I didn't think I'd have much to say and now that I'm finished I realize you guys will probably just skim it because its so long!

10 comments :

Slamdunk said...

Sounds like a full day. I can relate to your checkpoint experience--our registrations are never around when I need them.

Pesto Sauce said...

Seems like a kick ass Saturday

Hope you have more such days

Jennelle said...

I am utterly exhausted just READING it. :) Glad you had fun!

Christy said...

Read the whole thing and, like Jennelle, I'm exhausted from reading it! Sounds like a great day with great friends - my kind of Saturday!

"A" said...

I'm sorry...I read this post and all I got out of it was "ooey gooey cake" and "cupcake". Guess you can tell where my mind is today! Seriously, though...you were a busy girl on Saturday! :)

Alicia said...

Yum, McArthur's (they did our wedding cake) and Cupcakery. Sounds like a solid day, jealous! :)

Krystie said...

sounds like lots of fun! And 90 degrees? holy moly. We're back to 60 degree and rain!

Faith said...

Sounds like a fun and busy weekend! I thought only California had sobriety checkpoints. Weird. We don't have them here and it's the only other place I've heard of them.

Jen said...

MacArthurs did our wedding cake and they did our 1 year anniversary cake too. Sooo good!

I feel the need to bake a cake too...I've been on a cupcake kick so I need to make a trip to the CWE asap!

Adie said...

I read the whole thing! phew ;)What a fun day! Yay for wine tastings!