FRIDAYI got off work on Friday and went home and considered running, but it was super humid and I'd been fighting off a nap since lunchtime, so I finally succumbed. It was glorious after an exhausting week/weekend/week + shitty sleeps. When Teh German came home, it took us a bit to get motivated to leave the house for dinner. We eventually headed out for dinner at Willie Jewell's (bbq, mmmm), then we stopped by "the closet" to pick up the wedding invitation so we would know which church to go to on Saturday. After that, we headed home.
We were gloriously lazy for the evening, which included snuggles and watching Big Hero 6, which Teh German hadn't ever seen. He was cackling at all the same spots I did the first time I watched the movie (ok and this time as well), so obviously we are awesome together.
Additonally, this is our new thing (#sorrynotsorry):
SATURDAYThe plan of the morning was to sleep in and we slaughtered that goal. We slept until at least 10, with only a short break around 7ish when I got up to feed the dogs, and we stayed in bed until 1130ish when we finally decided it was time to get up and get ready for the wedding. We got all dressed up and headed to the church. It was a Catholic service and I'm still not behind "and with your spirit." #notsorry Whatever, I remembered the other important parts. #thatswhat18yearsoftrainingdoes We couldn't even hear the couple say their vows, so I was slightly disappointed, but whatevs. God knows, they know, everyone's happy, right? #untiltheywatchtheirweddingvideo #awkwardsilencefordays
There was a break between the ceremony and the reception, so we went back home to pass the time and eventually feed the dogs before we left for the reception. The reception was at Magnolia Gardens (remember that place I went that one time and promised to show you the photos and never did? Yeah, that place) and it was unbearably gorgeous (and it had to have cost a mabillionty dollas).
Since the scenery was gorgeous and we were dressed up, and because Teh German promised his dad he'd send some photos of us soon, we took the opportunity to get some photos/selfies.
|I'm totally printing this one to put on my desk at work.|
Teh German only knew the newly married couple and one other couple at the reception, so I was in good company of not really knowing anyone. Of course, the people he did know were crossfitters, so we did get to have a conversation about that with some of our table-mates, but it didn't last too long. Dinner was amazing. I didn't want to be that guy that pulled out my phone to take a photo of the plate, but I wanted to.. oh how I wanted to. #bloggerproblems
We had a small portion of steak, a small crab cake, green beans with roasted red peppers, and au gratin potatoes. The portions were perfect to feel perfectly full (at least for me). I would have been more pleased with the cake if I hadn't ended up with a chocolate layer (booooo (no I don't like chocolate cake (or ice cream for that matter) because it taste artificial to me)).
The dance floor was constantly packed, which was awesome since it meant working off dinner. Although it also meant lots of jumping around which sucks for Miss Weak Bladder over here. Yeah, other than that age reminder, the reception was a blast. Also, there was a fire pit outside and ingredients for smores were provided so I was SET. The only thing missing was a photobooth and a few slow songs (sooo many pop jams and not many sappy, cheesy love songs) and I felt a little jilted that the father-daughter and mother-son dance songs were cut off about halfway. I'm not sure if that was by request or the DJ took that upon himself. Nonetheless, a gorgeous wedding and reception (and I'm sure that if I saw the price tag on that event I'd probably have a heart attack).
There was some weird polish/money dance thing and when the groom finally broke in the circle, he literally carried the bride outside and they left. It was kind of a weird exit, but it worked. Everyone kinda stood around wondering if they were coming back, but when Teh German and I saw the limo pulling away (yes, a limo, we later saw the Expedition limo when we were leaving) we assumed they weren't coming back. We took that as our ticket that it was time to leave.
SUNDAYWe slept in again on Sunday morning because we are adulting pros. I got up to feed the beasts but came back to bed. When we got up at 1115, it was only because we'd decided on Sunflower Cafe again and we wanted to beat the church crowd. In fact, we got there about 5 minutes before several groups arrived, so we fist bumped (see above video) on good timing. #bahlalala
Right before food arrived, Teh German suggested a bridge run and I explained that after we ate we wouldn't feel like it and that we'd be time constrained since we had evening plans to attend a going away gathering downtown. After brunch, we went back home and did some cleaning. Fortunately, I had done laundry on Friday evening, so I only needed to clean the carpet from a poo spot I found from Meri when she was sick last week, give the dogs a bath, and trim Meri's nails. Teh German did the dishes (because he's the best) while I did all my tasks. After we finished, we caught up on the internet and made our relationship FB official.
|We're at 93 likes and that's the most likes either of us have ever gotten. #bestteamever|
If you remember, despite being together for more than 6 months and me mentioning it to him, Mr. Scrooge
After 1/2 of the singing episode of Grey's Anatomy (I know everyone hated that episode, but I loved it #notsorry) and an episode of House of Cards, we finally got motivated and got ready to go downtown. The gathering was a The Westendorf, a new restaurant downtown that another crossfitter owns, which was fitting since the goodbye was for a crossfitter. I didn't know anyone there other than the couple from the wedding (whom I had met before), so I was a bit overwhelmed and there were a lot of people in a small space.
I couldn't really find anything on the menu that was jumping out at me so we opted to go to dinner somewhere else since we were already downtown. Teh German suggested the hot dog place that he had been to while I was in MD and I said ok to that. I could tell the hangar was coming on, so I was good with that rather than have to suggest somewhere else. The hot dog place was ok, overpriced like most places downtown, but creative and the atmosphere was retro, which was cool. The dude with the bushy beard and Dapper Dan hair (aka hipster) really gave it that back in the day feel. Ok, maybe not the beard, but definitely his hair.
Teh German realized that he hadn't made his grocery store run for his lunches so on the way home, we stopped by Ye Old Fashioned Cafe for a hot fudge cake to share for dessert (even though the girl put all the cake on the top, siiiiiiigh), then hit up Harris Teeter for veggies for dinner and lunch choices for him. After, we headed home and went to bed exhausted.
Overall, another fantastic weekend in the books. Not only are Teh German and I FB official, I also gave him a house key. Not really sure why I hadn't done this before, probably because we usually come/go at the same time so it wasn't a big deal and he knew where the hidden key was. We haven't had the conversation about "the closet" yet, but I'm working myself up to it and he knows it's coming (that's what she said).
There weren't really a lot of photos taken this weekend. I feel like I did a good job of being present and keeping my phone put away. Gold star for Megan!
And now the countdown until Harry Potter land begins!!!
Linking up with these ladies:
Ashely @ A Cute Angle
Meg @ Life of Meg
Biana @ BLovedBoston