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Posted on Apr 9, 2013 in Dear Diary | 9 comments

Bridesday Weekend, Part II


Happy Tuesday to you all. I’m back with another installment of Bridesday Weekend, the weekend in which I used all 3 days to attend three separate bridal events for my dear friends. And also in which my brain (and ring finger) exploded. Poor Sean.

So as you learned yesterday, my Saturday was spent at Aileen’s amazing Mad Hatter bridal shower (she posted her own recap on her blog, btw, which is much, much funnier than mine, so you should check it out). But Friday and Sunday were reserved for Taylor, my soon-to-be sister-in-law (wow, that’s a lot of hyphenation)!

Friday was spent all all sorts of bachelorette activities… of which I will NOT be showing you photos. This is a family-friendly blog, after all. But Sunday was my second bridal shower of the weekend, and while not Mad Hatter-themed, was still absolutely, positively wonderful. Yet again, I fulfilled my roll as unofficial event photographer, so FEAST YOUR EYES!






Mother & daughter 🙂

Present overload!

Present overload!


Taylor, her twin sister, Kate, and their Mom.




Mini pecan pies… SO DELICIOUS.


There were actually like 100 more photos, but I’m sparing your corneas and just showing you a li’l snippet. 🙂 It’s a little hard to believe that my big brother is getting MARRIED in a little over one month. And then there will be one… heheh.

Whew! So that pretty much wraps up my weekend! So much fun, so exhausting. And there’s no rest for the wicked, since this upcoming weekend is going to be JUST AS AWESOME. I haven’t been doing my customary birthday countdown (what is happening to me?!) but my big 2-5 is this Thursday (as in, the day after tomorrow, squeeee!) and I’ve got activities planned up and out the wazoo!! Allow me to ‘splain:

It all starts with my actual birthday, when Sean is allegedly taking me somewhere he will only refer to as “Taco Bell” whenever I ask him where we’re going. Which, I mean, if he DOES end up taking me to Taco Bell for my birthday… actually, I wouldn’t be that upset. I’ve really been wanting to try the new Cool Ranch Doritos taco.

Friday will be legen–wait for it–DAIRY, because my wonderful friend Ai Rei is coming back to visit me. And the “dairy” is NOT, in fact, a typo, because that night we’re meeting Aileen at The Melting Pot. Worlds will collide with melted cheese present and it shall be glorious!

And then Saturday, of course, is my Quarter Quell: my Hunger Games-themed birthday party. You have been warned.

Bridal stuff. Birthday. Friends. Cheese. Hunger Games. Yep, pretty sure this is the best week ever.


  1. BEST. WEEK. EVAR!!!

    😀 Love living vicariously through you. Your pictures are giving me so much damn inspiration for my sister’s wedding coming up on 9/1 and my bestie’s wedding coming up next year!! Pin pin pin…

  2. You are so funny! I loved the part about Taco Bell and HIMYM reference. Yay for April birthdays! I spent my weekend watching my best friend try on wedding dresses. Yay for being bridesmaids!

  3. I love love LOVE your photos. My friends are all beginning to hop on the marriage train, and as a single gal it’s fun to participate in all the festivities without all the stress, haha.

  4. Bridal showers and HIMYM + cheese puns? That invitation for making out is still on the table, FYI.

    Taylor’s shower looks like it was beautiful, despite its lack of neon. I’m sure she’s knee-deep in wedding stress, but I think it’s safe to say she’s going to be radiant, regardless of anxiety. Your brother is a lucky guy (though I’m sure he knows it).

  5. So I am so excited to see the recap from your quarter quell. I hope you give us many more pics to drool over as we can’t be there to celebrate in person. So excited for you and happy early birthday!

  6. I love how things alternative between “Ben & Taylor” and “Taylor & Ben” so cute!

  7. HOORAY FOR THIS WEEKEND! I am so effing excited I might just pee my pants.

  8. Okay, I’m a day late to this post but let me just say that the bacon brie cheese at the melting pot is AMAZING. If they still have that during your visit I highly recommend it. I mean to the point where if you’re going with vegetarians I will totally go with you another day just so you can experience it 🙂

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