Weekend Update and Wedding

Since yesterday was Veteran's Day, I didn't want to cloud my post yesterday with the"what I did this weekend" stuff, but it's here today!

Friday night MG and I went to dinner at a new pizza place nearby that had a great beer choice on special. We stuffed our faces and then made our way to the old school movie theater nearby (we are talking, no stadium seating, have to deal with a person RIGHT in front of you old school) to watch 12 Years a Slave, which is based on a true story that is actually a book.
People. This movie is SO good. It is intense, powerful, emotional. It is one of the most powerful movies about slavery that I have seen. I held it together during the movie, and as soon as we left, I was overcome with emotions. That sounds "not fun," but I HIGHLY recommend everyone see this movie. It is incredibly well done and one of the most real depictions I've ever seen.

Saturday MG and I had to drop off Cooper at my parents house and head to our friends' wedding in Ashburn, VA. We rode with another favorite couple friend of ours and the ride was filled with laughter.
The ceremony was long--it was a full Catholic mass, filled with some other stories the priest decided to throw in. The reception was at a country club, and also a place that James Madison had stayed (the bride went to JMU so this was special to her). The reception was SO much fun! The food was good, the dancing was plentiful, the cupcakes were yum...it was just too much fun. Ready for some pics?
Cocktail hour
the bride and groom being announced!
Some of my lovely table mates :)
Enjoying the last wedding that we have before OUR wedding!
FIVE months from today!!
After everything was over, we made our way back to the hotel and everyone proceeded to continue to hang out for another couple of hours. Pizza was ordered and eaten...
It was a great night.

Sunday we made our way back home after having breakfast with the bride, groom and other guests.
We went out to watch the football games, but I was so tired and starting to come down with a cold that I couldn't really enjoy it. Not to mention I was at one end of the table and the rest of the girls were at another so I got stuck listening to Fantasy Football guy talk. Blah.

Overall the weekend was super fun--I just wish I hadn't come down with this dang cold. Working with preschool is going to be the death of me and my immune system, I swear.

Anyway, that was my weekend. I'm already dreaming of the next one :)


  1. I really want to see 12 Years a Slave but these preggo hormones are really crazy. I cry watching everything, even commercials. I have to avoid the news and anything sad or violent. I think I may have to wait a while.

  2. I came down with a cold this weekend too, and it was all I could do just to get up and get going this morning. Ugh. Hate being sick. My head feels so stuffed up. So gross.

  3. I hate colds. Hope you feel better ASAP! And eeek-- your wedding is just around the corner!!

  4. Never heard about that book or story. Sounds interesting. Have a lovely Tuesday.

  5. Feel better soon. Colds always put me down for the count.


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