Weekend Recap

It's been a whirlwind of a weekend (with two more just like it in the upcoming weeks), but it was full of family, fun and celebrations, so it was well worth it!

Friday after work MG and I waited until traffic died down to make the drive up to Philly. Our niece's communion was Saturday morning, so we were up bright and early to get ready to see the little nugget take her first communion.

The weather was nice and Jill (my nugget) looked absolutely precious in her Communion dress and veil. I could have eaten her up!
After the ceremony, when she came out of the church and saw me, she ran up to me and jumped into my arms. Talk about making my heart feel so full!

Later in the afternoon, my sister-in-law (Jill's mom) had a party for Jill and our other niece, Alyssa, for their communions. They had been re-doing parts of their house, and this was the first time I'd gotten to see it all together--it looked great! My sister-in-law even matched her decor! lol 

Lots of friends and family came by for the festivities. It was great to see them all--we got lots of comments and compliments about how much fun people had had at our wedding, which was really nice to hear since it was an amazing day for us, we were glad that everyone else enjoyed it all as well :) It was really cute to hear Jill talk to Alyssa (whose communion is next weekend) about what communion tasted like ("a little like a potato chip, but not as crunchy" lol)

We also had the DVD my photographer sent of the "highlight" photos from the wedding day, set to the music from our first dance song, so we got to watch that with the family, too, along with some photos and videos that MG's dad had taken during the ceremony and rehearsal. It was enough to make me tear up watching it all over again :)

The party went until about 10:30 at night and by that point I was pretty tired so MG and I said our good byes and headed back to his parents' place. I quickly made my way up to bed and crashed for the night.

After having breakfast with MG's parents, and some puppy snuggles, we packed our car up with things that the family has been holding onto for us for our new house (so lucky!) and hit the road around noon.   
P.S. before we left, I took a pic of the centerpieces from our wedding. Two weeks later, they still look AWESOME!
Thankfully traffic was kind and we made it back in good time. 
Did some errands and then met up with my coworkers who are renting our place and got the lease signed!

This week is another busy one since MG and I are CLOSING ON THE HOUSE on Wednesday!!!! I can't believe we are going to be home owners of our first house together, and as a married couple! 
In the meantime, I have to get some work done to make sure I keep my job so we can afford our mortgage haha.
Catch ya tomorrow, loves!
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  1. Aw what a special day you got to be there for! And yay on the house closing. SO exciting!!

    Thanks for linking up for MMG :)

  2. Closing week! Ack! so excited, yet so scary signing away what seems like your life and first-born. I am now in the process of renting my house, grr so much to do!

  3. Good luck with closing this week:) So excited to see more updates on the new place! And glad you got to spend a wonderful weekend celebrating a special event with your families - I know your nieces will always remember their first communion:)

  4. woohoo on closing on the house! so awesome!

  5. Sounds like such an awesome weekend! I love those dogs... they're so cute! Congrats on closing... enjoy the moment on Wednesday!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  6. Sounds like a fun weekend! Yay for the house closing!

  7. Looks like you had an awesome weekend! I love that she compared communion to a potato chip haha!

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

  8. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend with your new family :)!


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