Monday, May 9, 2016

Weekending in Numbers

Happy Monday and a belated Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!
MG and I are back from a long wedding/Mom's weekend out of town and I figured it would be fun to recap it in numbers, so here goes...

12: the number of hours spent in the car between Thursday evening and Sunday evening

700+: the number of miles driven this weekend. VA to PA, PA to NY, NY to PA, and PA to VA. 

13+: the number of road trip snaps that were taken


1: gorgeous blow out that made it possible to have pretty hair despite some drizzly weather for the wedding
55: the number of minutes that we stood during our friend's wedding because the priest forgot to tell people to sit down (no joke)

12+: the number of pictures taken outside during the cocktail hour because the weather had finally stopped being super crummy

10: the number of people at our table at our friend's wedding reception


1: the number of tissues I needed during the father-daughter dance. I totally didn't think about it before the wedding, so it really caught me off guard with the memories that it brought back for me

4ish: the number of glasses of wine and/or champagne that were drank during the cocktail hour and wedding

1: friend's heel that accidentally stabbed my middle toe while dancing, creating a gash and a pretty decent bruise which I'm still sporting today (and probably will be for a few weeks)

2: the time in the morning that MG and I made it to bed after the wedding and the after-party
(4: the number of tired eyes in that photo haha)

20+: the number of face swaps that occurred between everyone at our table during the wedding reception--most people hadn't ever seen it before so it was a huge hit (and absolute hilarity--if you were following on Snapchat, you saw some of it!)

15: the number of stores visited over the weekend (between the outlets by the wedding, and then the shopping by my in-law's house)

3: the number of pairs of shoes purchased between MG and I (he had one pair, I had two)
(the boat shoes are even cuter on than they are in this photo and the running shoes are SO comfy!)

11: the number of Super Heroes (I think) in the Captain America: Civil War movie that we saw in 3-D with my in-laws on Saturday night. It was good, and really entertaining!
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2: the number of awesome moms I have, and got to say Happy Mother's Day to on Sunday morning (we celebrated with my mom last weekend and with my MIL this weekend)

7+: the number of nose licks that I got from Cooper on Sunday morning
14: the number of people at brunch for Mother's Day-6 kids and 8 adults (one not pictured)
(the "rejects" picture we take every time my SIL's and MG take family photos with their parents)

1: the number of bloody mary's that I drank at brunch

007: my Mother-in-law's drink of choice at brunch
4: the number of words my one sister-in-law said to me when she gave a Mother's Day gift to me and my other SIL (Vera Bradley beach towels in our favorite colors for when we all go to the shore). When I said "but I'm not a mom" she said "But you will be." Love her.

180: the number of minutes spent listening to Podcasts in the car this weekend (How Stuff Works is a great series if you're looking for new ones)

6: the number of baby announcements over the weekend

3: the number of sweet friends who reached out to let me know they were thinking about me on Mother's Day

Luckily we had some gorgeous weather for Mother's Day--it was the first day that didn't have clouds or rain in at least 10 days, so I'm glad it was special for a special day!
The weekend was a LOT of fun despite all of the hours spent in the car. Our friend's wedding was gorgeous even with some less than stellar weather in the morning, and it was a lot of fun spending it with a big group of friends, despite not being in Aruba. And all of the family time was awesome, too, as always. 

As much as I'd love to take a big long nap today to recover from all the fun, I'm back at work for another short week since I have a work conference on Friday in Baltimore. 
Hoping your weekend was filled with love and fun, too!

48 comments:

  1. Busy, busy! What a great weekend!!! So nice you were able to fit all that in - so much celebrating!

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  2. Oh my gosh up for 55 minutes during the ceremony...aren't they only an hour LOL! A lot of time spent in the car, but well worth it to spend it with all your loved ones! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. What thoughtful sister in laws! A lot of driving, but it sounds like a lot of fun too!

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  4. Your blow out looks great! I've never had one done, but I definitely want to schedule one for when we have a big event! And the minister totally forgot to tell people to sit down at my sister's wedding too! Her entire ceremony lasted maybe 35-40 minutes so they didn't stand that long, but still so funny! Have a great week!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. So much travelling! Looks like you had a great time at the wedding (minus the toe injury!) I went to a wedding this weekend too and we were nervous that it might rain but it stayed relatively clear all day!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  6. WOAH that's a lot of hours in the car! You look great, btw :) I've never gotten a blowout, but I think I need to try!

    Love How Stuff Works! My other favorite right now is Mac Power Users! I'm starting to get all geeky with my tech gadgets!

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  7. It sounds like a fun weekend, despite the rain! I'm so sorry you have a nasty gash on your foot -- OW! And oh man, father/daughter dances (well, heck, let's be honest, even mother/son dances) choke me up at weddings. I can't imagine how many emotions it brought back for you!

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  8. I'm glad the weather held out for you guys this weekend and we finally had a brief escape from the rain! Your wedding hair looked fantastic!

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  9. Oh my goodness girl! That is a lot of time spent in a car! Wow! I'd be taking a ton of snaps too. Glad you guys had such gorgeous weather for Mother's Day! Looks like you had a blast! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. what a busy but fun weekend! seriously snapchat face swaps are always a hit at a party. i love it. looks like the weather cleared up for mothers day and yay for family time. happy monday girly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. Wow girl, looks like so much fun! Can I say you and the Mr. had to of been the most beautiful couple at that wedding! You look absolutely beautiful in the picture with your blowout, but heck you look beautiful in every single picture! Hope your Monday is off to a marvelous start

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  12. Your blow out was gorgeous, and you looked amazing at the wedding! Man alive you guys did a lot of driving this weekend, but it was all worth it <3
    Green Fashionista

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  13. Love your blow out! Your hair came out great. You looked gorgeous at the weeding, love your dress.

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  14. Road snaps!!! Yes!!! Whew girl, sounds like how much driving I had last weekend to GA but sometimes thats the best part! You looked stunning (as usual) and I'm glad ya'll had a great weekend! Love ya! xo

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  15. I love that gift and comment from your sister-in-law. So sweet.

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  16. What a sweet sister in law you have! :) Hope you get caught up on sleep soon after such a busy weekend!

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  17. What a fun weekend! Your blowout looks so good and so sorry about your foot. I've had that happen, it hurts!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  18. Awwwwwww I love the setup of this post! Looks like a jam packed weekend! Hope your toe is feeling better girl!

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  19. I love posts by the numbers! 12 hours in a car is a loooong time!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  20. Wow! You did so much!!! The toe incident sounds so bad! Ouch! & hooray for great weather on Mother's Day! Xo

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I love your dress for the wedding.

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  22. Such pretty hair! Everyone looked great for the wedding! Looks like fun!

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  23. I've had injuries from people's heels at events too! Pointy heels are soo dangerous for toes!! Glad you had fun!!

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  24. This is seriously the CUTEST post and your hair looked GREAT for the wedding!! And your SIL's "but you will be" is SO sweet!! Sounds like an awesome, jam-packed weekend! Make today work, Rachel -CubicleCouture

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  25. Lots of driving!! Golly gosh!

    you look gorgeous for the wedding!

    I bet your tired today! I would need a vacation from your mini vacation!

    liz @ j for joiner

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  26. I love that your SIL got you a Mother's Day gift, along with being a future mommy..you're also a fur-mama to Cooper so you totally qualify! I always tear up during the sentimental stuff at weddings, even when I hardly know the couple! My fiance's best friend did a father/daughter dance where her grandfather and uncles also participated in and it was the sweetest thing ever I teared up the entire time! Ouch on the foot gash, those are the absolute worst...hope it heals up! Also I hope your Monday goes by quickly!

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  27. It sounds like you had an amazing and filled weekend with lots of family and friend time! So the same thing happened at my friend's wedding where the priest forgot to tell everybody to sit down! Thankfully it wasn't a full mass, otherwise I think that everybody would have been very grump! Your sister in law is seriously the sweetest! I love that she told you that you will be a mom someday!

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  28. What a fun way to recap the weekend. I love that you did this. So many fun times during your weekend, glad you enjoyed it! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  29. It looks like it was such a nice wedding-- you looked amazing! What a sweet gift from your sister-in-law on mother's day. Hope your toe heals soon!

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  30. What a wonderful weekend!! Glad to hear that you guys enjoyed! I cannot believe that you guys had to stand at the wedding for 55 minutes. Lol.

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  31. Looks like a really great weekend! I can't believe that he didn't tell people that they could sit! That's a long time to stand for a wedding.

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  32. New follower....Kelly@www.kellydeniseblogs.com

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  33. Whirlwind for you!Lots of people to see, I love it. Love your SIL's gift to you too.

    I love the rejects photo. HA.

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  34. Whew- you crammed a lot into on weekend but it all looked like such a great time! I love weddings where there are tons of friends and familiar faces to have a blast with :)

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  35. What a weekend!!! you looked gorgeous at the wedding!!! I love how you said you had 4ish drinks. :-) I said the same 4 words to my sister-in-law who is on the same journey as you.. I got her some flowers on Mothers Day. You will be, I have no doubt. I know I didn't reach out to you, but you were on my mind yesterday and I said a little prayer. I'm glad you had a fun weekend and were surrounded by love!

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  36. Jam packed fun weekend! You looked gorgeous for the wedding! Snap chat face swap is always a hit at my big family functions too, it is so funny. Your sister in law is so sweet, and what she said is true, plus you are a momma to your pup!

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  37. You look great! And your sister in law sounds awesome :) I must admit I giggled at the standing for 55 minutes bit... Oops!

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  38. Whoa....what a busy weekend (just by the numbers...haha)! And seriously...SIX baby announcements in one weekend?!!? Love love love a good blowout...your hair looked so pretty!

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  39. Sounds like such an amazing and fun wedding other than the party fowl from the priest. lol You looked gorgeous with your hair styled. Hope you were able to ice your toe and it's not to painful to walk.

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  40. Such fun events in one weekend - so nice that you could stop for Mother's Day on the way back from the wedding! The pictures in the garden look so pretty!

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  41. So glad you had a great weekend, despite the crummy weather! And I can't believe the priest forgot to tell everyone to sit down, haha. Were you able to watch The Good Wife finale last night?!??

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  42. You guys STOOD for 55 minutes?! OMG. I can't believe he forgot to tell you all to sit!! Lol! Poor things. We also saw the Captain America movie and we both really loved it!! PS your hair is HOT, girl!!! ;)

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  43. The koala bear filter on Snapchat is my favorite thing ever!

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  44. Your blowout looks INCREDIBLE and those boat shoes are so pretty!! xoxo

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  45. 55 minutes standing during the ceremony?! How awkward and uncomfortable! Also, Vera makes beach towels?! What an awesome gift!

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  46. I am exhausted from reading your post! What a fun weekend, but I bet you felt like you needed another day in order to relax! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  47. So much fun. I love that your SIL gave you that gift because you will be a mom soon. Plus you are already a mom to your pup!!!

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  48. Busy weekend! You all are party animals! ;) Haha weddings are where we always end up drinking the most and staying out too late - it's too hard to say goodnight when you're reunited with friends.

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