Saturday Fun

Saturday morning our apartment complex put on a brunch of chicken and waffles, eggs, yogurt parfaits and mimosas. Yum!! Until moving down here I’d never had chicken and waffles before.  Maple syrup and fried chicken is a surprisingly good flavor combination.

AVA Brunch Sign

Blurry iPhone picture, but it was well attended!
AVA Brunch

After brunch I headed over to meet with Jenn over a cup of coffee to talk about wedding invitations.  Her prices are very reasonable and she really seemed to be on the same page about the look and feel we’re going for on the invitations.  Since we aren’t completely sure what we’d like I am excited to see how she blends all of the things I told her and comes up with some design possibilities.  I think custom invitations will really give us that something extra.  She is going to send us some font options later this week to start with.

Saturday Night we went bowling at Fort Myer with some friends.  Fort Myer is an army base in Arlington near the Pentagon.

Bowling Alley

I hadn’t been bowling since last Memorial Day and my scores reflected it.  I did beat Zac though!  Not something you would normally think of to do, but with a big group of people bowling a few games was actually pretty fun.  Doesn’t hurt that a bucket of beers is only 10 bucks either!

Bowling Balls


Surprise Visit Weekend

Way back in March my mom and I planned a surprise for my sister and dad. I would come home to Connecticut for Memorial Day weekend to surprise them.  My sister goes to school in Minnesota and was only home for a week in between the end of the semester and her internship. Since we weren’t telling her we figured why not keep it a secret from dad too.

Although it went a bit differently than planned, the surprise still worked! My flight was supposed to leave Reagan at 10:05 pm, but with all the crazy thunderstorms going on, the departure board looked like this:

Airport DelaysMy 10:05 flight was delayed to 10:50, then 11:05, back to 10:50 then 11:20. Once we actually got on the plane, air traffic control put a hold on all flights going the direction we were due to some isolated storms. We finally took off around 12:30 am, flew faster than normal and landed in Hartford at 1:15 am.  Surprisingly it wasn’t as bumpy of a ride as I was expecting but I still felt much better being on the ground! By the time I got to my parent’s house it was 2 in the morning so everyone was asleep. The surprise waited until morning when they woke up. Both of them had no idea I was coming and my sister even had a few tears, especially when I told her I’d made a few appointments for us to go shopping for wedding dresses.

Other than the rainy weather on Saturday and Sunday, it was a nice to spend the weekend at home and see my family and dog. I even got some exercise in. Mom, Molly and I went to yoga on Saturday morning and Monday morning at The Yoga Shop.

Tired Gertie

Such a tough life of napping for Gertie

Friday Lunch at Higashi

Sushi Lunch


Dress Shopping (didn’t buy this one)

Dress Shopping

At Stars of Avon

Bowling at Foxwoods Casino

Bowling at Foxwoods

Classy, right?

On Monday the sun came out just long enough for me to get sunburned and enjoy one of these:

Beer on the PatioAfter that it was time for my flight back to DC sitting in front of the screaming baby.  At least the flight was on time?

Who else is excited for a 4 day work week?