Last week was really awesome. I don’t have any other better way to describe it other than awesome. You really can’t go wrong when your week starts out with a holiday on Monday, and that means a four day weekend for Jake and I! By Monday, we were pretty bored – but we made our own fun; We went for a walk, and hit up the Salvation Army sale (we love to thrift), and Jake whipped up a wonderful dinner of sloppy joes, deviled eggs, and veggies (all by himself!) to cap off our Memorial Weekend. It was also the anniversary of the day we got engaged just a year ago! How time flies!
Wednesday was equally awesome because it was our three year anniversary. Jake and I had agreed not to get one another gifts, since all our extra money is being saved for wedding funds, and neither of us could think of anything we desperately wanted or needed. After work, I waited for Jake to get home and he was running about 20 minutes later than usual. I didn’t think much of it, especially since he took a different bus home so I figured it might run a bit differently. But sure enough, he came through the door carrying these (and effectively making me look like a jerk for sticking to our no gifts rule)…
Thursday evening continued in the week’s trend of awesomeness when my friends Paul, Katie, and a new friend – Michael came over to see our new place and dine with us. We had pizza and wine, and caught up on life, as it had been way too long since we had done just that. The Billboard hits of 1997-98 played in the background, and we had a splendid time!
Jake and I ran lots of errands on Friday and Saturday, but on Sunday we headed home for my first bridal shower with his family. Having my own shower was a very bizarre experience, only because it seems I’ve been to a million other showers for various family members, and many of Jake’s family members, too… but here I was at a shower just for me. Needless to say, it was lots of fun, and I am so thankful to have this big family welcome me with open arms. Here are some pictures from the day!
It was such a fun time – and now the battle is finding places for all the fun gifts we got! So many wine glasses and wine corks to use, and of course new wines to try! We have lots of new recipes to experiment with thanks to the many cookbooks we got, and some new kitchen items to help us do just that! We received so many other wonderful gifts that are super exciting to me, but I would probably bore you all to tears if I listed them off!
All in all, it was a stellar week! Time is whizzing by – there are just 109 days left until the wedding, just a few minor details which need to be worked out planning-wise, and the summer is young so there is still lots of fun to be had… I think it’s going to be a great one!