First of all I need to give a big CONGRATS to the new Mr. and Mrs. Diaz!
Even though I had never met either of them before last night (they’re Derek’s friends) I have to be honest when I say I shed a tear or two during the ceremony. It was a beautiful service and the love between of two of them was instantly apparent and flowed freely through the church.
I wish nothing, but the best to David & Jackie in their bright, beautiful future!!
The beautiful ceremony was followed by a beautiful reception.
I started the party with a small plate of appetizers.
The time we went through the line the food had been picked through and as we were walking away we saw the servers bringing fresh trays of the ‘good stuff.’ I grabbed a yummy beef empanada for Derek and I to share.
While waiting for the wedding party to arrive at the reception I slowly sipped on the signature cocktail, a mojito.
I am not a big mixed drink fan, but the mojito was really refreshing. It had the perfect amount of sweetness without over doing it.
The couple have Cuban roots so there was a rich Cuban cultural theme throughout the wedding and reception which included a live latin band, a cuban cigar roller and amazing Cuban food.
This Cuban food knocked my socks off! I had a big plate of Black Beans & Rice, Cuban Pork, Plantains and Yucca.
With a nice side salad.
I ate about 3/4 of the plate and gave Derek 1/2 of my pork. He actually ended up going back for 2 full plates of food. That boy loves his black beans & rice!
Of course their can’t be wedding with out cake! And this cake sure was a looker!
Unfortunately we left before the cake was cut. 🙁 I did manage to grab two cream puffs though. 🙂
I love weddings and I really hope more of my friends get married in the near future. Weddings are filled with so much love and happiness, it’s hard for it not to become contagious.
After the reception Derek and I booked it to the 10:05 showing of Julie & Julia. Have I mentioned how great this guy is yet?!?!
The movie was great. It was cute, funny and really had me thinking about this blog and the future it may hold. I know a lot of people look as Julia Childs as the pioneer in the movie, but I saw Julie Powell as my pioneer. She paved this little path in the blog world that I am sure many of us can appreciate. I really would love to read her book in the near future.
(P.S. Derek totally didn’t know who Julia Childs was until I told him after the movie… hehe)
This morning Derek joined me on a slow two mile run. He’s training for his first 5k in September, so we are slowly working our way up there. I told him his goal should be 10 minute miles and I really believe he can achieve it.
When we returned I had a nice bowl of fruit covered in some Uncle Sam’s Cereal I found in the cabinet of his parent’s house.
The fruit portion consisted of Blueberries, Strawberries, Cantaloupe and Watermelon. 🙂
I think Derek is going back to sleep and I am going to meet up with some friends at the big Health Market anniversary sale. Everything is marked 20% off. Yippee!!!!