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Say Yes to the (Mother of the Groom) Dress

by Meghann on January 15, 2012

Today was a day full of adventures.

Starting with a delicious bowl of pumpkin oats topped with fresh blueberries at my sister’s. Thanks Kelly! :)

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I stayed at my sister’s place last night because we had plans to take my mom shopping for a mother-of-the-groom dress for my brother’s wedding next month and a mother-of-the-bride dress for my sister’s wedding in June. It was a girl’s day out. Well, girl’s day + my Dad. ;)

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Finding a mother-of-the-groom and a mother-of-the-bride dress was a little harder than we thought it would be. We started at David’s Bridal, but were overwhelmed with the crazy crowds. Despite spying an outfit or two that might work, we left to check the mall out and see if we would have more luck with crowd control there. The mall turned out to be a total bust, either stuff was too fancy, too old, not fancy enough, too young, or just plain ugly. Fail.

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My mom left empty handed, but Ashley, Kelly, and I scored some cute great dresses for upcoming rehearsal dinners. Glass half-full, right. ;)

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Eventually we called David’s Bridal and made an appointment to try again later in the afternoon. The second trip was much better. We pulled all the outfits that caught my mom’s attention earlier in the day and everything she tried on looked fabulous, it was actually hard just to pick two dresses since everything looked so good!

She did pick a great floor length gown for Ben’s winter wedding and a spunky knee-length dress for Kelly’s summer wedding. She’s going to look hot! :)

Between shopping tips, we stopped at TooJay’s for lunch.

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I had the Tuna Nicoise Salad, which was very fresh and pretty tasty. Loved all the crisp veggies. :)

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And SURPRISE! I was somehow talked in to trying on a wedding dress or two at David’s Bridal.

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It was strange being ‘allowed’ to try on all the pretty white dresses after staring at them for so long. It was also kind of fun. I really have no idea what style I want for the big day, so I tried a variety of fitted dresses, A-lines, ball gowns, and some fun textured ones.

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I didn’t leave with a dress and I’m still not quite sure what I want. Good thing I have a ton of time ahead of me to figure it out. :)

After our second go at David’s Bridal, we all left starving and in need of a good meal. It was by total luck that we stumbled upon the monthly Food Truck Bazaar in Oviedo. Total luck of awesomeness.

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I moved from Orlando right before the local Food Tuck movement exploded and had been dying to attend one of the famous food truck bazaars. I literally squealed with excitement when we pulled into the parking lot to check it out.

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The parking lot was packed with trucks and people. There had to be over a dozen trucks, a few hundred people, and lines that were 25-30 person deep for each truck. Insane.

I follow a few of the food trucks on twitter that I really wanted to check out, but the lines were just way too long. I waited for a couple of minutes in a couple of different lines, but each time I would get antsy when it didn’t move and want to try something else.

Eventually I found my sister at a truck with next to no line called the Travelling Gourmet.

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I know, I know, a short line isn’t a good sign in a place like this, but we were hungry and the menu looked good.

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I ordered the keilbasa & kraut and was surprised how sweet the whole meal was. I think I prefer my keilbasa spicy. Eh.

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Kelly ordered the savory waffle and egg and I think i liked hers better. I really have a knack for ordering the wrong thing where ever I go.

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My Dad and Ashley ordered pork tacos, a cuban sandwich, and tostones from a Cuban food truck that were pretty tasty. Especially the tostones, nothing better than good tostones.

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My mom got a chicken empanada and beef tostone sliders from another truck. Again, delicious. Next time I’m not ordering anything and just eating off of everyone else.

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The big ticket item was the crepe truck we waited in line for 30 minutes for. We all took turns waiting in line and leaving to order other food. It was a good way to pass the time.

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The crepes we worth waiting for.

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We ordered two sweet.

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A smores crepe with nutella, marshmallows, and graham crackers.

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Oh, man. This baby was good. Rich, decadent, and full of chocolatey love.

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A raspberry and cream cheese crepe.

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Eh. Not our favorite. I thought the cream cheese would be sweet, it wasn’t. It was like eating a bagel with cream cheese – only, I don’t like bagels with cream cheese.

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We should have ordered two smores crepes. Oh well. :)

I told you it was a day of adventures. :)

I’m staying at my sister’s again tonight. I have a doctor’s appointment in Titusville on Tuesday and it’s just easier to stay over here instead of having to drive back to Tampa and back in another 24-hrs. Slumber party at Kelly’s house!

Good Night!

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