Thursday, February 16, 2012

Family Time

by Meghann on February 16, 2012

Surprise! We booked a caterer!

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To make a long story short, things book up fast around these parts. Ridiculously fast. So fast that the caterer we had our eyes on already had a wedding scheduled for our wedding date. Ugh.

Luckily she also has the resources to cater two events at once – but no more than two. If we wanted to work with her, then we had to book fast. Derek and I weren’t comfortable booking a caterer without trying the food first, so squeezing in a last minute tasting was a must. Hence our very early, yummy lunch this morning.

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It was all good. So good that we handed over a deposit on the spot.

I think it was the petit fours that won us over.

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I’ll go into the details of how we found our caterer, what we liked about her, and how we knew she was what we wanted on the Wedding Page next week. I have a lot to share about the whole process. ;)

After our tasting, we hit the mall so the boys could pick up their tuxes for Saturday.

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Hubba. Hubba.

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There were a few other errands thrown in the mix, that were all followed by a mini onion bagel with butter.

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Scooby!!!!

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My Dad was extra excited about dinner tonight. Not just because pizza dough was on sale at Publix this week (BOGO) or all his kids were home to help cook.

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He was excited to try out his new homemade pizza stone on the grill.

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And by ‘pizza stone’ I mean a slab of granite that he found and had cut to fit his grill. Only my Dad would find a way to make his own makeshift pizza stone using granite.

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Hey, it worked. Crispy granite-grilled pizza at your service.

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I had a beer with two slices of pizza and a side of veggie with corn beef.

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It’s a tradition in my family that my mom makes us a cookie cake for each of our birthday.

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We may be a week late, but Josh and I finally got out cookie cake.

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Even better? We got to blow out the candles together.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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I made sure to grab a piece with extra icing. :)

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No more cookie cake for these two.

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Clearly they’ve had enough.

(pssttt…. that was just a joke. I promise the dogs didn’t have any cookie cake. Only milkbones for these two. )

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awww…. I missed Sadie and Oliver.

I missed Maddie too.

It feels good to be home. :)

Good Night!

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