Thursday, February 16, 2012

Family Time

by Meghann on February 16, 2012

Surprise! We booked a caterer!


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.


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.


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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

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Hubba. Hubba.


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




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.


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.


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


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.


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


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





I made sure to grab a piece with extra icing. ๐Ÿ™‚


No more cookie cake for these two.


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. )


awww…. I missed Sadie and Oliver.

I missed Maddie too.

It feels good to be home. ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Night!

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11 Random Things

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Wedding Weekend

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