What a whirlwind weekend! I feel like our entire summer is full of quick trips to different places. Always nice to see friends and family though!
I was able to leave work a little early so we were able to start our trip sooner to hopefully beat some Chicago traffic. We beat the traffic, but not a wreck so we still got set back a half hour. Boo. I did have some decent distractions though.
I’ve been reading In Defense of Food (Amazon affiliate link, FYI) for a while now. I got distracted when I started reading The Help so it had to get put on the back burner. Doesn’t mean I don’t love the content though! I think everyone should read this book, especially if you have an interest in the importance of where food comes from and overall health.
Taking pictures with Murphy also passes the time
As well as taking pictures of Murphy & Ryan. Our dog is so weird.
Subway is usually our restaurant of choice on road trips. Turkey on wheat with all of the veggies minus lettuce (for some reason I can’t stand their lettuce) and jalapenos with light mayo and mustard.
I even got a wedding task accomplished! I picked out all of the photos for our centerpiece table names. It was fun to go back through all of the old photos of Ryan & I…some tables sure will get a laugh at our ridiculous photos!
We pulled in around 10:00 (they are hour ahead) and crashed after talking with his parents.
Saturday morning we woke up and took Murphy for a walk before it got too hot. Indiana humidity is pretty much the worst thing in the entire world (exaggeration) and it can become unbearable by 10 am at times.
We had some lunch and then it was time take off for the wedding.
The wedding was an hour away so we left about an hour and a half ahead of time. Good thing we had some extra time, because we ended up getting a little lost! Dang GPS navigation systems…
The ceremony was short and sweet and before we knew it we were heading to the reception.
Excuse my weirdo face in this picture. Dinner was nice and it was great to see friends. In lieu of having a DJ, they opted to have dueling pianos. It was…interesting. I’ve never been to a wedding that had dueling pianos before so it was different sight to see. We still had to drive back to Ryan’s parents house so we headed home around 10pm.
We slept in today and ended up hanging out with his parents for a while. After lunch, we decided it was time to pack up and go. We are fortunate enough to live somewhat close to our parents (his more than mine) but it’s still a trek anytime we visit.
They ended up giving us our wedding gift early. We were 99% sure they had got us the only gift that had been purchased off of our registry so far, the 8 piece pots & pans set. They totally didn’t have to do this after all they have already done but we are very thankful. I think we are going to wait until we are married to break them in. Two months to go!
The trip home was uneventful except for Murphy leaning on Ryan’s shoulder staring at his sandwich.
We wedding planned and meal planned on the trip too. Our plan of attack to drop me off at the grocery store while he unpacked the car worked great ended up being a very effective use of time (if you know me at all, I hate wasting time.)
Groceries! A new month means a new grocery budget so we had stocking up to do on several items. I think I’ll do a how I meal plan post because I’ve had a friend ask to see what our meal plan is every week. I love seeing other people’s meal plans and how they grocery shop so I figured I might as well do it myself too!
Now we are relaxing and watching the Olympic trials. I have a feeling the Olympics are going to take over my life in a few weeks…