Sunday, April 3, 2011

High Caliber and High Calorie Weekend

Whew!  I'm exhausted after hosting my parents for the weekend.  It's nice to be able to relax... and get my own bed back.

We had a productive weekend:
  • Mom found a "mother of the bride" dress at Von Maur.  I think it's beautiful and flatters her figure.

  • I bought all the paper I should need for my wedding invitations at Anchor Paper.
  • We dropped off two La-Z-Boy chairs at a friend's house to store until I move to a new place.

  • We looked at six townhouses in the Burnsville area.  Future hubs and I plan to make an offer on the fifth one we looked at.
  • Mom, Dad and I celebrated my birthday, although it's technically on Tuesday.
Let the opening of gifts begin!

I received running books and cookbooks...

... sewing stuff...

... more sewing stuff...

... and a journal, mascara and chocolate (to be eaten after Lent ends)

As suggested in the title, this was also a weekend full of food.  My parents enjoy eating out, and my Dad has a soft spot for fast food.  We ate at Red Lobster on Friday night (I had a $50 gift-card I received from my boss for Christmas), a late lunch at Arby's and a late dinner with Mark at Applebee's on Saturday, brunch this morning at Buster's on 28th and an afternoon snack at Dairy Queen before my parents headed back home.  Needless to say, I think I need to spend some time working out this week!  I'm also looking forward to going back to my "normal" diet, filled with more fruits and veggies.

In other news, I received a little package in the mail on Friday:

I received the award for the Most Creative Green Outfit for the Shake Your Shamrock Virtual Race.
Linzi sent me a variety of fun goodies:

I can't wait to wear the socks at a race, and try out the Idaho Spud candy bars!
I like all the gifts.  Thank you! :)

It's bedtime for me... in my own bed, woo-hoo!  Have a great week everyone!


  1. I just found your blog and became a follower. I am getting into running. Your blog is very inspiring! :) Erin

  2. Wow - looks like great gifts and a wonderful time. Your mom's dress does look beautiful on her!!! Great choice!

    p.s. I like your race bibs hanging up in your room - that's a cool thing to do with them - why didn't I think of that?

  3. Oh, and Happy Early Birthday!!!

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  5. Sorry. Typo. Had to delete. Let me try again.

    Happy early birthday!

    Hooray for homemade pajama pants! I have four pairs that my mom made for me. I live in them. I keep thinking I should get into sewing, but I'm afraid I'd lose interest after the initial rally.

  6. You seriously made out with the loot! Happy birthday!

    And your mom looks fantastic!

  7. Looks like a fantastic weekend!!! Happy (early) Birthday! You got spoiled. :)

    And your Mom look beautiful!

  8. Happy early Birthday! I should have sent the package a few days later so it could act as a birthday present too. LOL! Love the mother of the bride dress! :) And let me know if you like the spuds. It was just for funzies!!

  9. A pile of books. I wish those were mine! Keep us posted on the running books. Esp. that Paris one. Or maybe it's a cook who goes barefoot! And how exciting all your wedding plans are! Plus Happy Birthday tomorrow!

  10. Thanks for finding my blog! Congratulations on your wedding and happy birthday!

  11. Happy early birthday!!

    I just finished Born to Run recently and it was AWESOME. You'll love it. And best of luck with the townhouse.