A group of our close family friends threw us a wedding shower Saturday night. And then I cropped them all out of this picture.
I made myself a hearty late afternoon snack because I knew I’d be busy at the party, the menu was meat-heavy and I didn’t want to show up starving at 7:00PM. The party was catered by La Hacienda Ranch and the majority of guests drank margaritas. Tequila goes straight to my head so I went with my standard Chardonnay and chatted with friends and family for just about every minute of the 3-hour party. I wish there were more food shots but someone else was on camera duty.
Passed appetizers. Cheese-stuffed jalapenos and beef tacos. People seemed to really like them.
The buffet with enchiladas, beef and chicken fajitas, rice, beans, chips & queso. On an adjacent table: guacamole, jalapenos, shredded cheese, salsa and sour cream.
Those are my sisters above! One on the far left and the other on the far right. Brunette beauties.
Wish I had more photos with both sisters. They are my heart. Truly. I’m the youngest of the three.
A closer shot of me and the middle sister. Doesn’t she look like a doll? ♥
I honestly didn’t have a bite of food until 9:00 PM. Just one of those things.
I made a rice + beans + guacamole mess with tortilla chips. I ate this times about 4.
It’s humbling, almost embarrassing, for us to accept so many gifts. I mean, really?
And more that came in the mail.
We are incredibly fortunate to have so many supportive, loving people in our lives.
We loved all of our gifts (the genius of registries) but these are some of our favorites!
The 9-cup Cuisinart, the Mini-Prep (obsessed) and the 7-speed Blender.
And some fun sushi dishes and noodle bowls.
Lots of leftovers.
Yesterday, I ate rice and beans all day long while writing thank you notes. With about a million blue corn tortilla chips. And by dinnertime, my body was desperate for veggies!
Spinach, shredded zucchini, shredded carrots, red cabbage, red bell pepper and a few pieces of baked tofu.
All chopped up.
Added some carrot ginger dressing.
My body thanked me.
Yesterday was a rest day. I’m off to run 5 miles this morning. It’s already 85 degrees but I’m happy to report that the temperatures are about to drop in Dallas. I’ll have mornings in the 70s for the rest of the week. Yay!
Did you have a good weekend? What was your favorite part?
Mine was the shower. And coming home afterward to open all of the presents with Billy. It’s hard to believe, yet so exciting, that we will be getting on a plane to Europe 3 weeks from this afternoon!!