Our Appetizer.: May 2015

May 12, 2015

A wedding and Mother's Day

This past weekend was jam packed again with different commitments. Don't get me wrong, I love being busy and having a lot of plans but sometimes a girl just wants to hang out by the pool with a fruity drink in hand. That might be too much to as for, but hey a girl can dream!

Friday after work I met up with a couple girl friends for happy hour. Of course I didn't take any pictures because I forgot. I was so consumed in our conversations that I totally forgot to take pictures. On my way to happy hour I was having a mental conversation with myself reminding my to take pictures so I could post them. Oh well, better luck next time I guess. I had to make sure that I got Mother's Day cards for A's mom, A's sister and my mom. I also got my A's mom and sister tulips because they were so darn cute. A and I ordered my mom flowers to be delivered and let me tell you....we were extremely disappointed in what she received. You be the judge of these flowers....please tell me what you think.

This is what we ordered:

And this is what she got:

Do you think I have the right to complain?

Saturday morning I woke up early to get ready for A's twins wedding. I had to get all dolled up and then drive for an hour to A's moms house. Let me tell you, driving in 80 degree weather in a tight lacey dress is hot and pretty freaking uncomfortable...but hey anything to look good...right? I swear when it was cold out I complained because it was too cold now that it's hot out I complain because it's too hot.

A and his mom.
Now again on Saturday I was really bad at taking pictures so this is seriously the only picture I have from the wedding. It was a short and sweet wedding. A few family and close friends, just enough to celebrate the marriage between the bride and groom. I do however have one selfie of A and I.

We all had our own opinions about the wedding. I will say that A's mom and I shared a special bond because we were both thinking the exact same thing. There were times that we could basically read each others minds without saying one word. I think I fit in with his family pretty well. 

After the wedding we went back to A's sisters house to hang out and have a fire. It was so nice to just relax around the fire with a couple drinks in hand and listen to stories from A's childhood. I swear his family and friends are pretty amazing people. 

Now Sunday is where I really being sucking at taking pictures. Can you believe I didn't take one picture on Mother's Day? I really really need to get better at this! Sunday morning we took A's mom out for breakfast before we drove up to Cleveland. It was really nice to take her out and listen to her tell stories about her late husband. I swear I get goosebumps every time her or A talk about him. After breakfast we drove up to Cleveland to have brunch with my parents. I made reservations at a nice restaurant and ended up disappointed. I freaking paid almost $250 for 4 buffets and three drinks....talk about a ripoff. I get the food was pretty gourmet but not that gourmet. Definitely could have went without that hole in my wallet. 

Watching the Cavs win at the last second on Sunday evening was amazing! A and I just relaxed at my apartment for the rest of the day. 

Note to self, next Mother's Day I should just do something at home or at my parents house. I would be so much more fun and about a quarter of the price. 

How was your Mother's Day?
Have you ever been taken aback by the brunch bill?
How do you get along with your significant others family?

May 4, 2015

Weekending // Birthday

This past weekend was absolutely amazing! We celebrated A's birthday which a weekend long celebration. This was our first time celebrating his birthday together so I wanted it to be special. Friday night I ended up shopping with my mom, doing some cleaning, laundry, wrapping presents and getting ready for Saturday and Sundays' festivities.

Saturday morning was spent making the most amazing guac which I shared with all of you on Friday. You can find the post here. It was a huge hit, everyone loved it. After making the guac And I took B to get his baseball pictures taken and then we were off to A's mom's house to the cookout. We had a blast with his family. I got to meet his twin and a lot of different family members. 

His family and friends are so welcoming and sweet. We just hung out all day, ate some delicious food, day drank and then night drank. Drank so much and ate so little that I got sick in the morning. This is so embarrassing but I definitely threw up at least 4 times at A's moms house....not the best impression but I couldn't help it. 

Sunday morning after feeling so incredibly awful, we all made it to breakfast with A's family. After breakfast I had the best surprise for A. I told him that we are getting brunch with my parents at 1:30 on Sunday but really it was all of our closest friends that surprised him. He had no idea and was so  surprised when we walked in. I had invited 13 of our closest friends to celebrate his birthday. 

After enjoying out delicious brunch and drinks, we decided to go to our friends rooftop patio and just hang out and enjoy the beautiful Cleveland weather. I swear there is nothing better than enjoy a Sunday with amazing weather and our closest friends. 

It was so nice to blend my friends and A's friends together for his birthday. Throughout the time that him and I have been together we have really tried to blend our friends together. It's great that everyone gets along. I swear it's so hard to make new friends as we get older. 

After enjoying the view and having some drinks we decided to go to another place that is more by the lake. We love going to Shooters in the spring/summer because we can really enjoy the weather by the lake. 

All in all, we had a fantastic weekend! It was a great birthday celebration that we will never forget. Our friends are the best for showing up and embracing the day with us.

Have you ever thrown someone a surprise little party?
What is your best birthday memory?
Were you able to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend?

May 1, 2015

Hello May // Friday Favorites

One of my favorite parts about getting back into blogging is not only documenting all of memories but also doing these fun linkups! Today I am happy to say that I am back linking up with Amanda and Liz for Friday Favorites. Let me tell you, these are two of my favorite bloggers that I used to follow religiously, I just need to get back into it. Trust me, these girls are great...go check them out!

Favorite Recipe

This is by far my absolute favorite guac recipe. A and I made it a few months ago and we fell in love with it. We loved it so much that we are making it for a huge birthday bash cookout tomorrow at his moms. And I definitely thank goodness for A because he is so kind to go get everything after work today.

Favorite Outfit

I post this picture of A and I because I adore the outfit I am wearing so much. I am actually going to wear something similar to it on Saturday and possibly Sunday. I am so happy Cleveland is finally having better weather so I can bring out my maxi dresses and flip flops. I think this is a cute but casual look for a cookout, no?

Favorite Hairstyle

I totally love this hairstyle and I would like to try to do it for tomorrows cookout. However, I my hair not nearly as thick or long. So I think extensions are in use for this. Whoever, I don't think I want to wear my extensions to this cookout. I don't want to be chillin' with my weave in around A and his family. What do you think? Maybe try this hairstyle out for brunch on Sunday? Give me your thoughts ladies. 

Favorite Quote

Promise me you'll never settle!

And that does it for my first Friday back to blogging. I am so excited to continue on this journey! 
What is your favorite guac recipe? 
When the weather gets warmer, what is your favorite thing to wear?