Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekend with Mom

I really didn't mean to not blog for so long but last week I traveled Tuesday and got back really late Wednesday night.  Thursday I had a disease and thought I was going to die.  (I think it was just food poisoning from my Pennsylvania trip).  Friday morning my Mom flew in from Maryland and we did wedding stuff alllllll weekend.  Literally every hour haha!  It was SO fun and I can't wait to update you all!

Friday we went and tried possibly THE dress on again, looked at another bridesmaids dress and also checked out a stationery shop.  We then went to our reception site and met with our sweet planner Alisa and a florist.  Then we met with the venue guy Nathan who is hilarious.  He invited us for wine while we discussed.  Loved it.

We went home and Kevin got us some carry out for dinner and the three of us discussed all things wedding.  Bless Kevin's heart! :)

Saturday we had an appointment at Salutations to discuss more stationery then we came home and tried on more dresses at Hayden Olivia uptown.  Ahhh yall I found another dress I loved.  Shouldn't have even made the appointment, ha.  Then we decided we should try the one on from Friday again so we had a direct comparison.  Still like the original one! ;) 

Then we had another appointment with another florist which was good too.  It was 5:30pm so definitely time for a cocktail which Kevin had waiting on us when we walked in.  Mom said awwwww.  He took us out for a night out on the town to Vapianos (we love the place!), then to Carolina Ale House to watch the end of the NC State basketball game.

Us walking home after showing Mom some Charlotte nightlife!

BTW, we aren't sure who missed who more Mom or Dad.  He was back home in Maryland getting things done at his office.  We kept teasing him that we hoped he was working!

Sunday we went to Kevin's parents club for brunch with them.  My Mom loved seeing them and we got to catch up on all the wedding plans.  Mom also got to meet Kevin's precious niece Kendall which she loved!  After brunch we zoomed to Southpark because Mom had an appointment for Mother of the Bride dresses.  Sadly we didn't find anything.  Anyone have any suggestions?  She's tried Neiman, Nordstrom and a couple boutiques in Charlotte.  She wants to go back to Nitsa's as we briefly looked awhile back.  They weren't open on Sunday.  We'll go there next time she is here.

We stopped on our way home and picked up supplies for Hopsy's DIY wreath.  Mine is a little different but I followed her same directions found here.  Mom helped me and it was a fun lil project.  Yall know I'm the least crafty person EVER but even I could do this one!

Today (Monday) has also been a real treat.  Mom and I got to visit with my friend Kim (I call her Kimmy) and Jack.  Yall is he not the most precious little boy?!!!  He was sooooo good at brunch and we had such a nice visit with them.  He is 3 months old.
Now Mom and I are at the airport.  She is flying home and I'm getting to go with her as I have some work stuff to do again up north.  At least I get to stay at 'home home' instead of the nearest Hampton Inn.  Whew.  I'm glad to go home but I'm also thrilled to get back to Charlotte tomorrow night.  And I plan to stay for ummm well not even a week but hey, at least it's more than 3 days!

Hope you all are doing well!


  1. BUSY weekend!!!
    Where did you find that dress on Friday?
    I found mine at the first place I went.
    I wanted real simple and everything else was too froo-frooh for me.
    As for MOB dresses. My Mom was challenged too.
    I swear every single wedding I go to the MOB has the same style dress on. The one with the ruffles all the way down and the little coat.
    Know which one I'm talking about?
    Anyway -- my Mother got a pass to the Atlanta Market and found hers there.
    She had a little shrug made for it. I'll email you a picture.
    It was GREAT!

  2. Sounds like such a fun weekend! So happy you found a dress you love!

    Have a great week,

  3. So much fun! Sounds like a great weekend with your mom!

    Good luck trying to find the MOB dress! And picking your dress too!

  4. Glad you had such a fun weekend! I loved Hayden Olivia when I tried on dresses there! Aren't they just the sweetest? And so attentive!

  5. I'm so jealous of your weekend with your Mom. Made me miss mine so much. :(

  6. Special time with mom is always wonderful! Jack is so cute!