Monday, April 7, 2014

the weekend that was - Boston edition

This weekend was a special one. One of my Kims is getting married in June. I'm her maid of honor and this weekend the maids threw her a shower in Boston.
Glass purchased from My Fab Glass
Friday involved morning errands, car packing, a six hour drive to Boston, grocery shopping, about five hours of food making, girl talk and wine.

Saturday was go time. The brunch shower was in a freaking beautiful Back Bay home owned by Steve's brother. There was a lovely mix of ladies at the shower: Kim's friends, coworkers, and Steve's family are all very nice people. It's always nice when all the bridesmaids kick ass too. Enter joy!
The Menu:
Fruit and fruit dip, veggies & dip, cheese platters
Coffee, lemonade, iced tea, water, mimosas, champs, white wines (pinot grigio & sauv blanc-Oyster Bay, new favorite)
Egg bake loaded with veggies, chocolate chip and sausage pancake bites with warm syrup, brownie bites a la my mom, mini cupcakes and sea salt caramels from Whole Foods (best thing ever)
Not pictured: Spinach/mushroom/feta quiche with broiled cheese top, ham and cheese quiche, pasta salad
Personalized sugar cookies made by my friend Noreen, banners made by crafty Laura, personalized napkins because I'm that girl, and gorgeous flowers (one of two lovelies) from Steve's mom & sister.
After the eating, drinking, laughing, mingling and cleaning up came to an end, we headed out to Stephanie's (hello, clearly going there for the photo op alone) with the maids and Kim's good friend Kyra. Kelly and Kyra took off, and Laura, Kim, KVSR and I headed to the Met bar for food, wine, and foolishness that ended with penis jokes in the car. 24 years of friendship with those three - we've had plenty of foolishness.
Since Laura & I are geriatric sleepers, we were up at 4:40 and not going back to sleep. We got the jump on the drive and hit the road at 5, which got me home by 11. I spent Sunday laying around, reading magazines, taking a nap (very rare for me), putting shower stuff away, doing laundry, and other minor hausfrauing.

Windows open, Chinese food ordered, a nice long shower, fresh sheets, reunited with MFD and the dogs - perfect end to a great weekend.
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On Mondays I'm doing a picture thing with Kelli at She Crab Soup. If you'd like to participate, here are the prompts. This is my photo for the prompt animal. My dogs missed me this weekend.
Guess what else happened this weekend? Baby Eva Marie Sannelli made her entrance into this world with, as her mother Amanda said, dramatic flair. I am truly over the moon for Frank and Amanda and can't wait to tell Eva how I called her Baby Stephanie during her entire stay in the womb. A new person is here for our framily! I'm excited to see them all.

Congrats to Christine C on winning the Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Box giveaway!
Kim & Steve's wedding events, time with my girls, Eva news...my heart is full. Thanks to the universe for all that is awesome and good.
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33 comments:

  1. What an amazingly full weekend you had and the spread looks so good. The pups look like they sure did miss you! Congrats on the new edition to the family.

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  2. What a lovely shower! Glad you had a good time. And congrats on the new baby!

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  3. Nicely done, maid of honor! That picture at the bottom of Kim and Laura is classic! Welcome, baby Eva!

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  4. what an amazing and full weekend of foolishness that only close friends can have. i love it! i'm with you on the geriatric wakings; even on the weekends, my eyes pop open at 430am and i'm ready to start the day. lame.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  5. Beautiful job on the bridal shower!!!! And the collage of you and your girls later in the day fills my heart with joy. You truly have been there for each other, no matter what. I am forever grateful to those girls. Welcome Baby Eva. Great idea to get on the road and get home early. #theresnoplacelikehome. Love that etched wine glass, everything looked just perfect. Brava! love your MOMMA

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  6. Um, those sea salt caramels from Whole Foods? I went out on my lunchbreak and bought one to take back to the office. (one is about a 1/4 mile away) There were 4 women in the office that Friday and by the time I went home there was one left in the box.

    Those are my kryptonite. I have zero self-control around them. They are amazing!!

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  7. Trader Joe's also has delicious caramels!

    So did she like her bride sash? I think there should have been some sort of corsage or something involved as well!

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  8. Now THAT was the weekend that was! So happy for Frank and Amanda, and God bless Baby Eva!

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  9. Now THAT was the weekend that was! So happy for Frank and Amanda, and God bless Baby Eva!

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  10. Wonderful food, shower and Girls going foolish pictures and ending with a dog photo. Welcome Eva! Sea Salt Caramels from Whole Foods? I NEED them.

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  11. Looks like you had so much fun, I need a girls weekend.

    I love your animal picture, you guys looks so happy and relaxed!

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  12. Looks like it was fun!!! I love the looks on the bride's face!!!

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  13. looks like a successful shower! and always love being reunited with my puggies. yours look happy to see you since they obviously need a human to lay on for napping purposes :)

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  14. i love boston! this looks like such a blast!! and your pugs, that's too cute. i miss my dogs! i get them back today!

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  15. sounds like a great weekend! all that food sounds delish.

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  16. Looks like a beautiful shower/weekend. That food looks amazing!

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  17. Looks like a fantastic weekend with friends! I am loving the dog picture...so sweet! You were obviously missed!

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  18. "Spinach/mushroom/feta quiche with broiled cheese top" I'm not sure why you didn't picture this. What a TEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm glad you made it there and back AND that you had a great time! :)

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  19. So much fun!!! It's hard to beat a weekend with the ladies celebrating an upcoming wedding. And can we talk about all that food...you made all of that? Please tell me you had lots of help! :)

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  20. Fun stuff! Brings back memories, preparing for my wedding with my girls was an absolute blast.

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  21. Sounds like such a great weekend full of a lot of great stuff! Love the animal picture, too cute :)

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  22. Looks like such a great time! I have been to Boston once on a girls trip, and had a blast. Love all the little details, such great friends

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  23. Great job on the shower, and welcome Miss Eva!

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  24. This post got me really excited for all things wedding! :-) You did such an amazing job that food looks delicious!!

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  25. The shower looks super cute. I love those cookie hearts!

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  26. Wow!! What a fun weekend it looks like you had!! And... sea salt caramels??? How do I not know about this? Just as I am off sugar too. I will be saving that up for a cheat!

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  27. Congrats on your new family member! (Niece?) That shower looked awesome. Breakfast food showers are the best. Oh man... I have a geriatric bedtime but I still like to "sleep in" til at least 6:30!

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  28. The shower looks fun. And the food looks fantastic. The cookies look tasty.

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  29. Looks like a great time! The food looks delish! Glad you back early enough to relax a little before today.

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  30. This looks like such a fun weekend!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  31. I should have stalked you down at Stephanie's! I actually went to their sister location, Stephi's, over the weekend :)

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  32. You were in my back yard (figuratively, of course)! Glad you had a great weekend in Boston :)

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  33. You had me at spinach/mushroom/feta quiche. Yum! You ladies threw a beautiful shower, she is one lucky bride! Those hangers are so cool!

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