We had a wonderful long holiday weekend. Although I do have a question about the 'holiday' status of the weekend-- here in Georgia, observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is super common...definitely the norm, I'd say. I mean, banks are closed, schools are closed, most businesses (offices, not like stores/restaurants) close (and give workers the day off). However, based on my blog observations, maybe that isn't the case in the rest of the US? Years of dedicated blog-reading has led me to conclude that on holidays/days off, MOST regular bloggers don't blog. But yesterday it seems like no one (except me) observed the blog holiday...so...interesting. That said, I have a lot of reading and commenting to catch up on.
We spent the weekend traipsing around the state of North Carolina with our siblings. It was wonderful, relaxing, and tasty-- and I have NO pictures to show for it. I guess there's something to be said for enjoying the good times and not just obsessively documenting them, but...it's a little sad I didn't even get a picture with or of my nephew!! Or my beautiful sisters-in-law...I mean, one of them even put on lipstick specifically because she figured I'd be Instagramming pictures of us and she didn't want to be caught unprepared. Ha. Waste of a lipstick application, I guess! (Just kidding, wearing lipstick is never a wasted endeavor.)
Oh wait. Closer inspection of my photo roll reveals I did take pictures. Approximately three of them. And MAN are they exciting...
This was my view for the approximately one billion hours we spent in the car this weekend. There's a lot of beauty in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. And none of it is on I-85. Lamesauce.
Oh, shocking-- a selfie!! I was killing some time while everyone else got dressed and also I was super impressed with how I woke up with naturally wavy hair on Saturday. Apparently the North Carolina atmosphere agrees with my sleeping-on-wet-hair habit...it was a happy surprise!
In the interest of full disclosure (because I'm sure your life will be incomplete if you don't know EXACTLY how many pictures I took this weekend), there were two more: the milkshake board picture I posted to Instagram Friday night while we drove up, and a shot of a yummy-looking recipe in a magazine. And that's all. Whew.
We played a lot of games (apparently I've recovered from the Christmas Game Overdose of 2013). You will be thrilled to know that at the ripe old age of 31, I finally learned to pay Clue. And I consequently learned that I made a good life choice in not choosing to be a detective for a career. So that's good to know. Your world is a safer place with me not in charge of the crime-solving.
Not surprisingly, the ladies ended up spending some time at Ulta. It was one of my SIL's first time ever experiencing the magic of Ulta!! I felt so proud of her as she bravely sampled and selected a new makeup regime. Is this how parents feel when their kids go off to kindergarten? Possibly. I ended up with two new nail polishes (Ulta brand, of course!) and a new-to-me product (It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer) that so far I'm loving!
We had a blessedly uneventful (and quiiiieeeet...you'd be shocked at how many silent hours Matt and I can spend in the car together. The strange side-effects of two introverts marrying...) trip home. We did ourselves proud by heading to the gym as soon as we got home (after unpacking, of course. Did you think I was the kind of person who could leave luggage packed for more than 12 seconds after arriving home? BECAUSE I AM NOT). And then late last night I heard the happy news that one of my dearest friends got engaged and I get to be a bridesmaid!!! I am super thrilled for her (and for me, because I get to pick out any teal dress that I feel like!) and it was the perfect ending to a great weekend.
Have a great (shorter, if you're the type who got to have yesterday off) week! If you happen upon any super cute teal dresses (knee length-ish) during your internet perusal, send them my way...I'm in the market!