After last Friday's trip to Asheville, I turned right back around and went to Greenville (SC) on Saturday. If you were to look at a map (or are familiar with the geography in this part of the country), you may note that I got extremely familiar with that stretch of I-85...and you would be correct. But both trips were for a purpose, so it wasn't as annoying to spend that much time on the road as it normally would be for me. Especially since I got to see this:
|(for the record, I wasn't driving while taking this picture. Oh the advantages to riding shotgun!)|
Yep. Just cruisin' down I-85 like it's totally normal...
So our trip to Greenville was to celebrate my friend Elizabeth's recent marriage. They had a very small family-only wedding, but had a big celebratory low country boil last weekend for all of their friends. It was wonderful!!
Elizabeth and I have been friends since high school, although we SHOULD have been friends since elementary school...we (unbeknownst to us at the time) took piano lessons from the same teacher (JUDY!!!!) all throughout elementary and middle school! I know that no one else cares about my childhood piano teacher, but I'm just going to say...every time I paint my nails (which is often), I think of Judy and how much she would roll her eyes and hate it. Poor woman. She was fighting a losing battle against fiesty kids who really needed neon fingernails. And didn't want to practice their music or do their theory homework. I bet being a piano teacher is a thankless job that drives people to drink.
I would be remiss to not share a picture of the unbelievably great food spread Elizabeth had. Unfortunately, I was too busy stuffing my face to get a 'before' picture. All we have is this:
|So long, shrimp. Thank you for your noble sacrifice. You were delicious.|
Yesterday brought some excitement, too. Just wait til you see how excited I look...then you'll know it's true.
I apologize in advance for the nightmares you're going to have about my face. Yikes.
Last week I won a giveaway at It's a Dog Lick Baby World! And yesterday my prize came!! Four packs of fancy, organic, soy-and-grain-and-chemical-and-gross-stuff-free dog treats! In conclusion, these treats are probably healthier than the meat Matt and I eat, so...you're welcome, Lola.
She's really excited about the treats (although her face doesn't show it quite like mine does). But probably my favorite part of the whole experience was this:
The way that the company chose to address the shipping label?? AMAZING. Erika B. (CONTEST WINNER)...and then the name of Kara's blog like that's my company name or something? Amazing. I probably laughed for like an hour over this label. Clearly I need to get out more.
That's all I've got. We're looking forward to a nice (HOT) long weekend and spending time with my family. We're really hoping that my dad is still on his ice cream kick so that we won't starve. In addition to eating a lot of ice cream, I have a few other similarly lofty goals for the weekend. I want to finish listen to the audiobook of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close that we started last weekend. And I'm also thinking about going to Sephora to do the Color IQ thing. Anyone done that yet? It sounds really cool, and I really never need an excuse to take myself to a makeup store. Anyway. Have a happy weekend!