Monday, November 16, 2015

Weekend Wanderings - Laura's Bridal Shower and Sarah's Birthday Brunch

Oh my goodness, it was a jam-packed weekend! On Friday at lunch, I went to the Oxo sample sale and bought WAY too many kitchen goods. (While I was heading to the register, it was announced that everything was 50%, so I went back and got even more goodies than I'd already had.) And then that evening, I headed down to Philadelphia to celebrate Laura and her upcoming wedding at her bridal shower.

Molly and Jamie met me at the bus, and we headed over to Molly's apartment to drop off our things before we went to the Italian Market for some really tasty burritos. (I can't remember the name of the place, but they were super fresh!) After that, we headed back to Molly's and went to sleep pretty quickly after.

In the morning, we started putting together a few things for the shower. We made corsages for Laura, her mom, and her future mother-in-law, which turned out to be a lot of fun, even if our hands were covered in glue afterward.

One of Laura's friends offered to have the shower at her beautiful apartment, and Molly had a few pineapple themed decorations for her. Laura's mother-in-law also had flowers delivered to the apartment, and the arrangements were really gorgeous.

The shower was a potluck, so Molly collected the recipes for Laura and will make a book of them. Everything was really tasty!

William Smith girls plus me!

It was also just a really great chance to catch up with everyone from HWS that I haven't seen in a while. We had such a blast!

Molly did an amazing job planning the shower. And, her mom even came down to attend!

Laura and Jeff, the happy couple!

Congratulations, Laura! Can't wait to celebrate with you in February!

That evening, I hopped right back on a bus again to head to New York, because on Sunday morning, we celebrated Sarah's 30th birthday with a surprise brunch in Brooklyn at Flatbush Farm. It was lots of fun to get together with everyone, including a whole lot of people who had also come from Philadelphia that morning:

Shira and Martin, who live there (jealous!)

Matty, the party planner, and Alana, who ran a Spartan race the day before, also in Philly!

These people weren't in Philly but they're still awesome.

I think Sarah was genuinely surprised to see everyone, which is always a lot of fun. It's so nice to celebrate milestones like this with old friends. It feels like it was only a couple months ago that we were celebrating her 19th birthday in Hill House, a few months after school had started and we'd met for the first time.

Sarah and her amazing mother.

I hope every year keeps getting better and better for us all. Love you, Sarah!

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