On Thursday evening, my grandma called to see if I wanted to go to a family wedding with her. I know I've mentioned it before, but that side of the family is kind of huge, so there always seems to be some sort of event happening. Saturday was the last of the red hot days in these parts, and the wedding was outside (but thankfully in the early evening) and even then, I was sweating into my Spanx after a few short minutes. The wedding was beautiful (at the same venue where Sheena will be married next month), and it was fun to attend a wedding of one of my students (the groom is both a distant cousin and a member of my first class of 8th graders). However, due to the heat (in the mid 90s), Grandma and I skipped the reception and had a delicious dinner at BHG. (My second visit this week!)
That brings us to Sunday. Amber and I held the First Annual Labor Day Wine and Cheese Extravaganza and Movie Night. (She'd never seen When Harry Met Sally.) A trip to the grocery store and some food prep and we were ready to roll. Let's take a look into the festivities:
We made a recipe from Casey's blog, and served it on the fancy china.
We also discovered these bagel chips, which very well may have changed my life.
It's always good to have a professional in the kitchen. Note her use of the oven mit as a serving tool.
Butters decided she wanted a toasted ravoli too. Here she is mid sneak. Don't worry, she didn't eat it. She just wanted to play with it a little.
After movies, wine, and a lot of laughter, we called it a night. In the morning, we got up entirely too early and watched the train wreck that is Dance Moms. I didn't want to watch, but I couldn't turn away. I'm not trying to judge these moms choice, (and I know very little about the dance world) but I can't believe that anyone would pay for the kind of abuse that dance teacher can dish out. I don't care how good she is.
I left and headed home via the local grocery store because I was out of everything, but look how beautiful my drive home was! I'm so excited that it's going to be cool all week here!!