Not necessarily two things that normally go together, but I was definitely excited to meet James and Owen. And I’m always excited to be me!
I always like to lead with whoever had the cutest look (usually Kevin), but this time it goes to James! No offense, Owen, I just never got brave enough to hold you. Newborns are a little frightening, but I was still proud to hold my best friend’s baby. I know he’s going to be so awesome. Of course, I hope he marries my future imaginary children.
The Minnesotans definitely managed to bring a lot of stuff with them! We struggled getting it into the hotel rooms on our own! I think we’re kind of used to leaving the menfolk to do this job. Of course, Miss Bride-to-Be was just snapping photos on the iPhone rather than being helpful!
Look! There’s baby Owen! As soon as we arrived in our hotel room, my sister-in-law, Lisa set about making things FESTIVE! Check out that bunting. Lisa is becoming the bunting queen! Just wait until you see the endless yards she made for the wedding!
It didn’t take long to decide to head back to some of our old stomping grounds before dinner. Almost all of us went to Emmaus Bible College, so One Mean Bean was definitely a hangout spot!
We also tried to stalk out Emmaus, but we got denied. It after 4:30 so everything was locked up tight!
My awesome friends also surprised me with a stunning personalized cake! It was actually made by an old college homegirl, Ashlee AKA the crafty dough puncher.
No evening is complete without a Target run! Doesn’t Joanie look particularly sassy in that purple number? (Be looking forward to her guest post next week. Perhaps it should just be a photo journal of all the times her car gets pranked next week!)
The rest of the evening was spent eating, laughing, opening gifts, hot tubbing, eating some more, playing some very late night charades, and nerding around with our smartphones. Good times. It was the sweetest girls weekend, and I reallllllly enjoyed the break from wedding planning. Poor Kevin James was back at home slaving away making more benches (due to 105% RSVP rate) and cooking/freezing chicken. He really is the best groom ever!
I’ll leave you with this extremely important trivia question compliments of the One Mean Bean waiting area.
Guess in the comments, yo!