The big day is almost here, and what better way to kick off our wedding week than with a wedding!
This afternoon we're going to the wedding of our friends Casey & Laura. Casey was one of Ty's first friends he met when he moved to Virginia from Ohio. Casey & Laura have also been dating about the same amount of time as Ty and I - that would be almost 10 years - and it was totally random that we ended up getting engaged around the same time and planning our weddings back to back! They picked their date first so we made a big effort to find a venue that was available either the 1st or 15th of this month so we could be there to celebrate with them.
I actually ran into Laura randomly this week at the tailor when I was picking up my dress. She was picking up their son's little tiny tux :) he is going to look so adorable today! My dress ended up absolutely perfect, I can't wait for everyone, especially Ty to see it.
As far as wedding planning goes, there have been a few hiccups but I think everything is going to come together just as we hoped. It appears that Route 12 (the main access road to the island we're getting married on) will open this Tuesday which will be so much more convenient for our guests.
I almost had a break down yesterday over flowers though, which is so ironic because I always said the flowers were not important to me. It really wasn't about the flowers themselves, I think we just have A LOT going on in addition to the wedding and it was one more thing I had to worry about. The issue is, if for some reason Rt. 12 does NOT open on time, our florist in Ocracoke would not be able to get our flowers. Mom and I made the decision to go ahead and order flowers here and transport them down just to be safe, but they need to be ordered ASAP. Luckily mom was able to run over to Costco (which had been recommended by a few brides) to pick them out.
They were pretty low on selection in the colors we want. As mom was listing off the flowers they had in our colors the words "carnations, Gerbera daisies" are what brought tears to my eyes as visions of very nice funeral arrangements popped into my head. She moved past those to "mini Calla lilies, snapdragons and roses" and the wave of anxiety passed over. I had to Google snapdragons but they are so pretty, it made me feel much better.
With everything going on the past few weeks, I've had very little time for cooking anything interesting. For breakfast this morning I really wanted eggs over medium (some people call the dippy eggs, I like them a little more done than typical over easy eggs) but I don't like eating them by themselves. I stood in the middle of the kitchen for entirely too long trying to figure out what else I could make. We're pretty low on groceries right now since we're leaving soon for the wedding. Inspiration finally hit in the form of a sweet potato:
I diced up half a sweet potato and sauteed it in 1 tbsp olive oil with salt and pepper. I've just decided recently that I like sweet potatoes. Growing up the only forms I knew them in were pie or covered in marshmallows and maple syrup which I just didn't care for. Now that I'm a big girl and I can cook my food however I want, I've realized sweet potatoes are really good cooked with a little salt and pepper! I've made them mashed, baked, and now as a sort of breakfast hash.
I cooked the potatoes and then used the same pan to cook the eggs because I did this while cooking dinner last night:
And yes it is still sitting like that this morning.
Did you see this week's Modern Family? Usually we joke that Ty and I are like Cam and Mitchell, and that Ty is definitely Cam :) but this week's episode was SO funny because Cam made a huge mess in the kitchen and left it for Mitchell to clean up. This may or may not happen on a weekly basis in our house. What can I say? I don't like to touch dirty dishes and Ty is just much better at cleaning than me. But this morning he totally left this mess for me to clean up myself geesh.
I do love doing laundry and don't mind putting the CLEAN dishes away once he's done making them not gross, so we strike a balance that way.
And since it is October (Breast Cancer Awareness month) and I do work Komen, I busted out one of my Komen mugs for my tea this morning:
I got that at this year's Komen Leadership Conference, how cute is that little spoon?
We have a ton to do today so I'm going to get off my butt now and possibly clean up that kitchen...