Bachelorette party

Kaleigh’s Bachelorette Party

Happy Friday! I have been absent once again all this week, so I hope everyone has had a good week! I am very excited for this weekend, especially since it’s a three day weekend for me! (Monday is my school’s fair day, so students and teachers are off!) I have had a rough week at school, which is why if you follow me on Instagram, you saw how sweet my husband was by surprising me with flowers one night and taking me out to dinner to Red Lobster. I love him to death. ๐Ÿ™‚

red lobster and roses

Anyways, I haven’t been blogging much lately, so I haven’t wrote much about my big brother’s upcoming wedding! He gets married a week from tomorrow and I am so excited! His fiancee, Kaleigh, is basically already my sister, so I am so happy for them to tie the knot soon!

Kaleigh and me selfie

Kaleigh’s bachelorette party was last Saturday night, and we had a blast! First we went to a place called Color Me Mine, where you can pick a piece of pottery and paint it. Then they bake it in an oven so that the colors melt and become darker and shinier. It is done in about a week, and you just come get it once it’s done! Here is a picture of all of us with our finished products!

K's bachelorette party group

I am definitely not an artist, so I knew I needed to pick something simple. I also love fall decorations, so I got a pumpkin dish to paint. I figured it would be easy enough, and turn out to be a cute decoration for our home. I painted it like a regular pumpkin, mostly orange with a green stem. Then I decided to add a little personal touch by using a stencil to put a “B” in the middle. Well, their stencils weren’t the best, so my “B” didn’t turn out the best, but hopefully once it is baked it will still look good!

painted pumpkin

We all had so much fun here, but when we finally left we were starving! We went to BJ’s Brewhouse, which if you have never been, you need to. Their food is delicious, and they have so much to choose from! I always have such a hard time deciding what to order there! I ended up ordering a plate of their light barbacoa tacos from the lunch menu, and it came with black beans and cooked carrots and onions. It was delicious, and not a huge portion so it was perfect. But it did leave me room for dessert. ๐Ÿ™‚

BJ’s Brewhouse is known for their Pazookie desserts, which I have never had until that night. Oh. My. Goodness. Let’s just say my life is changed. It was so good!!! Seriously, everyone go out tonight and go to this restaurant just to get a Pazookie. It’s worth it. I promise. It is basically a baked cookie in a pan topped with ice cream. It may not sound like it’s that big of a deal, but I am not much of a dessert person, so for me to be this crazy about a dessert means it is really good! Kaleigh, Bekah (Kaleigh’s sister), and I shared one, and we got half red velvet and half cookies and cream. I also don’t normally like red velvet, but this didn’t taste anything like red velvet. I have no idea how to describe how it tasted besides heavenly. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of food at the restaurant. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Blogger fail.ย 

Obviously when we looked into a window and saw our reflection we had to take a picture. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We ended the night by going back to Kaleigh’s apartment for a sleepover. Bekah got all of us the cutest goodie bags, which I absolutely loved! It was filled with girly things like lotion and nail polish; so fitting for a bachelorette party! The other girls left and Bekah and I were the only ones who stayed the night with Kaleigh, and I had such a fun time staying up late and talking with these two!

Kaleigh and I her bachelorette party

Kaleigh was always there for me and so helpful for me when I was preparing for my wedding, so I hope I can do the same for her! Weddings are so fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Questions:

1. Anyone you know getting married soon?

2. What are your plans this weekend? Ryan and I are going to help do some work at a person in need’s house with a group from our church! I am really excited!

3. Have you ever ate at BJ’s Brewhouse or had a pazookie?ย 

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My Bachelorette Party!

This is the start of me finally posting about all of my fun wedding festivities that occurred! Today I will write about my bachelorette party, and later I will write about our rehearsal dinner, then our wedding, and finally our honeymoon! (I know, about time right?)

My bachelorette party was the night before the rehearsal dinner, so I was definitely super excited to get married, and everything was finally coming together. This party might seem weird to most of you, but it was absolutely PERFECT for me! My maid of honor, Marlee, definitely did good planning this for me! I guess I could say she knows me pretty well! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this pretty lady!

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Krystal was my only bridesmaid who couldn’t make it, but she had work and her three kiddos to take care of that night, so I completely understood! But since she won’t be in any of the pictures, here is a picture of me with my beautiful sister-in-law so that y’all know how much I love her!

K, Brig, and me wedding

Krystal is the one on the left, I couldn’t find one of just me and her. Brigette is on the right and is another one of my beautiful sister-in-laws!

We started out the party by going to the park for some yoga!

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One of my favorite instructors and coworkers, Sarah, from the gym I worked at in college came and taught an hour long yoga class for us outside. It was so fun! It was a great workout, and I think the heat outside made me like it even more! It definitely made me want to try hot yoga sometime!

After yoga we all went and changed into some cuter clothes, touched up our makeup and hair, and tried to hide our smell with some perfume before heading to dinner.

I had no idea where we were going, but I was pleasantly surprised when we showed up at a Japanese steakhouse. It was one of those fun places where everyone sits around a table, and they cook the food in front of ย you. Not only do I think dinners like this are so fun, but the food is always so good! Marlee and I split a plate that came with chicken, salmon, rice, veggies, soup, and salad! Sadly, I didn’t get a picture, but trust me, it was good. My lovely, soon to be sister-in-law, Kaleigh, was sweet enough to take some pictures of the whole night so I didn’t have to worry about it.

bachelorette group

Brigette had to fly in so she couldn’t make it in time for yoga, but she showed up to the restaurant at the same time as us, so it was perfect timing! Above is the whole group! Aren’t my bridesmaids beautiful? I love each of them so much!

me catching food

This is a very lovely picture of me attempting to catch a piece of broccoli the cook threw at me. I failed. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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Marlee, however, was way better than me and caught her piece when the cook threw it at her. What can I say, my MOH has skills!

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I had to include this fun picture of these two lovely ladies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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And here is an awkward picture of just me I decided to throw in for laughs. I mean, is it just me or are pictures by yourself extremely awkward to take? I never know what to do with my hands, and I feel like I have no friends.

After dinner we headed back to Marlee’s parents’ house since it was close and we all spent the night! It was so fun having all of my closest friends together for a sleepover! Obviously we stayed up way too late talking about the most random and unimportant things ever. But it was perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

So if you can’t tell, I’m not exactly a crazy, partying type. I know to most people my bachelorette party seems super lame, but to me, it could not have been more perfect. I got to work out, eat, and just have fun with my closest girl friends! That’s hard to beat! I will remember that night forever, and I am so thankful for my amazing friends who made the night so special for me! Thank y’all for always being there for me and supporting me not only on my big day, but all of the days leading up to my big day! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. Even though I am not really the partying type, I do not judge anyone who likes to have fun differently than me. We are all different, and that’s what makes the world fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Questions:

1. What did you do for your bachelorette party? If you aren’t married what would you like to do for yours?

2. Favorite type of workout to do with friends?

3. Favorite restaurant to go to with friends?