We met at Park Cafe in Duluth for an absolutely exquisite lunch hosted by Lindsey's aunts. We had our choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert, and I seriously did not eat one bite that wasn't mouth-watering. I got a picture of my appetizer and dessert, but devoured my crab cake sandwich before I had the chance to click the camera!
|fried green tomatoes with warm brie, candied pecans,|
and a bacon balsamic emulsion -- wow
|praline cheesecake . . . perfection|
As soon as the last bite of cheesecake was taken, we ran out the door to make our already-delayed nail appointments with Lindsey and a couple bridesmaids. After nails it was a quick outfit change before heading to the rehearsal at Sugarloaf Country Club and then the rehearsal dinner, catered by none other than the matron of honor's mother. I seriously think I gained five pounds in two days after all this delicious food!
Lindsey is also a teacher and had some very awesome moms send in lunch, snacks, and all kinds of treats for us to munch on throughout the day, including mimosas! Yum!
Lindsey had a beautiful wedding, set outside on a perfect day -- it actually reminded me a lot of my own wedding and brought back a lot of wonderful memories. And anyone who knows me knows I got totally teary-eyed during the ceremony . . . is there anything more beautiful than pledging love to one another on your wedding day??
I only wish my hubby were there to celebrate with me. Here's a couple pictures from that special day!
|The beautiful bride!|
One great surprise during this visit was that my mother-in-law drove over from Alabama to see
|Keith's mom feeding Liam on her first night in town|
|early morning Skype sesh|
|Last Starbucks for a while . . .|
Now we only have less than three weeks until visitors! We are meeting Landon and Casey in London, and spending a few days there and in Paris before bringing them back to the Netherlands for the remainder of their visit. I'm so excited!