The Titans “Bye” week finally came and with it I got my fiance in Pittsburgh for the weekend! Coach Fisher was very gracious to his players and let them leave after practice on Thursday and didn’t make them arrive at the facility until Tuesday. So I got to have my love Thursday night until Monday morning 🙂 We had a GREAT time!!
We got so much accomplished…I really feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders! In those few days we managed to get so much done…
1.) Our Registries…We decided to go with Bed Bath and Beyond and Macy’s. There is a little bit of everything that we selected at each store but for the most part we registered all of our kitchen needs at Bed Bath and Beyond. We did our china, flatware, bedding and bath at Macy’s. It is SO hard to pick out stuff we will use for the rest of our lives, but I think we did a pretty good job! Patrick helped with all of the selecting from our measuring cups and cutting boards to the design on our china. (FYI…the $500 blender was his choice for his protein shakes…he says it’s “the best”…so whoever is feeling generous, well by all means make the mans day…lol!) He was a huge help and I loved having him there to give his opinion!! I have to share with ya’ll, he made me laugh so hard when we passed Loews and he asked when he would get to register for HIS stuff there! He added that he needs his man-toys like a lawn mower and yard tools…he’s such a character!
2.) Our Rings…we looked at Henne Jewelers for our wedding bands! I found a beautiful diamond eternity band that I just fell in love with! Patrick selected a Palladium band with a brushed look to it…they look very good together! We are still going to continue to look but we both liked what we found at Henne’s!
3.) Our Cake…Patrick got to taste our wedding cake while in town. He loved it as much as I did! We are definitely going to do a filling but are still deciding between Strawberry and Raspberry. We haven’t selected a style for the cake yet but are starting the search soon…any ideas?!
4.) Our Dinners…Patrick and I had a little double date with my parents on Friday night and sampled our menu at the PAA! We decided our three choices will be the Stuffed Chicken Breast, Boursin Crusted Filet Medallions and the Orange Roughy. All three are DELICIOUS!! Our sides will be Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Broccolini Floret.
5.) Our Engagement Photos…Milla C. Photography will be taking all the photos at the wedding! Milla is an amazing person and I was so excited for Patrick to FINALLY get to meet her! We had SO much fun at the shoot! We started out at a little retro waffle house in Shadyside called “Oh Yeah! Waffles” – this place was pretty unique! They offer over 100 fixins for our waffle and I don’t think they missed anything…they even offered Wasabi Waffles…I’m not that brave! I stuck with the banana chocolate chip 🙂 Oh Yeah offered a great backdrop for our photos. When we saw the weather cooperating we decided to take the shoot outside and landed ourselves in a yard of Sacred Heart Catholic Church (My mom was actually baptized at this church!) We had so much fun goofing around!! Patrick got into it and I was so pleasantly surprised!! He was so playful and fun and totally awesome! We got one picture back as a little sneak-peek…
Other then my “play-dough” arm (as Patrick put it haha! We both made the point that it looks displaced!) we like the first picture! I can’t wait to see the rest as I know there are going to be even more better ones! Milla is so talented at what she does, she truly has a gift! As soon as I get all the photos back I will share our favorites with ya’ll! 🙂
We also squeezed in a meeting with our priest, Father DeWitt. This was the first time Patrick and Father really sat down and talked and they got along a little too well I’d say – haha! At times I was wishing another female was in the room to take my side!! All jokes aside, I am so happy Patrick and Father got along so well. It really meant a lot!
So as you can see, it was an all-work weekend!! We didn’t have any play, but we had fun with everything we did 🙂 We got some good meals in there (I may have found all 7 pounds I lost…lol!!) and had some snuggle time while watching movies. All in all it was a wonderful and productive weekend 🙂 I wish Patrick could be here for more of them but I am thankful to have what I got. After March we will get to spend every weekend together for the rest of our lives 😀 Good Stuff!
Expect another blog in 2 weeks after my trip to Tennessee for Patrick’s 25th Birthday!!! Until then…