Monday, June 22, 2009

Traveling Circus

Mark and I had another big weekend of travel this past weekend. We went our separate ways to celebrate the impending nuptials of his brother Barnaby and our soon to be sister-in-law Alissa. Mark headed back to New Olreans to meet up with the guys, and I travelled to Minneapolis, MN to meet up with the girls!

Aren't girls' weekends the best!! I remember crying like a baby as my friend Anna (my first friend to get married) and her hubby drove away from their reception saying to Mark "we'll never have another sleepover again now that we're all grown up." Well, that would be just crazy! Six years later, I'm still going to the best sleepovers a girl could ever imagine.

I arrived in Minneapolis and had a great day of shopping and lunch with Alissa, her sister Allie, and her friend Katie. After a tour of the city (which is truly one of the most beautiful places I have been), Alissa and I relaxed a bit in our hotel. We had a great dinner with Katie and another friend Trisha. We finished our night at a great pub that had rooftop lawn bowling! Fun!

Saturday was a busy day. We had Alissa's shower in the morning. I got to visit with Miss Joan and Aunt Kay (my mom-in-law and aunt-in-law!) and got to meet Alissa's mom, grandma, and aunt. I also got to meet Angie, Alissa's other sister. Thanks to Allie, Angie, and Mrs. Thompson, the bridal shower was an amazing party. It was so wonderful to be surrounded by so many wonderful ladies who love Alissa as much as Mark and I do. I felt like you could see our families joining - isn't that the most wonderful part about weddings - the joining of two families!

After the shower, Alissa and I met up with some of Alissa's friends at the Mall of America. It's HUGE!!!! I found the most beautiful makeup at Bobbi Brown. I just love adding new colors and palettes to my collection! After shopping, Alissa drove me to St. Paul where I was able to see the rehearsal dinner spot and the reception spot. Gorgeous! I cannot wait until the big day. The locations are all so charming and special - just right for Barn and Alissa!

Saturday night, we had Alissa's bachelorette party! We had a great swanky room at the W hotel where we started the party. Wine and chocolate - can't go wrong with that!!! We followed the shower with dinner at this great place - Lurcat! yummy!!!! Dancing at a few bars lasted until the wee hours of the morning! We had a Prince (look alike) spotting which topped off our night!

I could go on and on about how great this trip was! It was so wonderful to get to meet Alissa's family and friends (Lisa, Amy, Melissa). They are FABULOUS! They could not have been warmer or more gracious in including me in all of the festivities. I absolutely cannot wait to see Barnaby and Alissa meet at the Alter. A beautiful celebration for a beautiful couple!

1 comment:

  1. Hey - it's Lisa, Alissa's friend! I found your blog through a comment on the Lenmarks' blog! It was great meeting you this weekend - you make us girls wish we were from the south! I've never been to New Orleans before so hopefully someday I can check your city out!

    Looking forward to celebrating with you in August!!



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