Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day

Well, I had a lovely little weekend, and I hope that you did too.

On Friday, I ditched work and left for New Jersey with the boyfriend. I called out sick because we were scared of the inevitable traffic through Delaware and on the New Jersey Turnpike. Apparently, boyfriend forgot to take the "avoid toll roads" function off of his GPS system, and it ended up taking us on a lovely, leisurely drive through Pennsylvania. It was totally worth it because we didn't hit any traffic at all and it only took us about 12 minutes longer than it would have if we went up 95.

On Friday night, boyfriend and I managed to drop $100 bucks at the hotel bar in about 4 hours. Tipsy is an understatement, but it was worth it. We only had to walk about 100 feet to our bed. Plus, I was able to spend a little more time (aka party) with my friend Amanda (the bride, aka Pulling a Miranda) and her future husband.

On Saturday, boyfriend and I spent the day by the pool and then headed to the wedding. The wedding hotel was about a half hour from the reception, but the bride's parents provided transportation, by way of 2 large buses. The wedding was amazing and I had a great time. My friend looked more beautiful than ever and there was more food than I've ever seen in one place in my life.

It's amazing how much planning goes into a one day affair, but I'm so glad that I was able to share the day with her.

Oh and for those wondering, I did wear the green dress and I received several compliments. I managed to stain it during the cocktail hour (blame pesto risotto and spicy crab rolls), but I think that 90% of the people there were too drunk to notice (open bar and hookahs). I have pictures from the wedding, but they are on boyfriend's camera, and he's currently melting (i.e., too hot to move).

On Sunday, we enjoyed brunch with the bride and groom and then headed back to Maryland. We decided to try another scenic route, and ended up on back roads through most of jersey. Once we hit Delaware, we ended up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, which was quite a treat. Mostly because we happened to pass the J.Crew outlet on our way back.

We stopped (obvi) and I picked up quite a few purchases. Most of them can be seen here.



The JCrew outlet was having an incredible sale and virtually everything in the store was 50% off. I picked up the most adorable anchor skirt, a polka dot skirt, a pair of navy capris, white capris, pink capris, yellow seersucker shorts and a blue polo for $200.00.

Boyfriend thinks I'm crazy for dropping 200.00 at one time, but I tried to convince him that the skirts were originally 69, the pants were 69, and the shorts were 59. He doesn't get it, he's anti JCrew. I've tried to change his mind, but he always manages to point out at least a handful of men in the store that look like full on weirdos (i.e., critter shorts, pink polos, madras flip flops- cute trends, but they put them all together) and I have to agree with him.

I'm in love with the anchor skirt and boyfriend agrees that it's the best item that I picked up that day. Considering the fact that I live on the Chesapeake, it's a perfect outfit.

After our pit stop at the outlet mall, we crossed over the Bay Bridge (for those of you who don't know, the bay bridge connects the Chesapeake bay (where we live) to the Eastern Shore of MD, i.e., the Atlantic Ocean. I decided to act like a tourist and snapped a few shots (pathetically, I'm amazed by where I live on a daily basis)




Last night we were absolutely exhausted, but decided to hit up my neighbor (and friend) Noelle's for some beer pong and kabobs outside on the patio. Boyfriend rallied and went out on the town with Noelle's boyfriend, but I went home for some kitty cuddle time and some sleep (Sage slept in my arms all night. Love it).

Today, I did what I would have done all weekend (if I hadn't been at the wedding) and spent a good 4 hours down at the pool. Heaven. I have been waiting for my pool to open up for months and today was the perfect weekend for it. It was sunny, 80 degrees and 100% girl time.

I love our pool, and I am beyond excited that I can visit everyday from now until the end of September (and believe me- I only miss about 7 days the entire season). My friends and I should just have our names emblazoned on our lounge chairs.

I loved my four day weekend (did I mention that boyfriend drove both ways-what a saint)! What did you do to celebrate?

1 comment:

A.D. said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! I'm so jealous...I need some new skirts bad!!! Eric's the same way about J-Crew, and most of the time I have to agree with him too!