My, oh my! What a busy weekend! I enjoyed a long one since I was off work on Monday too!
Friday night as soon as I got off work, I motored it down to the theatre to see The Great Gatsby in 3D with Brian. 1) You MUST see it in 3D. The scenery and effects are amazing! 2) I loved the modern music set in the 20's era 3) Such a tragic story! Yes, there is one scene that I could have done without, but otherwise there is no nudity and the language is tamer than most PG-13's. Brian noted a lot of "skanky girls" dancing in the movie, but honestly, they were more covered up due to the 20's era clothing than movies set in modern times (*ahem* Fast & Furious or Iron Man *ahem*). For a full parental review, I always love to go to Plugged In Online which is run by Focus on the Family. Here's a link to the parental review HERE.
Saturday Brian and I double-teamed on showers. I attended a bridal shower honoring Caitlyn (which is Brian's best friend's fiancé) at the home of one of my pharmacy school professors! In the meantime, Brian attended a "virtual" baby shower for his cousin, Nathan, and wife, Thy. What is a virtual shower, you ask? Since Nathan and Thy live in Colorado, they had a web-cam shower for family here in Tennessee. Yep, our family is more technologically savvy than yours. ;o)
After the morning showers, Brian and I got to spend time with my Aunt and Uncle visiting from Alabama. We met up at a restaurant on Madison called "Local" with my cousin Katie, and husband, Bradley. You may remember my wedding post about them HERE. It was my first time at Local, and I was so impressed with the atmosphere! Such a cool hang-out spot! I definitely recommend the "fish and chips" (the parmesan fries are tasty!) and the "warm blondie brownie," which I managed to snap a photo of. Yes, that is BACON on a blonde brownie with vanilla bean ice cream. And yes, it tastes amazing! How could it be anything but?
We managed to get an afternoon nap in before celebrating with Zach and Caitlyn at their college graduation party on Saturday night. They are also getting married in 10 days! They have a lot to celebrate!
Sunday, as you know, was Mother's Day! I was blessed to celebrate the morning with my mom. Brian and I got her a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Apple and some lotion from Origins. My brother brought her some Russell Stover's chocolates, and my sister painted her a landscape painting.
I love this sign! Don't you wish everyone abided by this?
After lunch we visited with Brian's family, then got a few chores done at home before it was time to leave again for another shower! This shower was a BBQ couple's shower for Brian's former coworker and fiancé (Nate and Amber). Amber is currently in pharmacy school, and I had the best time chatting about pharmacy and meeting new pharmacy friends! Brian and I also got to catch up with some high school/church friends that we haven't seen in a long time.
Monday I was off work and ran a few errands around town before babysitting these cutie-pies!
We had a great time watching Tangled, Juliet cooking for me in her kitchen & twirling in her "strawberry dress", and Collins crawling like a champ & showing off that infectious smile. I love my sweet nieces!
Try and beat that busy weekend!