Monday, April 22, 2013

Blog Peeps, Weekend Wrap Up & Other Happenings

Eh hem........"Is this thing on" ?  Yes I have been MIA & this little blog is quite dusty, but I am still here.

My camera sucks & malfunctioned this weekend, so I was just left with my phone which never keeps a charge, so I don't have any good photos to share, but I had a great time at the Houston Blogger Meetup in honor of Babs who flew in from Atlanta. You can check out her blog for all of the details & great pics. It was a great time. I have been reading her blog since, at least 2005, so it truly felt like hanging out with an old friend. She is one of the first blogs I started reading regularly & was hooked. I could relate to her in so many ways. She is exactly how I imagined her to be & we would totally be friends that hang out often, if we were in the same city.

I also got to see some local bloggers/commenters that have become my friends in real life, that I  previously met in blog world along with meeting some new people that I only know from commenting.

CBean showed up with a sparkling brand new engagement ring, with her new Fiance' in tow. I am so very happy for her.  Tarsha showed up with some baked goodness especially for Babs, but I somehow ended up with a little sample. LOL She throws down. Believe that. And of course TiffanyinHouson  (Bab's blog wifey) and her husband, who has become a good friend of my soon-to-be husband in real life. We had an awesome time. Lots of laughs, great food & of course cocktails.

My love's brother  who is also from Atlanta, happened to come in the same night  as Bab's which is why Mr. Mixologist didn't get to meet her Friday night.

Saturday, I spent the entire day with my honey & BIL, we had a lazy morning, we cooked breakfast in, my BFF Kim dropped by to eat, but she had a bunch of family events this weekend so she didn't get to hang out with us.

We had lunch at Onion Creek in the Heights, which has great food, and a nice patio for the beautiful spring day on Saturday. We had some drinks & laughs there, enjoying the beautiful weather and then picked up a couple of bottles of wine & headed to Stogie's Cigar Lounge, we hung out there for several hours, I brought my laptop & did some wedding planning, in between laughing & chilling with they guys.  We discussed our upcoming wedding in New Orleans & all that we plan to do. My BIL is a complete fool, he is such a fun person to hang out with, we always have blast & he keeps me laughing. I got to hear all the details of Mr. Mixologist's upcoming Bachelor party which sounds like it's going to be epic, LOL. It's going to be  very small, close knit group of guys & the plan is to head to Miami. I am really excited and happy for him.

Lastly, Saturday night, we all headed out to listen to some jazz at Cezanne. My BIL absolutely loved it ! It is truly for jazz lovers. It is It is a very small, intimate, place, where the musicians are the focus and given the utmost respect and full attention by the patrons. There are no distractions, no one talks during the performances and it's as if the musicians are sitting in your living room. It is a great date spot for music lovers if you are ever in Houston & this sounds like your scene, you should check it out.

My BIL left this morning after Mr. Mixologist cooked us a big breakfast & let me sleep in until his brother was leaving. I love to see how happy, being around his people makes him. It makes me happy to see him happy.

We have just 6 months till the big day & I am fine tuning right now. I hired a wedding planner who has been an absolute dream to work with so far. She is helping me to tie up everything that we have done on our own so far & has made some great suggestions.  Also, I don't want to get into the details right now, but I have had a bit more stress at work as of late & I am really trying not to let that distract me from the happiness and joy of planning to wed this wonderful man who loves me, but honestly it has been challenging. I know that all things work together for good for those who love the Lord. (Romans 8:28) I may not blog as often because I have a full plate right now, but I will be back periodically with updates on the wedding planning and other happenings.

Have a wonderful week !

Thoughts ? Comments ? Questions ?

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