My apologies to you, sweet and faithful readers, for my little hiatus last week. For starters, B was out of town for work until Thursday, so I didn't do much (okay, any) cooking. Also, this wedding planning stuff is slightly overwhelming. Although I will say, last week alone I ordered my wedding dress and paid the deposits for both the church and the reception venue. I was also able to set up a meeting with a potential photographer for tomorrow. So go me!
In addition, last week I did some house cleaning because we had guests this weekend! B's cousin and his wife came to visit us. We've gone to Atlanta to visit them a few times, so it was nice to host them for a change. And because they are always such wonderful and gracious hosts, we knew we wanted to give them a special visit to Greenville. So on Saturday, we took a little trip up to Victoria Valley Vineyards.
We began the day with a little wine tasting, then lunch and a split bottle of wine on the patio. The weather was absolutely perfect - sunny, breezy and a little cool. It was nice to be able to sit outside and just enjoy ourselves.
We then went downtown and gave them a tour, including a trolley ride. We even did some shopping, and the boys wound up buying more than the girls. Not sure what happened there. Then, as though wine wasn't enough for one day, we tasted moonshine at Dark Corner Distillery. Needless to say, after we got done with all that, I needed a nap before dinner.
Dinner was the 3-course Foodie Fest menu at The Lazy Goat. After fried goat cheese, Brussels sprouts, steak frites, and peach pie, plus complimentary sparkling wine, I was STUFFED. We all were. But it was delicious and totally worth it.
But the best part, the really best part, was getting to celebrate mine and B's engagement with my future cousins-in-law. I am SO grateful and happy to be marrying into a family that's actually really excited to welcome me. EVERYONE (my family, B's family, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances alike) has been so thrilled and happy for us, but it means a lot to me that all my future in-laws are actually happy about it. Some people don't get so lucky, you know? It's with a grateful heart that I will soon be Emily S. :)
Our poor wedding photographers. They kind of have their work cut out for them.