Weekend in Pennsylvania
Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a great weekend!
Neil and I traveled to PA this weekend to attend our friend Carly’s wedding and to visit with other friends there as well. Before I dive into the details, I want to make sure and draw attention to the most important part of the weekend:
We were waiting to board our flight on Friday when the Supreme Court made the decision to legalize gay marriage. It made me so happy in my heart.
Neil and I flew out from Chicago in the morning and landed in Pittsburgh around noon. From there we headed to see our friends Kevin and Brittany (+ their daughter) who used to live in VA with us.
Any time I leave my normal routine you can pretty much guarantee that I will eat ALL THE FOOD.
THIS SPOON TURNS COLORS WITH TEMPERATURE.
I also force Neil to take pictures. It’s not hard when we are trapped together in the back of a car.
Then we take another one where we adjust for my giant sized head.
We ended the night with a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity and I won with 20 black cards. BRING IT.
Saturday morning we grabbed breakfast at the Freedom Square Diner. These looked absolutely amazing (I’m referring to the Reese’s pancakes, but I would also include the other if I liked French Toast):
I opted for my regular waffle with an ice cream scoop-sized portion of butter. It was amazing.
We finished breakfast and had to get going on the 3 hour drive to State College where the wedding was being held. It was great to see Kevin and Brittany again and play all sorts of games with their daughter who has grown up so much since the last time we saw her!
We weren’t able to make it to the ceremony, but we made it to the Nittany Lion Inn around 3 pm. The reception wasn’t until 5 pm, so we were able to shower, get ready, and explore. It rained the whole weekend, but thankfully the reception was in the Inn so we didn’t have to worry about driving or even leaving the building.
The view from our room. If the weather had been nicer I would have explored more outside.
Speaking of the weather, let’s just take a minute to express my dissatisfaction with whatever is happening in the month of June. I think cold rain seems to follow us wherever we go.
Ok, back on track. We got ready and tried to take artsy pictures in mirrors.
Then I took a picture of my hair because I knew it would all fall out.
A little after 5 pm we headed to the cocktail hour and ate a lot of cheese.
Grabbed our name tags
And headed into the reception hall. Carly and Justin entered not too long afterwards and had their first dance.
The reception was a great time and we got to sit with all my old coworkers from the physical therapy office where I worked so it was really nice to catch up with everyone!
We danced, took some pictures, and danced some more.
I was disappointed that there was no cookie table since I learned about this phenomenon at Kevin and Brittany’s wedding (it’s a PA thing). As we were walking out to leave, look what I found!
The reception officially shut down at 11 pm, but we didn’t go to the after party since we had to get up early and drive the 3 hours back to Pittsburgh for our flight. It was so good to see my running buddy again and to wish her and Justin all the best going forward!
Sunday morning we drove back the airport and were back in Chicago by 1 pm. We wrapped up the day with the most logical decision which involved going to the movies and eating candy.
I loved the movie…go see it! Bring tissues for the movie but even more for the Pixar short beforehand which had me in tears before we even got to the main event.
Sunday night was an early one since we needed to get back on track with sleep for the week. We are very adventurous.
I hope you guys had an awesome weekend and an even better week!!
- Do you like French Toast?
- How many weddings have you been to this year?
- Did you know about cookie tables?