We spent the weekend in Lexington, Virginia to celebrate the marriage of my college roommate, Meredith, to her new husband Scott! It was a gorgeous affair full of barns, great food, good beer, lots of dancing and cowgirl boots.
Our day started early on Friday with a pumpkin breakfast and final packing. Thursday may have been crazy, but Friday was calm thanks to all of the advance packing and planning.
I had a leftover portion of Coach’s Oats that I heated up in the microwave with about 1/3 a cup each of milk, pumpkin and cottage cheese. Honestly the microwave/stirring process took me longer than just making oats fresh on the stovetop, but at least there was no pot to wash : )
Served with blobs of pumpkin butter and Sarah’s Birthday Cake Nutty Butter! I LOVED this flavor (as I knew I would) because it was like cookie dough with sprinkles : )
So I added a bit more sprinkles on top to celebrate Mazen’s 4 week birthday!
Happy 4 Weeks Buddy!
We had a little time to twiddle our thumbs….er…eat and nap…before Matt came home from work and we set off on our journey. This is clearly our first time away from home (other than the hospital) and we were unsure how he would handle an hour car trip. Luckily we timed things perfectly and I fed him, we left, and he fell asleep in the car seat. LUCKILY!! Actually, it seems at 4 weeks his fussiness has calmed down – at least for the moment. Maybe he didn’t like his 3 week growth spurt? Or maybe we will be lucky.
In fact, we saw our first social smiles today! He knows his getting older <3
Matt brought home sandwiches for lunch that we could enjoy in the car
Curried Tuna for me!
Along with some chips and an apple.
And when we arrived at the hotel, our welcome bag included a cookie baked by Meredith’s mom! Yum.
We did some unpacking and tummy time before putting on our cowboy clothes and heading to the rehearsal.
A beautiful afternoon!
My boys and their matching outfits : )
We took 1,000 photos with Mazen today!
And we are in love with his pacifier – he is too!
I was able to feed him in the church nursery and then do my bridesmaid duties while the boys played….and then slept….outside.
When the rehearsal was over, we all headed to a family friend’s farm for a barn dance and pig pickin’!
There were shrimp and stuffed mushrooms for appetizers
Good beers for drankin’
Lots of BBQ
And a lovely buffet of Southern sides
Feast! Everything tasted amazing.
I was able to feed Mazen in the back of the room under a cover – no big deal!
We had a lot of fun!
Mazen was decked out in plaid and denim – just like his dad!