June 2, 2010

In addition to our anniversary….we are now under contract on the house!!!

And are supposed to close in T-28 days. Which means we must be outta here in like …26 days!

Holy moly.

It was an exciting but SUPER busy afternoon. We can’t decide when we should move to Cville, where we should go in the meantime, when we should go to Montana for Great Harvest training…crazy!

Thank goodness I have my other half to help out! He made me a cute card for our big day –

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Hand painted! I love what he did with the colors

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I got home from work and found a loaf of bread waiting for me..

Arnold // Oroweat is sponsoring the 2010 Healthy Living Summit and wanted us to test out some of their new products.

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But as Matt said, the bread smelled pretty good.

I toasted up a slice for snack, with some Nuttzo PF and honey drizzles.

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The organic strawberries I had on the side were all about real food

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It was a great, filling snack.

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Snacktime was followed by intense worktime and packlunchtime and signingcontrattime and shortly we were headed back out the door for dinner!

To meet Caitlin and Kristien (who is totally awesome!) and Emily and Casey (who is also totally awesome 😉 )

C+K had ordered some champagne for the table in honor of our anniversary!! Thanks guys!!!

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Cheers to three couples in transition and in love!

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Matt and I also brought a bottle of wine from our rack – from Ledson, a winery we LOVED on our honeymoon. Matt brought it back for me from his trip to Sonoma this winter.

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I had 2 smallish glasses during dinner. And 2 smallish glasses of champagne! Maybe my tolerance is growing!?

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We dined at LuLu’s, a quaint yet flavorful restaurant in Plaza-Midwood. The food was EXCELLENT.

I got the Mimosa Salad with greens, candied nuts, fruit and BRIE CROUTONS!! It was a big salad too – I ate almost all of it!

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For our entree, Matt and I split the Alaskan Salmon with Curried Rice and Asparagus. It was quite delicious. He gave me about 1/3 of the plate. [We had asked for it to be split into two plates, but I think that request got lost in the shuffle]

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But the highlight of the night was definitely the Garlicky Escarole with Parmesan!!! It was amazing!!!!!!! Maybe there were hidden lumps of butter, but I ate almost all of it!

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And you know we couldnt’ turn down wedding cake :) We got a strawberry short cake layer cake. It was good, but it wasn’t our wedding cake good!

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We ended the night with some ghostly shots to prove that Caitlin was actually here!!

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We turned green…

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And then my arm turned to rubber…

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1 Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! June 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm

This looks like such a fun celebration! Congratulations to you and your husband. You seem like such a wonderful, happy couple! I’m so glad you enjoyed your special day with some friends. :)


2 Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life June 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Looks like you guys had a great night! Congratulations again, that’s so exciting, not only on your anniversary, but on your upcoming closing!


3 caitlin June 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

hahahha i really am here! i do exist!


4 Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Your wedding cake = absolutely gorgeous. :)


5 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm

What a great night with friends! Congratulations on the house! That is a huge relief, I am sure! Enjoy the rest of your evening!


6 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 2, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Congrats on the house!! Woohoo!!


7 MaryB June 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm

I love that your wedding (and wedding cake) colors are the same ones you use today! Happy Anniversary and congrats on selling the house!


8 Laura @ youngDCliving June 2, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Such a cute card! He’s quite the artist (seriously). I find it really funny when people send you sub-par food to review…you would think they would know that they might not get the best press, haha!


9 Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 2, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Congrats on the anniversary and sale of your house! :-) Looks like a wonderful evening!


10 Rose-Anne June 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm

That card is awesome–the cartoons really look like you two! Adorable.

I’ve felt the same way whenever I buy that brand of bread. I wish the ingredient list had fewer highly processed ingredients :-(


11 Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy) June 2, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Brie crutons – omg sounds fantastic!


12 Ameena June 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm

What a beautiful card! That drawing of you captures your face exactly. I am very impressed!!


13 Christina June 2, 2010 at 9:37 pm

This post is delicious! I also think the card is adorable, happy anniversary!!


14 Run Sarah June 2, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Happy Anniversary – I adore your dress! And congrats on closing the deal on your house.


15 Ashley@thehungryscholar June 2, 2010 at 9:43 pm

What a fabulous day and DINNER. Glad you had such a fun time.


16 Lisa June 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm

That’s cool you guys all met up! When Blogs Collide!


17 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies June 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Aww, such a great night! Matt’s card is adorable!


18 Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm

oh what a fun night. COngrats again on your anniversary – and of course…


19 Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 2, 2010 at 9:52 pm

oops I cliked submit to quick…
I meant to say…of course…CONGRATS ON YOUR HOUSE!!!! YAY!!!


20 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) June 2, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Your dinner looks, really, really good. I just opened my Nuttzo PF from your Open Sky store. :) I like it a lot. You’re completely right about the crunch lover’s delight. It’s super crunchy and it has the perfect amount a salt. It was pretty expensive though, so I’m glad that part the money goes to a good cause.


21 Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place June 2, 2010 at 10:00 pm

the card matt drew looks soooo much like you! he’s a great artist! Happy anniversary and congrats on the house news


22 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 2, 2010 at 10:11 pm

That card is done so well! Wow he sure knows how to do art!


23 Ash Bear June 2, 2010 at 10:14 pm

That is a gorgeous card and so thoughtful! It looks like you lovely ladies had a blast! Have a great Thursday and congratulations!


24 Carolyn @ lovinlosing June 2, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Congratulations on having your house under contract!! Good luck figuring out all the details. :)


25 Cynthia (It All Changes) June 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm

I love the card skills! And congrats on all the HUGE changes.


26 Sarah June 2, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Hi Kath!

Happy Anniversary!! Looks like a lovely dinner.

I am a relatively new reader, and I’m still trying to catch up on what’s going on – so you are moving to Charlottesville, VA to open a bakery, but you live near Charlotte right now? And Caitlin is moving to Charlotte? All of these Charlotte names and people moving has me confused!! I could use living in Australia as an excuse, but the truth is that I am American, so it’s a pretty poor excuse to be confused 😉


27 Kath June 3, 2010 at 5:44 am

It is rather confusing, isn’t it :)

But you are right!! Moving from Charlotte, NC to Charlottesville, VA to open a Great Harvest Bread Co where Matt now works. And Caitlin is moving here to open a business with her husband as well.


28 Estela @ Weekly Bite June 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm

What a fun night! Those Brie Croutons sound amazing!

Night :)


29 Camille June 2, 2010 at 10:24 pm

No matter what, the bread looks good!


30 Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ June 2, 2010 at 10:24 pm

What a fun night. I agree about the stats on the bread, not good. But I love the card Matt made you, that’s true love.


31 Alexa June 2, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Adorable card and such good news on the house contract. I am glad the wait is almost over!


32 Veggielady4life June 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I love the colors of your wedding cake! That salad looks wonderful, too! I’ve never had Brie Croutons… but they sound mighty tasty!


33 Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 2, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Congrats on the house!!! Your hubby is quite the artist! And I love love love your cake!!!!


34 Heather (Heather's Dish) June 2, 2010 at 10:53 pm

happy anniversary again :) that card is too cute!


35 Eileen June 2, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Just when we thought Matt couldn’t get any cuter … that card is adorable.

Happy anniversary!


36 Rachel June 2, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Hey! I just love your blog. I decided to start my own but only on and off and you’ve definitely inspired me to get more into it. Any tips on working on the layout of a website?


Happy Anniversary!


37 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 2, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Those last pictures are too funny. I almost think you and Emily look related : ) Again, congrats to you and Matt. I realized today that my senior prom was the day of your wedding.

Oh, and that card – it’s wonderful!!!


38 Hannah June 2, 2010 at 11:32 pm

What a wonderful day for you! Congratulations, and good luck deciding what to do for your “in-between” time.

And I love that card – I can’t get over how much the cartoons look like you guys!


39 Wei-Wei June 2, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Happy anniversary! I love seeing photos of you two. You’re too cute! :) And, oh, that card! You two are so lucky to have each other’s awesomeness. 😀



40 lynn (The Actors Diet) June 2, 2010 at 11:42 pm

wow matt’s quite hand-y – artist and baker!!!


41 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 2, 2010 at 11:47 pm

Congrats on the house sale!! 😀 YAY!

That card that Matt made is fantastic. Happy anniversary!!

Your dinner looks absolutely amazing! I love everything about it and would have ordered the same. :)



42 Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear June 2, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Congrats on the house! and what fun celebrations :)


43 Jackie (Peaces of Earth) June 2, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Congrats on the house and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! You guys look so happy, and this dinner looks amazinggg. :)


44 Ashley C June 3, 2010 at 12:01 am

Happy Anniversary!! You guys are adorable. I remember when I first found your blog your wedding photo was on the side column and you referred to Matt as “the husband” :-) That card he made is adorable. Cutest couple ever.


45 Ida June 3, 2010 at 12:03 am

that card is so precious!! congrats on the closing too


46 Claire June 3, 2010 at 2:35 am

All of this is so exciting, from the anniversary, to the house, to the night with blogger friends! Sounds like a wonderful day! Matts card is sooo great.


47 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 3, 2010 at 2:47 am

Awh beautiful card! Hheehe, I love it when blogs cross over, like Cailin suddenly appearing; it’s so cool how you all know each other! :)


48 lena June 3, 2010 at 3:12 am

Love that sweet card, he got your hair perfect! And congrats on the house…. 26 days? Eeeekk!!!


49 Max June 3, 2010 at 3:29 am

Hope you had an amazing day :)
I have to say that your real wedding cake looks totally delish! Haha


50 Max June 3, 2010 at 3:30 am

P.S. I love your blog!


51 Simply Life June 3, 2010 at 6:08 am

what a fun anniversary dinner!


52 Kori June 3, 2010 at 6:15 am

I just wanted to let you know that I look forward so much to reading your blog everyday because you and Matt are such positive, lovely people. You never fail to make me smile, even if I’ve had a rough day and am a little bummed. haha With that said, your evening looks like it was perfect, and I LOVE the homemade card! :) I hope you both have a terrific Thursday!


53 Kath June 3, 2010 at 6:17 am

Thanks Kori :)


54 Helen June 3, 2010 at 6:49 am

Awww your husband’s card is so cute! What a great way to spend your wedding anniversary, enjoying good food and champagne with friends.


55 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy June 3, 2010 at 7:02 am

I love the card!

Congrats on the contract on the house! :)


56 Neely June 3, 2010 at 7:21 am

I am late on this but just wanted to tell you how awesome I think that card is! The bride actually looks just like you… I wish I could draw.


57 Lindsay @ The Ketchup Dairies June 3, 2010 at 7:47 am

I love everything about this post! The card is amazing and I’m so happy to hear about the house. Dinner looked fab and I love reading when bloggers meet up! I know you’re stressed right now, but it really will all come together. It always does.


58 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale June 3, 2010 at 9:07 am

Love the card!
My husband always makes me homemade cards for Valentines Day, my birthday, and our anniversary. The reason is because he made me a card on our first V-day together using colored pencils! I thought it was hilarious, and so it stuck…
Also – Cristalino! I’ve had that sparkling wine before and it’s actually a really tasty, good value bubbly!


59 Amber K June 3, 2010 at 9:52 am

I aboslutely love Caitlin’s blog. How much fun to get to hang with her!

Looks like an amazingly fun night.


60 Becca June 3, 2010 at 11:01 am

What a sweet card. My husband used to make me cards when we were dating, but he stopped after we got married. Hmmm.


61 MLT June 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Wow, that card is awesome! It looks just like you! Well, not “just” but a very spot-on characature (sp?). Matt is so freaking talented. Happy anniversary!!


62 Angela (ohsheglows) June 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm

OMG that card is adorable!!! I can’t believe it, but the bride actually LOOKS LIKE YOU! Super impressed Matt. :)

Congrats on your 3 year anniversary!


63 lindsey June 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm

You can bring your own wine with you to a restaurant??


64 Sarah June 3, 2010 at 6:40 pm

A very happy anniversary to you, Kath! Your wedding photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them:-).


65 annie June 4, 2010 at 5:03 am

love the pic matt drew. the girl actually looks like you!


66 Kelly June 4, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I frequent Plaza Midwood a lot but always shy away from Lulu’s because of its outside appearance. I will definitely try it since you had such a great meal there.


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