Monday, January 27, 2014

Weekend Update: Gowns, Burritos, & Far Too Much Elmo...

As soon as the last bell rang on Friday afternoon, I jetted out the door & headed to meet my sister and Kaylee. We were on a mission to get to my parent's house in Saratoga & that meant hitting the road ASAP. While I love my sister, I also fear her wrath when she's under stress, thus I was doing my best to be as punctual as possible. 

Why so stressed you may wonder? Oh, she was just waiting to find out if the offer her & her fiance had put in on a house was accepted. And she was on her way to pick out the wedding dress of her dreams. Kind of two big events... 

Thus, I did my best to keep Ella occupied & happy in the backseat - which basically meant that I let her watch episodes of Sesame Street the entire way there. I'm so over Elmo... 

I was very jealous of the set up she had going on... 
Fortunately, Britt got the call from her realtor on the drive. They accepted their offer & my sister is going to be living exactly 3.9 miles from my house! I can't wait to have her so close to me & be able to see her all of the time! 

I woke up on Saturday morning & headed downstairs to the treadmill. I busted out a solid 2.5 miles before I had to get ready for the day. We had an appointment at Angela's Bridal & I was so excited to see their new location. I had tried on dresses at their old shop & it was nothing compared to their new space. It is so gorgeous - inside & out. 


bridal salon
Angela's Bridal in Downtown Albany


We walked in & were greeted by champagne at 10 a.m. and even though I'm not normally a champs kind of girl, I drank two glasses because I'm the maid of honor & that's my job. I cannot say enough good things about our experience at Angela's. I love that you're assigned one consultant & they let us pick out the first 5 dresses. We got to wander around & decide what we loved best without anyone being pushy about it. Britt tried those on & even though she found one she really loved, the consultant then pulled a few more. It was a tough choice between the top two, but in the end, she actually chose a dress that her consultant pulled for her. If you live in the area & are getting married - Jessica @ Angela's is amazing! 


with our mom in front of the many racks of gorgeous gowns... 


trumpet style wedding gown
this is not the dress she chose, but doesn't she look gorgeous? 


sweetheart neckline wedding dress
also not the dress... 
We were supposed to go to another boutique in the afternoon, but Britt found the perfect dress & we all agreed that we loved it. I was a little sad that we weren't going to the spot where I'd found mine, but I just love her dress & can't imagine her in anything else. 

Once Britt had found her dress, Kaylee & I decided to browse through the bridesmaid dresses. Unfortunately, nothing really stood out to us. We're going to keep looking around since we still have time. I'm just really glad that Britt has her dress & that is checked off of our list! 


We were all starving by the time we left, which meant we needed to find a Chipotle. My dad hates Mexican, so we always make sure to go with mom when we're in town. It was my second burrito of the week, but that corn salsa just never gets old. So freaking good...

We spent the rest of our day doing what we do best - shopping! We bought a few things for Ella for our upcoming trip to Florida. There is no way that her summer stuff from last year will fit her, so I'm trying to pick out a few really cute outfits to pack with us. My mom also bought Britt & I Valentine's Day gifts because we're trying to eat healthier & don't need any chocolate. I got an awesome new blazer that you'll see later this week. It's even got a little red in it, so I can actually wear it on V-Day. 

We were supposed to go out to dinner with my dad & Ella when we got home, but the roads were getting nasty. We decided to stay in & eat healthy at home instead. Smart choices on Saturday night meant that on Sunday we got to go out to breakfast.... 



We went to Cracker Barrel, which is one of my favorites. Ella did a lot of coloring while I did a lot of eating. She just kills me with her cuteness & her ability to eat like a lumberjack. 



Before we knew it, it was time to head back home again. Which meant more Elmo in the backseat... but I'm not going to complain because it was a great family weekend. 

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