This past weekend was a whirlwind of fun, family and omg-I'm-getting-married-in-like-a-month-moments.
It was awesome.
CK's Dad and step-mom came in from STL on Friday and we got to spend some quality time with them including dinner at AMP 150, brunch at Jack Flaps in OHC and a leisurely Saturday at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
|While everyone was enjoying delicious food from AMP 150 and Jack Flaps... I was wrapping up my three-day delicious juice cleanse from Garden of Flavor. Luckily by the time Saturday's lunch at Provenance came around I could enjoy their chicken waldorf salad.|
|Any day at the CMA is a good day, but one that involves sharing the museum that you love with people experiencing it for the first time is the best. Check out the Kramer's taking in a modern art gallery, gallery one, the Van Gogh Repetitions exhibit and the kiddo mimicking a statue in the atrium.|
After the museum I left the Kramer's in Cleveland and headed down to Canton. My sissy was in town from NYC and my dear friend Dorrie was in town from Grosse Point, Michigan - all to help me celebrate at my bridal shower, how fun!
|Dorrie and I at the The Crush House at Gervasi Vineyard for dinner, wine and "cheering" on our alma mater University of Dayton + upon Dorrie's arrival at my Mom's townhouse we had to pop some bubbles + Late night "snacks" from Marcia post Crush House|
Sunday was MY bridal shower, which just seems crazy to type. I've been to many wonderful bridal showers in my life but I can honestly say that being the guest of honor was surreal. It's a combination of overwhelming gratitude and sheer freaking out all over the place.
If the level of my manic/sappiness was max at my shower (which it was) I'm going to need an actual tranquilizer on my wedding day.
I'm just so happy and grateful for all of my loved ones who were willing to throw me a shower and join in the celebrate. I can't even handle how lucky I feel, it's humbling.
The party happened at Glenmoor Country Club in Canton, Ohio and my hostesses and sissy did so much to help make the day special for me and my guests, it was wonderful.
|My favorite Theas (Aunts) Joanna and Eros + Me and my Yiayia (Grandma) Lambo who is the coolest lady I know + Criseyda, Graceyn, the kiddo and Cathi + Erin and I|
|Talk about a photo-op I couldn't pass up, my hostesses rockin' part of their thank you gifts... a Cleveland's a Plum t-shirt from C.L.E. Clothing Co. of course! Suzanne, Cruseyda, Cathi, Marcia, Thea Eros, me, Thea Joanna, Thea Susie and my Nouna (Godmother) Francine + Nouna, Thea Susie, Thea Eros, Sissy, Yiayia and my Mom, a.k.a. my gorgeous family|
The party was fabulous and the gifts were beyond generous - even though they were a giant tease because I can't start using them yet due to my living situation (whomp). I keep telling myself that unpacking those gifts (and my whole storage unit) will make moving into our new house (wherever it may be) that much more worthwhile. Honestly though, when there's this much positive fun going on I don't mind my living situation.
CK and I are very blessed.
So, spoiler alert, my bachelorette party is this weekend in New York... WATCH OUT. I'm sure there will be a very similar post to this recapping the events next week but perhaps not as wholesome, ha.
Happy Thursday, kids!