This weekend was full of family, fun and parties! Let’s recap, shall we?
I spent my time in Cincinnati for a visit with friends and family. I drove down on Thursday after I hosted a Rewards Luncheon for the weight management program I am in charge of at work.
I spent the rest of Thursday hanging out at home with my parents and my brother.
Friday was my friend Kelly’s Bachelorette Party! Before I partied the night away, I did manage to get in a 3-mile run outside. It felt great and it was a nice change from running with two dogs on leashes!
I headed to Kelly’s apartment early with my other friend Kelly to help set up for the night. Kelly (the bachelorette) was also going to do our hair (she’s a hair dresser). It was some seriously fun girl time!! We chatted, gossiped like only girls do, and sipped on some cocktails. I opted for a Skinny Girl margarita since I’ve been obsessed with them lately!
Kelly is one of my good friends who I’ve known since we were in 7th grade. Along with Kelly, there are 7 other girls (including me) who comprise our high school group of close-knit friends. We all try to get together a few times a year, but it’s difficult. I think it had been a couple of years since all 8 of us had been together until the Bachelorette Party. So Friday was a special night!
The night started at Kelly’s apartment where her sister and other members of her bridal party put together a great spread of appetizers and drinks.
There was even a watermelon soaking with booze. We consumed this throughout the night…at least I got some fruit in me, right?!
As we ate and chatted, Kelly opened up gifts. We each brought lingerie and Kelly had to guess who each gift was from.
Many jello shots were consumed before the festivities even kicked off…let’s just say, it was a fun night!
I actually don’t really like jello, but fill it with booze and I’ll eat it! 🙂
For the remainder of the night we took a Party Bus around downtown Cincinnati. I loved the party bus and had such a fun time singing and dancing to songs that came on the radio. Plus, you can drink on the bus which was also a lot of fun. We had more jello shots, boozed-up watermelon, beer, and champagne.
Our first stop was at a karaoke bar. Most of us got up to sing (I’m thinking we all had plenty of liquid courage!) Kelly and I sang “Pseudio” by Phil Collins. I don’t know why we chose that, but we did and I’m sure it sounded just lovely 😉
After singing our hearts out, we went on to another bar and continued our celebration through Cincinnati. The bus took us home around 2:30AM where we munched on leftover appetizers. It was such a fun night! I’m sad that it’s over, but I am looking forward to Kelly’s wedding in July.
The rest of the weekend was spent recovering (I slept pretty much all day Saturday!), celebrating a late Mother’s Day with my family, and just spending time with everyone that I don’t get to see on a daily basis. I miss my family and friends in Cincinnati so much!
I came home late Sunday night to my very excited pups and a very excited boyfriend. I missed my little family while I was gone! Andy had a hot pizza waiting for dinner and it hit the spot after my 4 hour rainy drive.
Now it’s back to reality! I hope you all had a great weekend!
If you drink alcohol, what is your drink of choice? I love a good martini and typically something that tastes sweet, like a cosmo or Key Lime martini!