Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekend Picture Book: Engagement Edition!!

This past weekend Alan and I flew to North Carolina as part of an engagement surprise! Patrick perfectly planned a mountain retreat rendezvous at this gorgeous "log cabin" where we met the other half of "the surprise" who flew in from Ohio! We parked the cars down the road then hid in (intense) anticipation for the two to return.

I've never been so excited, overwhelmed, and giddy to deliver a "surrrrprisssse!!" Kristin was in such disbelief she was shaking, crying, and I thought close to fainting from shock. Patrick was verklempt:)

Our "family" was inseparable when we all lived in Charlotte-- weekends, weeknights, trips away. We're split between four states now so each reunion is just so precious! After popping a few celebratory bottles, we sat down to one of our classic family dinners which is pretty high up there on the "great joys of life" list. Well of course that, and seeing two of your dearest friends decide to get hitched (!!!)

There was a thick fog until late the next day but as soon as it lifted we took some "fam portraits" on the amazing wrap around deck. Hey, "check out that vista." Love a good vista.

The boys delivered and kindled a fire that was definitely "roaring, smoke stack status." We passed around a mason jar of moonshine, roasted marshmallows, turned up a "cabin-ish" country playlist-- the weather was just perfect for spending hours huddled around.

Just a week before everything went down, Kristin had written to tell us how much she missed "the fam" and that she would love to get another trip on the calendar. Little did she know!! #victory

I think this is such a happy, handsome picture of the boys. It might be the only one of them not doing something highly inappropriate. 

And this little cookie, who we last saw when he was only four weeks old, got in on the action too. Have you donned a baby bjorn before? I love that thing. Conducive for Harlem shaking with baby on board.:) We are all so in love with that darling face.
All in all, it was a truly special weekend that we'll never forget. Congrats to the future Mr. and Mrs.! We love you so much! 
Your Southern Peach said...

What a fabulous weekend! Three cheers for the happy couple.

meghan silva said...

Looks like an awesome weekend !

xo Meg<3

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Julia D. said...

What an awesome surprise. Congrats to the engaged couple. The place looks beautiful!

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